All of these developments point to the need for construction management personnel—especially site managers—who are able to marshal new technology and apply it effectively in an environment that historically has been less than progressive. Complex issues such as trade union practices and the inertia of field engineers and superintendents must be addressed. Restrictive craft union work rules and jurisdictional disputes have contributed to the steady advancement of the nonunion movement. The application of robots, advanced modularization, and other new construction techniques and methods will be successful only if craft labor and its leadership make a quantum jump in acceptance of new technology. Similarly, site management must plan the transition carefully to ensure that a positive “make-it-happen” attitude exists among both craft and supervisory staffs.


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