#27 Optimizing Project Collaborations feat. JT Grindheim (FONN)
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There are so many moving parts in a construction project, and things can quickly descend into chaos if all the different teams are not on the same page. JT Grindheim understands this, which is why he built Fonn, his tech solution for efficient construction collaboration, and today we have him on the show to tell us all about it! JT worked in Project Management for 14 years in the oil and gas industry and is an outspoken project geek with a zero fault tolerance mindset who is passionate about lean work methods. He kicks things off today by giving listeners an idea of his experience in the field and how he brought it to bear by launching Fonn in late 2016 after a project didn’t live up to his ideals thanks to poor communication. Rather than beginning with the office, JT’s dream is to enable the site worker, and Fonn does this by performing its core function of communication and document sharing optimally and in the most user-friendly way, specifically for horizontal construction projects. We talk to JT about how the app works and keeps things as simple as possible from an onboarding point of view. Our exchange also covers Fonn’s evolution, incredible global market reception, and how the awards and seed funding they received has aided their credibility. Toward the end of the show, we talk about the adoption of technology in construction more broadly and what a truly tech-enabled industry will look like. For all this and more about how a simple platform that does one thing brilliantly can take a project from chaos to control, tune in today.

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