Reworking Know-how Utilization within the Development Trade 


The development {industry} has had its share of challenges in recent times, together with supply-chain points and worth will increase all whereas navigating a certified employee scarcity. In the meantime building tasks have gotten more and more advanced, resulting in contractors taking over growing ranges of danger. Fortunately, know-how can assist bridge the present expertise hole. The issue is many contractors usually are not taking full benefit of the applied sciences which are accessible to them.  

Know-how utilization has lengthy been a ache level within the building {industry}. Development has traditionally been slower to put money into new applied sciences and when contractors do put money into new know-how, they usually battle with implementation. In actual fact, 40% of contractors surveyed in The AGC and Sage 2023 Development Hiring and Enterprise Outlook reported it was troublesome to search out the time to implement and prepare on new know-how. Moreover, they recognized worker resistance to know-how because the second best IT problem, additional hindering know-how adoption.  

However it doesn’t must be this fashion. Many see the necessity to deal with challenges in building know-how and are working collectively to assist result in change. Sage is proud to be a member of the ABC (Related Builders and Contractors) Tech Alliance, a hand-selected group of 15 know-how suppliers that leverages know-how options to assist ABC members develop folks, win work, and ship that work safely, ethically and profitably for the betterment of the communities wherein ABC and its members serve.

The Tech Alliance introduces small and mid-sized contractors and subcontractors to building know-how options to assist with every thing from preconstruction and monetary administration to area collaboration, undertaking administration, time monitoring, and extra. Tech Alliance corporations additionally collaborate on assets for ABC members, together with beta testing, free know-how applications, academic webinars, and entry to options via ABC’s Tech Market.

Whereas in fact there’s competitors within the know-how {industry}, it advantages everybody when distributors unite round a standard aim. Sage has all the time understood how vital it’s for know-how distributors to work collectively. We’ve lengthy championed higher integration and a extra standardized method to building know-how and are concerned with organizations such because the CPC (Development Progress Coalition), which works to enhance undertaking supply by connecting stakeholders via a CDX (Widespread Information Change). The CPC additionally helps tips for building PDFs and hosts digital {industry} roundtables on a spread of know-how subjects.

Whereas we work laborious to ship industry-leading options, nobody answer or vendor can do all of it. The general person expertise goes past our software program alone, as most companies are utilizing a number of options. We consider strongly within the energy of selection, giving building companies the pliability to decide on the correct mix of options that finest deal with their distinctive enterprise wants. 

When techniques don’t speak to one another, groups are caught manually getting into the identical knowledge many times, a repetitive and error inclined course of. We wish to guarantee building companies are reaping the advantages of all their options, so we’ve got an open API (utility programming interface) and accomplice with a rising variety of distributors via the Sage Intacct Market to ship seamless integrations. Integrating options helps cut back friction between groups and supplies everybody with the realtime knowledge they want with a view to work extra successfully and effectively.

It’s important for know-how distributors to return collectively to coach and empower building companies to allow them to maximize their know-how investments. We’ll proceed to work with different {industry} leaders to assist rework the best way know-how is utilized. Collectively there isn’t any restrict to what we are able to construct. 

Dustin Stephens

Concerning the creator

Dustin Stephens is vp of Development and Actual Property at Sage and has greater than 25 years of expertise serving the development {industry}. He will be reached at dustin.stephens@sage.com.

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