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Construction industry: Tech-averse or historically underserved?

Tune in as Procore’s Tooey Courtemanche explains that the construction industry has simply been waiting for the tech they needed.

May 2, 2022   Adam Freill
Construction
Software

Prior to founding Procore Technologies—a construction management platform used in over 1 million projects across 150+ countries—Tooey Courtemanche built a software consultancy developing corporate HR applications that connected to enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems.

How did Tooey go from corporate HR applications to the world of construction… to founding a company whose mission is to “connect everyone who touches construction […] to manage data and drive better business outcomes”?

As Tooey tells Anthony Capkun of Electrical Business Magazine, it wasn’t that much of a stretch, actually, because a love for construction has been running through Tooey’s veins since at least Grade 8, when he started earning a paycheque by sweeping up a cabinet shop “and hanging out with people I just loved—construction industry folks.”

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Tooey’s personal and professional mission has become to help “modernize an industry that has been unfairly labelled as tech-averse.”

Tune in to hear his insights about the advancement of technology on jobsites, as well as some of the work Procore is doing to help attract new professionals to the field, which includes efforts to see more women pursue careers in construction.