Resistance to Modern Technology Results in Construction Industry Under-performance Projects
In addressing current challenges to success within the modern construction industry, contractors cannot minimize the problem of under-performing projects. We live in an age of complicated simplicity. Even as construction-related regulations, controls and documentation expand and take on greater oversight, new tools come on hand to make the processes easier. The path to improved management and operational tools is ready and waiting. Yet, what should be a simple matter of revise, acquire and reap new rewards seems rather to add to the complications of productive project performance.
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Thus we face a catch-22: New requirements and even the access to modernized equipment and data management add temporary complications to your projects. There is a learning curve. Yet new software, communication devices and monitoring tools induce greater simplicity in all matters. And here too exist a learning curve. Yet the curves are not long, and in a short time any construction contractor who is willing to embrace the change can and will reap simplicity within the complicity. Problem is:
Slow adoption of technology intercepts the possibilities of better project performance.
Success in this modern world construction industry operations demands:
- Efficient, reliable and speedy project management
- Compliance with the established delivery schedule
- AND Strong adherence to the established budgets.
New management and operational resources open many pathways toward successful project performance. Yet resistance to modern construction technology continues to leave many contractors at a loss in how to overcome daily underperformance projects.
Resistance to Modern Technology Leaves Construction Industry Smothered Beneath a Shortage in Labor and Skilled Workers
Some may believe the challenges anchored to slow adoption of technology are limited to office, professionals and management teams. Yet, the expanding introduction of technology within the construction industry has also increased the demand for better-trained laborers and skilled workers. The age of traditionalists is quickly passing away. Yet, this resolves one issue while creating another:
- Those who are reluctant to adopt or train in the use of new technology are moving on, retiring, passing the flame.
- Those who are eager to make use of new technology come from a different breed of workers, a group known for a difference in attitude, behavior and acceptance of the past modes of construction industry mode of labor-in-general.
With each passing season, the shortage in construction industry labor and skilled workers becomes harder to overcome. Yet these newcomers are actually much better suited to the new technologies now so relevant to running a successful construction operation. The industry is moving toward new employment strategies with a focus on how to promote college-related skilled craftwork and how to motivate career-orientated workers into this new and exciting age of digitized construction operations, management and skill-crafts.
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