• Here’s how advances in technology are transforming the construction industry
    AZBigMedia recently published an article about advances in construction technology. Scott Root, executive director of strategy and innovation for Kitchell, uses a software program called OpenSpace to create a visual representation of the job site using 360-degree cameras. The program uses artificial intelligence (AI) to assign percentage-complete values to the pictures, so subsequent captures can show how much progress has been made since the last capture. “During the pandemic, we didn’t have our design partners or owners on Read More
    Source: Kitchell ProgressPublished on 2021-08-23
  • ENR: Contracting firms expect recovery to improve during 2021
    Kitchell’s work continues at Valleywise Health Medical Center in Phoenix. Kitchell Contractors President Steve Whitworth was recently quoted in an ENR-Southwest article about the construction market, addressing how the pandemic impacted the company’s operations and what to expect for the rest of this year. “Last year was about pivoting, changing, transforming: How many ways can we say ‘change?’” says Steve Whitworth, president of Kitchell Contractors. The employee-owned company ranked No. 9 in the Southwest. The changes required everyone to “communicate, communicate, communicate,” Read More
    Source: Kitchell ProgressPublished on 2021-07-07
  • How Kitchell builds healthcare projects more efficiently with OpenSpace
    This article was created by OpenSpace. With 60% of its work in the healthcare sector, Kitchell is always looking for ways to reduce risk and be a more efficient partner to its stakeholders. The Phoenix-based company also wanted to improve its handoff process with hospital facilities departments, which usually aren’t involved in construction and are often left flying blind when issues arise (since they have no idea what’s behind the sheetrock or under the concrete). Knowing that more robust photo documentation Read More
    Source: Kitchell ProgressPublished on 2021-05-21