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
#32 Automation for Unit Price Contracts feat. Sean Ciampaglia (Contract Complete)
Ever wonder why the contract process hasn't been automated as of yet? Sean joins the show to discuss the importance of automation these contracts, especially when it comes to Site Servicing, Landscaping and general site work. The process is simple to use, with changes and workflow through the consultants, keeping all parties in the loop!
#31 Overdeliver on Project Closeouts feat. Caleb Taylor (Buildr)
That end of project paperwork... the coordination and follow up with https://hootsuite.com/dashboard (#Suppliers) and https://hootsuite.com/dashboard (#Subtrades) to get their warranty information, as-built drawings and the rest of the close out documents.
Timely? Frustrating? Listen to Caleb Taylor from https://hootsuite.com/dashboard (Buildr) - they have created a process to streamline and yet, overdeliver on all your https://hootsuite.com/dashboard (#projectcloseout) needs!
#30 Meeting of the Pods feat. Vince Versace (The Construction Record)
Our first crosspod! What a great conversation with Vince Versace, host of The Construction Record that is part of the Daily Commercial news. We discuss our passions for our shows, talk all things what was in Construction in 2020 and what we have to look forward to. Nothing is left off the table - from racism in the workplace, COVID, vaccines, diversity and inclusion among so much others!
#29 Acoustical Engineering: Creating Your Place of Zen feat. Ian Bonsma (HGC Engineering)
Acoustic engineers keep libraries quiet and ensure that your home is peaceful. Today we speak with HGC Engineering Senior Associate Ian Bonsma about the world of acoustic engineering. After introducing Ian and touching on his professional background we explore the role that acoustic engineers play in designing quieter spaces. Ian then shares insights into his company before explaining the differences between noise, sound, and vibration. From theatres and lecture halls to condos, we discuss Ian’s vital yet often misunderstood work. Following this, Ian unpacks common acoustic engineering misconceptions. We dive further into the details and talk about alternative solutions to manage acoustics, the unique problems that Ian has overcome, the regulatory frameworks that govern sound, and how open-planned offices tend to present acoustic challenges. Later, we reflect on the increasing prevalence of work-from-home lifestyles and how the pandemic has amplified the need for acoustic engineering. Tune in to hear more about Ian’s work and the invisible impact of acoustic engineering.
#28 Modernizing Controls Using 3D Frabrication feat. Mahdi Sharif (Glove Systems)
Manual measurement tools result in six billion dollars of rework every year. Today Madhi Sharif, Co-Founder and SVP of Engineering at Glove Systems, joins us to talk about how his platform is solving this problem. Glove Systems offers 3D scanning software designed to visualize a design in 3D, allowing its users to check if parts will fit on site, map the existing condition of a component against its design, share all documentation on the cloud, and much more. Madhi tells us a bit about his background and education before sharing about the process of developing an early offering for Glove Systems. We talk about how the manufacturing industry has seen so many evolutions while fabrication workers are still using either measuring tape or overly complex quality control tools that require specialist knowledge to operate. Madhi’s goal with Glove Systems was to provide the fabrication industry with something in between these two extremes and we dive into just how the platform works. The team at Glove also won the 2019 Velocity Fund Pitch Competition and Madhi talks about how this achievement has helped them win clients and fine-tune their product. We also talk about the future of Glove Systems as well as the fabrication industry, and Mahdi shares some exciting ideas about augmented reality, remote inspection, adaptive reuse, and more. Tune in for an exciting conversation about much-needed innovation in the fabrication space!
#27 Optimizing Project Collaborations feat. JT Grindheim (FONN)
There are so many moving parts in a construction project, and things can quickly descend into chaos if all the different teams are not on the same page. JT Grindheim understands this, which is why he built Fonn, his tech solution for efficient construction collaboration, and today we have him on the show to tell us all about it! JT worked in Project Management for 14 years in the oil and gas industry and is an outspoken project geek with a zero fault tolerance mindset who is passionate about lean work methods. He kicks things off today by giving listeners an idea of his experience in the field and how he brought it to bear by launching Fonn in late 2016 after a project didn’t live up to his ideals thanks to poor communication. Rather than beginning with the office, JT’s dream is to enable the site worker, and Fonn does this by performing its core function of communication and document sharing optimally and in the most user-friendly way, specifically for horizontal construction projects. We talk to JT about how the app works and keeps things as simple as possible from an onboarding point of view. Our exchange also covers Fonn’s evolution, incredible global market reception, and how the awards and seed funding they received has aided their credibility. Toward the end of the show, we talk about the adoption of technology in construction more broadly and what a truly tech-enabled industry will look like. For all this and more about how a simple platform that does one thing brilliantly can take a project from chaos to control, tune in today.
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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.