An Overview Of Emerging Construction Technologies Cover

Authors: Andrew McCoy, Ph.D. and Armin Yeganeh, Ph.D.
Year: 2001
Publisher: NAIOP, Herndon, VA 20171


The construction industry has historically been slow to develop or adopt new technologies, resulting in productivity growth that has lagged other sectors. However, protracted labor shortages have increased demand for labor and time-saving technologies, and recent advances have given rise to a new generation of more efficient, flexible and adaptive construction technologies. Successfully adopting these new technologies will require that firms evaluate their costs, benefits and risks and update construction practices as needed.