Leveraging Technology to Succeed in Commercial Construction

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Leveraging Technology to Succeed in Commercial Construction

From augmented and virtual reality to robotics and 3D printing, long-term success in the commercial construction industry is dependent upon leveraging the newest digital tools and mobile tech. But a growing number of construction firms continue to struggle with all of this rapid tech development because they don’t know what tools to invest in and when to use them. Your brand will be more sustainable by learning what separates good from great tech, and by investing in some of the following ways to improve communication with your team. Here are some tips on leveraging technology to succeed in commercial construction.

Use Tools that Enhance Communication

Some construction leaders still have the wrong priorities regarding their tech investments. The cheapest options might be tempting to save a few dollars upfront, but if you truly want to get the most return on investment, then you need to consider how much it will improve productivity, along with how much easier it will be to communicate with your team. Although it’s still prudent to remain price conscious even in these strong market conditions, investing in the right business communication tools is usually what sets the leaders in commercial construction apart from the rest of the competition. Here are some of the most effective business communication tools on the market:

  • Intranet Software – Provides a central platform for everybody to access project information like contracts and other relevant documents.
  • Collaboration Tools – Keep teams working together private and group messaging apps.
  • Project Management Platform – Enables construction leadership to assign tasks more efficiently and track progress.
  • Internal Blogs and Videos – Keep training up to date on things like CAD and BIM with infographics and videos.
  • Custom Built Apps – Make your annual reviews mobile and provide staff with real time feedback with employee evaluation apps.

Reach Your Goals Faster by Leveraging Tech and Construction Recruiters

Good construction leadership understand the importance of using tech to encourage innovation. However, investing in a bunch of these new tools will be a waste of money if you don’t have the right people in place to use them. The success of your business still depends on the people that surround you, whether they are customers or employees. Just don’t put all of your eggs into the tech basket, but rather diversify your investments on human resources along with the tech tools that we’ve mentioned. There will always be more to future-proofing your business than just buying technology.

In addition to focusing more on construction recruiting efforts, it’s still important to promote positive employee and customer experiences along the way to build a reputable brand. Don’t allow industry disruptions to slow you down. Instead, use them to showcase your versatility by adapting to meet new challenges.

 

 

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By | 2020-01-16T08:51:07-05:00 January 16th, 2020|Construction Blog|

About the Author:

The Birmingham Group has been serving the construction industry since 1967. Brian Binke took over the firm in 1995 and since that time, he has personally placed over 1200 construction managers and senior leaders, with company revenues ranging from $10 million dollars to the largest ENR 400 companies in the industry. Brian is an industry innovator, with a specialized skillset in construction. His keen understanding of business, the construction industry, and ability to effectively match and recruit top leaders has led to many accolades. He was ranked the #1 International Billing Owner in the construction industry for his own personal production and has been consistently recognized as one of the Top 10 International Billing Owners out of 800 owners worldwide. This includes owners across every industry. In 2013, Brian was awarded the #1 International Billing Owner within the entire network. For over two decades, Brian has been considered one of the most influential thought leaders in the construction industry. His business and construction knowledge are used as a resource for some of the nation’s most prominent publications. In the past year alone, Brian has been quoted in or authored articles for The Wall Street Journal, CBS News, MoneyWatch, Construction Today, ConstructionDive, United Rentals, Fast Company, Entrepreneur Magazine, American Express, Builder Magazine, and Human Resource Executive, among others. "I believe companies are a lot like sports teams. The team with the best players usually wins. It is my passion to deliver the absolute best talent to my client companies – the market’s top performers, the talent that every company wants to hire but which seldom seems available. To put it simply, I thrive on helping my clients build their Dream Team." - Brian Binke, The Birmingham Group
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