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Is field experience necessary for those who want to be a part of the technology side of construction?

In today's episode, Nathan and I have a special guest with us, Sal D'Ambrosia. He's the Director of Construction Technology at Wm. Blanchard Co., a construction management firm based in New Jersey.

Sal has over twenty years of experience as a pipe fitter and installer. But something happened that changed his perspective. One day, he stumbled upon BIM (Building Information Modeling) while taking over someone else's task.

He got interested in 3D drawing, and from that moment on, he knew he wanted to dive deeper into the technology side of construction if he wanted to make a bigger impact in the industry.

Today, Sal shares his experiences and insights on transitioning from being the field guy to the mechanical guy and eventually as a general contractor.

He also talks about the costs of resisting new technologies, how to overcome resistance, the challenges faced by those on the job site and those behind the desks, and much more!


Key Takeaways:

Intro (00:00)
How Sal transitioned from the field to BIM (08:11)
Sal’s transition as a general contractor and its impact (13:29)
How to encourage field guys to embrace technology (15:52)
The cost of technology resistance (22:44)
On teaching the younger generation about constructability (30:03)
How to overcome resistance (38:29)
The toughest challenge being in the field (44:35)
Weekly construction news roundup (1:05:38)


Additional Resources:

Listen to the show at http://thecontechcrew.com
Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thecontechcrew



Check Sal out on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/saldambrosia/
Check Wm. Blanchard Co. services for more: https://wmblanchard.com/



See this week’s news articles! 🗞️⬇️

➡️ NYC expands Construction Fraud Task Force
https://www.constructiondive.com/news/nyc-expands-construction-fraud-task-force/650085/

➡️ How one employer tried a 4-day workweek for deskless workers — and why it didn’t stick
https://www.hrdive.com/news/four-day-workweeks-may-not-work-for-deskless-workers/649666/

➡️ Is construction losing out on efficiency gains by using too many tower cranes?https://www.international-construction.com/news/is-construction-losing-out-on-efficiency-gains-by-using-too-many-tower-cranes-/8027936.article

➡️ Dusty printed serpentine soffits at the SFO
https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:7062231953642520576/

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🏗️ Learn more at http://thecontechcrew.com Is field experience necessary for those who want to be a part of the technology side of construction? In today's episode, Nathan and I have a special guest with us, Sal D'Ambrosia. He's the Director of Construction Technology at Wm. Blanchard Co., a construction management firm based in New Jersey. Sal has over twenty years of experience as a pipe fitter and installer. But something happened that changed his perspective. One day, he stumbled upon BIM (Building Information Modeling) while taking over someone else's task. He got interested in 3D drawing, and from that moment on, he knew he wanted to dive deeper into the technology side of construction if he wanted to make a bigger impact in the industry. Today, Sal shares his experiences and insights on transitioning from being the field guy to the mechanical guy and eventually as a general contractor. He also talks about the costs of resisting new technologies, how to overcome resistance, the challenges faced by those on the job site and those behind the desks, and much more! Key Takeaways: Intro (00:00) How Sal transitioned from the field to BIM (08:11) Sal’s transition as a general contractor and its impact (13:29) How to encourage field guys to embrace technology (15:52) The cost of technology resistance (22:44) On teaching the younger generation about constructability (30:03) How to overcome resistance (38:29) The toughest challenge being in the field (44:35) Weekly construction news roundup (1:05:38) Additional Resources: Listen to the show at http://thecontechcrew.com Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thecontechcrew – Check Sal out on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/saldambrosia/ Check Wm. Blanchard Co. services for more: https://wmblanchard.com/ – See this week’s news articles! 🗞️⬇️ ➡️ NYC expands Construction Fraud Task Force https://www.constructiondive.com/news/nyc-expands-construction-fraud-task-force/650085/ ➡️ How one employer tried a 4-day workweek for deskless workers — and why it didn’t stick https://www.hrdive.com/news/four-day-workweeks-may-not-work-for-deskless-workers/649666/ ➡️ Is construction losing out on efficiency gains by using too many tower cranes? https://www.international-construction.com/news/is-construction-losing-out-on-efficiency-gains-by-using-too-many-tower-cranes-/8027936.article ➡️ Dusty printed serpentine soffits at the SFO https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:7062231953642520576/ -- The ConTech Crew is a construction news podcast dedicated to keeping you up to date with all the latest in construction technology. Give us a follow so you never miss an episode! read more read less

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