Cities and Urbanization

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is about to hit the construction industry. Here’s how it can thrive

Construction, which accounts for 6% of global GDP, still relies on manual labour and mechanical tools. Image: REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

Michael Buehler

Head of Infrastructure & Urban Development, World Economic Forum

Pierre Patrick Buffet

Director of Analysis and Strategy, CEO Office , ACCIONA Infraestructuras

Santiago Castagnino

Partner & Managing Director, Madrid, The Boston Consulting Group


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