ABC’s construction technology and innovation initiative officially kicks off with three technology webinars. The first, Technology Can Help ABC Contractors as Coronavirus Disrupts the Industry, featured Jeff Sample, director of strategic accounts at eSUB Construction Software, and Karl Sorenson, managing partner of Blue Collar Labs, educating members on the best tools to communicate with their contractors off site and the intuitive technologies they can use to improve their bottom line when they go back on the jobsite. The session also explored collaborative tools to enhance team communication, such as Slack, Microsoft Teams and other videoconferencing solutions and document management tools.
The second webinar, Protecting your Company and Remote Workforce from Cyberthreats, featured the president of Security Fanatics and top construction tech expert in cybersecurity, Nick Espinosa, who discussed threats contractors may face while working remotely, such as getting hacked, and the right protections to have in place to prevent these types of events from occurring.
On April 28, Matt Abeles, ABC’s new vice president of construction technology and innovation, will be hosting a webinar on jobsite security throughout the construction process, as well as software solutions and best practices. Then, on May 12, Abeles will join leaders from United Rentals and Milwaukee Tool to discuss the best ways to educate our workforce and new tools they can use to keep them safer on the job site. Other topics being explored include analytics and observations you need for documentation during the COVID-19 pandemic and site monitoring technologies.
Other initiatives in the works are focused on technology education, adoption and collaboration with the tech community at large.
Check out all of ABC’s upcoming webinars and visit abc.org/academy to access archived webinars.