How technology is disrupting the construction industry

The construction industry has always been innovative, from the engineering feats of the last century to newer construction methods that use sophisticated building modeling, 3D-printed building materials, and prefabricated facades. Unfortunately, the construction industry’s adoption of new technologies has lagged behind other industries. According to McKinsey, the construction industry is one of the “least digitized industries in the world”. But some pioneering construction companies aren’t afraid to do things differently. Here’s how Built, one of Australia’s largest and fastest-growing private construction groups, uses Dropbox Business to set itself apart from competitors.

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How three Dropbox Business partners help simplify team collaboration

The best collaboration tools not only keep everyone on the same page, but are also so easy to use, your team hardly has to think about them. With this in mind, Dropbox Business has partnered with top software providers to make collaborating as simple as possible. Here are three examples of how Dropbox Business integrates with popular platforms to make working together even easier.

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Build smarter with the construction industry’s foundational tools

From kickoff to wrap-up of a construction project, you have a lot of moving parts to coordinate. The back and forth of handling bids and blueprints and managing documents between teams can lead to confusion and mixups. But technology like Dropbox and Fieldwire can help cut through logistical downtime to let your team focus on what they do best.

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4 tips for using smart tech in construction

The key to the longevity of your business is your ability to build projects you’re proud of. But labor shortages and rising production costs have gradually made it harder to run a sustainable construction operation. The question is: how do you do great work without sacrificing profitability? You shouldn’t have to compromise the quality of your work for speed. Smart technology tools can save both man-hours and headaches, from bidding all the way to completion. Here are four ways to make tech work for you.

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Get even more control with Dropbox security partners

Whether you’re transitioning to the cloud or just looking to sign up for Dropbox Business, security is likely on the top of your mind. In order to keep your employees and data safe, you want to know you’re using the best tools available. That’s why Dropbox not only comes standard with powerful security features, but also partners with the world’s leading security companies to give you even more control and flexibility. Here’s how three of our partners help extend core Dropbox Business security features to help keep your company safe.

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Dropbox and Autodesk partner to help teams design and collaborate

With more than 1.5 billion .DWG files stored by our users, Dropbox has built one of the largest collaboration networks of AutoCAD design files in the world. To ensure the best experience possible for the many people using AutoCAD with Dropbox, we’re partnering with Autodesk to build deeper integrations and provide architecture, engineering, construction and manufacturing professionals with new, innovative features.

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