Construction firms have much to gain as COVID-19 forces tech modernity
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, construction firms may need to start modernizing technology solutions faster than expected. Mike Lopez and Bob Tinglestad share their top considerations via AGC.
Fax machines, paper records, spreadsheets, and landline phones are going the way of the dinosaur in most industries. Yet those and other outdated technologies have kept a stubborn foothold in construction, especially once you step down in size from the top-tier firms.
The family-run nature of many construction firms has contributed to the slow pace of change, with leadership often viewing IT as just a cost center rather than the driver of productivity and innovation that it can be.