Research is Needed if Construction Industry Wants to Play Globally

The recent International Risk Management Institute conference attracted plenty of heavy hitters in construction and allied industries. The keynote address, delivered by Rik Kunnath, executive chairman of the board at Pankow Contractors and Construction, admitted innovation is woefully inadequate. “For the U.S. building industry to remain competitive, especially with so much global competition coming into the U.S….we are going to need to invest in research,” said Kunnath.

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