Technologists are claiming this week that remote operation of construction sites is becoming increasing viable and could be an antidote to the likes of Covid-19.Development of digital technologies could help the sector deal with pandemics and other employment-damaging events.

Construction is one of the physical industries likely to be heavily hit by the effects of the virus on employee availability, with sites suffering worker shortages. Historically the industry has not had the attention of digital entrepreneurs.

This is changing. Technology company Sensat has developed Mapp, a digital means of interacting with and remotely facilitating construction activity. It has enormous potential, according to its creator.

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