26 episodes

Welcome to Building Conversations, an STO Building Group podcast dedicated to exploring the trends driving the real estate, architecture, engineering, and construction industry forward.

Building Conversations STO Building Group

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Welcome to Building Conversations, an STO Building Group podcast dedicated to exploring the trends driving the real estate, architecture, engineering, and construction industry forward.

    A Mission Critical Market Update: EU & UK

    A Mission Critical Market Update: EU & UK

    How has the transition to post-pandemic life impacted the mission critical market? Join Structure Tone London’s business development director, Richard Irwin, as he gains insight into the UK and European data centre markets from three mission critical experts: John Wilson, Director at SMBC and specialist in data centre financing, Will King, Managing Director of DC Byte, and Jason Monks, Mission Critical Project Director at Structure Tone Dublin.  

    • 29 min
    Space as a Service

    Space as a Service

    From sit-stand desks to changing the way the world thinks about coworking—join us for a pre-pandemic discussion between Joseph Cribbin, president of Structure Tone Southwest, and Jeff Lamb, president and COO of Vari, a Texas-based company that’s redefining the workplace, one space at a time. Since the interview, the way we interact with the built environment has changed drastically, making Vari’s commitment to offering space as a service as relevant as ever.

    • 17 min
    LF Driscoll's Modern Approach to Diversity

    LF Driscoll's Modern Approach to Diversity

    Diversity is a fact; inclusion is a choice. Join LF Driscoll’s EOP and controls manager, Saege Steele, as she discusses what’s worked—and what hasn’t—when it comes to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the construction industry with two executives who are leading the charge: Blane Stoddart, president and CEO of BFW Group, and Mike Delaney, executive vice president at LF Driscoll.

    • 34 min
    Innovation & the AEC Angels, Part 2

    Innovation & the AEC Angels, Part 2

    Determined to drive innovative change from within the industry, Thornton Tomasetti, STO Building Group, Syska Hennessy, and SHoP Architechs formed the AEC Angels to assess, test, fund, and accelerate promising AEC technologies. Join Rob Leon, executive VP of STO Global, as he speaks with two founding members of the AEC Angels—Executive Chairman of Thornton Tomasetti, Tom Scarangello, and Executive Chairman of STO Building Group, Jim Donaghy—about what the group is testing now, and what parts of the AEC process they’re looking to disrupt next. This is PART 2 of our two-part interview with Tom and Jim.

    • 20 min
    Innovation & the AEC Angels, Part 1

    Innovation & the AEC Angels, Part 1

    In an industry that’s been historically slow to adopt the latest technologies, the architecture, engineering, and construction fields present incredible opportunities for tech investors and developers alike. Determined to drive innovative change from within the industry, Thornton Tomasetti, STO Building Group, Syska Hennessy, and SHoP Architechs formed the AEC Angels to assess, test, fund, and accelerate promising AEC technologies. Join Rob Leon, executive VP of STO Global, as he discusses the origin and purpose of the AEC Angels group with two founding members—Executive Chairman of Thornton Tomasetti, Tom Scarangello, and Executive Chairman of STO Building Group, Jim Donaghy. This is PART 1 of our two-part interview with Tom and Jim.

    • 28 min
    The US Northeast Corridor: A Life Sciences Supercluster

    The US Northeast Corridor: A Life Sciences Supercluster

    With all eyes on the industry developing and manufacturing the vaccine, five markets across the US Northeast—Boston-Cambridge, Washington D.C., New Jersey, Philadelphia, and New York City—were named in the top ten US life science clusters by CBRE. Join Kaitlyn Blazer, business development manager at Structure Tone Philadelphia, as she discusses the life sciences construction boom with experts in the region: Pat Toner, STO VP and national life sciences sector leader, Stephen Neeson, SVP of operations and life sciences sector leader for Structure Tone New Jersey, and Nick Cassaro, senior life sciences project manager for Structure Tone Boston.

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
45 Ratings

45 Ratings

Jdhsbsnd ,

Highly Recommended

The topics that are chosen are so interesting go in-depth in the industry. It’s interesting to learn about things within the construction industry that aren’t usually talked about!

Summerlover222 ,

A great listen!

These podcasts are really informative and definitely worth the listen, especially if you love learn exciting and interesting ideas.

STO2021 ,

Up to date AEC topics/trends

Exploring AEC topics/trends and hearing the thoughts from both internal and external parties makes this podcast worth a listen! You can tell the participants chosen for each segment truly have a passion for the topic at hand. It also doesn't hurt that you learn something new from each episode! Would highly recommend to anyone; whether it be a seasoned professional or someone just starting out in the industry.

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