The Let's Fix Construction podcast is an avenue to offer creative solutions, separate myths from facts and erase misconceptions about the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry.
Episode #010: A Finish Tradesman’s August
Eric discusses the issues of being a subcontractor that handles floor finishes during August, which is absolute hell for installers. Project schedules are being impacted on the front end due to weather delays, yet the completion timeframe isn't being compensated for on the back end. Jobsites aren't ready, aren't weathertight, other trades aren't complete. HVAC is not on. Concrete moisture & planarity are big issues. Eric has real concern that project jobsites may be getting worse before they get better.
Episode #009: Product Rep University
Eric discusses the upcoming CONSTRUCT conference in National Harbor, MD, which includes the NEW Product Rep University. As a product rep himself, he helped curate this new session. Identifying the role players in construction, how to set yourself apart as just another vendor, how to work with specifications, stories from the road, substitutions & submittals & 4 mini-sessions are all covered in this construction product sales track at CONSTRUCT. www.CONSTRUCTshow.com
Episode #008: CONSTRUCT 2018 Preview
Eric & Cherise discuss thier atypical Summer of 2018, which included a heavy bidding and final design atmosphere. Owners are looking to save money on rising construction costs and schedules are being evaluated for construction. The end of the Summer signals CONSTRUCT and Long Beach, California hosts 2018's conference from October 3rd to the 5th. Eric and Cherise are involved in five different sessions, including the fourth annual Young Professionals Day. Register and attend at www.CONSTRUCTshow.com
Episode #007: LinkedIn Lost, Socially Found
Eric & Cherise discuss social media, concentrating on LinkedIn, the topic of the latest LFC blog post. Eric's social media history stretches back 10 years, starting on LinkedIn and Facebook and just about as long on Twitter. Cherise has six years of experience and had her AHA! moment after she was introduced to the benefits of social and now states that social media is "one of the single biggest benefits to her career and her network in the last six years that she could have ever dreamed was possible"
Episode #006: Playing Catch Up
Eric & Cherise discuss how this is the first LFC podcast in five months! They recollect the different workshops they've done since March, including CSI Region events and more. Their next workshops are at CONSTRUCT in Long Beach, CA October 3 to 5, 2018 where they will be hosting or moderating five different programs.
Episode #005: Just Like Groundhog Day
Eric & Cherise open by discussing the movie 'Groundhog Day' and its premise of reliving the same day over and over again is much like construction and how we do the same things over and over again and expect different results: the definition of insanity!
Cherise kicks off by talking about how one of her major peeves is the lack of coordination with keynotes on the architectural drawings and the disconnect between the design team and the architectural specifier or whomever is taking lead on the standards.