COVID-19 forced many industries to rethink their use of technology. This is incredibly true for construction – one of the oldest, largest, and least digitized industries in the world (only slightly ahead of Agriculture in its adoption of technology).
Construction cannot simply stop, but when the global pandemic tried to do just that, 2020 became the year that finally forced construction – an industry that remained a holdout – to officially adopt a new approach to getting work done through the use of technology.
Procore is a construction management software platform. The company is on a mission to connect everyone in construction on a global platform. It was founded in 2002, and Wyatt Jenkins joined the company earlier this year after leading product Patreon and Shutterstock.
I invited him on the podcast to discuss how 2020 became the year that the construction industry went digital and tech’s role in transforming the construction industry, and what’s ahead for the industry in 2021.
I learn how this transformation is creating mountains of data that can be used to improve efficiency and effectiveness within the construction industry. It is also placing a burden on construction companies to decide how to best operate with a whole new set of tools.
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