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Report: Pandemic has accelerated contech adoption

The construction industry in 2020 adopted in one year what would have normally taken three, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. This acceleration was most evident in several high-impact areas of construction tech — digital collaboration, scanning, safety, wearables, building information modeling (BIM) and computer-aided design (CAD). Other technologies that will have a significant impact on construction in the future are drones, scanning and modular construction.

UV-C for Coronavirus-Resilient Buildings

Short-wave ultraviolet (UV) C (UV-C) energy—similar to sun rays—can be used to destroy airborne and surface-bound microbes, including chickenpox, measles, mumps, tuberculosis (TB), and cold viruses. In May 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended to businesses preparing to reopen following the pandemic the use of germicidal UV to reduce the likelihood of disease transmission.