28 episodes

THE GOOD news: our homebuilding industry is jam-packed with new materials, new techniques, new systems, and it’s so easy to get information online, in an instant. THE BAD news: How do we know what we can trust; what will work and under what conditions? Where do we turn to separate out the spin-and-hype from the true-and-square? We’ve got you covered! The UnBuild It Podcast is an industry leading opportunity to get good information. UnBuild It podcast is a three member team – Peter Yost; Building Scientist, Jake Bruton; Builder and Remodeler, and Steven Baczek; Architect. We are nationally recognized industry leaders: Jake as a homebuilder; Steve as an architect, and Peter as a building scientist. You can find us at leading homebuilding industry events, in top-notch publications, and online media outlets.We believe that solid industry-related information has four key ingredients;RELEVANCE: You need insight on your job site. Jake, Steve, and Peter are in the field on a regular basis doing what we all strive to do. We walk thewalk – then talk about the walk. The three of us have been working togetherlong enough to build on each other’s expertise, but also not take ourselvestoo seriously. We are among the best at taking what may seem like complicated concepts, breaking them down, and turning them into job site ready breakthroughs.ACCURACY: Jake is often quoted as saying “Trust but Validate.” We don’t ask you to be the bleeding, leading edge; we develop trusted solutions based on our own work in the field, pushing each other to practice what we preach. Our accuracy comes out of triangulation: building, design, performance.UTILITY: We guarantee that each podcast episode will have you moving from all ears to all action. Our information is born from our own work. We pride ourselves on delivering information you can use the same day you make it through an episode. CAMARADERIE: We work together because we love homebuilding, hitting the airwaves, and humor. If you are not having fun learning with us during eachepisode, we are not doing our job.

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    • 4.8 • 101 Ratings

THE GOOD news: our homebuilding industry is jam-packed with new materials, new techniques, new systems, and it’s so easy to get information online, in an instant. THE BAD news: How do we know what we can trust; what will work and under what conditions? Where do we turn to separate out the spin-and-hype from the true-and-square? We’ve got you covered! The UnBuild It Podcast is an industry leading opportunity to get good information. UnBuild It podcast is a three member team – Peter Yost; Building Scientist, Jake Bruton; Builder and Remodeler, and Steven Baczek; Architect. We are nationally recognized industry leaders: Jake as a homebuilder; Steve as an architect, and Peter as a building scientist. You can find us at leading homebuilding industry events, in top-notch publications, and online media outlets.We believe that solid industry-related information has four key ingredients;RELEVANCE: You need insight on your job site. Jake, Steve, and Peter are in the field on a regular basis doing what we all strive to do. We walk thewalk – then talk about the walk. The three of us have been working togetherlong enough to build on each other’s expertise, but also not take ourselvestoo seriously. We are among the best at taking what may seem like complicated concepts, breaking them down, and turning them into job site ready breakthroughs.ACCURACY: Jake is often quoted as saying “Trust but Validate.” We don’t ask you to be the bleeding, leading edge; we develop trusted solutions based on our own work in the field, pushing each other to practice what we preach. Our accuracy comes out of triangulation: building, design, performance.UTILITY: We guarantee that each podcast episode will have you moving from all ears to all action. Our information is born from our own work. We pride ourselves on delivering information you can use the same day you make it through an episode. CAMARADERIE: We work together because we love homebuilding, hitting the airwaves, and humor. If you are not having fun learning with us during eachepisode, we are not doing our job.

    28 - Red Herrings of the Building Industry

    28 - Red Herrings of the Building Industry

    How many Red Herrings can you name in the building industry?

    • 1 hr 2 min
    27 - Sheep’s Wool Insulation, really?

    27 - Sheep’s Wool Insulation, really?

    Jake is joined by Josh and Cyrus from Havelock Wool. The crew chats about everything to do with wool insulation.

    • 52 min
    26 - Radon: It's a classical gas...

    26 - Radon: It's a classical gas...

    Odorless, tasteless, colorless and potentially deadly: Radon is a soil gas that can end up inside our buildings. But it can be easily managed in new construction and in many areas it is required by code and federal regulation. Jake, Steve, and Pete each...

    • 53 min
    25 - Air Barrier Assist with Paul Springer

    25 - Air Barrier Assist with Paul Springer

    On this episode of the UnBuild It Podcast Peter and Steve are joined by special guest Paul Springer of AeroBarrier. The discussion ranges from air sealing to air sealing with one classic folk music reference. Tune in to hear and enlightening discussion...

    • 42 min
    Episode 24 - Trade shows: are they worth the investment?

    Episode 24 - Trade shows: are they worth the investment?

    From the International Builders Show, to regional events and even the BSC Summer Symposium, the UnBuildIt team breaks down the benefits of attending these events. It's just as much about connections and camaraderie as it is products and education.

    • 57 min
    Episode 23 - Moisture in Construction

    Episode 23 - Moisture in Construction

    Moisture in our building process can be one of the biggest one time loads on a building. Where does the moisture come from? How do we address this challenge?

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
101 Ratings

101 Ratings

Joanie_D ,

Nice n easy convo for construction nerds

Super thoughtful fellows share experience and science. Steve & Jake need to build me a house.

Lew in Chicago ,

Listen and Learn

Dad jokes and all. Great ORGANIC content.

steve joyce jr ,

Snow season

It would be cool to talk about all the things you can tell when looking at a house while driving around since most of us are driving while listening. You can see a lot by how the snow has melted on the roof, around the perimeter, where icicles are forming.

Your podcast is pretty good keep it up. And get joe on.

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