Counter Talks episode #13: Not Your Dad’s Construction Site – Kris Troppmann, Finning Canada
The urgency of attracting a new young workforce to the construction trades is looming ever larger. We’ve known for a while that the retiring Baby Boomer generation will leave a big hole in the workforce – one that Millennials seem reluctant to fill with their preference for technology-focused employment. Now the pandemic has created a huge new need for economic stimulus that will probably be met with infrastructure spending by governments. But who will do the work? Kris Troppman is an expert in construction technology who thinks the coming new world of machine control, 3D site imaging, drones, AI, automation and other advanced machine tech could make construction cool again…if Canada’s contractors and rental stores embrace it.