Survey: Construction industry lags behind peers in embracing info tech

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A new survey details just how tentatively the construction industry is embracing technology.

The 3rd Annual Construction Technology Report, co-published by Texas A&M University’s Department of Construction Science, presents a “mixed bag” insights, surprises and concerns regarding builder’s uses of technology.

Among the main findings:

* The budget of the average construction company allocates less for information technology than any other industry.

* Builders frequently fail to include security protocols to protect their increasing use of cloud computing.

* During project phases such bidding and estimating, a mere 4.1% of construction pros make use of two-way cloud and server-based data.

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