There’s no getting around it. The financial risks of doing work in the built environment are significant for everyone involved. Capital projects budgets are big, so the stakes are too. If you’re an owner, you’re often worried about expensive change orders and padded GMP budgets. If you’re a construction firm, you’ve almost definitely endured the burden of late payments by owners (while still having to pay your crew on time) and maybe even uninsured losses due to an owner’s overly narrow policy.
Recently I spent seven weeks in the United States working on what is possibly the most intense (and satisfying) project of my career. Previously, I believed that implementing new technologies without short term return was not on the priority list for companies in the AEC industry. In this case, however, the client pushed for new ways to modernize old systems and workflows, which will allow them to stay at the top of the industry as long as they keep thinking forward.
In the first days of 2019, the modernist Standard Highline Hotel in the trendy Meatpacking District of New York was taken over by Enstoans from every corner of the world, all gathered for an event they hotly anticipate —Enstoa Spark. At this 3-day event, Enstoa CEO Jordan Cram revealed some key details about the company’s strategic plans for the New Year and beyond. Perched above the mile-and-a-half-long “park in the sky,” it was the perfect location to learn about Enstoa’s vision of the future.