Review Previous Episodes
In Episode Five, we explore:
- A Preview of the 2017 MCAA Technology Conference
- New Release from MCAA Technology Research Series on Robotic Total Station report.
- MCERF's new Complexity Measurement Tool built in collaboration with BuildingSP.
The role of a construction technologist has been emerging for MCAA contractors around the country as they try to incorporate new tools into their operations. To be effective, they often have to take tools not meant for our specific part of the industry and either modify (hack) them or find more artful ways to expand the purpose of the tools they currently use.
This Fall, the MCAA Technology Committee will release a new research report on enterprise resource planning software. We want to take it further though and get member input on their ERP experience. Please take a few minutes to take the MCAA ERP Survey and tell us how you feel about your software and what you would like change about it.
MCAA is once again sponsoring the annual JBKnowledge Technology Survey. Although the survey only takes a few minutes to complete, the questions that it asks will make you consider the choices that your company makes regarding technology and the direction that you are heading.
Whenever a new process, tool or technology is introduced to a company, there is always concern about how it will be used by the people in the field every day. At the Indianapolis Field Leaders Conference, UA Director of Training Chris Haslinger made a presentation about construction technology. His presentation included a survey which yielded some very interesting results from the end users directly.
Did you miss our 2016 Technology Conference in Indianapolis? Check out this quick video recap of the highlights. If you have any questions, contact our very own MCAA Geek, otherwise known as our Director of Construction Technology, Sean McGuire.
You won’t want to miss the 4th Annual Technology Conference, already scheduled for January 28 - February 1, 2019 in Tampa, Florida. Put it on your calendar because we guarantee this will be the best yet.
MCAA’s GreatFutures Forum… Where Students and Contractors Come Together - September 27 - September 29, 2018 in Anaheim, CA. We hope to see you there!
Our Technology Initiative
We’re in a time when disruptive change has come to our industry – change that creates new markets and new value propositions, but also disrupts our existing way of doing business.
We have the option of looking at this change in one of two ways. We can consider it to be disruptive stress, or we can look at it as “disruptive opportunity.”
We have the opportunity to seek out new ways to improve productivity. The opportunity to look for new ways of getting the job done better and faster. And the opportunity to seek out new technologies that simply do things we never thought were possible.
Ignoring change is simply not the best option if we want our companies to continue to be as successful as they can be.
That’s why MCAA created the Technology Initiative. With your association's help our members can understand the challenges of technological change and exploit the opportunities it creates. For more information, contact Sean McGuire.