“Case Study “Webcore: Building Buy-IN in the Brick and Mortar Business” Textbook, business and finance homework help

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  1. How has Webcor used technology to support project management in the construction field?
  2. List the main lessons IT managers can learn from Webcor Builders about the successful adoption of new technologies.
  3. Webcor bought an application called PlanGrid to mark up construction blueprints on iPads. PlanGrid can be used when the workers are offline and later syncs up with files on the Box platform. Webcor frequently follows this approach of buying applications and then building application programming interfaces (APIs) to connect these programs to its main enterprise systems. What are the advantages and disadvantages of this IT development process
  4. What obstacles do companies face when developing customized IT systems themselves? Under what circumstances does it make sense?

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1. How has Webcor used technology to support project management in the construction
field?
Webcor is one of the first companies that have advanced construction technology.
Concisely, the advanced construction technology involves the use of Building
Information Modeling (BIM). BIM is being utilized in the following instances: working
in harmony with the architect, condition the required model, and create an estimate of
time and money needed in the project. More so, the company has integrated 3D BIM that
offers unique platform for planning and managing construction projects. More so, 3D
BIM can be integrated with 5D approach making unprecedented planning and managing
of types of projects. In this regard, the information obtained from this method is helpful
in solving issues on time and making timely decisions. Another key feature of Vico
Office 5D workflow is that it identifies the cost, schedule, and the inevitable changes
throughout all stages of building design.

2. List the main lessons IT managers can learn from Webcor Builders about the successful
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