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New research survey reveals two-thirds of firms point to preventable problems like rework and overruns as a serious drain on resources.

The productivity of UK construction firms is being held back by a lack of accurate and timely information on the jobsite. Almost half (42 percent) of firms surveyed say misinformation is the most significant factor limiting their performance, according to the new Digital Foundations report from construction productivity software provider PlanGrid. The survey of 235 industry professionals explores the factors impacting the productivity of construction firms, including their use of technology and opportunities for improvement.

Inaccurate and outdated information is causing firms to spend time and money fixing mistakes on projects; 68 percent of businesses surveyed in the Digital Foundations report say that dealing with rework is the biggest source of wasted time. Other curbs on performance include lack of resources (46...

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