At its recent California Infrastructure and Technology Summit, Topcon Positioning Systems discussed the challenges facing Infrastructure development in the U.S.
President & CEO Ray O’Connor said that infrastructure investment is necessary to stay competitive with other nations around the world.
He said the increasing technology adoption in the construction Industry will help to improve productivity and reduce the costs of infrastructure projects. With advanced technologies such as GPS and machine control, tasks like surveying now take hours instead of weeks.
O’Connor quoted a major McKinsey & Co. report which stated 'Technological disruption may completely upend estimates [of] infrastructure investment needs.’