30 episodes

The Digital Builder podcast is for construction professionals working on the forefront of construction. If you are looking for conversations centered on where the industry is headed, this podcast is for you!​ 
Each episode features an interview with top construction professionals discussing themes related to connected construction and the future of the construction industry.

Digital Builder Autodesk

    • Business
    • 4.7 • 34 Ratings

The Digital Builder podcast is for construction professionals working on the forefront of construction. If you are looking for conversations centered on where the industry is headed, this podcast is for you!​ 
Each episode features an interview with top construction professionals discussing themes related to connected construction and the future of the construction industry.

    Optimizing Outcomes in Construction During Times of Uncertainty

    Optimizing Outcomes in Construction During Times of Uncertainty

    For as long as we’ve been building things, the construction industry has successfully found ways to navigate tough times. 
    In recent years the industry once again has adapted to rapidly changing conditions in ways that will impact how construction businesses operate moving forward. 
    Two leaders from CRB , Greg Casper , Director of Estimating, and Marc Hanson , Senior Director of Construction Operation – Midwest Region, join the show to share the lessons they’ve learned while navigating these recent challenges. 
    We discuss:
    The biggest areas of risk
    3 strategies for navigating uncertainty and risk
    New approaches to prefabrication
    Examples of technology improving project delivery   


    Mentioned during the show:
    Worried about construction cost inflation? 
    EP 22 - Construction Contracts & Payments: Tips for Subcontractors & GCs w/ Karalynn Cromeens 
    Harnessing the Data Advantage in Construction 
    After the Revolution: Understanding a Decade of Change in Project Delivery Systems and Their Impact on Project Performance  


    Digital Builder is hosted by Eric Thomas of Autodesk . 
    Hear more episodes like this one by subscribing to Digital Builder on Apple Podcasts , Spotify , Google Play , YouTube , or wherever you listen to podcasts. 
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Understanding and Preparing for the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act

    Understanding and Preparing for the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act

    The Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act was recently signed into law in the United States and it’s poised to have a big impact on the construction industry. 
    We’re delving into the nuances of the bill to uncover what’s included, how it will influence future work, and how contractors can prepare for the opportunity. 
    Our panel of experts include:
    Alex Etchen, Senior Director of Government Relations at Associated General Contractors of America 
    Jimmy Christianson , Vice President of Government Relations at Associated General Contractors of America  
    Ryan Walker , Senior Vice President of Federal Affairs at Shumaker Advisors  


    We discuss:
    What’s included in the bill (and what’s not!)
    How contractors can prepare now for upcoming project funding
    How to choose what types of federal work to bid on
    How to manage changing costs and material supply during market uncertainty  


    Have questions about anything discussed in the episode?
    Alex: alex.etchen@agc.org 
    Jimmy: jimmy.christianson@agc.org 
    Ryan: rwalker@shumakeradvisors.com  


    Digital Builder is hosted by Eric Thomas of Autodesk. 
    Hear more episodes like this one by subscribing to Digital Builder on Apple Podcasts , Spotify , Google Play , YouTube or wherever you listen to podcasts. 
    Can’t see the links? Just search for Digital Builder in your favorite podcast player.

    • 48 min
    Dressed for Success: Using Wearable Technology in Construction Projects

    Dressed for Success: Using Wearable Technology in Construction Projects

    Wearable technology increases worker safety, efficiency, and improves access to construction jobsites. 
    Needless to say, it’s revolutionizing the construction industry as we know it. 
    In this episode, we’re going to discover what wearables are, how they work, and how to implement them into your construction workflows.  
    To do that, we’ve invited three guests:
    - Dr. Lorenz Lachauer , Head of Solution at NavVis 
    - Ken Lustig , Co-Founder, SVP of Corporate and Legal Affairs at RealWear 
    - Niran Shrestha , Co-Founder of Kwant 
    We discuss:
    - What qualifies as a wearable in construction
    - Wearable tech benefits and myths
    - How to determine the right wearable tech for your project
    - Which data to collect and how to analyze it 
    Mentioned during the podcast:
    - Harnessing the Data Advantage in Construction 
    - Have an idea for the show? Reach out on Twitter or on LinkedIn 
    Digital Builder is hosted by Eric Thomas of Autodesk. 
    Hear more episodes like this one by subscribing to Digital Builder on Apple Podcasts , Spotify , Google Play , or wherever you listen to podcasts. 
    Can’t see the links? Just search for Digital Builder in your favorite podcast player.

