39 episodes

The first infrastructure podcast to shine a light on the unseen world below.

Buried utilities pose an enormous risk to infrastructure projects and create uncertainty among stakeholders.

But the right utility strategy can construct confidence and streamline projects.

We talk to leading industry voices to gain insights for PMs, GCs, engineers, estimators—people who encounter utilities on job sites every day.

Utility Strategy Podcast 4M Analytics

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The first infrastructure podcast to shine a light on the unseen world below.

Buried utilities pose an enormous risk to infrastructure projects and create uncertainty among stakeholders.

But the right utility strategy can construct confidence and streamline projects.

We talk to leading industry voices to gain insights for PMs, GCs, engineers, estimators—people who encounter utilities on job sites every day.

    Chris Stovall - No More Excuses

    Chris Stovall - No More Excuses

    No more excuses! That is the theme for this weeks vry special episode of the Utility Strategy Podcast. 811 deserves the respect of every stakeholder in our industry. Handling thousands of excavation tickets a day, they are the safety net of utility verification before we begin digging. Unfortunately, the work is becoming all too much for them to handle! With teh new infrastructure ebill coming down the pipeline, infrastructure projects are beginning to raise the issue that there just aren’t enough people in the work force to take on these mega projects. No more excuses!Chris Stovall, CEO of 811 Texas says enough is enough!Join us as he sits down with David Horesh to discuss the issues surrounding the 811 industry.

    • 52 min
    Jimmy Wang - Damage Prevention is "Risky Business"

    Jimmy Wang - Damage Prevention is "Risky Business"

    What is the biggest risk behind damage prevention? It’s striking, it’s having the responsibility falling on you the construction end of damaging utility lines.Jimmie Wang is one of the most knowledgable people in the damage prevention space, who has a very different point of view about the indsutry. Jimmie has been in the damage prevention industry for a little over 20 years. He started in the contract locating world and worked with various private equity firms helping to sell as part of the management and owenrhsip for companies in the space. Leading everything from mergers and acquisitions to product developments - leading him to having a depe understanding of utilities and facility owners, and even one call tickets - Making him an expert in making the industry better. Hosted by David Horesh

    • 56 min
    Forrest Sim - Playing "Eye Spy" with Subsurface Utilities

    Forrest Sim - Playing "Eye Spy" with Subsurface Utilities

    What are the main challenges with conducting utility locating? How often do utilities get striked due to mismanaged projects? What ways can we as an industry mitigate these risks as early on as possible? All of these questions and more are to be answered on this very special episode fo the Utility Strategy Podcast, featuring our special guest, Forrest SimOn this episode, Forrest and David sit down to discuss the challenges the industry faces in the realm of utility location, and how important it is to integrate technologies into the design process. Hosted by David Horesh

    • 47 min
    Brenda Reigle & Nicholas Zembillas: Subsurface utilities - challenges and solutions in 2023

    Brenda Reigle & Nicholas Zembillas: Subsurface utilities - challenges and solutions in 2023

    On this extraordinary episode of the Utility Strategy Podcast, David Horesh speaks with not one but two professionals from the industry on the solutions to our industry's pain points. Brenda Reigle is a DIG prevention consultant with 26 years of experience as Executive Director at NUCA of Pennsylvania. Nicholas Zembillas is a subsurface utility engineer and expert in everything related to SUE. Together their experience in the industry provides tremendous insight into all issues pertaining to subsurface utilities.

    • 58 min
    Lindsay Kelley - Does Chat GPT really know the utilities industry?

    Lindsay Kelley - Does Chat GPT really know the utilities industry?

    Here at 4M, we’ve been discussing some of the most common problems facing the utility industry today with experts across the industry. The bottom line is, there are just too many issues and factors that put infrastructure projects at a massive risk of dire consequences. As a result, on this very special episode of the Utility Strategy Podcast, David Horesh sits down to discuss these with 4M’s VP of Marketing, Lindsay Kelley these topics. However, a very special guest will be answering the questions, Chat GPT. Lindsay Kelley, who has over 20 years of experience in the world of marketing and business development, along with David Horesh, analyzes Chat GPT’s episodes to see just how well the technology knows the industry.

    • 43 min
    Varun Adibhatla - Integrating Traditional Practices with 21st Century Technology

    Varun Adibhatla - Integrating Traditional Practices with 21st Century Technology

    Re-occurring theme guests on our podcast mention the issues behind incorporating new technologies into infrastructure projects. 2023 brings with it many new advancements in technology such as AI, however, it seems that the industry prefers the more traditional ways of going about the project lifecycle. Our very special guest on this episode, Varun Adibhatla, co-founder of ARGO Labs, discusses with David Horesh the issues, benefits, and vision of technology integration into the industry,Currently, Varun is an adjunct professor at NYU’s center for urban science and progress. He has an MS in information science from Penn State and a Master's in applied urban science and informatics from NYU. It is an honor to have him with us to discuss everything technology.

    • 1 hr 2 min

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