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The Easier, Better, for Construction Show is where people working to make building easier and better share how. We dig into design and construction topics proven to positively build up people, processes, and the business of building. Podcasts are published at 12AM PST every other Wednesday.

The EBFC Show Felipe Engineer Manriquez

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The Easier, Better, for Construction Show is where people working to make building easier and better share how. We dig into design and construction topics proven to positively build up people, processes, and the business of building. Podcasts are published at 12AM PST every other Wednesday.

    Construction Scrum - [BONUS] Chapter 9 Using the Scrum Guide to Make Your Playbook

    Construction Scrum - [BONUS] Chapter 9 Using the Scrum Guide to Make Your Playbook

    Construction Scrum is the first practical guide for construction professionals to implement the Scrum framework in the construction industry. My vision for this book is to enable project managers, superintendents, and whole project teams to take action to make project delivery easier, better, and faster now. Chapter 9 is the 2020 Scrum Guide with my commentary for design and construction professionals based on experiences with thousands of teams and hundreds of Scrum Masters.


     


    Learn more at https://constructionscrum.com/


    Click here for fast access to free book resources and the 2020 Scrum Guide https://constructionscrum.com/book-links


    Buy the book at https://constructionscrum.com/construction-scrum


     


    "With Felipe’s partnership...a new Scrum team focusing on Scrum in construction was formed to serve the millions of men and women working to build our world. His generous contributions to this team and the growing community of Scrum practitioners continue to have an outstanding impact..."


    ~Dr. Jeff Sutherland, co-creator of Scrum


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    Connect with Felipe via


    Social media at https://thefelipe.bio.link


    Subscribe on YouTube to never miss new videos here: https://rb.gy/q5vaht 

    • 43 min
    The Relentless Pursuit of Innovation with Dave Cooper

    The Relentless Pursuit of Innovation with Dave Cooper

    Construction has traditionally been siloed, but Dave Cooper is on a mission to make all builders and suppliers better through passion. His relentless pursuit of innovation allows for connections across complex supply chains that lead others into new partnerships while also driving change within the construction industry!


     


    Dave engages in deep conversations about innovation and inclusivity around the offsite construction space. Listen/watch for an inside look at the places and with the people making innovation happen daily across the world of design and construction.


     


    Connect with Dave via


    Website at https://www.davecooper.live/


     


    Connect with Felipe via


    Bio Link at https://thefelipe.bio.link  


    Subscribe on YouTube to never miss new videos here: https://rb.gy/q5vaht 


     


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    Today’s episode is sponsored by Bosch RefinemySite. It’s a cloud-based construction platform. Bosch uses Lean principles to enable your entire team, from owners to trade contractors – to plan, communicate, document, and execute in real-time. It’s the digital tool that supports the Last Planner System® process and puts it all together in one simple, collaborative ecosystem. Bosch RefinemySite empowers your team, builds trust, creates a culture of responsibility, and enhances communication. Learn more and Try for free at https://www.bosch-refinemysite.us/tryforfree 


     


    Today’s episode is sponsored by Construction Accelerator. This online learning system for teams and individuals offers short, in-depth videos on numerous Lean topics for Builders and Designers to discuss and implement, just like on this podcast. This is tangible knowledge at your fingertips in the field, in the office, or at home. Support your Lean learning at your own pace. Learn more at http://trycanow.com/ 


     


    Today's episode is sponsored by the Lean Construction Institute (LCI). This non-profit organization operates as a catalyst to transform the industry through Lean project delivery using an operating system centered on a common language, fundamental principles, and basic practices. Learn more at https://www.leanconstruction.org 


     


    Today's episode is sponsored by STRUXI. STRUXI is happy to help the EBFC Show fight the good fight for improving construction productivity. Built on 50+ years of construction-tech innovation, STRUXI replaces outdated-paper timesheets and production reports with software that updates you on labor productivity in real time – without disrupting how you already run your job sites. STRUXI does this by providing a simple user interface, so your foreman can accurately allocate time without being stuck behind a computer. This data is also easily connected to Power BI for rich reporting and forecasting. Learn more at https://www.struxi.com/

    • 47 min
    Trust Me, Lean is the Way to Go with Pete Novaresi

    Trust Me, Lean is the Way to Go with Pete Novaresi

    Would you benefit from the owner's insights regarding making building easier and better for yourself, your team, and your company? Begin with the end in mind and learn from a general contractor turned owner. Pete Novaresi shares his takt scheduling in construction experiences and Lean principles from an owner's perspective putting in billions of dollars of construction each year. He also discusses problem-solving and encourages projects teams to question what problem they are trying to solve. 


    This show will give you insights into what works in design and construction by sharing real stories from industry leaders like Pete doing things differently and better. Pete encourages all his teams to build better buildings faster and more efficiently while respecting people. Everyone can make building easier and better together!


