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A show about construction technology, business, and entrepreneurship.

Welcome to the Bricks and Bytes Podcast, where we bring together the worlds of construction, technology, and entrepreneurship. We explore the innovative ideas and groundbreaking advancements that are shaping the future of the industry.

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A show about construction technology, business, and entrepreneurship.

Welcome to the Bricks and Bytes Podcast, where we bring together the worlds of construction, technology, and entrepreneurship. We explore the innovative ideas and groundbreaking advancements that are shaping the future of the industry.

    BBBC 13/04 - Europe's Hottest Startup, Retrofitting, PR Best Practice & Nonsense

    BBBC 13/04 - Europe's Hottest Startup, Retrofitting, PR Best Practice & Nonsense

    With ageing housing stock and increasing environmental targets, retrofitting emerges as a critical solution.

    In this episode, Patric, Owen & Martin dissect the challenges and opportunities inherent in this market, emphasizing the crucial role of data analysis and physical substance in guiding effective retrofitting decisions.

    The conversation extends to the significance of platforms like Enter.de, which serve as vital connectors between suppliers, homeowners, and contractors in the retrofitting process.

    Additionally, they explore the role of PR in investment rounds, acknowledging its potential for signalling momentum and raising brand awareness, albeit with the caveat of careful curation and audience consideration.



    Key Takeaways:


    Retrofitting addresses the pressing need posed by ageing housing stock and environmental goals.
    Effective retrofitting decisions hinge on a blend of data analysis and physical substance.
    Platforms like Enter facilitate seamless collaboration between stakeholders in the retrofitting process.
    PR in investment rounds can boost momentum and brand visibility, but it necessitates thoughtful curation and understanding of the target audience.



    Timestamps:

    00:00 Introduction and Sunshade Experiment

    10:55 Data Analysis and Physical Substance in Retrofitting Decisions

    29:17 The Benefits and Considerations of PR in Investment Rounds





    Companies Mentioned:

    - XYZ Reality

    - Enter.De

    - Furbnow

    - AECOMarketing (Kevin Ferguson)

    • 34 min
    Can Hypar’s Advanced Algorithm Take Over Architects? | Design Automation w/ Anthony Hauck

    Can Hypar’s Advanced Algorithm Take Over Architects? | Design Automation w/ Anthony Hauck

    Can an advanced algorithm replace human architects someday?

    In this mind-bending episode, we sit down with Anthony Hauck, CEO of Hypar, for a fascinating conversation on the future of design automation. Join us as we explore how Hypar’s design automation tool is designing complex architectural 3D models for us. Anthony reveals how he went on to build architecture’s most promising tool after being turned down by Autodesk.

    Find out how he’s on a path to revolutionise the AEC (Architecture, Engineering, and Construction ) industry – and delve into the symbiotic relationship between technology and humans.

    Tune in and listen to:


    Anthony's journey from his initial experiences with AutoCAD to his current position at Hypar
    The vision behind Hypar and its goal to provide users with a robust design tool
    Hypar's collaboration with industry leaders, which highlights the practical application of design automation in real-world projects
    The importance of balancing automation and human judgement in the design process

    And much more ..

    Join us as we uncover the transformative potential of design automation – and map a course towards a future where tech precision converges with human creativity.

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    Timestamps:

    (00:00:00-00:02:49) Intro

    (00:02:49-00:10:50) About Hypar

    (00:10:50-00:17:14) Changes In Product Development In AEC Industry

    (00:17:14-00:29:10) A Day In The Life of A Chief Product Officer

    (00:29:10-00:45:42) Designing a 3D Building Live Using Hypar AI

    (00:45:42-00:50:54) Fund raising of Hypar

    (00:50:54-00:52:25) Outro

    • 52 min
    The Underdog Story of Construction's Hottest Startup

    The Underdog Story of Construction's Hottest Startup

    What would you risk to pursue your dream? For Tom Deane, it meant everything - even if it meant putting in his last penny to go all-in on a bold vision.

