Research + Tech

Construction industry's technology adoption is analyzed

In October, Construction Dive analyzed general contractors' responses to the JBKnowledge 2018 ConTech Report to determine whether progress is being made regarding technology adoption in the construction industry.

Of 786 respondents, 41.5 percent indicated their companies' attempts to adopt technology are limited by lack of staff that can support new technology. In addition, 40.7 percent indicated their companies' budgets are a limiting factor, and 33.2 percent said hesitant management limits technology adoption.

More than one-third of respondents (35.4 percent) said their companies have two to five people on staff who research and implement new technologies full-time; however, 27.1 percent of participants responded that no one at their companies occupies that role.