Women in residential construction software: who’s leading the way?
Monday, March 08th, 2021
I don’t think there are many women in residential construction software in the UK. I don’t know that for sure, but I don’t see too many names cropping up online! International Women’s Day is always a good opportunity to champion the work of women in the building sector. And we should applaud the women working in residential building firms, both behind the scenes and either on the tools or customer-facing.
This global day (March 8) celebrates the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. And the event has been taking place for well over a century, with the first IWD gathering in 1911 supported by over a million people. Today, IWD belongs to all groups collectively everywhere.
The theme for 2021 is #ChooseToChallenge
According to the organisers, “a challenged world is an alert world”. And HBXL’s software developers would agree with that. If you don’t push boundaries you don’t make progress and that’s our belief too.
Better still, this year, a mission of IWD is ‘to celebrate digital advancement and champion the women forging innovation through technology’.
Women working in residential construction software
There are a number of women, both employed and contracted, working within the HBXL Group. And we’re involved in some truly exciting projects that challenge the way the residential construction industry currently works.
I for one have learnt a huge amount about machine learning and artificial intelligence over the last 12 months. I’ll give you the heads up here that automated estimating is just around the corner!
As Operations Director for the Group I have a number of projects to oversee and stakeholder reports to write. It has been a steep, yet fascinating, learning curve exploring the tech opportunities available to the HBXL Group.
I’m currently liaising with associates around the world on our innovative tech projects. And closer to home, HBXL’s (female) Key Accounts Manager is researching our customer base on their software requirements in order to best meet the needs of builders in the UK today.
Not surprisingly, there’s a real buzz amongst the team right now as we take the business up another gear, helped by innovation grants fiercely sought over the last 12 months.
So watch this space. We look forward to our building community celebrating the digital advancements HBXL are making on your behalf. And we’ll continue championing the innovating work of our female colleagues, here and abroad. It’s a good time to be a woman in residential construction software.