     


    Connect with Pete via


    LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/pete-novaresi-1145a38b/ 


     


    Connect with Felipe via


    Social media at https://thefelipe.bio.link 


    Subscribe on YouTube to never miss new videos here: https://rb.gy/q5vaht 


     

    • 57 min
    Ironworker Impact with Cindy Menches, Ph.D., P.E.

    Ironworker Impact with Cindy Menches, Ph.D., P.E.

    Iron workers install structural and reinforcing iron and steel to form and support buildings, bridges, roads, and more. These professionals impact the built environment by performing physically demanding and dangerous work, often at great heights. Dr. Cindy Menches support the business success of union iron worker contractors and the Iron Workers International Union as the Director of Professional Development & Training for IMPACT. 


    She develops innovative professional education programs that aid members in growing and improving their businesses, facilitating the startup of new contractors, and career advancement. Dr. Menches manages a training program that consists of nearly 40 unique courses. Check her full bio to learn more about these offerings. Her prior work included being an assistant professor at the University of Texas at Austin and the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, including research work on the improvisational decision-making processes of construction field supervisors. Dr. Menches worked as a construction project manager in Chicago and Madison and served as an Air Force civil engineering officer, including positions as a construction project planner, environmental engineering program manager, and Deputy Chief of Engineering.


    Dr. Menches holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering-Building Science from the University of Southern California, a Master of Science degree in Architectural Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Wisconsin.


     


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    Connect with Cindy via


    Email at cmenches@impact-net.org


    LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/cindy-menches-ph-d-p-e-5146413/


    Website at https://www.impact-net.org 


    Twitter at https://twitter.com/IW_IMPACT 


    Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/impactironworkers/


    YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/user/IronworkersIMPACT


     


    Connect with Felipe via


    Social media at https://thefelipe.bio.link 


    Subscribe on YouTube to never miss new videos here: https://rb.gy/q5vaht 


     


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    Today’s episode is sponsored by Bosch RefinemySite. It’s a cloud-based construction platform. Bosch uses Lean principles to enable your entire team, from owners to trade contractors – to plan, communicate, document, and execute in real-time. It’s the digital tool that supports the Last Planner System® process and puts it all together in one simple, collaborative ecosystem. Bosch RefinemySite empowers your team, builds trust, creates a culture of responsibility, and enhances communication. Learn more and Try for free at https://www.bosch-refinemysite.us/tryforfree 


     


    Today’s episode is sponsored by Construction Accelerator. This online learning system for teams and individuals offers short, in-depth videos on numerous Lean topics for Builders and Designers to discuss and implement, just like on this podcast. This is tangible knowledge at your fingertips in the field, in the office, or at home. Support your Lean learning at your own pace. Learn more at http://trycanow.com/ 


     


    Today's episode is sponsored by the Lean Construction Institute (LCI). This non-profit organization operates as a catalyst to transform the industry through Lean project delivery using an operating system centered on a common language, fundamental principles, and basic practices. Learn more at https://www.leanconstruction.org 


     


    Today's episode is sponsored by STRUXI. STRUXI is happy to help the EBFC Show fight the good fight for improving construction productivity. Built on 50+ years of construction-tech innovation, STRUXI replaces outdated-paper timesheets and production reports with software that updates you on labor productivity in real time – without disrupting how you already run your job sites. STRUXI does this by providing a simple user interface, so your foreman can accurately allocate time without being stuck behind a computer. This data is

    • 58 min
    The Lean Builder with Authors Keyan Zandy and Joe Donarumo

    The Lean Builder with Authors Keyan Zandy and Joe Donarumo

    Keyan Zandy, Chief Operating Officer, and Joe Donarumo, Senior Superintendent, authors of The Lean Builder joined guest host, Jesus (Jesse) D Hernandez Jr, The Learnings and Missteps Podcast, and Felipe Engineer-Manriquez to build out a dialogue about why they wrote the book, why the industry needs more collaboration, and what we can all do to make construction easier and better today. 


     


    The Lean Builder is a story and playbook for builders by builders. It features a fictional tale about a newer general contractor superintendent tasked with running the most complicated project of his career. The story includes the all too common challenges in modern construction — lack of communication, coordination, and waste. The story comes to life with dialogue among the characters including a mentor that shares Lean Construction experiences, tools, and processes to help. The book’s second part includes a playbook for Daily Huddles, Visual Communication, The “Eight Wastes,” Managing Constraints, Pull Planning, The Last Planner System™ and Percent Plan Complete.


