Episode 26, Take a Ride through Chattanooga’s Innovation
Peggy Smedley brings viewers to Chattanooga, detailing how infrastructure was constructed in the past, and how technology is modifying it for the future. She interviews Kevin Comstock, City of Chattanooga, Ken Hays, The Enterprise Center, and Dryver Huston, University of Vermont, about innovation that is changing the town. Also returning to the show is Carl Heinlein of American Contractors Insurance Group and American Society of Safety Engineers. Peggy additionally defines autonomous vehicles and how it will alter the way infrastructure is built.
One of the most important skills needed to run a successful contracting business is the ability to prepare accurate project estimates. If a contractor’s estimates aren’t accurate, there is a risk of losing money on the project. Developing a precise project estimate requires attention to detail and should adhere to the best practices of the industry. Estimators have told us that following six steps will help ensure that estimates are accurate and on point for every project.
Construction professionals recognize the skilled labor shortage is causing a ripple effect that is impacting every single business across the country. The good news; however, is that technology can help in a big way, especially if implemented at the right time within the right company.