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The STRUXI BuildTech Talks Vlog series covers topics about technological transformation in the construction industry. Each episode, your hosts, Matt Vercauteren, Product Owner at STRUXI, and Roger Eineichner, Director of Learning at STRUXI, will interview some of the construction industry's leading firms to discover how they're infusing the latest technologies on their jobsites.

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STRUXI BuildTech Talks Episode 1
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EPISODE 1

Hosts: Roger Eineichner and Matt Vercauteren, STRUXI
Guest: Ryan Hale, Lithko Contracting LLC

In the premiere episode of the STRUXI BuildTech Talks series, STRUXI's Matt Vercauteren and Roger Eineichner sit down with Ryan Hale, Chief Information Officer and Director of Strategic Initiatives at Lithko Contracting, LLC, to talk about common procedural pain points on their construction sites. 

Lithko is the second largest concrete contractor in the nation, with 18 offices and 3,000 employees. In 2017, Lithko was operating on a series of spreadsheets and a green screen ERP system. Over the past few years, Lithko has implemented SmartBid and STRUXI's labor productivity suite, powered by Penta Technologies, to increase their technological infusion.

Lithko was named a US Best Managed Company in May 2020 by Deloitte and a winner in the Tech Team of the Year category by Cincinnati Business Courier in July 2020 for their embrace of SmartBid and the STRUXI labor productivity suite.

STRUXI BuildTech Talks Episode 2
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EPISODE 2

Hosts: Roger Eineichner and Matt Vercauteren, STRUXI
Guest: Ryan Hale, Lithko Contracting LLC

Now that you've identified far too many pains to address them all at once, how do you go about deciding which are most important? Ryan & Lithko prioritize and communicate that prioritization through a technology roadmap.

In this episode, you'll learn:

  • What a technology roadmap is and the process for building one
  • Who contributes to the roadmap
  • What timeframe a roadmap covers
  • What things should be considered when determining roadmap prioritization
  • How many priorities should be taken on at once
STRUXI BuildTech Talks Episode 3
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EPISODE 3

Hosts: Roger Eineichner and Matt Vercauteren, STRUXI
Guest: Ryan Hale, Lithko Contracting LLC

If you've successfully determined your high-priority pain points, it's time to assemble your roadmap team. In this episode, Matt, Roger & Ryan cover building a team to tackle the top-priority procedural pains in your organization.

In this episode, you'll learn:

  • Forming the right team to tackle the top priority on your technology roadmap
  • How many teams there should be at a time
  • Describing the ideal team makeup
  • Who should be leading the team working to address a pain
STRUXI BuildTech Talks Episode 4
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EPISODE 4

Hosts: Roger Eineichner and Matt Vercauteren, STRUXI
Guest: Ryan Hale, Lithko Contracting LLC

Now that you’ve identified your high-priority pain points and assembled a team to take them on, how does your team create a plan to tackle them? We’ll help you map that out in this episode. In this episode, Matt, Roger & Ryan provide advice and insights into the change implementation process.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • How to fully understand your high-priority pain points and their root causes
  • About allocating funds for change implementation
  • How to ensure clear, consistent communication across the organization
  • How to craft an overall plan to eliminate your high-priority pain points
STRUXI BuildTech Talks Episode 5
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EPISODE 5

Hosts: Roger Eineichner and Matt Vercauteren, STRUXI
Guest: Ryan Hale, Lithko Contracting LLC

In this episode, Matt, Roger & Ryan talk about the concept of failure: when it’s bad, acceptable, and, even, good. Learn how to embrace failure as an opportunity to effectively learn and grow your business as Matt, Roger, and Ryan chat about all things failure.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • The importance of failure in success
  • How to identify the line between “good” failures and “bad” failures
  • How to reflect post-failure and communicate lessons learned cross-company
STRUXI BuildTech Talks Episode 6
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EPISODE 6

Hosts: Roger Eineichner and Matt Vercauteren, STRUXI
Guest: Ryan Hale, Lithko Contracting LLC

In the final episode of the BuildTech Talks Vlog series featuring Ryan Hale of Lithko Contracting, LLC, Matt, Roger & Ryan discuss the importance of continuous communication with all segments of an organization during change implementation.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • 3 must-do's for CIOs and CFOs regarding communication
  • Who teams should communicate with on a regular basis regarding initiatives to eliminate pain points, and how often
  • Different communication mediums
  • The best method for keeping clear, effective communication across the organization
  • The right communication tools for presenting failures vs. successes