Whether you have been working in construction for a long time and are cautious about technology, or you are a tech-savvy millennial who is quick to see the benefits of technology, one thing is certain: technology in construction is here to stay. Two-thirds of general and specialty trade contractors report significant improvements to the flow of project information after incorporating mobile technologies for project teams; three-fourths of these find they have better collaboration among team members; and more than two-thirds of these report improved productivity, according to McGraw Hill Construction. More and more owners will only demand that quality work be done faster and technology will allow you to make that happen.
The theme of “Technology—for Millennials to Dinosaurs” will be the focus of SUBExcel 2019, ASA’s annual national convention that will take place March 6-9, 2019, at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel in Nashville, Tenn. Several education sessions and workshops will examine how subcontracting firms can bridge this gap between those who may be “resisters” or “refusers” of technology and those who are “early” or “tentative” adopters to create a cohesive workforce.
Register online, make your hotel reservations, check out the “Program,” and read about the “Speakers” via www.subexcel.com. The early-bird deadline ends Feb. 1, 2019, and the hotel cutoff date is Feb. 6.
Four workshop presenters have already been announced, two of whom will focus on technology: Brian Moore, Kahua, will present “Unique Technology Solutions—A Game Changer for the Subcontractor,” and Steve Antill, Foundation Software, will present “5 Questions You Never Ask a Technology Partner But Need To.” Other presenters previously announced will be Ujjval K. Vyas, Ph.D., J.D., Alberti Group, who will present “The Impact of the A/E Fiduciary Duty on Construction,” and Martha-Ann Marley, M.A. Surety, who will present “The Human Side of Construction™.”