This podcast is designed to help people in construction address the big challenges they face and discuss the key themes across the industry. Topics include mental health, diversity, the digitisation of the industry, BIM and more.
Salla Eckhardt: The digital building lifecycle framework and innovation in the built environment
Salla Eckhardt, Director of Transformation Services at Microsoft, joins us to chat about rebranding traditional Construction processes and the digital building lifecycle framework. We discuss the disconnect between AEC & O, the top innovations happening in the built environment right now, such as open innovation, how the digital building lifecycle framework improves the profitability of projects and helps decide what needs to be delivered, when, and the biggest obstacles in adopting the digital building lifecycle.
Maura Thomas: Information overload and productivity
Maura Nevel Thomas, Trainer, Author, Speaker at Regain Your Time, joins us to chat about the challenges associated with information overload and productivity. We discuss how she's helping civil engineering clients with Workflow Management Systems, empowered productivity and the six components, as well as attention and action management.
David Frise: Competencies and initiatives within construction
David Frise, Group Chief Executive Officer at Building Engineering Services Association, joins us to chat about competencies and initiatives within Construction to create a better and safer industry post-Grenfell. We discuss the balancing act of safety and value, the core principles of the British Standard competence framework, what needs to change from a training point of view, how can we better manage the culture change needed to create a more competent industry, the importance of documents when things go wrong, and more.
Nigel Ostime: Bridging the skills gap and futureproofing Construction
Nigel Ostime, Partner at Hawkins/Brown Architects, joins us to chat about bridging the skills gap in order to futureproof Construction. We discuss the growing need for better knowledge of modern methods and processes, such as computational design and using digital technology, the impact of the Hackitt review, an over-reliance on sub-contractors to do design work, and RIBA's 'Building in Quality' initiative.
Ian Small: Engineering and infrastructure of the future
Ian Small, Innovation Champion at AECOM, joins us to chat about the future of civil engineering and infrastructure. We discuss the role of AI and automation, the challenges in using massive amounts of data, what is driving innovation, what are the main barriers to innovation, and what civil engineering and infrastructure looks like in 2030.
Nissa Dann: Why innovation often fails
Nissa Dann, Principal Digital Operations Coordinator at Hoare Lea, joins us to chat about what innovation actually means, the business need for change, generating additional value, top tips on how to implement new technologies and change, and the future of Construction.
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Really insightful, always a great listen!
A really informative podcast & love the range of topics covered. Very informative and helpful when trying to get a better insight into the construction industry. Highly recommend everyone to give this a listen.
Great content, really up to date info in the AEC. Have listened to a few now!