While the technological revolution has continued to cast a wide net in society, from two-step authentication for cybersecurity to image recognition to the latest smartphone technology, the construction industry has been slow to get on board.
“The construction industry is generally way behind the times relative to adoption of technology solutions throughout the industry,” says Don Neff, president and CEO of LJP Construction Services, provider of CaptureQA, a proprietary quality assurance app.
The technology sector is ripe with startups, oversaturating builders with solutions to a range of pain points. With such a variety of options, it is important for builders to evaluate how the software or technology will integrate into current systems. Neff says careful consideration should be given to the costs and resources that will be needed to implement relative to the expected benefits and potential risks.