From March to May, construction in Pennsylvania halted. Being in one of the first states to shut down all but critical work amidst the pandemic, those construction workers found themselves in a new situation. Editor John Wyatt, Associate Editor Hannah Belloli and Publisher Jill Bloom were joined by President of R.L. Reppert Inc., Richard Reppert, to talk about just that.
Reppert discussed how his business has changed since the shutdown. This 2018 cover star discusses his desire to use programs that allow for constant communication with his clients, the need to implement technology into the construction industry and his decision to switch from paper blueprints and plans to that of a tablet. Does the rest of the construction industry need to follow in suit? Reppert discusses how he sees construction changing moving forward, and shares some advice for fellow contractors.