Groundbreak 2018

Groundbreak Construction Conference 2018

Last year, ADC implemented Procore across all our new projects to improve efficiency by streamlining and mobilising project communications and documentation.

 

This online tool has allowed all parties involved in a project to have access to the latest information in real time with a smart user interface. Real time data and accessibility to information minimises costly risks and delays to our projects.

The practicality and efficiency that Procore offers is second to none, benefitting ADC throughout all stages of the construction process.

ADC’s aim is to adopt cutting edge technology in the construction sector to ensure we remain leaders in both methodology and innovation. So, we purchased some plane tickets to Austin, Texas and sent four of our team to the Procore Groundbreak Construction Conference.

 

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Key Note Speakers

Each morning and afternoon the ADC team attended key note speeches from the developers and innovators of Procore. They discussed their products, where their company is heading in the future and their views on the construction industry.

During the Key Note Speeches, Dave, our Construction Manager, was part of a panel discussing global challenges and change management. This gave him the opportunity to share his perspective of what the construction industry is like in New Zealand as well as discussing BIM and Health & Safety implementation.

Other notable speakers were Payton Manning and the co-founder of Netflix.

 

Innovation Labs

During the Innovation Labs, Procore’s engineers and developers demonstrated their products, both new and current to attendees of the convention. This provided an opportunity for people to give feedback on Procore products and ask any questions.

 

App Market Place

The App Marketplace displayed 70+ different apps that can be integrated into Procore. This aspect of the convention allowed people attending to learn how to use new apps directly from the developers to then try for themselves.

 

Here is what our team thought of the convention:

Procore

“It was an experience that allowed us to learn more of what the product has to offer as well as to have discussions with the team of engineers and developers who create it”

Hamish Nixon, Construction Cadet

 

“A really eye opening and motivating experience, to keep self-improving and reevaluate our current processes so we can take advantage of future technologies to come online”

Tom Downer, Quantity Surveyor