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NECA members discuss innovation, safety, and efficiency

By Claudia Thijs

September 21st, 2023

Electrical trade professional at a jobsite

As a sponsor of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), OpenSpace is committed to providing valuable insights and resources to our customers and industry peers. Recently, we had the privilege of hosting a series of fireside chats with distinguished NECA members TCE and Cleveland Electric.

These engaging conversations touched upon various aspects of our industry and highlighted the ways OpenSpace reality capture is helping businesses thrive in the construction sector. We’re pleased to share key takeaways from these insightful discussions, and we’ve also made the full conversations available on-demand.

How OpenSpace advances TCE’s innovation practice

TCE, a trusted NECA member and valued OpenSpace customer, kicked off our fireside chat series by discussing how innovation plays a pivotal role in the construction industry. The conversation centered on:

  • The power of technology: TCE emphasized how embracing technology, such as OpenSpace’s cutting-edge solutions, has transformed its project management processes. Jacob Shavel, Innovation Engineer at TCE, highlighted the ease of capturing project data using OpenSpace’s 360° photo documentation, improving project accuracy and efficiency.
  • Future-proofing: The discussion concluded with a focus on future-proofing construction businesses. Jacob shared insights on how leveraging OpenSpace’s solutions helps the company stay competitive and adapt to evolving industry standards.
  • Collaboration and transparency: Jacob noted that OpenSpace fosters greater collaboration among project stakeholders. He underscored the importance of transparency and described how OpenSpace’s technology enhances communication between contractors, owners, and subcontractors.

Watch the full conversation on-demand.

How Cleveland Electric enhances safety on the jobsite

Safety is a paramount concern in the construction industry, and the fireside chat with Cleveland Electric’s Group Manager Andy Tolbert and Project Manager Kevin Sloan highlighted the following key points:

  • Safety culture: Andy and Kevin emphasized the importance of fostering a culture of safety within their organization and described how OpenSpace’s capabilities, such as site monitoring through visual data, helped enhance safety awareness among their teams.
  • Risk mitigation: The discussion touched upon risk management and how OpenSpace’s documentation helps identify potential hazards and proactively address them, reducing accidents and costly delays.
  • Training and compliance: Andy and Kevin highlighted ways that OpenSpace contributes to training and compliance efforts by providing a visual record of safety protocols, enabling better adherence and accountability.

Watch the full conversation on-demand.

Bringing it all together

Our conversations with TCE and Cleveland Electric exemplify the collaborative spirit within the NECA community and the construction industry as a whole. OpenSpace is committed to empowering our customers with innovative solutions that enhance risk mitigation, efficiency, and communication on jobsites, and we are grateful to have such fantastic customers who take time to share insights and best practices.

Curious to see what all the excitement’s about? You can tour a real OpenSpace jobsite capture in our free product demo. Step inside an OpenSpace project to explore actual capture images and see how easy it is to navigate and collaborate. Start your tour here.