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Technology could help attract next generation of construction workers

Although the construction industry may appear hesitant to embrace new technology compared with other industries, many construction companies are taking steps to implement helpful technology on job sites. As the industry continues to evolve, companies will have to embrace more innovation to attract millennial workers and those even younger, according to www.forconstructionpros.com.

Millennials have grown up with digital devices, and many possess emerging technology skills companies may be able to leverage on job sites, including drones, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, smartphone apps, tablets and wearables.

"Job sites today are so far removed from what millennials have come to expect in their daily lives," says Chad Hollingsworth, co-founder and CEO of Triax Technologies, Norwalk, Conn. "They expect new solutions to do their jobs better, to get rid of manual processes."