Every day of our lives is spent in the built environment - from the homes we live in to the roads we drive to the buildings in which we work. But while our world continues to shift and grow and change, the development and delivery of the built environment has fallen dramatically behind. To keep up, we know that the construction industry must transform. Through conversations with the leaders, visionaries and innovators behind the built revolution, this podcast explores our changing environment and what industry participants can do about it. Powered by Continuum Advisory Group and the Construction Industry Institute (CII).
Built Revolution (Ep. 46) | Joshua Pollard on Real Estate Development in Urban Markets
In this episode, Clark Ellis sits down with longtime industry leader, real estate investor, and developer, Joshua Pollard, to discuss Real Estate development in urban markets and how Healthcare Services are interrelated. Joshua is the founder, CEO, and President of Omicelo, a remarkable company focused on developing sustainable communities using holistic Real Estate investment strategies. Join Clark and Josh as they discuss how Josh's unique experience and a single question from a colleague inspired and shaped his company where Home, Health, Wealth are the guiding principles.
Built Revolution (Ep. 45) | Rebecca Snelling on Driving Change in a Major GC
Change can be hard, especially when there is resistance or misalignment on the approach. Change can also yield big rewards if we work for it. In this podcast, we explore the challenges and benefits of driving real change in a major General Contractor with Rebecca Snelling, National Lean Director for JE Dunn. Join us as we discuss the barriers to change in large organizations, Rebecca’s experience and her biggest lessons learned when implementing Lean, as well as what advice she gives others who are working to drive change within their organization.
Built Revolution (Ep. 44) | What Industry Needs from Universities
As the construction industry explores more collaborative business models (Design-Build, Integrated Project Delivery, Operating System 2.0), while facing an ongoing workforce shortage, The Built Revolution Podcast asks the question: What does industry need from universities? And how can we better prepare the next generation of industry leaders? Barbara Jackson (University of Denver), David Stayshich (University of Houston), and Stephen Mulva (University of Texas at Austin) offer unique perspectives from both the world of academia and the world of industry in this panel discussion with Kelcey Henderson, President of Continuum Advisory Group.
Built Revolution (Ep. 43) | Gretchen Gagel and the History of Women in Construction
Continuum Advisory Group has had two female presidents, which is pretty unique for any firm in the construction industry. The current and most recent presidents, Kelcey Henderson and Gretchen Gagel, sat down together virtually from across the globe to discuss the history of women in construction. We recently celebrated Women's History Month, and we enjoyed exploring the role of women in our industry and what's changing.
Built Revolution (Ep. 42) | Flexible Facilities
Speed to market is a common driver in manufacturing and life sciences projects, requiring some facilities to be completed before the product and manufacturing process have been well defined. Some facilities may need to be reconfigured for multiple uses during their operational lives. This podcast explores the research that provides guidance on which common core building components are dependent upon the manufacturing process, and which can easily be decoupled. It identifies innovative methods that contribute to the development of a flexible facility. Please enjoy our conversation with Keith Molenaar, K. Stanton Lewis Professor of Construction Engineering and Management, Interim Dean, College of Engineering & Applied Science, University of Colorado, Boulder, and Samar “Summer” Adranly, Senior Vice President, Eichleay. This was recorded at the CII Annual Conference in August of 2019.
Built Revolution (Ep. 41) | Arlen Solochek
Our conversation with Arlen Solochek, FAIA, Consulting Architect, helps owners consider how different project characteristics, market conditions, internal considerations, and participants' concerns create better (and worse) matches with different project delivery methods. Arlen’s extensive experience on the owner’s side and on the practitioner’s side of capital projects, and his most recent work as Associate Vice Chancellor, Capital Planning and Special Projects for the Maricopa County Community College District gives him a unique perspective on the benefits of selecting the appropriate delivery method for the project situation.
Great thought leadership at work. Appreciate the forward thinking view of our industry.