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Construction firms have much to gain as COVID-19 forces tech modernity

November 6, 2020 Article 4 min read
Authors:
Mike Lopez Bob Tinglestad

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, construction firms may need to start modernizing technology solutions faster than expected. Mike Lopez and Bob Tinglestad share their top considerations via AGC.

Construction foreman using a laptop computer at a construction site.Fax machines, paper records, spreadsheets, and landline phones are going the way of the dinosaur in most industries. Yet those and other outdated technologies have kept a stubborn foothold in construction, especially once you step down in size from the top-tier firms.

The family-run nature of many construction firms has contributed to the slow pace of change, with leadership often viewing IT as just a cost center rather than the driver of productivity and innovation that it can be.

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