Giatec Scientific developed iCOR, a handheld construction-technology tool that enables workers to spot concrete corrosion noninvasively, according to this article. And that's just one of the construction technologies that are detailed. "What is sure is that the [information and communications technology] and material science is right now set to make the major breakthrough for the biggest challenges in the construction industry, the same way it's made major advancement and innovation benefits to other sectors," says Morad Atif, general manager of construction for the National Research Council Canada.

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