Reworking Expertise Utilization within the Development Trade 

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The development {industry} has had its share of challenges in recent times, together with supply-chain points and worth will increase all whereas navigating a professional employee scarcity. In the meantime building initiatives have gotten more and more advanced, resulting in contractors taking up growing ranges of threat. Fortunately, expertise may help bridge the present expertise hole. The issue is many contractors aren’t taking full benefit of the applied sciences which can be accessible to them.  

Expertise utilization has lengthy been a ache level within the building {industry}. Development has traditionally been slower to put money into new applied sciences and when contractors do put money into new expertise, they usually wrestle with implementation. In truth, 40% of contractors surveyed in The AGC and Sage 2023 Development Hiring and Enterprise Outlook reported it was tough to seek out the time to implement and prepare on new expertise. Moreover, they recognized worker resistance to expertise because the second biggest IT problem, additional hindering expertise adoption.  

But it surely doesn’t need to be this manner. Many see the necessity to tackle challenges in building expertise and are working collectively to assist result in change. Sage is proud to be a member of the ABC (Related Builders and Contractors) Tech Alliance, a hand-selected group of 15 expertise suppliers that leverages expertise options to assist ABC members develop individuals, win work, and ship that work safely, ethically and profitably for the betterment of the communities by which ABC and its members serve.

The Tech Alliance introduces small and mid-sized contractors and subcontractors to building expertise options to assist with every thing from preconstruction and monetary administration to area collaboration, mission administration, time monitoring, and extra. Tech Alliance corporations additionally collaborate on assets for ABC members, together with beta testing, free expertise packages, academic webinars, and entry to options by means of ABC’s Tech Market.

Whereas after all there’s competitors within the expertise {industry}, it advantages everybody when distributors unite round a standard aim. Sage has at all times understood how necessary it’s for expertise distributors to work collectively. We’ve lengthy championed higher integration and a extra standardized strategy to building expertise and are concerned with organizations such because the CPC (Development Progress Coalition), which works to enhance mission supply by connecting stakeholders by means of a CDX (Frequent Knowledge Change). The CPC additionally helps tips for building PDFs and hosts digital {industry} roundtables on a spread of expertise subjects.

Whereas we work onerous to ship industry-leading options, nobody answer or vendor can do all of it. The general consumer expertise goes past our software program alone, as most companies are utilizing a number of options. We imagine strongly within the energy of alternative, giving building companies the pliability to decide on the correct mix of options that finest tackle their distinctive enterprise wants. 

When techniques don’t discuss to one another, groups are caught manually getting into the identical knowledge time and again, a repetitive and error inclined course of. We wish to guarantee building companies are reaping the advantages of all their options, so we’ve got an open API (software programming interface) and associate with a rising variety of distributors by means of the Sage Intacct Market to ship seamless integrations. Integrating options helps cut back friction between groups and offers everybody with the realtime knowledge they want so as to work extra successfully and effectively.

It’s important for expertise distributors to come back collectively to teach and empower building companies to allow them to maximize their expertise investments. We’ll proceed to work with different {industry} leaders to assist remodel the best way expertise is utilized. Collectively there isn’t any restrict to what we are able to construct. 

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Dustin Stephens

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Dustin Stephens is vp of Development and Actual Property at Sage and has greater than 25 years of expertise serving the development {industry}. He may be reached at

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