It’s shaping up to be a steady-as-she-goes kind of year in U.S. building. June was a soft month for megaprojects overall, but estimates say that overall 2019 construction starts in the U.S. will stay fairly level with last year. In the meantime, some truly interesting trends are playing out in the nonresidential construction space. They reveal much not only about key industry drivers, but the world at large.
Will 2019 be the year construction will break through its notorious, decades-long productivity doldrums? The arrival of Industry 4.0 has sparked new interest in how technology can be used to boost efficiency and reduce costs. Let’s take a look at how AEC firms are taking advantage of these new tools to shorten their timelines and shrink project costs.
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