The inaugural cmBuilder SitePlan Summit took place yesterday evening, July 12, 2023, in Burnaby, BC, establishing itself as what could one day become a new landmark event for the local construction industry. It was a fantastic event where the cmBuilder product team gathered with the region’s leading construction firms to explore the future of the cmBuilder platform and the role it plays in addressing the industry's evolving challenges.
The key attraction of the Summit was a riveting panel discussion featuring executives Richard Aarestad, EVP, Construction at Shape Properties, Hammad Chaudhry, National Director, Digital Project Delivery, Digital & Data Engineering at EllisDon Construction, Allan Beron, President at Urban One Builders, and Dave Poettcker, Director of Development at UBC Properties. They candidly addressed how project complexity has surged in recent years, exacerbated by an increasingly unpredictable global supply chain. Given these escalating challenges, their consensus was clear: technology adoption isn't a luxury but a necessity for the modern construction landscape.
The panelists underscored the need for robust digital solutions like cmBuilder, emphasizing their role in mitigating project risks. They shared their insights on how leveraging technology can streamline processes, improve transparency, and ensure projects stay on time and budget, despite the uncertain external environment.
In response, the cmBuilder team unveiled a roadmap that displayed an exciting vision for the platform’s future. Their presentation reflected the in-depth understanding of the industry’s pain points and their commitment to delivering solutions that help construction leaders navigate this rapidly changing landscape. The new features demonstrated by Shannon Chang, cmBuilder’s Product Design Lead, showed a commitment to making it faster to do work, improve deliverables and improve first user experiences. cmBuilder’s dedication to emphasizing product velolcity and continuous development positions the platform well to the adapting needs of the construction industry.
The inaugural cmBuilder SitePlan Summit was not just a meeting of minds, but a collaborative forward-thinking session that showcased the undeniable bond between technology and construction. As project complexities and supply chain issues continue to create ripples in the industry, cmBuilder stands at the forefront as a technological ally, ready to equip construction leaders with the tools they need to build a resilient future.
With this successful event, the cmBuilder team sent a strong message, reaffirming a promise to be more than just a platform. cmBuilder is an active partner, invested in the growth and sustainability of our customers and the construction industry. Together, the cmBuilder community is building more than just structures; they are constructing the future of the industry.