On this episode of the Future Construct Podcast (31 min interview), we spotlight Randee Herrin, Senior Vice President of Construction Technologies & Manufacturing at TDIndustries, Inc. (@tdindustries), as she joins Amy Peck (@VirtualGirlNY) to discuss:
- How successful technology implementation drives process improvements
- How companies could leverage efficient, time and budget-saving pre-fabrication opportunities
- How BIM has evolved over the last several years
- How the leveraging of BIM data will continue to expand
Randee has worked with TDIndustries, Inc. for over 25 years in several roles, from Project Manager, Vice President, Leader of Corporate Innovation, Senior Vice President, New Construction to, now, Senior Vice President, Construction Technologies & Manufacturing. Randee also served on the Board of Directors for the Women Contractors Association from 1999 to 2002, and was the organization's Vice President for a year.
Among the many roles she has worked in over her career, Randee has also served on the Customer Advisory Board for PlanGrid since 2017, has been a member of The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) since 2018, as well as a member of AGC Houston - Women in Construction since 2019. Randee received her Bachelor's of Science in Construction Science from Texas A&M University.
In 2018, Randee was interviewed by PlanGrid for her insight on what goes into construction projects "Behind the Build." Check out the full article here.
We sincerely hope you enjoy this special episode of the Future Construct podcast and we would love to hear your suggestions for future guests!
- All good things, Luke Lightning, PhD
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0:44 Amy Peck introduces the Senior Vice President Construction Technologies & Manufacturing of TDIndustries, Inc., Randee Herrin.
4:43 You know, have you had some challenges, do you feel like you had to prove yourself, especially with some of the field teams that I'm sure you were interfacing with early in your career?
7:29 So what are some of the ways you think technology has improved processes, that you've actually seen implemented successfully?
11:17 You know you mentioned prefab, and that seems to be taking hold more and more. And so what are some the ways that companies should think about leveraging this opportunity to build off-site and build in efficiencies, and what efficiencies is that affording some of the companies you're working with?
20:19 Are you finding that there are some companies that are building more "off-the-shelf" utility or are you seeing that you're having to completely blaze that trail?
27:19 So if you could project yourself 20 to 25 years in the future, and you could bring a gadget or some sort of divine "something" to bring with you that would just make your life better and make you personally happy, what would it be and what would it do?
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