     


    Books Noted:


    The Toyota Way: 14 Management Principles from the World's Greatest Manufacturer 


    By Jeffrey Liker


     


    The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement 


    By Eliyahu M. Goldratt and Jeff Cox 


     


    All I Need to Know About Manufacturing I Learned in Joe's Garage: World Class Manufacturing Made Simple


    By William B. Miller and Vicki L. Schenk


     


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    Connect with Joe and Keyan at The Lean Builder 


    Website at https://theleanbuilder.com/


     


    Connect with Jesus (Jesse) D Hernandez Jr via The Learnings and Missteps


    Website at https://www.learningsandmissteps.com/ 


     


    Connect with Felipe via


    Social media at https://thefelipe.bio.link 


    Subscribe on YouTube to never miss new videos here: https://rb.gy/q5vaht 


     


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    Today’s episode is sponsored by Bosch RefinemySite. It’s a cloud-based construction platform. Bosch uses Lean principles to enable your entire team, from owners to trade contractors – to plan, communicate, document, and execute in real-time. It’s the digital tool that supports the Last Planner System® process and puts it all together in one simple, collaborative ecosystem. Bosch RefinemySite empowers your team, builds trust, creates a culture of responsibility, and enhances communication. Learn more and Try for free at https://www.bosch-refinemysite.us/tryforfree 


     


    Today’s episode is sponsored by Construction Accelerator. This online learning system for teams and individuals offers short, in-depth videos on numerous Lean topics for Builders and Designers to discuss and implement, just like on this podcast. This is tangible knowledge at your fingertips in the field, in the office, or at home. Support your Lean learning at your own pace. Learn more at http://trycanow.com/ 


     


    Today's episode is sponsored by the Lean Construction Institute (LCI). This non-profit organization operates as a catalyst to transform the industry through Lean project delivery using an operating system centered on a common language, fundamental principles, and basic practices. Learn more at https://www.leanconstruction.org 


     


    Today's episode is sponsored by STRUXI. STRUXI is happy to help the EBFC Show fight the good fight for improving construction productivity. Built on 50+ years of construction-tech innovation, STRUXI replaces outdated-paper timesheets and production reports with software that updates you on labor productivity in real time – without disrupting how you already run your job sites. STRUXI does this by providing a simple user interface, so your foreman can accurately allocate time without being stuck behind a computer. This data is also easily connected to Power BI for rich reporting and forecasting. Learn more at https://www.struxi.com/


     


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    • 1 hr 10 min
    The Lean Tech Problem in Construction with Nathan Wood

    The Lean Tech Problem in Construction with Nathan Wood

    What do you recommend for people who resist new construction technology, innovation, lean construction, or combinations of these tools and principles as problems? Nathan C. Wood knows that projects don't have one size fits all solutions or approaches. He has worked on hundreds of projects across the US, Europe, and the Middle East. Nathan founded SpectrumAEC with a clear goal — solving the human barriers to new processes and technology adoption.


    Nathan is an innovation influencer across the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry. Nathan’s experience with Virtual Design and Construction (VDC), Lean process improvement, and Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) has led him to realize how even proven technology solutions can often result in adoption failure and lost ROI. As Executive Director of the Construction Progress Coalition, Nathan blends his passion for open collaboration with real-world skepticism to produce a pragmatic strategy digital standards adoption in design and construction. When not fighting for open standards, Nathan also supports the people and process transformation as Chief Enabling Officer of SpectrumAEC. Nathan continues to support industry progress through speaking engagements, research publications, and workshop facilitation.


     


    Connect with Nathan via


    LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/nathanaec/ 


    Twitter at https://twitter.com/nathancwood 


    YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVCk9_x25xllJmDM0OYJXaw 


    Website at https://www.constructionprogress.org/ 


     


    Connect with Felipe via


    Social media at https://thefelipe.bio.link  


    Subscribe on YouTube to never miss new videos here: https://rb.gy/q5vaht   


     


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    Today’s episode is sponsored by Bosch RefinemySite. It’s a cloud-based construction platform. Bosch uses Lean principles to enable your entire team, from owners to trade contractors – to plan, communicate, document, and execute in real-time. It’s the digital tool that supports the Last Planner System® process and puts it all together in one simple, collaborative ecosystem. Bosch RefinemySite empowers your team, builds trust, creates a culture of responsibility, and enhances communication. Learn more and Try for free at https://www.bosch-refinemysite.us/tryforfree 


     


    Today’s episode is sponsored by Construction Accelerator. This online learning system for teams and individuals offers short, in-depth videos on numerous Lean topics for Builders and Designers to discuss and implement, just like on this podcast. This is tangible knowledge at your fingertips in the field, in the office, or at home. Support your Lean learning at your own pace. Learn more at http://trycanow.com/ 


     


    Today's episode is also sponsored by the Lean Construction Institute (LCI). This non-profit organization operates as a catalyst to transform the industry through Lean project delivery using an operating system centered on a common language, fundamental principles, and basic practices. Learn more at https://www.leanconstruction.org 

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14 Ratings

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