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In this week's episode of the Future Construct Podcast (29 min interview), we are excited to feature Sandra Benson, Global Head of Industry Transformation at Procore Technologies (@procoretech). Sandra brings over 25 years of experience in the building and building technology industry holding a number of executive positions including CIO/VP at Kentz/SNC-Lavalin, Global Industry Director of E&C at J.D. Edwards/Oracle and at Hexagon PPM. She has worked with many global E&C, EPC, and Real Estate companies throughout her career.

Procore helps firms drastically increase project efficiency and accountability by streamlining and mobilizing project communications and documentation. This real-time data and accessibility minimizes costly risks and delays—ultimately boosting profits.

Using their award-winning suite of project management tools, over a million registered Procore users across the globe manage all types of construction projects including industrial plants, office buildings, apartment complexes, university facilities, retail centers, and more.

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Highlights of Sandra’s interview with host Amy Peck (@AmyPeckXR) include:

  • The focus of the National Institute of Building Sciences right now and how that will evolve over the coming years
  • Some of the industry challenges being faced with multi-dimensional technology and how companies can think about that technology today
  • Why we aren't seeing more adoption with BIMM in the construction industry
  • The one product or service that would transform her life over the next 20 to 25 years

Sandra is heavily involved in organizations that lead the way for technology advancement in the building industry and serves on the board of advisors for ViaTechnik. She is an advocate for women’s leadership and has been a featured speaker at many industry events. She was ConstrucTech Woman of the Year in 2014 and serves as a judge for this award. Sandra has an award-winning record of success in business process improvement utilizing technology for construction, engineering, real estate, and professional services firms. She has special expertise in creating operational strategies and business development, spearheading market expansion, and directing technology functions. Sandra also excels at identifying client and industry needs and driving the design and delivery of innovative solutions.

Click to listen to our interview with Sandra on Apple, Spotify, or Google, or watch on our Facebook or YouTube channels.

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Show Notes

0:37  Amy Peck introduces Sandra Benson, Global Head of Industry Transformation at Procore Technologies.

03:58  So you touched on something that a lot of people struggle with, which is ethics around their job and role, and what their ultimate goals are.  I'd love to talk about what the focus is of the National Institute of Building Sciences and how that will evolve over the next few years.

7:49  And let's talk about that 3D, 4D, 5D, 6D, and how people are challenged with where they sit today. Give maybe a quick discussion of how you define this evolution and how companies can even be thinking about this technology today.

11:42  So let's dive a little bit deeper with BIMM. We're already having challenges having BIM really move through that building lifecycle management. It seems like such an obvious choice to be able to have this standard move through your building process and be the source of truth in an as-built environment. So what is the challenge, and why aren't we seeing more adoption?

17:58  Now, during our sponsor break, we got a look at your "interesting" water glass, can you show us and share the story behind that?

26:15  If you could transport yourself 20, 25 years into the future, and if you could have any product or service that would make your life better or make you personally happy, what would it be and what would it do?

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