25 Aug Adopt New Tech Like a Pro!
Following on from our previous newsletter introducing Bluebeam Revu 20, the latest version release of the software, we thought it would be relevant to share the following new tech adoption video below.
David Stone, a virtual design and construction expert and a business unit VDC leader DPR Construction discusses the ways in which you can focus your processes in order to adopt new technology more efficiently.
How do construction companies decide when a tool or product is right for them?
The Four Strategies:
1 – Consider the business need
It is often the case that we quickly fall into admiration of any new piece of technology when it is first released, therefore it is key that we stay grounded to not make any rushed decisions. Construction companies should importantly trial and test the technology before implementing it.
2 – Asses usability
When testing the technology be sure to take note of the user interface.
If you find it exceptionally user friendly this is naturally a good sign, on the contrary if it is really difficult to implement and only those with years of experience could use it, consider the benefits of using it once more and be sure to look into alternatives if there are any.
3 – Get grassroots buy-in
So you’ve already completed the first two steps to this strategy and feel you couldn’t be more ready to invest. Before you do go ahead and invest, the next recommended step would be to put it to the test by truly determining the business case for it, having it tested and approved by leadership, as well as seeing how most of its prospective end users get value from it in the field.
4 – Get leadership buy-in
Last but not least, it’s time to get leadership buy-in. It’s virtually impossible for any company to adopt and use new technology properly if leadership doesn’t buy in. Whether it’s through providing financial resources or formalised training on the new tool, Stone said it’s vital that a construction firm’s leaders are on board. This also helps adoption trickle down to the rest of the company.