Construction industry professionals may have heard the term: “Construction Technologist,” but what exactly does that mean?
If you’re in the dark as to what it means to be a Construction Technologist, have no fear! JBKnowledge is here to shine some light on the subject by explaining how Construction Technologists have evolved into a vital role in the modern construction industry.
Technology solutions for construction companies are difficult to navigate, the constant innovations can be overwhelming. The best choice for your company’s needs may not be readily apparent. A hastily purchased piece of technology or a software may not produce a desirable ROI if it means not integrating with existing systems or if the company lacks the support for implementation and training. (Don’t forget, JBKnowledge can assist you with outsourcing your IT needs with our Consulting Services!)
Construction companies can bypass the risk of a missed opportunity and fill in knowledge gaps holding back technology adoption with dedicated IT personnel! In an inspiring upturn for industry norms, The 2017 Construction Technology Report revealed an increase in the amount of dedicated IT staff. There was also a pronounced rise in outsourced IT, with 30.1% of respondents reporting to outsource at least a portion of their IT.
Enter the Construction Technologist
Construction Technologists are the solution to (quite literally) blending construction with technology. Construction Technologists carry a specialization in IT with additional interest and domain expertise in construction. The dual-knowledge possessed by a Construction Technologist allows for technology management, research, adoption, and implementation. The Construction Technologist also acts as a conduit to communicate the latest trends and vet technology to determine the most beneficial solution for each unique company.
Does your company have a Construction Technologist?
Find out more about the IT staffing habits of construction companies by downloading the 2017 ConTech Report.