Technology Delivering Productivity

Women Rock Construction

As part of their Women Rock Construction campaign Rockthorn Ltd spoke with Katie Clarke (Account Manager – South) on her 10+ years experience as a female working in the industry. Read and watch below!

What is your Job Role? 

MDiG Account Manager – South UK

How long have you been in the industry

10+ years

What advice would you give to a young woman entering the industry? 

Always be confident, be willing to listen and take things with a pinch of salt and always have a laugh, it’s a fantastic industry to be a part of, don’t ever be afraid to add value to drive change. I always aim for individuality, just be yourself!

What’s the best part of your job? 

Interacting with customers who are at various stages of embracing digital technology to enhance their sites.

Tell us about your typical day.

Arranging hires, cold calling, following up quotations submitted, speaking with new clients daily and arranging face to face meetings, occasionally taking cab kits off excavators or dozers to help the team!

What makes you proud of working in the construction industry? 

Just being in the industry for so many years, I have had MANY highs, along with some extreme lows. What makes me proud is I have now finally found my forte working for an incredible team and up and coming business who appreciate everything that I do and route for me to succeed.

What is your favourite tool or machine

Liebherr Dozers. Dozer girl at heart!

MDiG launches online training for Machine Control

MDiG are pleased to announce the launch of its new range of online training for Machine Operators,
aimed at understanding and maximising the benefits of machine control on the job site.

Specialising in machine control, surveying, and software the training is available through any
browser with an internet connection.

Completely online and accessible 24 hours a day, the training can be completed when convenient
and flexed around the working day. This can limit downtime as training can be done off site and
during quieter times. As well as removing travel time, online creates the opportunity to provide
immediate and appropriate training. You choose when to attend courses.

Many courses are supported by an online specialist, so if you have questions support is readily
available.

Suitable for beginners looking to get up to speed quickly or an experienced professional wanting to
brush up their knowledge, each course enables operators to take full advantage of the equipment’s
capabilities to help improve workflow in the field or back at the office.

The first course available is a free taster: Introduction to Machine Control – establishing the core
concepts and looking at standard digital construction technology.

This is followed by training for intelligent Machine Control machine operators – excavators and
dozers. These courses concentrate on the positive and unique traits of the intelligent Machine
Control systems and its effective and efficient operation. Learning is done through a variety of
styles – with Q & A, videos and interactive exercises.

New courses coming soon include Topcon 3D MC for dozers and excavators and Leica MC1 for
Dozer and Excavators. A Training App using the same login details will also be available soon
enabling all courses to be completed via a Smart Phone, offering even more flexibility and ease of
completion.

On passing the course a digital certificate is immediately available and a summary of the learning
provided to retain key information. The courses can also be repeated multiple times if you need a
refresher.

Course booking is quick and easy – sign up, add payment details and choose your course. Business
owners can register and book courses for multiple staff members at the same time. Results and
certificates can be managed easily with full support given from the MDiG team.

Launched in 2020, and with its staff having over 50 combined years experience in the construction
technology industry, MDiG is fast becoming established as one of the industry’s ‘leading providers.’
Along with online, classroom and site-based training, MDiG covers all aspects of digital construction
offering rental and sales of the latest GNSS and Machine Control equipment, solutions with jobsite
setup, 3D data & terrain mapping and an assist service via dedicated support desks. MDiG has key
partnerships with Leica Geosystems, Topcon Positioning and XWatch Safety Solutions as well as
being the UK’s distributor of Smart Construction products.

Sign Up Now for introductory FREE training