Generational differences are evident in technology adoption within the construction industry. In the past, the construction industry has been perceived as slow and reluctant to adopt new technology. However, change is inevitable. Seasoned employees have decades of industry knowledge that can now be shared, documented and passed on through use of technology.
To stay competitive and profitable in today’s market place, construction companies often offer on-job training, reverse mentoring and create organizational focus on the importance of technology. Within the past few decades, construction industries have seen the tools of the trade evolved from paper, pencils, rulers, calculators, and digitizers to computers and mobile devices.
Software solutions in the industry have evolved as well. Companies are opting for cloud-based solutions, such as Assemble, over traditional desktop solutions due to the increase in collaboration during the project life cycle. With the use of Assemble, project teams can access, analyze and share model-based building information to transform AEC processes and improve project predictability. Collaborative technology solutions can be used to successfully bridge the gap between different generations within the workforce and work space to increase productivity.