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  • In this episode of A Viewpoint on Construction, Chuck Schwartz, Director of Business Development with Marcum Construction Services, discusses the benefits and challenges of connected jobsite and of getting accurate, real-time data to and from the field. “We’ve all heard the saying the money is made in the field, and it’s true,” Schwartz said. “Money is made and lost in the field.”
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Technology is booming in the construction industry, but not all contractors are prepared for the rapid-fire pace at which technology is being implemented, nor how to put it to good use. In this episode of A Viewpoint on Construction, we welcome Andrea Wright, CEO and founder of CTP Solutions, LLC. Wright. Already with a proven track record of helping contractors achieve their technology identities and plan out successful technology strategies, Wright recently formed CTP to help the industry as a whole. In this podcast, Wright discusses how to best shift through the technology minutiae, overcome hesitation and resistance and build out a successful technology strategy. Hear why having a realistic approach to change management is key and why it’s important to show all generations of users the benefits of change.
  • A little more than a year ago, after hearing an inappropriate comment made during an industry event, Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) leaders Kevin Booth and Pam Hummel asked themselves why statements and actions like this were still taking place in 2018. In this episode of A Viewpoint on Construction, Booth and Hummel share their insights on why the construction industry needs to embrace diversity and inclusion to create safe and rewarding work environments for everyone.
  • In this episode of A Viewpoint on Construction, Robert Kruse with MDU Construction Services Group follows up on our previous podcast on getting the most out of software investments. Kruse, the director of financial software systems for MDU, talks from the contractor perspective about the rigid planning and research that goes into both making a software decision and implementing that software. From security of the solutions to company needs and pain points to features and functionality of the solutions to getting user adoptions and training, there are a host of areas where forward-thinking contractors should have a solid game plan to ensure long-term success.
  • Viewpoint Team explained by Matt Harris, Senior Vice President of Products at Viewpoint
  • ​Viewpoint has been a construction software industry leader for more than 40 years. Since opening our doors in 1976, every success our company has experienced is a direct result of operating within our core values. Today, we articulate those values as Character, Collaboration, Commitment, Entrepreneurship and Resilience. You’ll see them reflected in the people, products and services that put us at the technological forefront of the construction software industry.
  • In this episode of A Viewpoint on Construction, Tim McNally, a principal with Tilson Technology Management talks about why many technology users do not take full advantage of the software and technology tools they have at hand. Contractors can do a number of things to maximise their software solution investments – from committing to deeper research and exploration at the purchasing stage to collaboratively working to improve buy-in and usage across the entire organisation. McNally discusses some of the latest technology advancements, how they’re best implemented and what companies should be thinking about to ensure smooth transitions.
  • In this episode of A Viewpoint on Construction, we talk about succession planning with Gregg Schoppman, principal and Florida consulting manager with construction consulting firm FMI. As the construction industry workforce evolves, older generations of leaders are turning over the business torch to younger generations. How well contractors manage this process can significantly impact both the short- and long-term success of the company. What many contractors don’t know is that effective succession planning is a five- to 10-year process. Hear real-world stories, best practices and what contractors should be doing to develop an effective succession planning game plan.