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.
Blue is the New White
What kinds of opportunities do you associate with blue-collar jobs? Do they differ from white-collar opportunities? It seems that the lines are beginning to blur. Join host Todd and guest Josh Zolin as they discuss “abundance” within the trades, managing a good work-life balance, challenging the stigma around manual labor, and more.
Keeping Up With DfMA and Data
As prefabrication becomes more and more popular, what opportunities have risen to meet it? How do we keep up? Join host Todd and guest Neil Wypior as they discuss lessons learned about the manufacturing process, how to move past and leverage supply chain disruption, and the importance of data in DfMA.
Hyper Construction and the Arc of Transformation
There’s an invisible revolution happening right now, and it’s probably affecting you. How? Join host Todd and guest Oliver Lepinoy as they discuss the potential benefits of disruption, the importance of perceptions and belief systems, the best ways to measure success, and how to address the biggest changes facing the industry today.
Olivier Lepinoy belongs to the Autodesk Business Development team for the AEC industry. Olivier took part in multiple platform initiatives for the largest firms worldwide. He now focuses his effort on helping AEC companies explore and build new business models. Before joining Autodesk, Olivier worked in Architecture, for VINCI, for Accenture, and for IBM. He is one of the co-authors of two acclaimed books about Innovation in Construction. Olivier holds two Master’s Degrees: in Civil Engineering and in Earthquake Engineering. He is also a licensed architect and an urban designer.
Tools and Tricks for the Future of Collaboration
How do you bring new voices to the table? Better yet, how do you make sure that those new voices are heard? Join host Todd and guest Rick Kremer as they discuss crossing the divide between GCs and architects, the differences in how people have worked over the past two years, and how to encourage and embrace better collaboration in the industry.
The Long Road to the Finished Product
What are the biggest trends emerging in construction? Do you see any pushback towards them? Join host Todd and guest Kelli Lubeley as they discuss achieving buy-in from the industry when it comes to changing workflows, the importance of “the right timing,” and when innovation might become a normal expectation within the industry. Kelli Lubeley is a BIM Program Manager at Cupertino Electric, Inc.
Kelli has been teaching and implementing VDC technology for the last 10 years and truly passionate about inspiring others to explore the world of VDC.
Every Company Tells a Story
It’s true: audio and video are the “in” thing, especially when it comes to spreading the word about your company. Do you feel hesitant about adopting videography, or are you completely on board? Join host Todd and guest Dan Maitland as they discuss how to “own your story,” the importance of storytelling through the “hero’s journey,” the ROI on videography in construction companies, and how to embrace the camera as someone who may be camera-shy. Dan Maitland is a commercial producer and video director at Meticulous Image. He is in the business of telling great stories to build your brand and make you money.
Great cross section of perspectives
Really like the mix of both industry advocacy and innovation as the underlying theme. Def one to keep up with! Keep it up Todd!
This is a great listen for anyone in the industry! I’m blown away!
Key to a successful podcast is a great host. Todd was able to steer the interview in a way that got the best out of me. Mentioned things about Commissioning that i hadn't said in years. Had a lot of fun on this podcast, would highly recommend!