Podcast: The Building BITE

Season 3 Episode 6: "Construction Innovation, Creating a Pathway to Success"


Please tune in to this episode of The Building BITE Podcast, as we hear from industry experts about key topics to help you be successful. The Building BITE hosts Chris Epps, LEED AP and Mike Diercksen, CRIS, welcome Nate Fuller, Founder and Director at Placer Solutions in. 


We begin the episode by discussing Nate’s path from his experience at Bechtel, and what drew him to the field of innovation and technology for the Construction Industry. Nate credits most of this to being at the right place at the right time, as he was present in San Francisco when Bechtel began to push for greater innovation. Nate informs us about his process and how Placer Solutions is looking to better connect our thought leaders, and as always gives our listeners three excellent takeaways and best practices:


  1. Understanding your field team: Understanding your field team should always be the first order of business and your top priority when rolling out new innovations and processes. “The field is where the money is won or lost” as Nate says, and if we do  not fully understand the people in these roles, it is likely that the process and technology will fall flat and be limited in its impact.
  2. Understanding the needs of these teams will change: Nothing about the construction industry is stagnant, and the needs of these teams are likely to change over time and from project to project. It can become a bit of a moving target when it comes to successful implementation, but understanding these nuances are key to success.
  3. Map Technology to Your People, Not People to Technology: A key factor that is often overlooked, is making sure you are fitting the technology to your team and their needs, and not overhauling internally to fit the technology. There can be a lot to get excited about with the technology, but the most successful teams have to maintain focus on keeping their personnel front and center to maximize the technology, and not the other way around.


To learn more about how you can better prepare your firm for the challenges ahead, listen to our full podcast episode with Nate on “Construction Innovation, Creating a Pathway to Success”


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Email: nate.fuller@placersolutions.io

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