The US Bureau of Labor expects construction industry careers to grow eight to ten percent between 2018 and 2028. A combination of population growth, deteriorating infrastructure, and aging buildings will generate growth in the industry, with plentiful job opportunities for experienced and skilled workers.
Remote locations, physical nature, and relative cost hampered digitization efforts in the industry. However, lower computer and sensor costs along with the development of processes like Building Information Modeling increased investment in providing digital tools and solutions throughout the industry. Companies see digitization as an opportunity to increase efficiency, improve processes, and reduce costs in an industry that has changed slowly over the past 50 years.