Peaking Under the Tech Covers at Layton Construction

Construction companies are more often leveraging technology to become more efficient. This includes technology in the office and at the construction jobsite, impacting productivity across the entire organization.

As one example, in February 1953, Alan Layton decided to leave his government job and start his own construction company. He strived to establish and cultivate within his company—Layton Construction Company—the importance of the relationships with clients, employees, and subcontractors.

Today the company performs work in healthcare, retail, hospitality, manufacturing, distribution, education, office, and more—and leverages technology to become more efficient and effective.

Layton Construction Company first met Beck Technology back in 2016 and began exploring the potential for using DESTINI Estimator.

The pre-contract phase of the relationship included two rounds of Beck Technology Exploration, which allowed Layton to “test drive” the software within its existing workflow. During this time, it also provided feedback for future product enhancements and determined that the solution was the best fit for its needs.

Today, Layton Construction uses the technology for intelligent estimating and to be more efficient and effective in providing preconstruction services. The company can also use the system for integrated 2D and 3D takeoff, dashboard-based reporting, and estimate comparison view.

The technology will be deployed across Layton Construction’s eight nationwide offices and demonstrates how a common cost database schema can allow construction companies to manage a single database platform for both conceptual and detailed estimating.

While this is only one example, many construction companies are discovering that technology can help improve businesses processes, leading to a better bottom line.

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