Follow Matt Risinger on the Build Show Podcast as he discusses Building Science, Craftsmanship, & Best Practices for Building & Remodeling.
Matt is a Builder who specializes in Architect Driven & Fine Craftsmanship Work.
The Intersection of Building Science and Data Science
In this week’s podcast, Matt is joined by Craig Stevenson, President & Co-Founder of Auros Group, to talk about the intersection of building science and data science for the purpose of decarbonizing buildings. Auros mainly focuses on MUSH (Municipal, University, School, Hospital) commercial buildings, but he shares incredible insights on how the decarbonization of commercial buildings can translate to residential building.
They discuss the benefits of a building a Passive House and focusing on decarbonization to their clients, including lower utility bills, health, and comfort. Craig shares, “you can have a great home that still uses very, very little energy…without paying a premium.”
Matt and Craig agree that before any project, builders should ask themselves “what’s the most efficient building I can build?”
Listen to how we can measure building performance and why carbon is the only metric we can’t “game.”
How Hybrid Building can Shave Weeks off your Build Time
In this week's episode of The Build Show Podcast, Matt goes deep into integrating offsite and onsite construction, focusing on prefabs, with Edie Dillman of B.Public Prefab.
They discuss how B.Public integrates air barriers and insulation and how these products are tools for a building team rather than replacements. They look at some of B.Public's R-values (ranging from 35 to 89), how they work with project needs, and the benefits of using these materials. They also talk about B.Public's status as a B-Corp and how important these businesses are for the industry.
Listen to the benefits of hybrid building and learn how to take weeks off your build time.
The Most Important Tool in Your Toolbox: You
In this week's episode of The Build Show Podcast, Matt and Travis go deep into how to take care of your most important tool: your mental and physical health.
Travis and Matt look at the physical and mental requirements of builders on the site and in the office. They discuss the importance of stamina, fitness, perspective, community, and more, giving you tools to build and safeguard them.
HVAC and High-Performance Maintenance at the Real Rebuild House
On this week's episode of The Build Show Podcast, Matt goes deep into the HVAC system in his home and the maintenance a high-performance home requires.
Matt starts with the exterior of his home, discussing the materials he used and why he used them. He details the upkeep of his house, touching on some of his concerns and the steps he took to address them during the build.
He then talks about his HVAC system in depth, going into the equipment, layout, maintenance the system requires, and its benefits and drawbacks. He also shares some of the things he'd change if he could.
Listen in to see how living in a high-performance home has affected his family, his business, and how he sells high-performance to his clients.
A Deep Dive into the Build Show Build: Boston House
On this week's episode of The Build Show Podcast, Matt and Steve meander through the Build Show Build: Boston house and go deep into what Steve did in this innovative build and what he might do differently.
They discuss power modeling and performance, remodelability and adaptability, and which high-performance innovations may soon be mainstream.
From radiant heating to rice hull siding to smart circuit breakers to high-tech windows to air-to-water heat pumps, take a deeper look at the Build Show Build: Boston house.
Steve's European Vacation
In this week's episode of The Build Show Podcast, Matt and Steve go deep into what Steve learned on his recent visit to Switzerland and Germany.
Steve toured the SIGA factory in Switzerland and attended the BAU conference in Munich, Germany, while in Europe. He learned about products and techniques that builders outside of the U.S. use, how perspective on longevity and quality changes how homes are built, and what that could mean for American builders and homes.
Listen in to see what Steve learned on his European "vacation."
Know better. Build better.
Great source of info. And a very handsome host, too. 😍
Great way to share knowledge
Informative podcast with a smart host and knowledgeable guests. As a non-builder who is considering a future home build I find this really interesting.
Build Show - Podcast edition!
Know Better, Build Better! Awesome Guests, Building Science Talk… I’m in! (Better host maybe 🤔) 😆