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SAN FRANCISCO—Technology, time management and labor issues continue to plague the construction and logistics industries. A recent survey indicates that time spent on non-optimal activities such as fixing mistakes, looking for project data and managing conflict resolution accounts for $177.5 billion in US labor costs per year. The study also found that rework caused by miscommunication, and inaccurate and inaccessible information will cost the US construction industry more than $31 billion in 2018.

PlanGrid shared results from a new industry research report administered in partnership with management consulting firm, FMI Corporation. The partnership surveyed nearly 600 construction leaders about how teams spend time on construction sites, communicate during projects and leverage technology investments.

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Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown is an editor for the south and west regions of GlobeSt.com. She has 25-plus years of real estate experience, with a regional PR role at Grubb & Ellis and a national communications position at MMI. Brown also spent 10 years as executive director at NAIOP San Francisco Bay Area chapter, where she led the organization to achieving its first national award honors and recognition on Capitol Hill. She has written extensively on commercial real estate topics and edited numerous pieces on the subject.

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