By Sneha Kumari, MBA, Six Sigma
"I am extremely delighted to host my first show in association with OSD. And my first guest is Erin Khan, a fellow women leader in construction!" Sneha Kumari
Erin Khan is an established AEC technology leader, with over a decade of combined experience in building operations, data and process analysis, and software implementation. She is passionate about empowering others to adopt technology to improve project outcomes using empathetic communication, team building, and collaboration skills.
Prior to founding EKC, Erin served as the National Director of Construction Solutions for Suffolk Construction, overseeing national technology and innovation operations. Erin holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from USC, a certificate in Business Analytics from The Wharton School, and is EIT, LEED AP BD+C, and OSHA-10 certified. In this episode, we delve into Erin's remarkable journey within the construction industry, from her initial experiences to her current role as a leader in the innovation division of a prominent construction company. We explore her exposure to lean construction methodologies and the subsequent challenges of change management that accompanied it. Erin shares valuable insights on implementing efficient change management practices on construction sites, both among the workforce and the industry's leadership. Discovering and empowering 'Innovation Champions' is key to driving transformation.
Moreover, we gain a glimpse into the emerging trends of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Generative AI, and the pivotal role of data interoperability, which can revolutionize the field. Erin presents a unique perspective, highlighting the shift from DFMA (Design for Manufacturing and Assembly) to Data for Manufacturing and Assembly as a means to standardize and scale operations. By fostering data transparency, we can inspire behavioral changes and elevate industry practices."
Erin Khan, Founder, Sr. Consultant at Erin Khan Consulting: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/erin-khan-655a761a/