The Intelligence of AI

Through the years, there have been technology buzzwords in the construction industry – big data, natural language processing, cloud, disruption. Another hot topic is artificial intelligence (AI). Artificial intelligence (AI) in construction can be described as a technique of optimizing problem solving. It can do things that haven’t been done Read more…

Leveraging Data for the Future of Construction Growth

In the big picture, where is technology adoption taking this industry? Digital transformation has had, and will continue to have, a profound effect on construction. Whereas this was once an all-manual industry, it has evolved into one that uses computers, robotics and virtual reality. With that evolution of processes comes an unprecedented access to data and analytics. Putting those modern byproducts to work for you can drive the future success of your company.

Fighting Burnout

Ever feel like you’ve living in a brain fog after working all day on the computer? If you do, you’re not alone. Job burnout is a concern worldwide, and it can manifest itself in low energy levels, reduced effectiveness on the job and downright exhaustion. To complicate matters, the isolation that’s been foisted upon employees recently has left many in serious need of human to human interaction, rather than seemingly endless computer meetings.

May the Data Be with You

The common data environment, where project data is readable by multiple platforms, is our path forward in the construction industry. Unfortunately, even today, the huge amount of data that comes out of a project as it is constructed isn’t being leveraged to its full potential. There are immense possibilities when Read more…

Being a Relevant Leader

As things around us change, it can feel like a challenge to remain relevant even if, as a leader, you have a clearly defined purpose.
Continuous learning and continuous growth are two of the efforts that can bring value to your life and your career as the world shifts around you. Successful people challenge themselves for continuous advancement.

Programmatically Being the Change You Want

Now and then, it’s important to question your workflows. Does your company really have to do some things the way they’re currently being done? There are insights to be gained when you step outside your day-to-day work and envision how you’d really like to accomplish things. When you challenge the way you’ve always done things, you have an opportunity to make marginal changes that can lead to overall improvements.

What Are You Standing For?

In the specialty trades, contractors can benefit from leveraging technical innovations and industry trends. You’re sure to benefit when you take a hard look at your company and decide what your strengths are. Once you determine what you do very well, you can then leverage those strengths. For example, even for small companies, having an excellent culture can bring you success. Make sure your employees are aware of your company’s core values.