In this episode, our host sits down with Julian Clayton to get his thoughts on disJointed and the problems facing decision-making in the built environment.
Julian has been in the construction industry since he was a kid—literally since the age of twelve when he started framing for a local home builder in North Carolina. He expanded his experience in the early 1990s on grocery and big-box retail projects across the country and founded his commissioning firm in 2001. In 2006 he expanded Crescent Construction Services nationally with standardized services for MEP, Roof, CMU Wall, and FFFL. During his time at Crescent, his standardized drain inspection process was adopted as the base of LACP certification, his methods for predictive analysis became standard in the FFFL community, and he taught Cost Control and Project Management in a local college’s Construction Management program.
His path to construction technology began during the recovery from the 2008 downturn when Julian released PunchList, the first punch list tool for the iPad. That first application paved the way to over a dozen others, along with custom work for Skanska and several regional MEP contractors. As a result of his work during this period, he was one of ENR’s Top 25 Newsmakers in 2011 and was featured on Apple.com. In 2012 Julian became an advisor for Fieldlens, and by May 2013 it became clear the opportunity was too big to ignore. As a result, he sold Crescent Construction Services, joined the team as their first VP of Product, and was later promoted to Chief Customer Officer.
In June 2017 WeWork acquired Fieldlens, and Julian stepped back into projects as one of the founding members of a new division, Powered by We. After three years, he left his position as VP – Global Head of Enterprise Services in May 2020. In December 2020, Julian joined Procore as VP of Product. General Contractors.