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The Zweig Group provides management information and expertise to architecture, engineering, planning, and environmental consulting firms worldwide. Our books, magazines, research reports, seminars, conferences, awards programs, and consulting services provide Design Firm leaders with the tools they need to be more successful! The Zweig Letter Podcast is a regular dose of ideas, topics, and information discussed in our Newsletter. The Zweig Letter is one of the longest-running newsletters in the Design Industry.

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The Zweig Group provides management information and expertise to architecture, engineering, planning, and environmental consulting firms worldwide. Our books, magazines, research reports, seminars, conferences, awards programs, and consulting services provide Design Firm leaders with the tools they need to be more successful! The Zweig Letter Podcast is a regular dose of ideas, topics, and information discussed in our Newsletter. The Zweig Letter is one of the longest-running newsletters in the Design Industry.

    Securing Design Data: Edafio's Mark Hodges on Cybersecurity for AEC Firms

    Securing Design Data: Edafio's Mark Hodges on Cybersecurity for AEC Firms

    When Mark Hodges, Chief Growth Officer of Edafio, meets with design firms to protect their data from cybercriminals, he discovers the powerful irony of humans falling into the same patterns and that data has a utility before it is refined- leaving them vulnerable to business ending events.

    Here's what mark Hodges and I cover:
    1. It and Cybersecurity: Discover the steps design firms need to take to protect their data and secure their infrastructure.
    2. Data as Utility: Explore how data can be weaponized and used for nefarious purposes.
    3. Exponential Crime: Learn about the exponential nature of digital crime and the importance of physical and digital security.

    • 48 min
    James Garrett Jr. AIA and 4RM+ULA Are Not Letting Any Grass Grow Under Their Feet

    James Garrett Jr. AIA and 4RM+ULA Are Not Letting Any Grass Grow Under Their Feet

    In this episode of the Zweig Letter Podcast, host Randy Wilburn interviews James Garrett Jr., an architect from the St. Paul, Minnesota area who has received a number of design awards in the past few years. We originally had James on the podcast right after the George Floyd incident in the Summer of 2020.
    "I always sort of on the front end of sort of actively thinking about what's the next thing is, this thing that we're currently doing, the best possible use of our time and our energy and our resources." -James Garrett Jr.

    James Garrett Jr. is a managing partner and co-founder of 4RM+ULA Architects, an architectural firm based in St. Paul, Minnesota. He is also a board member of the American Institute of Architects Minnesota and a recipient of the AIA Minnesota Gold Medal.

    James Garrett Jr. has been pushing the needle forward in the design industry for more than two decades. He recently received several awards and is now in the process of transitioning into a new physical office space with two other black businesses. To ensure success, James advises young entrepreneurs to get a partner with a different skill set and perspective. He also suggests looking at historically black colleges and universities for design talent. By connecting with other businesses and taking risks, James is elevating the design industry one step at a time.

    In this episode, you will learn the following:
     
    1. The importance of having a partner in business, especially one with a skill set that complements your own.
    2. The benefits of coworking with other businesses, especially those with similar goals.
    3. The importance of mentoring young people in the design industry.
     
    Resources:
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    Mancini Duffy is a Triumvirate of Excellence in the Design Industry
     
    Colleen Martindale has built a HOME in the pre-construction group at McCarthy while creating a path for other women in the construction industry.
     
    ElevateAEC 2022: How AEC Firms Can Find A Unique Partner in an Increasingly Crowded Private Equity Landscape 
     
     
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    • 36 min
    Mancini Duffy is a Triumvirate of Excellence In The Design Industry

