The Future of Construction Leadership

The construction industry is facing a number of challenges, including budget and time overruns, high carbon emissions, and volatile prices for building materials. In order to overcome these challenges, the industry needs to embrace digitalization and sustainability.

One of the key ways to do this is to equip construction leaders with the skills they need to succeed in the future. These skills include:

3D intelligence: The ability to imagine and understand concepts through digital models.

Computer programming and integrated solutions: The ability to use software and APIs to solve problems and access data.

Artificial intelligence and machine learning: The ability to understand and use these technologies to automate and streamline tasks.

Supply chain management: The ability to understand and manage the complex movement of construction materials.

Jobsite logistics: The ability to manage the on-site logistics of a construction project.

In addition to these technical skills, future construction leaders will also need to be able to think strategically and creatively. They will need to be able to see the big picture and come up with innovative solutions to problems. They will also need to be able to communicate effectively with a variety of stakeholders, including clients, contractors, and government officials.

The construction industry is at a crossroads. It can either continue to operate in the traditional way, or it can embrace digitalization and sustainability and become a leader in the 21st century. The future of construction leadership depends on the choices that are made today.

Here are some additional thoughts on the future of construction leadership:

The construction industry is ripe for disruption. The rise of new technologies, such as 3D printing and robotics, is changing the way buildings are designed, built, and operated. Construction leaders who embrace these technologies will be well-positioned for success in the future.

The Offsite industry is facing a skills shortage. The baby boomer generation is retiring, and there are not enough young people entering the field. Construction leaders need to find ways to attract and retain top talent.

Our industry is also under pressure to become more sustainable. The industry is a major contributor to climate change, and construction leaders need to find ways to reduce their environmental impact.

The future of construction leadership is bright. The industry is facing a number of challenges, but it also has a number of opportunities. Construction leaders who are willing to embrace change and think outside the box will be the ones who succeed in the future.

Gary Fleisher

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Gary Fleisher

Gary Fleisher, “The Mod Coach”, has been entrenched in the offsite construction industry for most of his life. Having started his career in the lumber industry, Gary spent decades working with manufactured and modular home producers and homebuilders. For the past 15 years his blog and LinkedIn postings have introduced thousands to the benefits of factory-built construction and have served as a forum for industry professionals to share insights and perspectives. Gary lives in Hagerstown, MD with his wife, Peg.