A Viewpoint on Construction Season 2 Episode 2 - Construction Economics and the State of the Industry
Anirban Basu, chairman and CEO at the Sage Policy Group, Inc., joins the podcast and discusses the economic trends and leading indicators that contractors need to watch in order to be successful. Basu, who serves as the chief economist for the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) notes that while the short-term outlook for the construction industry remains solid, overall indicators point to a potential slowdown over the next couple of years. Effective cash flow management is critical to enduring a recession, and Basu points to new technologies that maximise efficiencies, boost productivity and replace traditional processes. Hear why he doesn’t see a traditional way out of the skilled labor shortage and why a technological revolution is necessary to fill the gaps and keep contractors productive.
A Viewpoint on Construction Season 2 Episode 1 - Data Security in a Dangerous World
Season 2 of A Viewpoint on Construction kicks off with an insightful discussion about cybersecurity. Bryce Austin, a cybersecurity expert and principal with TCE Strategy breaks down the threats that have permeated the world of business and leisure conducted via the internet. In 2018, $1.5 trillion (USD) was lost to online breaches, cybersecurity fixes or lost productivity. Austin talks steps companies and experts have taken, and those they still need to take, like implementing multi-factor authentication, to ensure data remains safe as cloud computing becomes the new norm.
Taking Construction Management to the Next Level
Today’s construction projects are increasingly more complex and managing them is no easy task. Larger, more ambitious projects, rising material costs, an ongoing skilled labor shortage, and more regulatory and safety compliance scrutiny are among the many things that can keep contractors up at night. Viewpoint is changing that.