Don’t miss Gilbane’s Wendell Barnes, Manager of Business Consulting, presenting at the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Joint Engineer Training Conference & Expo (JETC)!
“Flexible Training Programs Support Process Implementation & Evolving Workforces”
The Engineering and Construction industries are ever changing and evolving as companies work to provide new services to help streamline process for teams and be more efficient in the work they do. Regardless of your role as Construction Manager, Designer or Owner, we are all facing challenges with hiring, motivating and retaining our workforce as well. As a company, how do you implement new tools, support a multi-generational workforce, and keep your employees trained on the various tools supported? Our company has implemented a Flexible Training program that helps to both engage users and keep them apprised of the newest tools that our company supports. This training methodology also helps in the implementation of process improvements for our wide variety of internal and external users as well as address the varied learning styles that our workforce prefers. We will discuss this program in depth and offer tips on implementing some of these practices in your own companies or agencies while also looking strategically at your business for opportunities for improvement. We are focused on being nimble and flexible in the training space and listening to our users; and by taking this strategic approach to our processes, we feel we’ve been extremely successful and our employees seem to agree.
Wendell Barnes received his bachelor’s degree in Construction Science from Texas A&M University, and has worked in a variety of capacities on various projects, during his tenure with Gilbane Building Company. His unique skill set includes over 6 years of project jobsite management in the field, and over 11 years of experience on the construction management software side. That dynamic experience has helped him to understand and relate to users in any role of the commercial construction industry. He has presented in numerous forums including AGC’s National Convention, CMAA’s National Convention, Fiatech, Autodesk University, and has been a part of AGC’s Webinar series. Currently Wendell has had a focus on the Federal Division by working to increase technology adoption for both teams and clients.
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