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Top Stories From October: Improving Jobsite Leadership, Upping Your Podcast Game, Expelling Industry Exclusivity

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Get all the top Touchplan stories for the month in one place! Here you can find a variety of materials we've released over the month of October. Please enjoy!

Building a Better Community

Touchplan was recently utilized by XL Construction on a very special project that created a new transitional housing facility for LifeMoves that will provide assistance for 100 displaced residents in Silicon Valley. Read more in our latest case study.

See How You Can Lead Your Jobsite With the Help of Two Tech Partners

Weren’t able to make our webinar earlier this month with OpenSpace? Not to worry, we have all the great conversations available on demand. Watch the recording now and learn “How Combining Technology Can Help You Lead a Jobsite.”

CEO Elected to National Academy of Construction

The National Academy of Construction has elected Sandra Hamby, CEO and president of MOCA Systems, Inc. and Touchplan, as a member of its class of 2021. She was formally inducted on October 21 during the NAC annual meeting.

Empowering Millennials on Jobsites

A new episode of the National Association of Women in Construction podcast Build. Lead. Succeed is now available. Angela Highland, CIT, CPC Highland speaks with Jennifer Ponce de Leon, MBA, Sr. Business Development Manager for JEM Group, LLC – Construction Services. The two cover a variety of industry topics including ways to empower millennials to have a voice and share new ideas.

Growth Driven by Data

Jacobsen Construction used data to drive growth by digitizing the planning process. “We feel confident taking on tougher projects because we know everyone down to the subs and trades will be on the same page when using Touchplan,” said Layne Hess, Corporate Director of Scheduling and Planning. Learn how it all came together by reading our case study.

Pushing For Industry Inclusion

In honor of Construction Inclusion Week, we published a new episode of the Build. Lead. Succeed. Podcast. This episode is from the NAWIC annual conference with the leaders of a panel focused on DE&I. Angela Highland, CIT, CPC, discusses the importance of having the panel discussion and learning about their personal stories of promoting equity for all.

We also publish a DE&I focused blog: “The Pitfalls of an Exclusive Industry.” Guest blogger Jackie Falla from Elaine Construction joins us for Construction Inclusion Week to discuss the importance of impacting change and providing resources to smaller businesses that are necessary for success.

Up Your Podcast Game

Join Touchplan’s Head of PreSales/Sales Engineering George Hunt, CM-Lean, PSP as he discusses a range of topics surrounding one of the foundational elements of Lean: capability development. From operations methods to new technologies, Upping Your Game takes a look across the AEC industry and beyond to bring you how others are improving the way they work as well as helping develop those around them. Listen to the trailer here.

LCI Congress Through the Eyes of Touchplan’s Lean Enthusiast

Touchplan’s Lean expert George Hunt recently attended and presented at the 2021 LCI Congress Conference in Phoenix, AZ. We sat down with George to get his takeaways from this year’s event.

Insights as a First-Time LCI Congress Attendee

Carolyn Yee provides her thoughts from the LCI Congress Annual Conference and how technology and knowledge sharing continue to impact the construction industry.

Introducing Touchplan’s Lean Coaching Affiliate Program

Touchplan’s new affiliate program is designed to serve its customers’ needs and quickly connect them with high-quality Lean construction practitioners that can help with their transitions to managing construction projects with a Lean Mindset.

The Evolution Of ConTech & Its Impact On Lean

While Noah Baker was on vacation, Touchplan’s Head of Pre-Sales and resident Lean expert George Hunt took control of the mic and was joined by fellow Lean experts Colin Milberg and Connor Butler for a discussion on construction technology and the impact it has on Lean construction practices. Listen here!

The Demo Culture

In this Voices of Construction episode, Noah chats with Chase Rezentes from The Demo Company. Noah and Chase discuss the fantastic culture at The Demo Company that motivates their employees to be the best they can be while also reinforcing the importance of the work they do and the safety of those around them.


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We hope you enjoyed this October content roundup! We know there are a ton of places to get construction news, blogs, podcasts, and more out there, so we wanted to take the opportunity to say thank you for checking us out.