    • 46 min
    Reality Capture & Site Scanning: The Real World in a Digital Space

    Reality Capture & Site Scanning: The Real World in a Digital Space

    Imagine having an accurate digital version of the real environment on your construction project.

    That’s exactly what reality capture and site scanning provide. But the potential impact and scope from capturing this data is much bigger than that.

    Kipp Ivey , National Key Account Manager at Faro , and Adam Settino , Solutions Engineer Manager at Openspace , join the show to break down what it is, why it’s useful, and how it works.

    We discuss:
    - The purpose of reality capture and site scanning and the hardware involved
    - Common myths around reality capture
    - How to decide on the appropriate tool to use on a project
    - How to navigate the implementation process

    Mentioned during the podcast:
    - Harnessing the Data Advantage in Construction 
    - Waypoint 2021 Powered by Openspace 

    Digital Builder is hosted by Eric Thomas of Autodesk .

    Hear more episodes like this one by subscribing to Digital Builder on Apple Podcasts , Spotify,Google Play , or wherever you listen to podcasts.

    Can’t see the links? Just search for Digital Builder in your favorite podcast player.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Actionable Insights on the Economic Outlook for Construction

    Actionable Insights on the Economic Outlook for Construction

    As we leave 2021 behind, it’s time to look at the economic outlook for the construction industry in 2022.
    For that, we turn to Richard Branch, Chief Economist at Dodge Data & Analytics and anchorman for the prestigious and widely-circulated Dodge Construction Outlook. In this episode, he highlights some of the challenges and opportunities the industry will face in the coming year.
    We discuss:
    Which construction sectors can expect the most growth and opportunity in the United States
    Guidance on how to tackle the biggest challenges facing the construction industry
    How the newly passed infrastructure bill will impact the industry outlook  


    Mentioned during the podcast:
    Episode 22 of Digital Builder w/ Karalynn Cromeens
    Episode 23 of Digital Builder w/ Stephan Mansour  


    Digital Builder is hosted by Eric Thomas of Autodesk.
    Hear more episodes like this one by subscribing to Digital Builder on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, or wherever you listen to podcasts.
    Can’t see the links? Just search for Digital Builder in your favorite podcast player.

    • 44 min
    A Look at What’s Ahead for Digital Builder

    A Look at What’s Ahead for Digital Builder

    From Eric & the Digital Builder team: We’re taking a break for the holidays, but we’ll be back with a brand new episode on January 11th!
    Until then, listen to five of the must-hear episodes from 2021, covering topics such as Autodesk University, diversity in construction, construction’s industrial revolution, and how trust impacts the construction industry.
    Thanks for tuning into the show, and we wish you all a safe and restful holiday break.
    Digital Builder is hosted by Eric Thomas of Autodesk.
    Hear more episodes like this one by subscribing to Digital Builder on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, or wherever you listen to podcasts.
    Can’t see the links? Just search for Digital Builder in your favorite podcast player.

    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

CLConst ,

Good Insight for the Construction Industry

If you work in the construction industry or related fields, Digital Builder should be one of your go to’s for industry news! I also enjoy the insight you get from the guests about their “One Tool”.

Mariann!! ,

Love it!

It’s definitely worth your time if you are trying to stay informed.

joshuamj ,

Just what the industry needs!

Behind the scenes, construction has evolved so much in the last ten years. Grateful to have an opportunity to hear about it from industry folks!

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