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Construction company Suffolk is looking to disrupt the construction process as we know it with their Smart Lab concept, which uses interactive technology to help developers and owners reduce construction costs and time. Suffolk is launching the Smart Lab in Los Angeles, and is working on DTLA’s Park 5th, Hollywood’s Tommie and Thompson Hotels projects.

“The construction industry has not had a lot of innovation or productivity change in the last 50 years,” Tom Donohue, president and general manager of Los Angeles at Suffolk, tells GlobeSt.com. “The Smart Lab concept grew organically, and Suffolk encouraged project teams to independently explore innovative ways of leveraging new tools and new technologies. A Smart Lab is an area that allows us to have project teams work side-by-side with architects and consultants to look for new ways to build projects more efficiently and with lower costs.”

Kelsi Maree Borland

Kelsi Borland is a freelance writer and editor living whose work has appeared in such publications as Travel + Leisure, Angeleno and Riviera Orange County.

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