Assemble the BIM Possibilities
Howard Davis, CEO
Howard is currently the CEO of Assemble Systems, a cloud-based construction software provider servicing the AEC industry. Howard brings over 15 years of management, corporate development, and private equity investment experience.
Technology Adoption in the Construction Industry
July 31st, 2015 by Howard Davis, CEO
Historically the construction industry has been slow and reluctant to adopt new technology. However, this trend is quickly shifting. Construction firms are adopting new technologies at an unprecedented rate. According to the 2015 Construction Technology Report released by JB Knowledge, the number of construction firms utilizing cloud-based software has more than doubled since 2012.
Moving beyond software, the AEC industry is also advancing their skills leveraging cutting-edge construction tools like mobile, 3D Laser Scanning, BIM, drones, AR/VR, wearable tech and more. Understanding which technology to use for different job functions can be overwhelming. A recent ENR article, Three Steps to Utilize Technology in Construction, highlights how companies can effectively integrate technology for increased productivity using three simple methods: adopt, embrace and invest.
No matter how prominent a company is now, if they don’t adopt, embrace and especially invest in technology, their productivity might be negatively impacted. To stay competitive and profitable in today’s market place, construction companies have to focus on the importance of technology.