Built Different
Ep 1 | Exploring construction technologies with Ben Stocker of Skender
April 27, 2022
Although construction is majorly on-site, innovations such as BIM, 360° cameras, drones, AI, augmented reality (AR) technology, and virtual reality, among others, have been made to monitor projects remotely through collaborative cloud platforms. These changes have simplified the tracking of work on job sites and enabled ease and speed. To talk more about the use of tech in the construction industry, as well as the automation of manual processes, Matt and Chris are joined by Ben Stocker, Construction Technologist at Skender.
The construction industry has taken much longer than most sectors in technology adoption, but a significant change has recently taken place. The pandemic opened the eyes of many, including stakeholders in the construction industry, and accelerated digital transformation by a few decades. Where it was thought impossible to work from home, professionals in the construction space now embrace technology such as Building Information Modeling (BIM), 360° cameras, drones, AI, augmented reality (AR) technology, and virtual reality, among others. Although construction is primarily on-site, innovations have been made to remotely monitor projects through collaborative cloud platforms. These changes have simplified work tracking on job sites and enabled ease and speed.

In this episode of Built Different, Matt and Chris are joined by Ben Stocker, Construction Technologist at Skender.


They cover:

👉 Ben’s journey to the construction industry
👉 A field engineer’s discovery process into different types of technologies 
👉 Addressing pain points and idea implementation in construction through problem-solving
👉 Ben’s career path, passions, and motivations for becoming a builder
👉 The process and timeframe for making a difference through new technology  
👉 The delta between tools and technologies that get adopted and ones that don't
👉 Unsuccessful adoptions of new technology 
👉 Accessibility in technology and practice
👉 Technology automation support 
👉 Ease of data accessibility to project teams and decision-makers 
👉 Effect of COVID on building practices and the possibility of their retention 
👉 Remote inspections vs. physical inspections 
👉 Aggregation of reality capture data sources
👉 StructionSite’s impact on Skender
👉 The visibility of job sites with StructionSite
👉 Pros and cons of working with StructionSite
👉 Photo documentation in construction 
👉 Career success and impact-making by Ben 

If you’re interested in the evolution of the construction industry in the 21st century, the amalgamation of physical and digital methods using sophisticated technology like AI, 360° cameras, or the automation and tracking of the construction process, tune in to this episode of Built Different a Podcast by StructionSite.

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Ben:
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