Survey finds construction interests lag in mobile, other technology tool adoption

Sources: KPMG International, New York; CP staff

U.S. construction companies are embracing drone aircraft, robotics, RFID equipment, materials tracking, data analytics and other tools at limited rates, according to KPMG International’s “Building a technology advantage – Global Construction Survey.”

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Canada’s second largest clay unit operator,Brampton Brick, anticipates an early-2014closing on the assets of concrete building andhardscape producer, Atlas Block, includinga Hillsdale, Ontario, flagship plant. The $12million–$14 million transaction is throughcourt-appointed receiver KPMG Inc., and allowsthe suitor to add concrete masonry capacity andtake advantage of cost-saving synergies by consolidatingproduction of similar items.

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