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Behind the business: AFT training the team on tech (Part 3 of 5)

This is the third in a five-part series where we take an in-depth look at AFT Construction and how this leading team builds bigger and better with residential construction management software.

Behind the business: AFT training the team on tech (Part 3 of 5)

Behind the Business series: This week, we bring you the third in a series of posts highlighting AFT Construction, a leading home builder from Scottsdale, Arizona. Throughout this series, you’ll hear from this team firsthand and learn what jobs were like before construction software, the transformative effect Buildertrend had and how they use it today to bring epic builds to life.

Miss the second part of our series? Check out Part 2: AFT building relationships with clients.

Unifying your construction team around new technology is hard and definitely takes some serious commitment. So, how did Brad Leavitt overcome these growing pains and earn buy-in from everyone?

Watch this quick video to find out what worked for AFT Construction and how Brad inspired his employees to make this goal their own.

So, you’ve taken the next best step for your construction business and now you’re not sure where to start. We know that adopting project management software can seem overwhelming at first, but remember – it’s not a sprint, it’s a marathon. The most successful Buildertrend customers, like Brad, started by implementing one feature at a time.

Here are a few best practices to keep in mind as you begin to train your employees on this new technology.

1. Make training a priority: If you expect your team to buy in and use this new technology, they need to have the proper training. Allocating time and resources to training will ensure your employees have a basic understanding and guidance to get started.

2. Use rollout methods and set expectations: Set clear guidelines and training deadlines for your team, so there are no surprises. Delegate learning responsibilities to your project managers, so they become the experts and can work together to train other crew members.

3. Help them understand the long-term benefits: How is this construction project management software going to make their lives easier? Explain how it’s going to change their processes for the better, create efficiencies and eventually lead to time and money saved.

And if you need a bit of guidance along the way, we’ve got your back! Every construction team learns differently, so we have a variety of training options available. Here are a few of our customer favorites.

Onsite Consulting

Experience customized learning for you and your team. You made an investment in your business with Buildertrend – our job is to make sure you get the most out of it. With Onsite Consulting, our consultants come to you and work with your team to create a custom success plan that maximizes your use of the software and solves specific pain points for your business.

Buildertrend University

Join us for an engaging two-day conference for Buildertrend customers at our headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska. At Buildertrend University, you’ll master specific features and learn best practices and strategies for your business. Dive into feature-based classes, experience the Buildertrend culture and take advantage of a one-on-one session with your Buildertrend coach.

Buildertrend Online Conference

Elevate your Buildertrend usage with free online learning. Join us in our virtual classroom twice a month for two in-depth classes focused on some of our most-used features. Take the next step for your business and let us show you how to streamline project management with Buildertrend. We promise you’ll be glad you did!

Buildertrend Learning Academy

Give your team the resources and training they need to be successful with Buildertrend’s Learning Academy. With onboarding and Buildertrend certification courses, feature-focused training and other supplemental resources, our Learning Academy is stocked with the educational materials your team needs to advance in their roles. They can engage and learn with us online at their own pace, and they have the freedom to train while on the go via their mobile phone or tablet.

Are you ready to implement tech into your construction processes?

Schedule a demo to get started with Buildertrend today!

Be sure to come back and check out the fourth installment of our Behind the Business series with AFT Construction.

About The Author

Chelsea Cole

Chelsea Cole Chelsea Cole is a content marketing specialist at Buildertrend

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