11 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

    • Management
    • 4.8 • 24 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.

    Global BIM Adoption: Where We’re At & Where We’re Going w/ Ariel Castillo & Steve Rollo

    Global BIM Adoption: Where We’re At & Where We’re Going w/ Ariel Castillo & Steve Rollo

    There are a lot of challenges surrounding the adoption of BIM, even on a national level. Will we ever reach a global standard for Building Information Modeling?
    To discuss the future of BIM adoption and standardization across the world is Ariel Castillo — Strategic Process & VDC Specialist at Miller-Davis Company — and Steve Rollo — National BIM/VDC Manager at Graham.
    In this episode, they cover…
    - Understanding what Building Information Modeling (BIM) and VDC (Virtual Design & Construction) really mean
    - The biggest challenges with rolling out new construction technologies
    - What BIM adoption & standardization have looked like in Latin America & Canada
    - Predictions for BIM globally in 5-10 years
    Digital Builder is hosted by Eric Thomas of Autodesk.
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    • 51 min
    Moving Forward in Construction: An Industry Outlook for a Post-Covid World w/ Gregg Schoppman & Matt Steere

    Moving Forward in Construction: An Industry Outlook for a Post-Covid World w/ Gregg Schoppman & Matt Steere

    The influx of jobs for construction groups can be tricky to handle. To move forward in 2021 and manage the sudden boost in work, construction leaders need to leverage what we learned in 2020.
    Joining Eric to discuss Autodesk’s 2021 Construction Outlook Report and how to manage the current spike in project bidding activity are Gregg Schoppman, Principal at FMI, and Matt Steere, Construction Industry Strategist at Autodesk.
    They also discuss…
    -Key insights from the 2021 Autodesk Construction Outlook report
    -How to use the Outlook report to initiate a recovery from the pandemic
    -Why expecting a full transition back to “normal” shouldn’t be our focus
    -What the future of work looks like for construction in a post-Covid-19 world
    -The pandemic’s impact on work culture for the construction industry
    Digital Builder is hosted by Eric Thomas of Autodesk. 
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    • 56 min
    How to Create a Culture of Innovation in the Construction Industry w/ Jennifer Suerth & Cara Wilczynski

    How to Create a Culture of Innovation in the Construction Industry w/ Jennifer Suerth & Cara Wilczynski

    When you think about innovation on the job site, technology is probably the first thing that comes to mind. But innovation — especially in the construction industry — is so much more than new technology. It’s about collaboration and supporting diversity with events like Women in Construction Week.
    In this episode, Eric speaks with Jennifer Suerth (VP of Technical Services at Pepper Construction) and Cara Wilczynski (Construction Customer Outcome Exec at Autodesk) about…
    -How to execute innovation in construction as an industry leader
    -The significance of Women in Construction Week
    -Tips for fostering a culture of innovation at your organization
    -Ways to promote diversity at your company
    -Advice for newcomers in the construction industry
    Check out the ACE Mentor Program here.
    Digital Builder is hosted by Eric Thomas of Autodesk.
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Getting Back to Work: Advice for Remaining Resilient w/ Samiha Shakil & Carolina Alvarez

    Getting Back to Work: Advice for Remaining Resilient w/ Samiha Shakil & Carolina Alvarez

    2020 was a hard year for everybody — personally and professionally. As we get deeper into 2021, we wanted to honor and learn from the construction leaders who remained resilient not just for themselves, but for their teams.
    Samiha Shakil, Sr. VDC Engineer at Skanska, and Carolina Alvarez, President & Founder of J&S Building Maintenance, are both nominees of Autodesk’s 40 Under 40: Champions of Construction 2020. They join Eric to discuss…
    -How they kept their teams operating through the pandemic
    -The silver linings coming out of 2020
    -Their predictions for the construction industry in 2021
    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.

    • 49 min
    2021 & Beyond: How to Increase Productivity & Predictability On the Jobsite w/ Jim Lynch

    2021 & Beyond: How to Increase Productivity & Predictability On the Jobsite w/ Jim Lynch

    Unification of your team and your technology will drive productivity and predictability on the jobsite — two things we all need more of.
    The awesome thing about a unified construction management solution is that it actually helps your team work better together. It’s a little like knocking out two birds with one stone.
    Jim Lynch, Sr. VP & General Manager at Autodesk, joins Eric in this episode to share how a unified approach helps construction teams get more done faster and safer.
    Plus, the two talk about…
    -The Why behind new product announcements at Autodesk University
    -How a unified construction management platform helps data flow more freely
    -The current state of the construction industry
    -Predictions for the future of construction and industrialization
    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.

    • 25 min
    Why You Need to Care About New Construction Tech w/ Brandon LaCourciere & Mark Decker

    Why You Need to Care About New Construction Tech w/ Brandon LaCourciere & Mark Decker

    The antidote for fear is knowledge. The construction firms that are open to exploring new technologies and solutions are growing the fastest and moving the construction industry forward.
    In this episode of Digital Builder, Eric catches up with Brandon LaCourciere, Director of Customer Success at Autodesk, and Mark Decker, a Senior Manager at CDM Smith. The group discusses…
    -How the right APIs can help construction technology ecosystems
    -Best practices for evaluating technology vendors
    -Common misconceptions about APIs
    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.

    • 37 min

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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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