In this episode of the #PowerToTheTrades Construction Podcast, you will hear from Chris Weaver, from the Andy J Egan Company, powered by eSUB project management software for subcontractors
eSUB Podcast Episode #23 Recap
Episode #23 features Chris who is the Director of Construction Technology for the Andy J Egan Company, which is a mechanical contractor based out of Grand Rapids Michigan. The Egan company recently celebrated its 100th anniversary and are members of the MCAA.
The Meaning of #PowerToTheTrades
We discussed his thoughts about the many meanings of the word power in regards to the construction industry and specifically to Craft Workers and Trade Contractors.
What does “Power to the Trades” mean to him? Chris: “When you give the power to the trades, it’s all about power of the trades, right? You know, that simple concept of not some activity into which the whole is greater than the, some of the parts. I mean, we are in a very challenging industry in regards to logistics, not only the logistics within your own company, but now you pair that with all the other trades.”
How has technology has powered the operations of Contractors you have worked with?
We discussed the impact of technology on Trade Contractors for improving communications. By using new apps on mobile device from the field construction crews can update the management team in the office about the status to schedule and operations.
The team at Egan is using technology to get out there early on the project to get everybody pulling in that same direction. They are focused in their operations on getting that initial plan upfront.
Chris said Chris: “It’s using the software to get all those processes dialed in upfront to really make sure that again the end of the day, it comes down to very simple concepts. Everybody pulling in the same direction. Everybody know what their goal is for the day, the week ahead. What needs to happen is a precursor to accomplish their goals and to be able to visualize that through operational type systems into project management type systems obviously such as e sub, but also to use it and boil down the data to be able to forecast that’s one of the things we struggled with 10 years ago.”
Let’s continue to bring #PowerToTheTrades!
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