19 episodes

The Construction Revolution Podcast explores the latest tech, individuals, companies and business practices that are revolutionizing the construction industry.

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The Construction Revolution Podcast explores the latest tech, individuals, companies and business practices that are revolutionizing the construction industry.

    Augmenting Construction Workers' Performance Through Robotics

    Augmenting Construction Workers' Performance Through Robotics

    In this episode of the Construction Revolution podcast, we sit down with Kristi Martindale, Chief Product and Marketing Officer for Sarcos Technology and Robotics Corporation. She discusses how Sarcos Robotics manufactures robotic solutions for industrial construction applications. Kristi explains two of their flagship products, the Guardian XO, a full body exoskeleton designed to increase worker capability and reduce the risk of occupational injuries, and the Guardian XT, which takes the upper body of the XO and turns it into a teleoperated robot that can bring human dexterity to hazardous environments. Tune in to find out how exoskeletons and human operated robots can improve safety and efficiency on your jobsite.  

    • 19 min
    The Evolution of Software Within the Construction Industry with Paul McKeon of B2W Software

    The Evolution of Software Within the Construction Industry with Paul McKeon of B2W Software

    In this episode of the Construction Revolution podcast, we sit down with Paul McKeon, founder and CEO of BTW Software. Paul founded the company that would become B2W in 1993, introducing the first estimating application for DOT paving projects followed by the first heavy construction estimating application built from the ground up for the Windows environment. He explains BTW’s One Platform, which includes tools for estimating and bidding, scheduling and dispatching, field tracking and analysis, equipment maintenance, as well as safety and inspections. Join us as he describes how he has grown his company from his garage and its original DOS program to the success that it is today. Learn how you can use software to connect all aspects of your project to improve efficiency and performance.

    • 18 min
    Making Coatings Sustainably with Brandon Carbol of Weatherskin

    Making Coatings Sustainably with Brandon Carbol of Weatherskin

    In this episode of the Construction Revolution podcast, we sit down with Brandon Carbol, President and CEO of Weatherskin Corporation. Brandon founded Weatherskin alongside his friend and business partner, Marwan Hilal. Join us to learn why Brandon started Weatherskin and to hear the fascinating stories that led to the development of their products and the various challenges that they have encountered. Brandon shares how a construction coating manufacturing company balances its core values of being eco-friendly, developing the highest quality products, and protecting its customers and their projects. He explains how their products are producing nearly zero emissions by replacing materials that are low-VOC, and low-HAP along with their wide library of coatings. Brandon also describes how Weatherskin is not only a company that just believes in producing in an eco-friendly manner, but one that is committed to sustainability throughout their organization; from R&D, to manufacturing, to packaging, and beyond.

    • 35 min
    Improving Construction Workforce Productivity and Safety Using IoT with Daniel Pifko of WakeCap

    Improving Construction Workforce Productivity and Safety Using IoT with Daniel Pifko of WakeCap

    In this episode of the Construction Revolution podcast, Daniel Pifko, VP North America at WakeCap details how the company offers an industrial IoT solution designed to improve safety, efficiency and productivity for construction companies. By using a network of integrated sensors to connect the job site with a proprietary patented wireless mesh network technology, WakeCap can help manage the construction site workforce and reduce the scheduled risk while also offering huge leaps and safety for the workers.

    • 33 min
    Building the Robots that Build the World with Phil Cotter of Built Robotics

    Building the Robots that Build the World with Phil Cotter of Built Robotics

    In this episode of Construction Revolution, Dr. Aali Alizadeh speaks with Phil Cotter, the Head of Deployment Operations at Built Robotics. Phil is helping Built Robotics achieve their mission of “building the robots that build the world”. By upgrading off-the-shelf heavy equipment with AI guidance systems, Built's technology enables machines to operate fully autonomously. Phil brings a unique set of skills and experiences to Built's team that he has gained through his studies of biomedical engineering at Duke University and an MBA at MIT. Phil dives deep into Built Robotics and the technology and products that they are bringing to the market as part of revolutionizing the construction industry.  

    • 30 min
    Optimizing Construction Project Schedules Using AI with René Morkos of ALICE Technologies Inc.

    Optimizing Construction Project Schedules Using AI with René Morkos of ALICE Technologies Inc.

    In this episode of Construction Revolution, Andrew Fahim speaks with René Morkos, the Founder and CEO of Alice Technologies as well as an adjunct professor Stanford University where he teaches in the PhD Construction Management program. After spending years working on major construction projects all over the world, René developed ALICE, an AI-powered construction simulation and optimization platform. In this conversation, René provides a breakdown of the fascinating technologies developed at ALICE, including the world’s first “generative construction simulator”, and explains “parametric design” in under 30 seconds. He also maps out the roots of his fascination with this field both geographically and temporally, delving into the moments and places that led to defining the founding and future of ALICE. 

    • 21 min

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