The ABC Florida East Coast and Central Pennsylvania chapters recently hosted their first construction technology events in order to help their members use technology to develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically and profitably. ABC’s Tech Alliance and Tech Marketplace members were featured speakers at the event.

The Florida East Coast Chapter kicked off its event on March 31 with a keynote speech by Rob McKinny from ABC Tech Alliance member Safesite, who provided a comprehensive overview of the current state of construction technology with a focus on safety technology.

“I am so proud of the Florida East Coast Chapter staff and board of directors for committing to lead our industry through the lens of technology at this inaugural event,” said Peter Dyga, president and CEO of the chapter. “The overwhelmingly positive feedback from our members has further solidified the value of offering these opportunities to help them expand their resources in winning work and delivering on that work profitably and safely. We are already looking forward to making this an annual event with an even bigger return in early 2023.”

The Central Pennsylvania Chapter hosted its event the following day with a keynote speech from Jeff Sample, an industry expert from tech company JOiN, who discussed construction technology in the decade ahead.

ABC members at both chapter events learned:

  • How some of the most successful local, regional and national companies are creating a culture of innovation and tech mindfulness in their organizations;
  • How a group of Penn State students perceive the use of technology in the construction industry;
  • Why purpose-built safety technology can make jobsites and people safer; and
  • Future technologies that could affect their businesses.