Not so long ago, construction was among the least digitized industries in the U.S.
But with rising material costs, rising wages and an increasingly ominous labor shortage to navigate, construction companies have increasingly looked to tech to help boost efficiency, advance timelines, enhance project team collaboration, reduce cost and even reduce the need for human workers.
With the novel coronavirus pandemic, adoption of those technologies is moving at a breakneck pace. Site meetings are being conducted via VR headset, drones are instrumental to project monitoring, and robots are digging foundations and remotely piloting heavy equipment. Industry execs, like Skender Executive Vice President Clay Edwards, said they think these futuristic changes are here to stay.
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