    Mancini Duffy is a Triumvirate of Excellence In The Design Industry

    Mancini Duffy is a Triumvirate of Excellence In The Design Industry 
    In this episode of The Zweig Letter podcast, we speak with the leadership of NY-based Architectural Design Firm Mancini Duffy.  Christian Giordano, President, Bill Mandara, CEO, and Bolanle Williams-Olley, CFO, offer a great perspective of how successful a design firm can be when the leadership operates in concert with one another.  
    Mancini Duffy is a firm with a history. This more than 100+ years old design firm has been transformed by thoughtful leadership, diversity, and innovation.  Hear Christian, Bill, and Bolanle discuss how they got started with Mancini Duffy and how they strengthened the organization by bringing a host of team members throughout the company that works well together. 
    In addition, the firm has put its money where its mouth is by building a deep roster of talent, 60% of which is female. 
    Finally, we discuss the innovative nature of Mancini Duffy and how they have created a technical product for the design process. How Christian built a fantastic podcast called the Anti Architect Podcast. And, not to be outdone, Bolanle has written a book, Build Boldly, which helps women chart their unique career paths and lead with courage. 
    You will be inspired by hearing the stories of all three of our guests.  Tune in to listen to this and much more on this episode of The Zweig Letter Podcast. 
    Get in Touch with Christian, Bill, Bolanle and Mancini Duffy: 
    Christian Giordano on LinkedInWilliam Mandara on LinkedInBolanle Williams-Olley on LinkedInMancini Duffy WebsiteMancini Duffy on InstagramThe Anti Architect PodcastBuild Boldly Book
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    • 53 min
    McCarthy's Colleen Martindale and a Series of Happy Accidents

    McCarthy's Colleen Martindale and a Series of Happy Accidents

    Colleen Martindale has built a HOME in the Pre-Construction group at McCarthy while creating a path for other women in the construction industry 
    In this episode of The Zweig Letter podcast, we speak with Colleen Martindale. She is the Sr. Pre-Construction Director with McCarthy based in Dallas, TX. With more than a decade and a half of experience, Colleen has found success in a historically male-dominated industry.  
    “When you look up the Org chart, and nobody looks like you, that can be pretty intimidating.” 
    Colleen Martindale
    She started in the intern program at McCarthy and has never looked back.  Colleen and her Pre-Construction group get to work on earthworks, bridges, energy projects, and so much more.  She has had the chance to gain face time with many of the leaders at McCarthy as several members of the company's C-Suite are based in the Dallas office.  
    According to Colleen, women make up 25% of the organization at McCarthy in all phases of the business.  She said that they are trying to make sure that McCarthy is the employer of choice for everyone. We aim to ensure that we attract that top talent regardless of where they come from. 
    Tune in to hear this and much more on this episode of The Zweig Letter Podcast. 
    Get in Touch with Colleen Martindale: 
    Colleen Martindale on LinkedInColleen Martindale EmailMcCarthy WebsiteConstruction Inclusion WeekColleen Martindale on the ElevateHer Empower Space Podcast
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    • 34 min
    Trilon perpsective on Private Equity in the AEC Space

    Trilon perpsective on Private Equity in the AEC Space

    ElevateAEC 2022: How AEC Firms Can Find A Unique Partner in an Increasingly Crowded Private Equity Landscape 
    In this BONUS episode of The Zweig Letter podcast, we hear from Michael “Mick” Renshaw from Trilon Group and Larry Smith, CEO of DRMP.
    Tune in to hear this and much more on this BONUS episode of The Zweig Letter Podcast. 
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    • 41 min
    Learn How Structural Engineer Scott Harvey-Lewis Pivoted from Intrapreneurship to Entrepreneurship

    Learn How Structural Engineer Scott Harvey-Lewis Pivoted from Intrapreneurship to Entrepreneurship

    In this episode of The Zweig Letter podcast, we speak with Scott Harvey-Lewis. He’s the owner and president of Building Mavens, a multi-disciplinary engineering boutique equipped with the knowledge gained from decades of industry experience. Scott has more than 17 years of industry experience and has worked on several public and private-sector projects, providing structural engineering design, construction administration, and forensic services. 
    We dived deep into Scott’s intrapreneurship career experience and the key reasons he pivoted into entrepreneurship. He shares his specialization in structural engineering and the effort it’s taking to build a successful business in the industry. 
    All this and much more on this episode of The Zweig Letter Podcast.
    In this Episode:
    The key things that led Scott to take the leap and start his own business.The freedom and control of running your own business instead of being employed.He explains the differences he experienced being an intrapreneur and now an entrepreneur. Why he chose entrepreneurship over intrapreneurship despite the risks.Scott’s specialization plus what it takes to build a successful business. He describes his experience with diversity and inclusion and how it might have affected his career.How he’s handling recruitment with the best practices possible.  
    Get in Touch with Scott Harvey-Lewis:
    Scott Harvey-Lewis LinkedIn  Scott Harvey-Lewis Email  Building Mavens Email 
    Books Mentioned:
    Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
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    • 35 min

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