By Bill Schepeler
The increasing role technology plays in the construction industry is causing companies to change the way they value technology proficiency in their workforce.
Companies are placing greater value on tech savvy employees who can learn new technologies quickly. Innovations in IT have the potential to enhance productivity and drive profitability in a competitive marketplace. BIM, construction management software, project management and scheduling software, estimating systems, document management and collaboration tools all have the potential to help good builders become great builders.
Companies that utilize more complex systems are faced with the challenge of identifying and attracting employees who can help them leverage these innovations. Hiring managers need to be able to learn whether a candidate is familiar with the target technology, or is an experienced professional who can help increase the group’s proficiency.