For the past eight months, Berglund has worked closely with MindForge as part of a design partner program to test innovative ways to use the technology company’s new behavior-based training platform on one of our construction projects. This week, Berglund begins work with MindForge to move beyond the pilot program and into company-wide deployment.
“The MindForge platform aligns perfectly with our three core values: Client satisfaction, operational excellence, and innovation,” said Fred Berglund, president of Berglund Construction. “We are constantly looking for ways to improve our safety and quality programs – and MindForge’s technology offers a cutting-edge way to take those programs to the next level. We’re excited about what’s ahead.”
MindForge’s core mission is to reduce serious injuries and fatalities (SIFs) on construction sites. To do this, the company studies the behavioral, motivational, and systematic causes of SIFs and develops training programs to address them. The training is delivered directly to frontline workers on MindForge’s technology platform through its mobile app. With its core focus on safety, MindForge’s platform will also be leveraged to deliver training to Berglund tradespeople on quality control and a range of other topics.
“We have been focused on using video technology to push safety training and information to frontline workers for the past two years,” said Tony Baca, vice president of safety. “So MindForge is a natural fit for improving those efforts and making us even more effective at reaching each Berglund tradesperson with critical knowledge.”
For the pilot program, we deployed the technology on our project at the Rhodes State Office Tower in Columbus, Ohio. To improve our safety and quality control efforts, we created custom, task-specific training videos in partnership with MindForge. Then, we used the platform to deliver the content directly to the 30 Berglund tradespeople tasked with performing complex repairs on suspended scaffold systems hundreds of feet in the air.
“The MindForge training helps our tradespeople understand their tasks before they are in the action, having to make decisions in what can be stressful situations,” said Jeff Berglund, project manager at Rhodes Tower. “We have received a lot of positive feedback from newly hired tradespeople, who begin their work with greater confidence having downloaded the app on their smartphones and gone through the detailed training program.”
Berglund regularly undertakes complex projects like our work at Rhodes Tower. As MindForge rolls out to the rest of the firm, we look forward to seeing those positive results emerge on all our job sites.