Excavate Series – Elissa Flandro

In Episode 3 of Excavate, Beyond Brick & Mortar, we continue to share our enthusiasm for women in construction and introduce Elissa Flandro, Customer Success Manager & Head of Content at Holo Builder. Elissa shares that Holo Builder is like Google street view for your construction site, and the easiest way to walk a site and capture the progress in 360-degree photos.

Every interviewee we’ve spoken with has expressed their excitement about the opportunities for change in this industry and Elissa echoed this sentiment:

“There are many different types of both design and construction technology that we see. Anything from AI and machine learning to robotics that are operating out on site. There’s a lot of room for us to experiment, see what sticks, and what can take off.”

While the construction industry might seem daunting, Elissa attributes her success to having a mentor who introduced her to a variety of projects and his personal contacts. He instilled the importance of networking and she still meets with him regularly.

When asked if she thought the LISA Movement might have helped her along when deciding on a career, Elissa made some salient observations for anyone starting out on the post-college path:

“When I was getting ready to graduate, I really didn’t know what I wanted to do. It would have been helpful for me to understand that no matter what you do as your entry-level job coming right out of college, that isn’t necessarily what you always have to do for your entire life. You will get great job experience and there are always opportunities to follow whatever you’re passionate about.”

We couldn’t agree more.

Excavate, Beyond Brick & Mortar showcases the stories of influencers who are shaping the future of the built environment and flourishing in the industry. We believe that by seeing the possibilities, new talent can envision and create their future.

We hope you enjoy an inside look at the many facets and personalities of the built environment.

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