14 episodes

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.

Deliberate Words David Stutzman and Steve Gantner

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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.

    People.Process.Technology. In that order. featuring Brian Skripac of DBIA

    People.Process.Technology. In that order. featuring Brian Skripac of DBIA

    We welcome Brian Skripac the director of VDC for the DBIA. In non-acronym terms: he is the Virtual Design & Construction guru for the Design Build Institute of America.  Technology is everywhere in the industry, but how and why it's applied contributes to success. Brian explains that if we can look at technology in a thoughtful and innovative way, across the entire project life cycle, we can achieve design excellence, increase productivity and quality, and reduce life-cycle costs for owners.  People must thoughtfully integrated it into the entire approach, to truly improve the process.  These are very exciting times for technology in the construction industry, so listen in as David Stutzman and Steve Gantner, your hosts of Deliberate Words chat with Brian Skripac on how the importance of the order of People, Process, Technology = VDC Success. 

    • 44 min
    Logic Refocused, featuring Daniel Canning of Teknobuilt

    Logic Refocused, featuring Daniel Canning of Teknobuilt

    Logic refocused elevates people's abilities, knowledge and experience; it leverages  technology; and it builds confidence in the predictability of success.  In this episode of Deliberate Words, we welcome Daniel Canning - Vice President of Project Assurance and Delivery at Teknobuilt, and he is very much in agreeance and support of how relationships transform the industry.  Dan is captivating, entertaining and brilliant in his discussions, that actually become a story about his experiences over the course of his career, and how they have influenced his current position in improving the industry.  He distills it down to the correct placement of technology, people and process, which he proves has impact on success probability.  He explains how the correct framework in a project recognizes constraints, removes the constraints, and has a LOGIC that makes sense to everyone and allows everyone to do their part, having technology as a strong and supportive role. 

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Eyes on the Prize, featuring Neil Cook of Studio Libeskind

    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.  

    • 58 min
    Empathy and Construction, featuring Charlie Dunn of DPR

    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. 

    • 52 min
    An Attorney's Lens of Lessons Learned, featuring John Sier of Kitch

    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. 

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Perfecting the RFP featuring Jim Beck (AHN), John Reddick (Stantec), and Mark Petzold (Highmark)

    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.  

    • 59 min

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