Starting Small and Repeat Until You Get It Right
Digital transformation in the construction industry is inevitable. Investors have poured at least $3B into construction tech over the past few years. Meanwhile, a recent survey by the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) and Safe Site Check In found 95 percent of workers on jobsites report being more productive because they’re using digital tools. Still, a Dodge Construction Network survey found only 15 percent of construction companies have gone forward with their digital transformation strategy. Where’s the disconnect? Three of the biggest holdups in a general contractors (GCs) digital transformation are the perceived time, costs and labor. The irony is digital transformation, by design, addresses those very issues. Starting small is one key to success.
In this article, Safe Site Check In CEO David Ward outlines three guidelines for general contractors looking to get started with digital transformation. You can read the full article on the Geo Week site, a leading source of news and information for the AEC and built community.