Author Archives: Chantal Jurdi

Adapting Under Crisis

Uncertainty and Fear In a matter of just a few days, our lives changed drastically in ways many of us had never even imagined or thought probable. The COVID-19 pandemic literally stopped the world and sent world leaders scrambling to … Read More

Albert Bou Fadel: Innovating on the Construction Jobsite with Smart Barrel

EPISODE SUMMARY Albert Bou Fadel is CEO and founder of Smart Barrel, a hardware & software platform that helps companies manage jobsite manpower. Albert and his team have found innovative ways to blend tough, ‘low tech’ solutions that work anywhere, … Read More


SmartBarrel was founded in Miami and continues its development here. The Miami startup culture and tech ecosystem are still in early development, but we are on the right track and its future is promising. We are honored and encouraged to … Read More

Where Technology Meets Construction

SmartBarrel’s founder, Albert Bou Fadel, shares his startup journey, navigating the challenges of doing business in a pandemic,  and the future of construction technology. Read more… 

Contagion and the Construction Industry: A New Reality in Risk Management

This generation is experiencing an unprecedented moment in its history; personally and professionally. We are now tasked to shift our approach from established systems and social norms. COVID-19 has forced every business – including the construction industry – to reimagine … Read More

SmartBarrel | Worker Safety Update

We know you must have received a lot of these notices, but we wanted you to be aware of what we at SmartBarrel is doing to keep both our customers and their employees safe. We take your health and operation … Read More

Developers Bet on Proptech in South Florida

It is no secret that the real estate industry has had many challenges pertaining to inefficiencies with traditional processes of doing business. Bizjournal spotlighted proptech startups such as SmartBarrel and the local South Florida real estate developers funding efforts to … Read More

The Smart “Virtual Superintendent” has Arrived

Construction sites can be operationally challenging for contractors, especially when managing their greatest asset; the human capital – workers. Everything from timesheets, headcount, daily logs, and payroll. However, SmartBarrel solves all these challenges in one easy integrated software and job … Read More


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Hurricane Dorian Updates

As Dorian spun into the warm, open waters of the Atlantic Thursday, concern grew about the storm’s projected path towards the United States, where it could strike as a major hurricane over the upcoming holiday weekend. The National Hurricane Center … Read More