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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

    #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




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    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


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    • 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




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    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


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    • 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


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    • 29 min
    #39 Workforce Management in the Construction Industry feat. Mallorie Brodie

    #39 Workforce Management in the Construction Industry feat. Mallorie Brodie

    In this week's episode of the Build Our Future Podcast, host Rahul Faria is joined by returning guest, Mallorie Brodie.
    Mallorie Brodie is the CEO and Co-Founder of Bridgit. Bridgit provides software solutions for simplifying workforce management within the construction industry. They offer two solutions to construction companies – Bridgit Field, which is an app for punchless management and issue tracking on job sites, and Bridgit Bench, which optimizes workforce planning.
    Tune in and listen as Mallorie chats to Rahul about how Bridgit has expanded their business over the course of the last year, since her first appearance on the Build Our Future Podcast in Episode #9.


    In the episode, you will hear Rahul and Mallorie discuss topics such as:


    How the pandemic highlighted the need for digitization in workforce planning for the construction industry.
    The female experience in such a male-dominated industry like construction.
    How Mallorie naturally built the brand identity of Bridgit over time.
    The forms of integration that Bridgit have benefited from.


    Check out Bridgit at their website:
    https://gobridgit.com/ (https://gobridgit.com/)

    Bridgit on LinkedIn:
    https://www.linkedin.com/company/gobridgit/


    Mallorie’s LinkedIn:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/mallorie-brodie-b3885827




    ”We're going to keep going on the integrations. Basically, any company that our customers bring up, we'll sort of see if it's possible to do within the infrastructure we've built, but the goal is to be able to integrate with really all the tools that our customers are using today.”
    - Mallorie Brodie


    “I think it's really important from a strategic perspective that companies are attractive to female employees because that's just a whole other group within our economy that can be tapped into to help grow the industry overall.”
    - Mallorie Brodie


    ”People would almost expect that our company would be very male-dominated, but we're actually like 50/50, and that was not even intentional is just sort of the way the company grew. And I think it is because we were diverse from such an early stage.”
    - Mallorie Brodie




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    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rahul-faria/
    Contact: podcast@rahulfaria.com


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    • 27 min
    #38 Innovating Flooring feat. Jack Aspenson

    #38 Innovating Flooring feat. Jack Aspenson

    In this week's episode of the Build Our Future Podcast, host Rahul Faria is joined by Jack Aspenson.
    Jack Aspenson is the CEO and President of S3 Surface Solutions. S3 Surface Solutions specialize in high-performance epoxy coatings, moisture barrier solutions, and microbial resistant additives – providing their services to clients across a range of industries including the hospitality, education, medical and commercial industries.
    Listen as Jack tells Rahul all about how his ideas came to fruition, and what the mission of S3 Surface Solutions is for the future.

    In this episode, you will hear Rahul and Jack discuss topics such as:

    The different ways that S3’s methods are safer for the environment and for the individual.
    How the creator of PureTi inspired Jack to create cleaner sealing methods.
    The ingredients behind making the best quality subfloor solutions.


    What lead Jack Aspenson to launching a business like S3 Surface Solutions.



    QUOTES

    ”I got to thinking about, you know, what is my home like? You know, one of my daughters has sinus infections all the time. How do I start addressing what could be in the house? Because a lot of time the air outside of your house is cleaner than it is inside?”
    - Jack Aspenson

    “We were sitting around at dinner one night, and they said, we know we can make things better, but will people buy it? And I said, "well, as long as you're not four times the cost, there's always an opportunity". And so, six years ago, I started S3 with the purpose of finding the quality.” - Jack Aspenson

    ”So we are 95% less CO2 in the manufacturing which concrete equates to I think it's 20% or 30% of the Co2 generated in the world, that we generate 95% less. This is what we're developing towards.”
    - Jack Aspenson

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    LINKS

    Check out S3 Surface Solutions at their website:
    http://s3surfacesolutions.com/

    Jacks’s LinkedIn:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/jackaspenson/

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

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