26 episodes

Thank you for tuning in to the BIM Academy Digital Climate Podcast, where we talk with pioneering minds who are championing digital transformation within the built environment. The increasing use of emerging technology is changing the way we design and build across the globe. In these podcasts we ask our guests what impact digital ways of working are having, not only on the construction industry, but how they are benefiting sustainable construction and making our buildings, cleaner, greener and safer.

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Thank you for tuning in to the BIM Academy Digital Climate Podcast, where we talk with pioneering minds who are championing digital transformation within the built environment. The increasing use of emerging technology is changing the way we design and build across the globe. In these podcasts we ask our guests what impact digital ways of working are having, not only on the construction industry, but how they are benefiting sustainable construction and making our buildings, cleaner, greener and safer.

    Digital Climate Podcast with Hugo Metcalfe

    Digital Climate Podcast with Hugo Metcalfe

    Welcome to episode three of the latest Digital Climate podcast series, where host Dr Graham Kelly talks to world record breaker Hugo Metcalfe. Hugo is the Co-Founder and Chief Psychologist at The Happy Mind Tribe - Mental Health, Wellbeing and Workplace Culture Specialists.

    Hugo has designed and delivered evidence based programs across the globe to support organisations in cultivating sustainable workplace wellbeing cultures. He has worked with organisations such as the UK Foreign Office, Disney, Amazon, Viacom and the British Military to help them develop effective leaders, lasting wellbeing strategies and consciously cultivate culture.

    A multiple world record holder and mountain guide, Hugo talks to Graham about his recommendations for workplace wellbeing, as well as how he puts his own resilience to the test leading solo and group expeditions.

    • 49 min
    Digital Climate Podcast with Alie Salford and Andrew Johnson

    Digital Climate Podcast with Alie Salford and Andrew Johnson

    In this episode of the Digital Climate podcast, host, Dr Graham Kelly invited BIM Academy Associate Andrew Johnson and Walking With the Wounded’s Head Start Programme Manager, Alie Salford to talk about the support available to ex service men and women suffering with mental ill health.
    As a former member of the Corps of Royal Engineers, Andrew discusses his own mental health journey, how Walking With the Wounded has supported him, and why he is now sharing his experiences to help others.
    Andrew and Alie talk openly about key stress triggers, why is it difficult for people to talk about their mental health and what can we do to encourage people to be more open about this.

    • 43 min
    Digital Climate Podcast with Fred Mills and Sasha Reed

    Digital Climate Podcast with Fred Mills and Sasha Reed

    Welcome to Series 7 of the BIM Academy Digital Climate Podcast with host and BIM Academy Managing Director, Dr Graham Kelly. In this series Graham uncovers the connection between mental health and wellbeing, and their role in high performing workplaces within the construction industry.

    Our goal at BIM Academy is to empower everyone facing life's challenges with the knowledge that help is always available.

    In this episode Graham talks with two guests who are mental health champions and the driving force behind the “Get Construction Talking” campaign to destigmatise mental health: Fred Mills, Founder of The B1M and Sasha Reed, Senior Director for Strategic Business Development at Procore Technologies. 

    Fred and Sasha explain more about the need to get construction talking and what mental health means to them, as well as their own personal experiences. They look at the rising suicide rates in construction workers, and why we need to understand that humans are non renewable resources!

    • 47 min
    Digital Climate Podcast with Indy Johar

    Digital Climate Podcast with Indy Johar

    In this fifth and final episode of our "Don’t fear the future" series, host Dr Graham Kelly talks to Indy Johar, founding Director of 00 and Dark Matters Labs. 

    An architect by training, Indy is a Senior Innovation Associate with the Young Foundation and a visiting Professor at the University of Sheffield. He co-funded Impact Hub Birmingham and Open Systems Lab and was a member of the RSA’s Inclusive Growth Commission. He is a thought leader in system change, the future of urban infrastructure finance, outcome based investment and the future of governance.

    Graham tells Indy that we’re here to talk about the future – what is your view on the use of AI in construction and how long do you think it will take for machine assisted design to become the norm in the industry?

    Tune in to the full podcast to hear what Indy had to say about AI and its role within construction.

    • 44 min
    Digital Climate Podcast with Sam Stacey

    Digital Climate Podcast with Sam Stacey

    In this episode of the Digital Climate podcast, host and BIM Academy Managing Director, Dr Graham Kelly invited Sam Stacey to talk about construction transformation, sustainability actions and what comes next.

    CEO of Stacx International, Chairman of SustainCRE and former Challenge Director of Transforming Construction at Innovate UK, Sam is an industry leader on construction innovation and with an MBA from Henley Business School and degrees in Civil Engineering, Architecture and Philosophy from Imperial College and Cambridge University.

    Graham begins by asking Sam about his successful background in sustainability practices and climate change action, asking him to give us a brief introduction to his fascinating career history and expertise, particularly in his previous role as Challenge Director in UK Research and Innovation.

    • 41 min
    Digital Climate Podcast with Tuomas Syrjänen

    Digital Climate Podcast with Tuomas Syrjänen

    In this third instalment of this Digital Climate podcast series, host, Dr Graham Kelly invited Tuomas Syrjänen of Futurice to talk all things AI.

    Tuomas is a co-founder and former CEO of Futurice, and is now heading Futurice's data & AI powered knowledge work transformation program that is transforming how Futurice and Futurice's clients operate. He also helped shape Futurice’s non hierarchical culture of trust, transparency, freedom and responsibility.

    Graham opens the discussion by asking Tuomas about his work that challenges convention in construction and how he achieved a true shift of mindset on how we build through the use of data. Plus how AI is currently being applied to real time projects to achieve project success.

    Listen now to hear key lessons learned on data management techniques, with an emphasis on reducing waste for both materials and time.

    • 41 min

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