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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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