Forty percent of North American construction companies don’t use technology to market for new business. And 35 percent of respondents don’t have a designated IT person on staff. These figures come from Jon Witty, general manager at Sage Construction and Real Estate. Sage recently surveyed some 850 construction companies in North America. “Construction had to take a hard look at using some basic fundamental technology tools like smartphones and tablets,” says Witty in a post on GlobeSt.com. Why the resistance? Witty believes many small and medium-sized family-owned construction companies are reluctant because their fathers and grandfathers did just fine with simply an architect’s blueprints.