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The Property Design & Development Podcast with Adam Muggleton & Robert Bean

Edifice Complex Podcast Adam Muggleton & Robert Bean

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The Property Design & Development Podcast with Adam Muggleton & Robert Bean

    #90 Andy Britnell – The Commtech Story

    #90 Andy Britnell – The Commtech Story

    Our guest this episode is Andy Britnell talking about real business lessons via the story of Commtech UK from inception to sale.

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    In this episode, we discuss:


    The power of a firms culture
    Andy’s journey from draftsman to business leader
    Commtech’s journey from 3 people in a pub to PLC to high value sale
    The power of No!

    And much more…….

    More on Andy

    On LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andy-britnell-124554a/

    Bio

    Andy has been a draftsman, an entrepreneur, a racing car driver and a business leader. Andy lead Commtech UK from start-up to multi platform business group and then a successful sale to a FTSE 250 company over a 25 year period. The story of Commtech is an example of what is possible for any business and their owners if they execute well.

    #edificecomplexpodcast #ProjectManagement #podcast #CxM #bluerithm #Cx #RICS #PMI #PMP #smartbuildings #ESG #training #systems #systemsthinking #resiliance #builtenvironment #commtech #buessness #realMBA #MBA

    #89 Prof Gail Brager – Experiential Design Schemas

    #89 Prof Gail Brager – Experiential Design Schemas

    Our guest this episode is Prof Gail Brager of UC Berkeley talking about built environmental design, the Center for the Built Environment and her new book, Experiential Design Schemas

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    In this episode, we discuss:


    Enhancing positives rather than reducing negatives
    Open source problem solving
    “T” shaped people
    Re-framing the climate crisis

    And much more…….

    More on Gail:


    On LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gail-brager/
    Berkeley College of Environmental Design: https://ced.berkeley.edu/people/gail-brager
    Center for the Built Environment: https://cbe.berkeley.edu/
    Get the Book here: https://www.amazon.com/Experiential-Design-Schemas-Mark-DeKay/dp/195718373X

    Bio

    Gail S. Brager, PhD, is Professor of Architecture at UC Berkeley. Gail is CBE’s Associate Director, and leads research efforts in mixed-mode buildings, which combine natural and mechanical ventilation. Gail also leads CBE’s research into dynamic comfort and worker performance in alternative office environments.

    Gail received PhD and MS degrees in Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley, and a B.S. in Mechanical and Environmental Engineering from UC Santa Barbara. Other research interests include thermal comfort and adaptive mechanisms, task/ambient conditioning systems, climate-responsive building design, and curriculum materials development. Prof. Brager currently serves as the Chair of the US Green Building Council’s Research Committee. She is also an active member of ASHRAE, serving as Past-President of the S.F. Bay Area Golden Gate Chapter, and Past-Chair of TC 2.1 (Physiology and Human Comfort). She is also a member of ASES and SBSE.

    #88 Matthew Oliver – Core Values, Ethics & Systems

    #88 Matthew Oliver – Core Values, Ethics & Systems

    Our guest this episode is Matthew Oliver talking about core values, ethics, air quality in buildings and systems analysis.

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    In this episode, we discuss:


    Importance of critical thinking
    Importance of inter-disciplinary work
    The “post modernity” era
    “Engineers Hat” Vs “Managers Hat”
    Issues of power & control

    And much more…….

    More on Matthew

    On LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/matthewboliver/

    Bio

    Matthew is an experienced senior engineer with executive regulatory experience and quasi-judicial decision-making experience. Veteran with twenty years’ service as an aerospace engineer with the Canadian Forces. Demonstrated history working in public safety, aviation operations, flight test, fire investigation and forensic engineering. Skilled in Operational Planning, complex causation analysis, and Command. Strong business development professional with a Master of Engineering (microwave engineering) and a Master of Divinity (M.Div.). Recent work in regulatory metric development and measurement of public value. Diverse skill set and education supports unique approaches to traditional problems. Always looking for new opportunities to work improving the lives of others.

