Interview featured on ForConstructionPros.com’s Digging Deeper podcast and first aired in Jan 2022
Two of construction’s biggest challenges are nothing new in 2022: the workforce shortage and getting the equipment needed to complete construction projects.
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Adam Gilbertson, Vice President, joined ForConstructionPros.com’s Becky Schultz to discuss how technology, while not the only solution, is part of the solution to some of the construction industry’s biggest challenges.
Listen to the full episode on ForConstructionPros.com’s Digging Deeper podcast.
The two begin the conversation by discussing Adam’s outlook on the supply chain and RDO Equipment Co.’s proactive approach to help customers manage their equipment needs. The two also discuss how technology can help address fleet management challenges as well as workforce challenges.
“Technology has enabled contractors to have workers with less expertise be more productive,” Adam says. “It’s not going to make them experts, but it is going to take someone who’s a novice and make them much more productive. It will take someone who has a really good skillset and make them more productive in the work they do.”
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