by Conspectus, Inc. - decision managers, word masters, aggregators. There is tremendous power in a word that is perfectly placed at the best location, at the best time, during the design and construction process of a project. Deliberate words can manage success, build trust, and provide transparency that every member of the project team craves. As decision managers of the team, Conspectus explores the notion of how transparency transforms three main components of every project: behavior, content, and outcomes, through the appropriate usage of words. Behavior of every participant, is the foundation communication and collaboration, through deliberate words. It will transform the team, and build strong relationships.Content, the documentation built on these relationships, containing deliberate words, is then transformed.The outcome is a successful project, with a legacy of ultimate collaboration.Join us as we chat with members of the architectural, engineering, construction, and owner communities to learn how deliberate word shape their contributions, their projects, and their world! Through these conversations, words aggregate decisions, and transforms perspectives on transparency in the decision-making process.
Eyes on the Prize, featuring Neil Cook of Studio Libeskind
Eyes on the Prize - sometimes easier said than done. We discover that is what is behind the success at Studio Libeskind when we chat with Neil Cook.
What's in a relationship, and how does it contribute to the success of the end goal as well as the journey that takes you there? Our Topeka, KS senior specifier Chris Ricke, had the pleasure of working on a Studio Libeskind project with architect Neil Cook. Chris noticed something unique in the how they work with the entire project team during each phase. Here is a hint: consult the contractor BEFORE drawings are complete! Let them influence design decisions. Neil takes a deep dive into their practices that encourages "Eyes on the prize" for ultimate success.
Empathy and Construction, featuring Charlie Dunn of DPR
In this episode we are very excited to welcome Charlie Dunn from DPR. As per his usual, Charlie provides many wonderful nuggets to improving the future of the construction industry through the art of storytelling, and distills the solutions down to two ideas: empathy and scientific thinking. Charlie has a unique and captivating way of looking at projects, identifying the challenges, and guiding members of the project team to efficiently and successfully provide solutions. He is able to do this at a high level applying solutions to areas of the industry as a whole, down to a project specific challenge. He also talks about his debut on TED Talk: https://youtu.be/W8Jg8BG8szcand the journey that lead him there. The added twist to this podcast is the situation he found himself in Switzerland, which is providing additional reflection opportunities, development, and personal healing. Intrigued? Tune in and listen to your hosts of Deliberate Words - Dave Stutzman and Steve Gantner chatting with Charlie Dunn learning about Empathy and Construction.
An Attorney's Lens of Lessons Learned, featuring John Sier of Kitch
In this episode we chat with John Sier, an attorney and partner with a Detroit law firm - Kitch Drutchas Wagner Valitutti & Sherbrook. John works with construction owners and in this conversation, he identifies the challenges the industry is facing, what solutions are being applied, such as prefab and modular, -and what are the legal implications and contracting considerations what must the owner consider, in order to create success moving forward? Listen in on Deliberate Words while Dave Stutzman and Steve Gantner chat with John Sier as they visit lessons learned and how they are creating new construction trends, and why it is extremely important to look at them through the critical lens of an attorney.
Perfecting the RFP featuring Jim Beck (AHN), John Reddick (Stantec), and Mark Petzold (Highmark)
Our guests this month are Jim Beck from Allegheny Health Network, John Reddick from Stantec (Pittsburgh), and Mark Petzold from Highmark, and they teach us how they have Perfected the RFP. Here is a question for our listeners: How confident are you with your RFPs (Requests for Proposal)? Whether you are writing them or answering them, the words in them matter immensely! In this episode we chat with an owner, an architect, and a procurement specialist who have perfected the RFP process. They have worked together to create content that benefits all parties reducing confusion, frustration, and risk; while gaining clarity, confidence, and time.
The Feedback Loop featuring the Construction Bros
We are thrilled to welcome the hosts of the incredibly popular podcast The Construction Brothers - Tyler and Eddie Campbell! Join us as they talk about tea, tech, people, and process and how it all fits into the feedback loop. Their podcast has led them to learning so much about the AECO industry, and they use this platform to share it with the world. Their shows are incredibly fun, jam packed with great content and awesome guests. In addition to their show, Eddie is a 6th generation constructor, and current owner of ABSI - a company that specializes in steel design and BIM. Tyler is an amazing story builder who works with companies to share their products and services. He investigates technologies and shares his findings with the world in a unique perspective.
Take a listen to our crazy conversation and how we go from the proper way to drink tea to where the industry can and must improve.
And definitely check out the Construction Brothers podcast!
Mother of All Volunteers, featuring Lauren Harris of L2P
Our guest, Lauren Harris, Associate AIA, is the BIM manager at L2P. She received the Associate of the Year Award in 2019, at the AIA-NJ Gala, which is where we met her and learned about her fascinating story of entering into architecture. Her path to becoming an architect and her impact on the industry, truly embodies the feminine qualities of a woman.
Learn more about:
- Her journey going back to school during motherhood (she has 4 children) and discussion on women in architecture programs.
- Her passion for nurturing the next generation through amazing educational involvement. STEAM Tank Competition
- Her drive for bettering architecture and construction through her many volunteer positions. Regional Associates Director for AIA-NJ, Chair of East Coast Green Conference, AIA Grass Roots Conference