100 episodes

Canada's top, award-winning podcast about the construction industry produced by the nation's leading construction industry publications the Daily Commercial News and the Journal of Commerce.

We explore the issues, trends and gamechangers in the industry both domestic and international.

The Construction Record Podcast Warren Frey

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    • 4.7 • 3 Ratings

Canada's top, award-winning podcast about the construction industry produced by the nation's leading construction industry publications the Daily Commercial News and the Journal of Commerce.

We explore the issues, trends and gamechangers in the industry both domestic and international.

    The Construction Record Podcast – Episode 184: smart buildings with Axis Solutions

    The Construction Record Podcast – Episode 184: smart buildings with Axis Solutions

    This week on The Construction Record podcast, digital media editor Warren Frey speaks with Gavin Daly, the architect and engineering manager for Axis Communications. Daly specializes in smart building technologies particularly security and operational efficiency.
    Daly says there are “areas of interest” in every building where sensors and cameras can increase efficiency as well as restrict access to authorized personnel.
    Access through the exterior of a building may seem simple, but Daly pointed out cameras can scan license plates for authentication and smart network controllers can also control door access. With the COVID-19 pandemic those systems are also able to lessen occupancy in buildings and minimize contact. Inside buildings systems such as network intercoms, smart audio systems and emergency messaging are all key parts of a building’s infrastructure.
    You can listen to The Construction Record and TCR Express on the Daily Commercial News and Journal of Commerce websites as well as on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Amazon Music’s podcast, and you can listen to last week’s podcast featuring Jack Aspenson of S3 Surface Solutions here. Thanks for listening and we’ll see you next week.
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    The Construction Record - Episode 183: Jack Aspenson of S3 Surface Solutions

    The Construction Record - Episode 183: Jack Aspenson of S3 Surface Solutions

    On this episode of the Construction Record Podcast, digital media editor Warren Frey talks to S3 Surface Solutions president and CEO Jack Aspenson about how different coatings and adhesives can increase sustainability.
    Aspenson discussed how to mitigate pollution by reducing criteria pollutants and ensuring coatings used are biodegradable and resistant to moisture to avoid “sick building syndrome.” He also spoke to an upcoming product made of sulfur which assists in reducing CO2 when concrete is created.
    Aspenson said as a company S3 Surfaces doesn’t make a product unless it can be proven not to be harmful to the environment. He added his business concentrates on commercial flooring and industrial applications, hospitality and health care. Apsenson said the company’s epoxy solutions are particularly effective at repelling microbes in a health care environment.  
    You can listen to The Construction Record and TCR Express on the Daily Commercial News and Journal of Commerce websites as well as on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Amazon Music’s podcast, and you can listen to last week’s podcast featuring an interview with Arup sustainability and climate services leader Charles Ormsby and principal of infrastructure Sean Meadows  here. Thanks for listening and we’ll see you next week.
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    The Construction Record – Episode 182: Charles Ormsby and Sean Meadows of Arup

    The Construction Record – Episode 182: Charles Ormsby and Sean Meadows of Arup

    This week on the Construction Record Podcast digital media editor Warren Frey speaks with Arup sustainability and climate services leader Charles Ormsby and principal of infrastructure Sean Meadows about the company’s Canadian operations and how it addresses sustainability at an infrastructure level.
    Ormsby and Meadows detailed how the company is working on infrastructure projects across Canada with a focus on fully integrated solutions for transit, health services and water-based energy generation. Ormsby pointed out that the vast majority of Canada’s population resides in cities meaning urban systems have to be sustainable, reliable and resilient in a way that promotes equity and environmental stewardship.
    Digital resiliency was also mentioned as a term that will become more important as industry moves into virtual space. In order to do so, Meadows said, data has to be reliable, accessible and sustainable, especially given the accelerating rate of connectivity on a global level.
    You can listen to The Construction Record and TCR Express on the Daily Commercial News and Journal of Commerce websites as well as on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Amazon Music’s podcast, and you can listen to last week’s podcast featuring an interview Mickel Maalouf of Hunstman Building Solutions here. Thanks for listening and we’ll see you next week.
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    The Construction Record Podcast – Episode 181 – Fin MacDonald on carbon reduction and retrofits

    The Construction Record Podcast – Episode 181 – Fin MacDonald on carbon reduction and retrofits

    On this episode of the Construction Record podcast, digital media editor Warren Frey talks to Zero Carbon Building Program manager Fin MacDonald about how the program works and how construction can certify new and existing operations to ensure projects can reduce or eliminate carbon.
    MacDonald also spoke to the recent Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) “Building Lasting Change” conference in Toronto, the first in-person version of the conference since the COVID-19 pandemic began in early 2020.
    He also looked at reasons to be optimistic as both industry and government look to hit clearly stated carbon reduction goals for 2030 and 2050 and gave a preview of new technologies on the horizon which promise to push greenhouse gas emissions downward.
    You can listen to The Construction Record and TCR Express on the Daily Commercial News and Journal of Commerce websites as well as on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Amazon Music’s podcast, and you can listen to the previous podcast featuring an interview Mickel Maalouf  of Hunstman Building Solutions about environmental product declarations here. Thanks for listening and we’ll see you next week.
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    The Construction Record Podcast: Episode 180 – EPD with Huntsman’s Mickel Maalouf

    The Construction Record Podcast: Episode 180 – EPD with Huntsman’s Mickel Maalouf

    This week on the Construction Record podcast digital media editor Warren Frey speaks with Hunstman Building Solutions Mickel Maalouf about environmental product declarations (EPD) and how their use is influencing both current and future building construction. Maalouf explained how Huntsman’s own spray foam product has its own EPD, which differs from industry EPD standards and is a Type 3 product declaration, which he explained details environmental impact for the product’s entire life cycle. As technology evolves, Maalouf said, new factors such as machines coming to market that use electricity instead of diesel will mean modification of current EPDs to reflect these new factors.
    You can listen to The Construction Record and TCR Express on the Daily Commercial News and Journal of Commerce websites as well as on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Amazon Music’s podcast, and you can listen to the previous podcast featuring an interview with Jack Statham of Chandos Construction about lean practices here. Thanks for listening and we’ll see you next week.
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    The Construction Record Podcast – Episode 179: Chandos and Lean Construction with Jack Statham

    The Construction Record Podcast – Episode 179: Chandos and Lean Construction with Jack Statham

    This week on the Construction Record podcast digital media editor Warren Frey speaks with Chandos Construction lean and sustainability specialist Jack Statham about how the Calgary-based company is implementing lean principles into every facet of its organization. Statham explained how the company holds an annual company challenge where employees create videos showcasing their implementations of lean practices, which are then shared and adapted across the organization. Lean improvement practices are also shared throughout the year in an attempt to continuously improve. Statham added the COVID-19 pandemic created an intense push to improve efficiencies across the organization as workers had to adapt to unprecedented circumstances and were able to streamline processes as a result. You can listen to The Construction Record and TCR Express on the Daily Commercial News and Journal of Commerce websites as well as on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Amazon Music’s podcast, and you can listen to the previous episode featuring Alice Technologies founder and CEO Rene Morkos here. Thanks for listening and we’ll see you next week.
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    • 13 min

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