Welcome to From the Ground Up – a brand new podcast focused on the construction pros making the dream of some of the coolest construction projects come true. Fieldwire’s founders, Yves Frinault and Javed Singha, join leaders from today’s top commercial construction companies to learn about their inspiring projects, what challenges they’re facing to get them done, and what it means to them to see the finished project.
Levelset's Alex Dunn on Why GCs Are 2x More Likely Than Subs to Get Paid On Time
When compared with subcontractors and suppliers, general contractors are twice as likely to get paid on time. Unsurprisingly, they’re much happier about it. In this conversation with Levelset's Alex Dunn, we uncovered the reasons why payments are slow in construction and learned of ways to speed them up. Listen to find out.
The Importance of Suicide Prevention & Mental Health Awareness in Construction
For the latest episode of From the Ground Up, Yves was joined by Cal Beyer, one of the driving forces behind the Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention. Listen to find out why our industry is so vulnerable (especially now) and learn how to identify signs of distress in your field crews and colleagues.
From Construction to Floriculture: How COVID-19 inspired Building Operator Martin Braun to pursue a new venture
'When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.' That’s the motto Martin Braun is choosing to live by in 2020. Instead of dwelling on the impacts of COVID-19, Martin is preparing to launch his own greenhouse business in Calgary!
On top of this, he’s been working as a Building Operator at Brookfield Place, the second tallest building (by a fraction) in all of Alberta. Tune in to hear more about Martin’s story...
'We went from $10M to $100M in turnover:' How to bounce back after a recession
When James McQuaid started working at Errigal Contracts in 2012, the construction company had a turnover of $10M. Today, that figure exceeds $100M!
Curious how James helped drive revenue off the back of a recession? Tune in to find out.
Encompass AV's Patrick Pfiefer: 'How a passion for house music landed me a dream job in construction'
From installing sound systems at Lollapalooza to wiring his own home with festival-grade speakers, Patrick Pfiefer has done it all. But he says nothing compares to the work he does for Encompass AV. Find out why Patrick considers his job "a dream come true" in our latest podcast episode with Fieldwire's founders.
"We have a no bulls**t terrain:" Power Design's Brad Moore on How to Create Award-Winning Culture
Recognized by Fortune and Glassdoor as one of the best places to work, Power Design isn't your average electrical shop. Fieldwire's Javed Singha spoke with the company's Construction Technology Program Manager, Brad Moore, to learn what it takes to build great culture in construction. Listen to find out.
Finally, a podcast for the industry!
We needed something like this
Super excited for the first episode to drop!
Been waiting for something like this