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The Construction User 2.0 - Episode 16: Implementing New Technology: a discussion with the Procore Team

August 22 2023

In this episode, host Kirk Westwood speaks with two industry thought leaders from Procore – Will Lehrman, VP of Product, and Brian Davis, Product Marketing Manager. Will and Brian unveil the essential keys to successful change management in construction tech adoption. Gain insights from their extensive experience to ensure seamless transitions, safeguard budgets, and empower your team. Brought to you by Procore, this episode is a must-listen for anyone driving innovation in construction. Used in over 150 countries, Procore software provides customers with the tools they need to grow their profits, protect their people, build their businesses, and get home safely.

The Construction User 2.0 podcast is brought to you by The Association of Union Constructors (TAUC). Your host, Kirk Westwood, is Director of Marketing for TAUC. Kirk has helped many organizations tell their stories as a photographer, blogger, web-streamer, and consultant. In each episode, we’ll explore the latest labor trends, industry insights, and important issues in the world of construction. Our guests are industry leaders, subject matter experts, and innovative visionaries discussing how we are building the ‘world of tomorrow.’ TAUC is made up of more than 1,800 contractor companies that utilize union labor for their projects, as well as local contractor associations and vendors in the industrial maintenance and construction fields. TAUC’s mission is to act as an advocate for union contractors and enhance cooperation between all parties to achieve the successful completion of construction projects.

Discussion points:

  • The songs and kids – Beatles, Taylor Swift, and Mariah
  • Tech and ‘usability’ improvements
  • Data – leveraging insights is evolving
  • AI is impacting every industry, including construction
  • Is the industry “tech-averse”?
  • Communication and data collection
  • Tech and efficiency improvements over the next 15 years
  • Implementation means a cultural shift
  • Executive ‘sponsorship’ vs. ‘support’
  • Continuing education and training is imperative
  • Burning boats – no ‘old way vs new way’ – commit to only one way forward
  • Change management – how not to get crushed?
  • Strategies for approaching technology in your company
  • Solving issues collectively in the industry
  • What kind of low-risk first steps can leadership take?
  • Find what’s painful and improve that first


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