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Change is coming. Change in the way we operate, the way we build, use technology, incorporate sustainable materials and methods, design spaces and so much more.... Change to Build Our Future.

The mindset of individuals and companies from all over the world have shifted, and are already spearheading this change.

Take a peek with me through this window of change - a window to understand the past, prepare in the present to live for our future.

This is the Build Our Future Podcast

Build Our Future Podcast Rahul Faria

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Change is coming. Change in the way we operate, the way we build, use technology, incorporate sustainable materials and methods, design spaces and so much more.... Change to Build Our Future.

The mindset of individuals and companies from all over the world have shifted, and are already spearheading this change.

Take a peek with me through this window of change - a window to understand the past, prepare in the present to live for our future.

This is the Build Our Future Podcast

    #45 Workworking Design & Implementation feat. Justin Somers (Woodrow Designs)

    #45 Workworking Design & Implementation feat. Justin Somers (Woodrow Designs)

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    • 24 min
    #44 Embodied Carbon feat. Diana Smiciklas (Perkins & Will)

    #44 Embodied Carbon feat. Diana Smiciklas (Perkins & Will)

    This week on the Build Our Future Podcast, we talk all things sustainability with our guest, Diana Smiciklas.
    Diana Smiciklas is a sustainability advisor who has been working with architectural firm Perkins and Will for the last 3 years. Diana diligently develops and implements strategies for high-performance and sustainable design while also focusing on wellbeing.
    In this episode, we shine the light on embodied carbon, and how the future of sustainability looks for the construction industry.
    Check out episode #44 – where you’ll hear us chat about:
    ● How the last few years have been an exciting time for Diana to be helping her clients embrace sustainability .
    ● How things have changed over the years since LEED first started.
    ● What the future looks like for embodied carbon practices in the construction industry.

    • 39 min
    #43 Operations Tracking Technology feat. Leeroy Beeby (Level)

    #43 Operations Tracking Technology feat. Leeroy Beeby (Level)

    Join us on this weeks episode of the Build Our Future Podcast,
    where Rahul chats with returning guest Leeroy Beeby, the COO and Co-Founder of
    Level.
    Leeroy’s mission with Level is to assist small and medium sized
    contractors with the tech tools that their businesses need to grow. Since his
    last appearance on the Build Our Future Podcast, he has expanded the services
    of the company and now offer bookkeeping solutions to their clients, which you
    will hear all about in this weeks episode.

    Check out episode #43 as we discuss topics such as:
    How Level have expanded to bookkeeping, and why they only do bookkeeping for contractors.
    Why tracking the numbers is so important for tackling cashflow problems.
    Leeroy explains the benefits of using Level, and the processes they take in order to help contractors with their expenses.
    Check out Level at their website: https://checkthelevel.com/ (https://checkthelevel.com/)
    Level on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/check-the-level/ (https://www.linkedin.com/company/check-the-level/)

    • 21 min
    #42 Clear & Efficient Communications feat. Yves Frinault (Fieldwire)

    #42 Clear & Efficient Communications feat. Yves Frinault (Fieldwire)

    Join us on this weeks episode of the Build Our Future Podcast, where Rahul chats with Yves Frinault, who is the CEO and Co-Founder of Fieldwire.
    Fieldwire is an end-to-end jobsite software solution for the construction industry. Used on more than 800,000 projects worldwide, Fieldwire has saved its users millions of dollars by powering clear and efficient communications between the office and the field.
    Check out episode #42 as we discuss topics such as:
    Yves’ journey with bringing Fieldwire to fruition.
    How Yves implemented methods from the gaming development industry into the construction industry.
    How Fieldwire continues to help GCs, subs, engineers, architects and designers in the construction industry.
    Check out Fieldwire at their website:
    https://www.fieldwire.com/

    Fieldwire on LinkedIn:
    https://www.linkedin.com/company/fieldwirelabs/
    Yves Frinault on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/yvesfrinault




    ”The collaboration tools that we had in gaming were like lightyears ahead of anything you see in construction. We were making custom collaboration tools for the project that we were working on, and I really got to a point where I was like - this is the stuff that we're missing in construction.”
    - Yves Frinault


    “The main problem as a GC was that the owner was on site every single day, like they would come on site, and it would waste like a lot of time. And when they started using Fieldwire - because the owner could just like browsing on field wire directly - they could see the photos, they could see everything.”
    - Yves Frinault


    ”The difference between the great companies and the good companies is their capacity to execute the plan with all the adjustments and variations that they're going to encounter. Fieldwire focuses exclusively on that connection between the plan, and the execution.”
    - Yves Frinault




    Connect with Rahul Faria and Build Our Future Podcast:
    Website: https://www.rahulfaria.com/podcast
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/buildourfuture/ (https://www.instagram.com/buildourfuture/)
    
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Build-Our-Future-
    Podcast
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rahul-faria/
    Contact: podcast@rahulfaria.com


    https://www.instagram.com/buildourfuture/ (Thanks for listening, and if you like what you’ve heard, feel free to share this episode! )

