Welcome to the Bridging the Gap podcast. This is the show where we empower you to transform industries by championing innovation. I’m your host Todd Weyandt, Director of Marketing at Applied Software. This podcast formed as an online video series a couple years ago. We looked around the industry and realized that there was a major gap between the real-world practicalities and ever-changing technology applications.
Being a Force to be Reckoned With
Is it better to be stable or adaptable? Different sources might give you different answers, but experience is the greatest teacher. Join host Todd and guest Brian Burke as they discuss the difference between book learning and being in the field, the importance of paying it forward to the next generation, how to help others think outside the box and whether there’s a difference between being paperless and going digital.A few short years ago, reprographics expert and business owner Brian Burke conceived an idea for getting construction documents printed. His idea led to the founding of Plans4Less.com in 2015. Mr. Burke has proven that leveraging both technology and a strategically located national network of reprographics partners provides a more valuable printing service to the construction industry.
What’s in the Data?
Join host Todd and guest Stewart Carroll of Beck Technology Ltd. as they discuss staying relevant in a competitive market and taking advantage of current preconstruction trends and contech, how the industry can collectively make the world a better place. They also ask the questions: why aren’t we fully leveraging the vast amount of data a construction project captures, and why aren’t we talking to each other more? Stewart Carroll is the President at Beck Technology Ltd. As leader of Beck Technology, Stewart runs all aspects of Beck Technology, corporate strategy and vision. He has been a lead A/E/C technologist for well over a decade and continually speaks on the integration of cost and scoping technologies to owners and developers. Stewart serves as a keynote speaker for various trade shows, conferences and councils, and is an expert on A/E/C technology and its application in the marketplace.
Answering the MEP Mission Call
Join host Todd and guest Chaunté Hall of Victory Trades Alliance as they talk about the transition from the military to the MEP trades, changing the narrative around the skilled trades work, affecting the public perception of trade schools, and how veterans are rising to the nation’s needs during the pandemic.Chaunté Hall is a US Air Force veteran, an adjunct college professor, executive career coach and most recently became the president of Victory Trades Alliance (VTA), an organization that focuses on transitioning military members into fulfilling careers in the skilled trades industry, specifically in mechanical, electrical and plumbing. Having spent her time outside of the armed services aiding America’s heroes in developing long-lasting and lucrative careers, Chaunte is offering her unique insight and guidance to help steer like-minded professionals in the right direction.
The Power of a Digital Workflow
What mental image do you associate with digital workflows? How about innovation? What you associate may have a lot to do with how you perceive them. Join host Todd and guest Frank Schuyer of Xinaps as they discuss common myths about digital workflows, the importance of transparency, enhancing the collaboration between designers and contractors, and not being afraid to share information. Frank Schuyer is the founder and CEO at Xinaps. With a back ground in Marketing, Business Administration and a Serial entrepreneur and an innovator by heart, Frank is constantly working on better, easier, and smarter ways to make software peoples lives more fun. With over 20 years of experience and a different look on processes, people, and interfaces, he brings software to the next level. Believing in a lean, pragmatic, and simple approach to the more complex business of today. With the love around his family, friends, and business- and sports, his passion in driving industries forward, he would like to contribute for the better.
Growing Construction Interoperability
With all the technology and innovation happening in the construction industry, are we overcomplicating growth? Join host Todd and guest Tom Stemm of Ryvit as they discuss how to fully leverage your data across platforms and ecosystems, the importance of accountability and transparency to foster true collaboration and what it means to grow or die. Tom Stemm is a longstanding Entrepreneur and technology enthusiast with several years of broad experience building companies from the ground up. His penchant is geared toward providing consultation and partnership to other companies, pursuing complex problems to enable unique solutions, and simplifying the overall path to success for small businesses.
Let’s Get Back to Competitiveness
Some things are for sure: times are changing, and so is construction. Join host Todd and guest Jeffrey Nesbitt as they discuss using technology to create better construction processes, using consistency to implement new technology, and what it means to be one of those who refuse to adapt to the new trends and tech that have swept the world. Jeffrey Nesbitt is the national director of firm wide consulting with CliftonLarsonAllen construction and a member of the firm-wide construction strategic leadership team. With over 16 years in the construction and technology industries, Jeffrey has helped guide both domestic and international construction firms across multiple verticals with operations management reviews, business planning, information systems selection and implementation. Jeffrey’s strong construction industry market knowledge and connections have helped clients in installing best practices for connecting the back office to the field office and advisement on the latest technology tools to help you manage, grow and increase your company’s value.
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This is what’s going on in construction
Excellent series that covers everything you need to know about construction today. The guests are knowledgeable and engaging. The host is terrific. The topics are timely. Subscribe.
Todd crushes it! 🤙🏻
This is a really cool/unique podcast. I’ve enjoyed listening to the really solid interviews that Todd brings. A+
Finally, a good AEC and MEP podcast!
I’ve been working in this space for the better part of a year and was pleased to come across this podcast when looking for new ideas. Keep it up!