274 episodes

The Art of Construction is here to help you grow your business. Together we explore the world of construction with some of the best minds in the industry. This insightful podcast is hosted by thought provoking entrepreneur, Devon Tilly. Devon has been recognized nationally for his innovation and creativity within the building industry. Join our tribe as we master the Art of Construction.

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The Art of Construction is here to help you grow your business. Together we explore the world of construction with some of the best minds in the industry. This insightful podcast is hosted by thought provoking entrepreneur, Devon Tilly. Devon has been recognized nationally for his innovation and creativity within the building industry. Join our tribe as we master the Art of Construction.

    PANEL: Successful Investment Strategies For Employees and Entrepreneurs

    PANEL: Successful Investment Strategies For Employees and Entrepreneurs

    Moritz Luck, Co-Founder of Enscape, Alice Leung, Vice President of Platform and Product Strategy at Brick & Mortar Ventures, and Phil Read, CEO at Read | Thomas, join us for episode 274 of Art of Construction and the fifth and final episode of our series recorded live at Digital Built Week Americas 2022. 

    This panel discussion was great synopsis of what to have in mind for you, the Art of Construction tribe, as you set out to grow your business and grow the AEC industry.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Managing Technology and Managing People

    Managing Technology and Managing People

    Phil Read, CEO at Read | Thomas, joins us for episode 273 of Art of Construction and the fourth episode of our series recorded live at Digital Built Week Americas 2022.

    Phil is the co-founder of Read | Thomas - a global BIM/VDC consulting company focused on supporting building designers, engineers, builders and owners through cross-discipline technology integration and best practices. He has nearly thirty years experience in Architecture and Engineering including two decades implementing Autodesk Revit. Phil was previously featured on AOC Show 137 - Don't Go to College to Become an Architect.

    • 26 min
    From Storage Structures to System Built

    From Storage Structures to System Built

    Chris Pearson, Owner, Operations and R&D Lead at Storage Structures, joins us for episode 272 of Art of Construction. 


    Storage Structures Inc. is a national metal-building subcontractor for the self-storage industry. Recently they have introduced their new Alpha light-gauge, 10-by-10-foot framing system, which is comprised mainly of factory-formed and assembled columns and beams. This new development was the result of a long and thorough research and development process as they looked for ways to grow their business. 

    In developing the Alpha Framing System, they focused on solving the major problems of our industry including time of construction, availability of labor and staining on the final product. It worked so well they have nearly doubled their capacity for new business. 

    Join Devon and Chris as they discuss the importance of R&D to grow your business, the details of their new Alpha Framing System, its potential use in multifamily developments, how they linked up with Art of Construction behind the scenes, the science of steel, and where Storage Structures fits into the System Built movement! 

    • 41 min
    10 EFFING BUZZWORDS!

    10 EFFING BUZZWORDS!

    Kelly Cone, Chief Strategy Officer at ClearEdge3D, joins us for episode 271 of Art of Construction and the third episode of our series recorded live at Digital Built Week Americas 2022.

    Tired of all those buzzwords and the marketing hype surrounding them? Waiting until you see something actually usable come from them before you care? So are we. And while there are a lot of real life use cases in construction around things like Digital Twins, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and more (many we've discussed on the show), these terms can also lead to misunderstandings or be misused by marketing departments across the AEC industry. Not to mention things like NFT's, the Metaverse and Blockchain. Should they matter to you?

    What's hype, what's fluff, and what is for real? Find out with Kelly Cone in this rambunctious episode of AOC!

    • 42 min
    Exploring the United States Passive House Standard

    Exploring the United States Passive House Standard

    Katrin Klingenberg, Co-Founder & Executive Director of PHIUS (Passive House Institute US), and Isaac Elnecave, Project Certifier & Policy Analyst at PHIUS, join us for episode 270 of Art of Construction.



    Katrin Klingenberg is a visionary who has driven adoption of the Phius Standard throughout the past 20 years. Passive building methodology originated in the United States and Canada in the 1970s and was enhanced in Germany in the 1990s. Klingenberg reinvigorated it in the United States in 2003 when she built the first passive house in Champaign-Urbana. Her home sparked considerable interest and she went on to found the non-profit organization Phius (Passive House Institute US), dedicated to making passive building a mainstream best practice.

    We've covered Passive House many times on this podcast, mostly with groups that adhere to the German PHI standard. Since our podcast is located in the United States, we decided it was time to learn the specifics of the US Passive House standard, what their history is, what differentiates them from the German standard, and how contractors and affiliates can get involved and learn more.

    Join Devon, Katrin and Isaac as they discuss the hidden history of Passive House, the difference between PHI and PHIUS, the recent surge in Passive House multifamily developments, current rebates and legislation in Colorado around Passive House and green building, what it will take to bring Passive House to economies of scale, and much more!

    • 1 hr 3 min
    The Science of Where

    The Science of Where

    Marc Goldman, Director of AEC Industry Solutions at Esri, joins us for episode 269 of Art of Construction and the second episode of our series recorded live at Digital Built Week Americas 2022.

    Esri is a GIS (Geographic Information System) platform provider. They bill their GIS mapping software as the most powerful mapping & spatial analytics technology available. Their tagline, which we love, is that they specialize in The Science of Where. "The Science of Where is the science of digital transformation; the science of exploration and navigation; the science of commerce and ecology," says Esri. "It's the science of insight and innovation. It inspires us and drives us to offer the most high-powered, high-performance mapping and analytics capabilities in the world."

    For the AEC industry, their tools allow for taking BIM models, digital twins, construction schedules and more and tying them to actual locations on our planet. This "Location Intelligence" they provide allows all stakeholders to understand a project in context of where it is. It sounds so simple and obvious, and yet this is a topic we've never discussed on the podcast before, which is why Devon asked to interview Marc after seeing his keynote address at Digital Built Week. 

    Join Devon and Marc as they discuss the four pillars of Esri's value offering to the AEC industry, how and why location-based information systems are used on projects, what AEC can learn from how other industries use Esri's products, and the benefits GIS can bring to the development of entire communities as we all try to build better buildings and solve the biggest problems humanity faces. 

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

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69 Ratings

69 Ratings

Mariann!! ,

Love it!

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

Scott Hicken ,

Never a dull moment on AOC!

Extremely interesting podcast that manages to touch on every single aspect of AEC at some point. There’s lots of different conversations happening in the building industries at the moment and the Art of Construction truly manages to tie all those threads together into a single, compelling narrative. Highly recommend!

RWilliamsiii ,

What a great podcast getting construction collaboration

Hearing this great 200th podcast from The Art of Construction reminds me of my own journey when I started a building component factory in 1999. Their conversation about getting the designers and constructors to collaborate to build better buildings and houses. Great thought and passion to improve the processes and industry.

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