The construction industry has traditionally lagged behind other industries in the adoption of digital capabilities. In fact, of the 22 top industries, construction is ranked #21 – meaning next to the bottom – in digitalization. Practices used in the construction supply chain are antiquated. They are too reliant on manual and paper-based processes. This is a significant factor as to why job site productivity has remained stuck over the past two decades. At the same time, other industries have found ways to double, triple, or more their productivity over the same period.
However, one company has made it their mission to change the status quo. Command Alkon, founded in 1976, has sought to transform the construction industry. Command Alkon designs software that digitally connects the construction materials ecosystem. Their mantra, “Together We Build Amazing,” encapsulates their goal to ensure frictionless supply chain collaboration between all construction trading partners so that jobs can be completed on time and budget. With an open industry collaboration platform, Command Alkon plans to reinvent the construction industry by bridging the technology gap. Their technology automates processes, boosts productivity, increases savings, assists in reducing carbon emissions and improves communication and collaboration.
“Heavy Construction is vital to the future. As the world’s second-largest industry, construction projects positively affect communities all around the world, and their impacts are decades or centuries lasting. Improving infrastructure; building homes, schools, libraries, hospitals, workspaces; and creating more sustainable construction practices will improve the quality of life for everyone,” says Phil Ramsey, President, and CEO of Command Alkon.