Getting smart to build the future

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From left: Mark Fagan, business manager, Topcon Ireland; Patrick O'Donovan, Minister of State for Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform; and Dominic Doheny, president, Construction Industry Federation Maura Hickey

Construction has been called Ireland’s least digitised sector, and that has serious implications for the industry to deliver the projects of the future, the Digital Construction Summit has heard, writes Patrick Murtagh

It is amazing to think that not so long ago we listened to music on cassette or CD or vinyl. We communicated through letters or landline telephone. We used paper maps find our way around. Security was a lock and key, or a large man. Virtually every industry has adopted highly advanced technological changes over the past 10 to 20 years, developing and changing and either improving them or making them appropriate for the modern world.

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