This podcast is designed to help people in construction address the big challenges they face and discuss the key themes across the industry. Topics include mental health, diversity, the digitisation of the industry, BIM and more.
Grace Marshall: Productivity and replacing stress
We are joined by Grace Marshall, Head coach, Chief Encourager, Productivity Ninja, and Author to chat about people's addiction to 'busyness', measuring productivity by activity rather than result, managing attention, prioritising recharge, adopting new ways of working, and replacing stress, overwhelm and frustration with success, sanity and satisfaction.
Roger Platt: Commercial Real Estate and the role of offices
Roger Platt, Senior Vice President at U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), joins us to discuss the role of USGBC, what the future looks like for Commercial Real Estate and office employees, the creation of greener and healthier workspaces, security in the workplace, the relationship between landlords and tenants, and the use of technology to improve efficiency.
Anthony Fasano: The skill sets needed to succeed in engineering
Anthony Fasano, Trainer, Author, Speaker at Engineering Management Institute, join us to chat about the most important skills an engineer needs to succeed. We cover the importance of good communication skills when working in project teams, and how to improve those communication skills, being able to present non-technically and speak with the public, and the three core skills needed to succeed - technical skills, project management and people management.
Salla Eckhardt: The digital building lifecycle framework and innovation in the built environment
Salla Eckhardt, Director of Transformation Services at Microsoft, joins us to chat about rebranding traditional Construction processes and the digital building lifecycle framework. We discuss the disconnect between AEC & O, the top innovations happening in the built environment right now, such as open innovation, how the digital building lifecycle framework improves the profitability of projects and helps decide what needs to be delivered, when, and the biggest obstacles in adopting the digital building lifecycle.
Maura Thomas: Information overload and productivity
Maura Nevel Thomas, Trainer, Author, Speaker at Regain Your Time, joins us to chat about the challenges associated with information overload and productivity. We discuss how she's helping civil engineering clients with Workflow Management Systems, empowered productivity and the six components, as well as attention and action management.
David Frise: Competencies and initiatives within construction
David Frise, Group Chief Executive Officer at Building Engineering Services Association, joins us to chat about competencies and initiatives within Construction to create a better and safer industry post-Grenfell. We discuss the balancing act of safety and value, the core principles of the British Standard competence framework, what needs to change from a training point of view, how can we better manage the culture change needed to create a more competent industry, the importance of documents when things go wrong, and more.