    #87 Bryce Anderson – “BMS/BAS has not evolved in 30 Years!”

    #87 Bryce Anderson – “BMS/BAS has not evolved in 30 Years!”

    Our guest this episode is Bryce Anderson talking about building technology, BMS/BAS and the state of play in the Australian market and the industry worldwide.

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    In this episode, we discuss:


    The distinctions between building technology and BMS/BAS
    Why we need BMS/BAS consultants
    How the BMS/BAS industry has not really evolved over the last 30 years
    How BMS/BAS firms are in danger of being reduced to HVAC controls only

    And much more…….

    More on Bryce

    On LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bryce-anderson17/

    Website: https://www.bms-training.com/

    YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/@bryceanderson17

    Bio

    Bryce entered the BMS industry in 1998, after studying Electronic Engineering and specialising in process instrumentation and controls. He has extensive experience working in South Africa, the UK and Australia.

    Bryce believes building automation is not what it was 20 years ago. Manufacturer’s product training is suitable for the basic installation and maintenance of a BMS. That was probably okay when comfort control was all customers cared about. Just installing and keeping equipment running is no longer acceptable as building owners’ expectations increase to meet climate change initiatives such as NetZero, building’s energy efficiency rating systems, and ESG reporting.

    Bryce is working to change the BMS sector via his training courses and YouTube channel.

    #86 Lyn Gomes – Ltg Cx & Bldg Data

    #86 Lyn Gomes – Ltg Cx & Bldg Data

    Our guest this episode is Lyn Gomes of DPR Construction talking about Lighting systems commissioning, building data management and the application of technology in buildings.

    If you enjoy this episode, share it with friends and give us a review, it helps more than you know.

    In this episode, we discuss:


    Lighting control commissioning & standards
    Issues of control systems data management and third party data management
    Post occupancy support
    The issue of “too much cow bell”!

    And much more…….

    More on Lyn

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lyngomes/

    Website: https://www.dpr.com/

    Bio

    Lyn is licensed Professional Engineer (USA), certified Commissioning Professional and a certified Lighting Controls Acceptance Test Technician (for Title 24). Lyn has experience in building services systems design, construction and commissioning.

    #85 Amanda Hu – Health & Wellbeing in Schools

    #85 Amanda Hu – Health & Wellbeing in Schools

    Our guest this episode is Amanda Hu talking about health & wellbeing in schools i.e. our duty of care to children.

    If you enjoy this episode, share it with friends and give us a review, it helps more than you know.

    In this episode, we discuss:


    How convincing people problems are worth tackling
    How pride, credentialism and the need to be right prevent solution adoption
    How school building design is the “bottom o the barrel” (Adam’s opinion)

    And much more…….

    More From Amanda


    https://www.cbc.ca/newsinteractives/features/calgary-parents-campaign-school-air-quality
    https://calgary.citynews.ca/video/2023/06/12/calgary-heading-towards-a-smoky-summer/
    X @amandalhu

    Bio

    Amanda Hu is an advocate, maker, parent and community member in Calgary, Alberta, Canada fighting for better air in indoor spaces. Her background is reflective of her breadth of interests, and includes work in governance, contemporary art, medical advocacy and non-profit administration. She holds a BFA (with Distinction) in Visual Studies and BA (with Distinction) in Psychology from University of Calgary and is a National Air Filtration Association (NAFA) Certified Technician Level I.

Customer Reviews

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22 Ratings

22 Ratings

Scooter509 ,

Love the ahow & hosts!

What an amazing show. You never know what topic or guest to expect but what ever it is, it is educational and fun!

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Surprisingly diverse, always interesting

Well done.

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A New Favorite

These guys are great. They are fun, knowledgeable, and just geeky enough ;) The guests on here are top notch people influencing the built environment, sharing their thoughts on how to build and live better. Keep them coming Adam and Robert!

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