Allan Bliesmer likes social media. Bliesmer, vice president and Great Plains district manager at Hensel Phelps’ Denver office, says social media are transforming the way the firm communicates with the public and the construction industry and how it recruits new talent.
In today’s information-driven economy, when even a backhoe’s idling time can be tracked and analyzed, many contractors may be surprised to discover just how little they know about the performance of their most important resource—their employees.
Few firms in the risk-averse world of commercial contracting are willing to invest heavily in developing their own project-delivery software and even fewer opt to share those innovations with peers and competitors.
Roadways that communicate with and charge the electric vehicles that drive on them. Autonomous trucks that deliver freight faster and safer, with less stress on highways and bridges. These are just a few of the innovative transportation concepts, once considered impossible, that could become reality in the near future.