    In this must-listen episode, Tom Deane, Co-Founder of Project Mark shows us what it really takes to be successful in the startup world.

    He takes us behind the scenes and pulls the curtain on the story behind Project Mark - his innovative Construction-CRM platform. You'll also hear how he and his co-founders bootstrapped just $1,500 into an initial $500,000 before raising a staggering $3 million in seed round.

    Hear how Tom’s ability to tell a story well made all the difference.

    You'll also learn:

    • How to craft a pitch that delivers investment

    • How to identify and partner with the right VC for long-term success

    • Usual pitfalls that derail fundraising efforts (and how to avoid them)

    • How Project Mark empowers construction businesses to win more bids

    • How struggle and perseverance are key to success

    • What's possible when you go all-in on your entrepreneurial dreams

    And much more ..

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    Timestamps:

    (00:00:00-00:02:27) Intro

    (00:02:27-00:10:11) About Tom'e Journey and ProjectMark

    (00:10:11-00:26:05) Top 50 ConTech Startups in 2024

    (00:26:05-00:30:33) How To Build relationship with VCs

    (00:30:33-00:41:09) Pre & Post Funding Scenarios

    (00:41:09-00:48:32) Silicon Valley As An Entrepreneur Ecosystem

    (00:48:32-00:49:39) Outro

    • 49 min
    BBBC 06/04/24 - Okibo's $7.85M Funding, Construction Labor Shortages and Robotics Revolution

    BBBC 06/04/24 - Okibo's $7.85M Funding, Construction Labor Shortages and Robotics Revolution

    Okibo, a groundbreaking robotics company, has recently secured $7.85 million in equity funding. Their innovative product—a drywall finishing and painting robot—guided by AI and sensors, offers a transformative solution to address the persistent labor shortage and enhance efficiency in construction projects.

    In this episode, we explore how robotics are reshaping the construction landscape and how Okibo's service-oriented approach to selling painting services, rather than the robots themselves, is revolutionizing industry norms.

    We delve into the significance of partnerships and subcontractor models in scaling robotics ventures within construction, highlighting how these collaborations are essential for widespread adoption and implementation.



    Key Takeaways:


    Okibo secures $7.85 million in equity funding for their AI-guided drywall finishing and painting robot.
    Robotics offer a solution to the labor shortage crisis in construction while enhancing project efficiency.
    Partnerships and subcontractor models play a pivotal role in scaling robotics ventures within the construction industry.
    The funding landscape for robotics in construction is growing steadily, signaling significant potential for innovation.
    The future of robotics in construction lies in specialized product and software companies focusing on controlled environments and highly repeatable motions.

    Companies Mentioned:


    Okibo : https://okibo.com/
    Monumental : https://www.monumental.co/
    Icon Robotics : https://www.iconrobotics.com/
    Canvas : http://gocanvas.io/
    Paintjet : https://paintjet.com/
    Promise Robotics : https://promiserobotics.com/



    Timestamps:

    00:00 Introduction and Overview

    01:05 Addressing the Labor Shortage in Construction

    08:05 Scaling Robotics Companies through Subcontractor Models

    13:46 The Future of Robotics in Construction

    25:18 The Use Cases of Robotics in Construction

    29:55 The Nuances of Funding Rounds in Venture Capital

    31:11 Wrap-up and Personal Reflections

    • 29 min
    Journey From Carpentry to ConTech CEO That Raised $13.6 Million | Fraser Patterson

    Journey From Carpentry to ConTech CEO That Raised $13.6 Million | Fraser Patterson

    How do you go from dusty job sites to a Silicon Valley boardroom?

    In this episode, we meet Fraser Patterson - Founder and CEO at Skillit, a New York based con-tech company that’s changing the way construction businesses find skilled workforce.   

    His journey began in a Hogwarts-like boarding school in Scotland. After finishing education, he became a carpenter, where he came face-to-face with the frustrations of outdated hiring practices in the construction industry. This sparked the Aha moment. He found Skillit, an online platform helping construction businesses find skilled workers from the palm of their hands. The concept attracted millions in venture capital.  

