Episode Description

Are you ensuring the wisdom of the field in your technology? How can you know? Join host Todd Weyandt and guest Troy DeGroot as they talk about the need for consistent workflow standards across teams, foundational building blocks for technology adoption, how it’s possible to increase both efficiency and accuracy, and utilizing Bluebeam as a genuine game-changer. 

With over 20 years as a Detailer, Designer, and BIM Manager prior to teaching, Troy DeGroot has cultivated a deep understanding of the requirements of customers, the needs of end-users, common goals of management, and the capacities of Bluebeam® technology. As a Bluebeam Certified Consultant, Bluebeam Certified Instructor, and Implementation Specialist, Troy increases productivity for Project Managers, predictability for BIM/VDC Managers, and helps maximize software adoption for CEO/CIOs.

Todd Takes

1. It is important to not only have standard workflows but to make sure they are applied consistently across the organization. This really starts with properly communicating clearly and often to the team what those should be and to get buy-in. I also fully believe in what Troy talked about in pulling in the real-world wisdom into the tools. There is a reason why things have been done a certain way and we need to pay respect to that. Innovation does not mean we have to reinvent the wheel every time. 

2. An open mind is a key foundational building block for successful technology adoption and so much more. Take the time to slow down and gain the knowledge transfer from those around you. Troy takes it a step farther and seeks to bring the wisdom of the craftsman and put it into the tools and tech to make them work more efficiently. 

3. My former swim coach always would say “be pleased but never satisfied.” That quote has stuck with me as words to live by. It pairs with Troy’s innovation answer of “always be learning and never settle for what you did yesterday.” What can you learn today in order to improve? 

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