Building a Systems Development Team - Introduction

Construction technology innovation is accelerating.

Steve Jost Profile Picture
Share
Contributors Chris Hodge David Brown

The contractors that learn how to effectively integrate technology into every aspect of their business will dominate tomorrow.

All competitive equipment-intensive contractors have very robust maintenance shops with strong equipment managers, brilliant mechanics, and a support team. This keeps the equipment running productively.

These shops often have solid fabrication capabilities where they make modifications to the equipment and accessories specific to their work that maximizes efficiencies. This leads to higher profitability and a competitive advantage.

Contractors must look at technology the same way they would look at an equipment fleet. For some contractors, building up a Systems Development Team is the right strategic move. For others, the timing isn’t right and this can be a huge distraction that impacts profitability and culture.

This is Part 1 of an 18-Part Series


Topics Covered in the Series Include:

  • Clarification
  • Industry
  • Best Fit
  • Workflow
  • Time & Money

All relationships start with a simple conversation. Let’s schedule some time to talk about your specific challenges and opportunities.


Building a Systems Development Team for Contractors
Construction technology innovation is accelerating and the contractors that learn how to effectively integrate technology into every aspect of their business will dominate tomorrow. ...

Building a Systems Development Team for Contractors
Construction technology innovation is accelerating and the contractors that learn how to effectively integrate technology into every aspect of their business will dominate tomorrow. ...

Levels of Design / Development / Detail - Beyond just Design
Contractors can improve business results by applying many of the same processes and vocabulary to their business that the industry is applying to projects. Consider how the different Levels of Detail (LOD) could be applied to your planning processes.
Observe, Hypothesize, and Experiment
Contractors would run much better, including improved field productivity, if they applied the simple lesson we all learned around middle-school science class: Stop debating and start experimenting.
Cash Flow Tip 14 - Aggressive Billings and Pre-Wiring the Process
Contractors can significantly improve their Return-On-Capital by being aggressive and focusing on the details of monthly billings.