CanBIM launches Building Transformations, conversations with executives where our host and CanBIM President and CEO, Thomas Strong, talks about the impact of technology and innovation on their business.
Paul V. Stocco, Partner at Brownlee LLP shares his insights from 30 years in the construction industry on how technology has evolved the industry and influenced project risk. With project budgets exceeding billions of dollars, project risk and exposure increases dramatically. Paul shares his thoughts on the importance of good communication, trends in construction law, legislation relating to prompt payments and the drivers of successful projects.
Gerard McCabe, Managing Director at Turner & Townsend shares his thoughts on the evolution of the construction industry and how technology and more collaborative approaches are yielding better results for all stakeholders. Gerard also shares his thoughts on COVID-19 and the role technology is playing in the industry's recovery and how technology is improving business operations at Turner and Townsend. Gerard closes with key thoughts on the importance of information management, productization, procurement methods and achieving sustainability goals.
Brandon Searle, Innovation Director - Off-site Construction Research Centre at the University of New Brunswick talks about new and innovative modern methods for construction. Prefabrication, off-site construction modularization and efficient manufacturing methods are making an impact in our industry. Brandon talks about how these new methods will allow constructors to build more efficiently, increase productivity, reduce waste and improve safety. From affordable housing, to vertical versus horizontal construction, to job creation these methods have tremendous potential to impact and improve our industry.
Helen Goodland, Founder and Principal at Scius Advisory shares her 30 years of experience in consulting with sustainable construction, passive house and green building innovations. There is no question that waste in the construction and operation of our built world are significant contributors to emissions and our carbon footprint. According to the UN, operations of buildings contribute approximately 28% to global emissions and construction materials contribute another 11%. Helen shares her thoughts on the construction process, how to reverse the impact and how technology plays a significant role in delivering sustainable buildings. Reversing the carbon impact starts with "being aware" of the impact of the construction industry and then implementing tools and technologies that can help our industry build more efficiently, productively, safer and more reliably. The future is bright! watch the interview and hear Helen's prediction for the next ten years and the business case for digital transformation!
Daniel Wade, President and General Manager Hilti Canada discusses Hilti Canada's experience throughout pandemic, and how Hilti is continuing on and moving forward through introducing new products to the market and working closely with their clients. Dan talks about the challenges of finding talent during a pandemic and nurturing the internal culture that supports team bonding. Hilti's ability to build a successful team, with more than 90% employee retention and very low attrition rates speaks to the success of Hilti's internal culture of putting people first. Dan speaks to the importance of safety, digitalization and products as significant drivers for innovation within Hilti. Listen to the full interview to hear about the importance of R&D, robotics, worker augmentation and safety as a current and future consideration at Hilti. Thanks to Dan for taking the time to speak with CanBIM!
Bas Roestenberg, COO of KYP Project speaks about the challenges and opportunities of introducing a digital product into a new market. KYP Project (Keep Your Promise) is a start up company based in the Netherlands that has begun the process of introducing their product into the North American market. Bas talks about the pace of change in Europe vs. North America and although there are differences there is a common thread around the industry wide drive toward digital transformation. KYP Project fits nicely into this transformation, as their product helps companies plan with ease, connect project partners and reduce the hassle of construction scheduling.