Kraus-Anderson’s Andrea Blair recognized by BuiltWorlds as a top tech adoption leader
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (November 2020) – BuiltWorlds, the premier, global, digital platform for building trends and technology, has listed Andrea Blair, senior BIM/VDC specialist for Kraus-Anderson (KA), as a top tech adoption leader. BuiltWorlds recognizes industry leaders who help their companies find, select and implement new technologies.
“When people entered the construction industry years ago, they focused more on areas such as project management or engineering, but not on technology management,” said Tom Emison, vice president of strategy for Kraus-Anderson Companies. “Today’s industry features numerous competencies and specialists, including thought leaders like Andrea, who, along with her teammates in KA’s Pre-Construction Group, have done an amazing job of leveraging emerging technologies so our project teams can more effectively collaborate, preplan and execute our work.”
Blair, a LEED Green Associate, began with KA in 2012 as a project assistant, and in 2014, she joined the company’s Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) and Building Information Modeling (BIM) program. Utilizing lean thinking, she works on projects in numerous construction sectors including healthcare, hospitality, industrial, housing, and education.
Emison adds that Blair represents a growing skill set in technology that is mission-critical as we perform complex projects. “Andrea and our Pre-Con Group also represent KA’s core values of integrity, commitment, teamwork and valuing people. We are so proud of this team.”
Blair received her B.S. degree in Interior Design from The Art Institutes International in Minneapolis. She is a member of the Association of Women Contractors and U.S. Green Building Council. Blair is also a certified FAA Part 107 UAS Pilot.
COVID-19: KRAUS-ANDERSON’S COMMITMENT TO JOB SAFETY
As the world continues to deal with and adapt to the unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, Kraus-Anderson’s top priority remains safety. The company has implemented stringent social distancing practices and other elevated safety protocol on construction job sites, details of which can be found at KA’s COVID-19 Response Page.
Established in 1897, Kraus-Anderson® Construction Company is one of the nation’s premier commercial general contractors and construction managers. Kraus-Anderson, an Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action employer, is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn. and has regional offices in Madison, Wis., Bismarck, N.D., and Duluth, Bemidji and Rochester Minn.