WEBINARS & PODCASTS

Check out our latest webinars below, where we dive into all things construction technology.

We sit down with industry experts to discuss topics like the construction labor shortage and how to implement the right tech for your construction business.

 

From Tech to Tools: What Good Are Your Digital Tools Doing You?

Speakers: Bill Wagner, President at STRUXI and Penta Technologies, Inc. & Stephanie Brown, Founder of Intelligent Construction Opportunities

Construction is a hands-on industry that requires the finely honed skills of craftsmen and women to get the work done, a fact that hasn’t ever changed.

However, as the world changes, construction falls further behind other industries when it comes to labor-productivity growth and technological adoption. If construction companies want to survive, they must bring a brick-and-mortar business model into the digital age.

 

Construction Revolution: Labor Productivity & the Labor Shortage

Speaker: Bill Wagner, President at STRUXI and Penta Technologies, Inc.

Brought to you by STRUXI and Neuberger & Co.

Project managers and owners are nearing retirement, and younger individuals aren’t looking to work in construction. Combine the lack of labor productivity growth and the increase in the labor shortage, and your business meets even more uncertainty.

Bill shares his industry expertise and how technology tackles the construction industry’s labor shortage and labor-productivity problem.

 

 

Companywide Scrum with Bill Wagner

Speakers: Bill Wagner, President at STRUXI and Penta Technologies, Inc. & Felipe Engineer-Manriquez, Construction Scrum Expert

Bill Wagner is passionate about growing business while creating great experiences for employees. Bill generates growth by applying cutting-edge best practices from the worlds of science, marketing, and economics in a way that scales into all companies large or small!

He currently leads a SaaS enterprise construction software and services company with all employees trained as Scrum Masters. Learn why this investment has paid dividends for Penta Technologies, Inc. and the customers they serve.

 

 

What the Labor Shortage Means for Construction Business Like Yours

Speaker: Bill Wagner, President at STRUXI and Penta Technologies, Inc.

Brought to you by STRUXI and EC&M

There is a big problem facing the construction industry: not enough skilled workers to fill a growing demand. Construction companies need to do more with less time, less money and most importantly, fewer boots on the ground.

In this session, we’ll introduce you to the digital solutions that can help companies mitigate the workforce shortage with an eye on innovating how work is done on the jobsite.

 

 

The Imperative to Adapt: Technological Disruption's Impact on the Construction Industry

Speakers: Bill Wagner, President at STRUXI and Penta Technologies, Inc. and Ryan Hale, CIO and Director of Strategic Initiatives at Lithko Contracting

Brought to you by STRUXI and ENR

Construction as an industry hasn’t kept pace with technology, and companies will reach a tipping point where they must adopt new technologies, or they will lose out to tech-savvy construction conglomerates.

In this webinar, discover technologies that will shape the future of our industry and get guidance on how to begin the process of technological transformation inside your company.

 

PROCEDURAL PAIN POINTS

Speakers: Roger Eineichner and Matt Vercauteren, STRUXI and 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.

 

PRIORITIZING PAIN POINTS

Speakers: Roger Eineichner and Matt Vercauteren, STRUXI and 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

 

ASSEMBLING YOUR ROADMAP TEAM

Speakers: Roger Eineichner and Matt Vercauteren, STRUXI and 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 to address a pain

 

TAKING SMALLER BETS

Speakers: Roger Eineichner and Matt Vercauteren, STRUXI and 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

 

 

 

FAILURE IS OKAY (TO A POINT)

Speakers: Roger Eineichner and Matt Vercauteren, STRUXI and 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

 

 

 

 

COMMUNICATE. ADAPT. REPEAT.

Speakers: Roger Eineichner and Matt Vercauteren, STRUXI and 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:

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

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