An industry consortium founded 10 years ago in Texas had a straightforward goal: to connect capital facilities owners and builders with the most promising emerging technologies for the improved delivery of their work.FIATECH begins its second decade with a sense that its mission is succeeding. Photo: Tom Sawyer A lot has been happening—fast, say FIATECH leaders, as innovation flows. Related Links: Construction Tech Group Milestone: FIATECH ReachesTenth Year Fully Integrated and Automated? Measuring Tens Years of Progress Technology's Home Team: FIATECH Pushes The Good Stuff The name, coined in 2000, stands for Fully Integrated and Automated Technology for Construction. The
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.