    Fraser's success is proof that technology is starting to replace the rusty old ways of construction. He shows that groundbreaking ideas can come from anywhere, and the right mix of research, audacity, and data can bring change to giant industries.

    Join us as we listen to Fraser's extraordinary path and get a peek into the future of construction recruitment.

    Tune in and learn why:


    Data is the new oil. The massive impact of data on long-standing, rigid sectors like the construction industry


    Finding the right Founder-Investor Fit is key to long-term success  


    Progress requires a deep understanding of how the world works, and not just raw brain power


    The biggest problems create the biggest opportunities
    Innovation begins outside the comfort zone: Why your life-changing idea may come from the most unexpected place

    And much more ..

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    Timestamps:

    (00:00:00-00:02:35) Intro

    (00:02:35-00:06:40) Fraser's Journey

    (00:06:40-00:16:00) Software As A Business

    (00:16:00-00:24:40) How Construction Sector Is Revolutionized

    (00:24:40-00:31:25) Make or Break For Someone Building A Product In Construction

    (00:31:25-00:49:29) Experience of Raising Money

    (00:49:29-00:52:21) Number One Skill That A CEO Should Learn

    (00:52:21-00:53:08) Outro

    • 53 min
    Alternative Materials and Affordable Homes. Touching Net Zero | Paul Richards - Founder, GURBuild

    Alternative Materials and Affordable Homes. Touching Net Zero | Paul Richards - Founder, GURBuild

    Can homes be both energy-efficient and affordable? One visionary is changing the way we know homes.



    In this episode, we sit down with industry trailblazer Paul Richards – the visionary founder of GURBuild Net Zero Energy Housing. Paul shares his remarkable journey and insights into revolutionising the housing sector.



    Join us for a fascinating account of a man’s struggles against stubborn traditions of the construction industry. Paul has been a pioneer in introducing modern construction methods and promoting net-zero energy homes. Listen to Paul as he shares his inspiring story of challenges and triumphs against an environmentally unstable industry.



    Learn about GURBuild hybrid construction system – a groundbreaking approach to building affordable and energy-efficient homes.



    Tune in and learn:


    How Paul found GURBuild Net Zero Energy Housing and brought Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) to home building


    The importance of attracting younger generations to construction through improved site conditions and innovative practices


    About homes that minimise energy consumption and the concept of operational zero carbon homes


    How GURBuild's hybrid construction system is combining techniques from engineering, automotive, and aerospace industries


    Paul's insights on the future of MMC and increased use of hybrid solutions, composites, panel systems, and custom designs

    And a lot more

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    Timestamps:

    (00:00:00-00:02:30) Intro

    (00:02:30-00:12:25) Paul's Journey

    (00:12:25-00:18:20) Solutions to Labour Shortage In Construction

    (00:18:20-00:29:30) Passive House Standard and n-ZEP

    (00:29:30-00:33:30) Engineer's Thoughts on Construction

    (00:33:30-00:39:00) View on MMC within Construction

    (00:39:00-00:41:25) How Paul stays creatuve in his work

    (00:41:25-00:42:16) Outro

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

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barberosa89 ,

Everything you need to know about ConTech

If you want to learn about the ConTech industry, then look no further than the Bricks & Bytes show. 🤖

Owen and Martin are fabulous hosts and have a wide range of guests each week, sharing their insights and how their business is reshaping the future of construction.

If you’re looking to broaden your understanding of ConTech and how it will affect your role or are looking to start your own ConTech adventure, then you NEED to listen to the B&B show 🚀

Keep up the great work, guys 💪

LondonWill ,

Construction Technologies insights

I’ve listened to the bricks and bites podcast since it’s launched. Owen and Martin are great, very entertaining and bring their own insights and experiences to questions they ask.
I’ve been impressed with the guests. I’ve learnt a lot and heard of a number of different construction technology companies and startups I not heard of before.
Looking forward to more content as they grow with this rapidly increasing industry.

commercialmanager541 ,

Great show!

This is a great show for any forward thinkers in construction!!!

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