    • 33 min
    #41 Adapting to New Technology feat. Stacia Van Zetten (Exact Technology)

    #41 Adapting to New Technology feat. Stacia Van Zetten (Exact Technology)

    Join us on this week's episode of the Build Our Future Podcast, where Rahul chats with Stacia Van Zetten, the CSO of EXACT Technology.
    EXACT Technology is a company that creates data-driven solutions for precast, infrastructure and high-rise construction. Constructors of all types use monitoring data from their hardware and software to build their projects faster, safer and more sustainably.
    Check out episode #41 as we discuss topics such as:
    How Stacia came up with the original idea for the company, and how it began.
    Why the construction industry can often be slow to make changes and adapt to new technologies.
    The ways in which EXACT has innovated the various systems required in concrete pouring methods.
    Check out EXACT Technology at their website:
    https://exacttechnology.com/

    EXACT Technology on LinkedIn:
    https://www.linkedin.com/company/exact-technology-corporation/
    Stacia’s LinkedIn:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/stacia-van-zetten-2207871b


    ”My vision was to really monitor the full lifecycle of concrete from aggregates in a bin out of ready mix plant, to being batched, being in a truck, to being delivered on site. ”
    - Stacia Van Zetten


    “When you're focused on a project for ten years, and you move on to the next one, there's no sharing of knowledge from project to project. So most people just do the next project the same way they did the first project for ten years, and ten years later, they're doing the exact same thing.”
    - Stacia Van Zetten


    ”It never really was a thought in my mind that it would turn into a company, it was just like, 'let's do this better'.”

    - Stacia Van Zetten




    Connect with Rahul Faria and Build Our Future Podcast:
    Website: https://www.rahulfaria.com/podcast
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/buildourfuture/ (https://www.instagram.com/buildourfuture/)
    
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Build-Our-Future-Podcast
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rahul-faria/
    Contact: podcast@rahulfaria.com


    https://www.instagram.com/buildourfuture/ (Thanks for listening, and if you like what you’ve heard, feel free to share this episode! )

    • 24 min
    #40 Sustainable Design & Architecture feat. Jessie Smith & Darryl Hood

    #40 Sustainable Design & Architecture feat. Jessie Smith & Darryl Hood

    In this week's episode of the Build Our Future Podcast, host Rahul Faria is joined by Jessie Smith and Darryl Hood, Principals from CSV Architects.
    CSV Architects is an Ottawa-based architectural practice focused on the sustainable design of institutional, commercial, and multi-unit residential projects.
    Its mission is to create sustainable communities through meaningful architectural design and collaborative discussion.
    Check out episode #40 as Jessie and Darryl tell Rahul about how sustainability in architecture is their main objective and has been from the beginning.
    In the episode, you will hear:
    Why CSV Architects believed in sustainability before it was common practice in the construction industry.
    Why net-zero has been discussed more recently than the likes of LEED.
    How occupant health and well-being are a priority for CSV Architects while designing buildings.


    Check out CSV Architects at their website:
    https://www.csv.ca/


    CSV Architects on LinkedIn:
    https://www.linkedin.com/company/csv-architects/


    Jessie Smith on LinkedIn:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/jessieesmith


    Darryl Hood on LinkedIn:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/darryl-hood


    Instagram: @csvarchitects


    ”I think the term is generally '50% of the buildings that are going to be around in 2050 already exist'. So we need to fix those, as well as build better when we build new.”
    - Darryl Hood


    “Sustainability sort of goes hand in hand with minimalism; reducing waste, reducing energy consumption, and just being very efficient with living. That is something that I've always been interested in.”
    -Jessie Smith


    ”How do we reduce like ongoing consumption off electricity and utilities and kind of reduce that kind of carbon footprint? As opposed to, let's sort out the recycling and the compostable from a project site and just make sure how that's going.”
    - Darryl Hood


    Connect with Rahul Faria and Build Our Future Podcast:


    Website: https://www.rahulfaria.com/podcast
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/buildourfuture/
    
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Build-Our-Future-Podcast
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rahul-faria/
    Contact: podcast@rahulfaria.com


    https://www.instagram.com/buildourfuture/ (Thanks for listening, and if you like what you’ve heard, feel free to share this episode! )

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

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6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Karlito_tt ,

Unique Perspective

I had the pleasure of speaking to Rahul on episode 36. What sets this podcast apart is that it’s perspective is from a construction contractor’s point of view. Simply put, we as interior designers need to work together to achieve a common goal and that is to complete a project that meets our common client’s vision and dream in the most seamless and economical way possible.
Communication is key and Rahul communicates with the guests very well to bring very informative and very useful information to his listeners.

Mom_Who_Meditates ,

Love the “Big Picture” View of this Show

Really unique angle on the construction industry and all the resources available for innovation and sustainability. The host is naturally curious, and this comes across in the conversations with guests. Each episode looks at stories beyond the typical narrow-construction viewpoint. Definitely recommend this podcast.

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