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Build Better with Anastasia Barnes

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The design and construction industry is not just about buildings. It's about the people behind the buildings. Every other Tuesday, join Anastasia Barnes, publisher of High-Profile Monthly, as she interviews forward-thinking professionals within the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC)industry that are actively transforming the ways in which we work together and embracing new technologies and innovations to provide a more efficient, productive industry. If you work in the Architecture, Engineering or Construction (AEC) industry or are considering entering the field, this podcast is for you!

The design and construction industry is not just about buildings. It's about the people behind the buildings. Every other Tuesday, join Anastasia Barnes, publisher of High-Profile Monthly, as she interviews forward-thinking professionals within the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC)industry that are actively transforming the ways in which we work together and embracing new technologies and innovations to provide a more efficient, productive industry. If you work in the Architecture, Engineering or Construction (AEC) industry or are considering entering the field, this podcast is for you!

Location:

United States

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The design and construction industry is not just about buildings. It's about the people behind the buildings. Every other Tuesday, join Anastasia Barnes, publisher of High-Profile Monthly, as she interviews forward-thinking professionals within the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC)industry that are actively transforming the ways in which we work together and embracing new technologies and innovations to provide a more efficient, productive industry. If you work in the Architecture, Engineering or Construction (AEC) industry or are considering entering the field, this podcast is for you!

Language:

English

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Episodes

S2 #6: Providing a Pathway for Students in Engineering with Rohan Freeman

3/2/2021
On season 2, episode 6 of the Build Better podcast, Anastasia welcomes Rohan Freeman, founder and president of The Freeman Companies, a multi-disciplinary engineering design and construction services firm in Connecticut. In 2014, he established the UCONN School of Engineering “Freeman Companies BRIDGE Endowed Engineering Scholarship,” to support minority and female students with an interest in civil engineering who have overcome obstacles such as socioeconomic or educational...

Duration:00:28:52

S2 #5: Providing a Long-term Approach to Addiction Recovery with Lisa Ulbrich of Commodore Builders

11/24/2020
On season 2, episode 5 of the Build Better podcast, Anastasia welcomes Lisa Ulbrich, vice president for Commodore Builders, a construction management firm based in Boston. In addition to her career in construction, Lisa is passionate about addressing alcohol and substance use disorder. She is a certified interventionist and executive recovery coach, and has personal experience with overcoming addiction. She talks about Commodore's partnership with the Herren Project, and shares how they are...

Duration:00:29:04

S2 #4 - Building the 'Hazard Girls' Community with Emily Soloby

10/27/2020
On season 2, episode 4 of the Build Better podcast, Anastasia talks with Emily Soloby, founder of Juno Jones and co-owner of the AAA School of Trucking. In addition to designing work boots and gear specifically for women, Emily is passionate about advancing women in nontraditional fields. She started the community, Hazard Girls, a positive and inclusive group of women who connect to support and empower each other online and through educational events and outreach. Emily shares more about...

Duration:00:24:29

S2 #3 A Commitment to Giving Back with Bolanle Williams-Olley

10/13/2020
On season 2, episode 3 of the Build Better podcast, Anastasia welcomes Bolanle (Bola) Williams-Olley. Bola is a partner and the chief financial officer at architectural firm Mancini Duffy, the founder of the SheBuilds Movement, and a mom of two. As a CFO, Bola is setting an example for women in the AEC industry. She talks about her passion for giving back and her advice for those wanting to make an impact, through their work or their philanthropic efforts.

Duration:00:36:51

S2 #2 Building the Framework for Equitable and Inclusive Workplaces with Yiselle Santos Rivera

9/29/2020
In the second episode of season two, Anastasia talks with Yiselle Santos Rivera, a senior medical planner and the director of equity, diversity, and inclusion at HKS Architects’ Washington D.C. office. Yiselle is the co-founder of Latin American Interior Designers, Engineers and Architects (LA.IDEA), and the founder of Women Inspiring Emerging Leaders in Design (WIELD). She shares her thoughts on the importance of creating spaces for those in minority communities to have their voices...

Duration:00:31:54

S2 #1 - Elevating Women in Architecture with Julia Gamolina of Madame Architect

9/14/2020
In the first episode of the second season of the Build Better podcast, Anastasia welcomes Julia Gamolina, founder and editorial director of Madame Architect, a platform highlighting women that advance the practice of architecture from all backgrounds, levels, and corners of the field. She is also the director of strategy for Trahan Architects in New York City. To date, Julia has published over 100 interviews with women in the industry, aimed at encouraging young women to enter the field...

Duration:00:23:47

#26 - Living With Heat: Exploring Solutions for Extreme Heat in Boston and Beyond

6/30/2020
On episode 26 of the Build Better podcast, Anastasia welcomes Tyler Shannon, architect and data scientist, and Kate Bubriski, director of sustainability and building performance at Arrowstreet. Shannon and Bubriski joined Anastasia to talk about the Living with Heat report that was published in November of 2019. The project was led by the ULI Boston/New England Climate Resilience Committee, whose mission is to provide the Metro Boston region with design and policy solutions to tackle the...

Duration:00:25:37

#25 - Getting Back to Work: Decoding the Guidelines for Workplace Compliance with Dan Titus

6/8/2020
In episode 25 of the Build Better podcast, Anastasia welcomes Dan Titus, CEO of HRP Associates, an environmental consulting firm headquartered in Farmington, Conn. As more AEC professionals begin returning to their places of work during the pandemic, Titus helps break down the requirements and recommendations for safe workplaces and offers guidance on effective protocols for staying in compliance and operating safely in the long term.

Duration:00:37:55

#24 - Utilizing Technology with the End User in Mind

3/31/2020
In episode 24 of the Build Better podcast, Anastasia talks with Daniel Stonecipher, senior director of innovation at PROCON, Inc., a design/build firm based in New Hampshire. Stonecipher talks about how companies can use technology to collect and transform data into usable insights, further streamlining operations and effectively developing an “end in mind” strategy. As the Senior Director of Innovation, Daniel is responsible for setting and overseeing the company’s overall innovation...

Duration:00:36:29

#23 - Promoting Safety and Inclusivity with Jane Henry

3/9/2020
In episode 23 of the Build Better podcast, Anastasia welcomes Jane Henry, founder of SeeHerWork, a safety consultancy and product manufacturing company that designs workwear, safety equipment, and other job-specific products sized to the unique body needs of both women and men. By introducing properly fitting clothing and equipment, Henry says employers can promote safety in the industry, create more inclusive work environments for women, and address the workforce shortages that exist...

Duration:00:21:19

#22 - Creating Spaces for Diversity in the AEC Industry with Alicia Washington

2/24/2020
In episode 22 of the Build Better podcast, Anastasia welcomes Alicia Washington, director of marketing at HRP Associates, and president-elect of the Society for Marketing Professionals Connecticut chapter (SMPS CT). Alicia talks about SMPS CT’s new Diversity and Inclusion Initiative and shares her own journey as a person of color in the AEC industry. She also shares how leaders can have those often difficult conversations about diversity and inclusion that promote real change within our...

Duration:00:33:17

#21 - Fathom: Embracing the Unknown and Designing a Future with Intention

2/3/2020
In episode 21 of the Build Better podcast, Anastasia talks with Matt Reiniger and Ben Callaghan, associate partners at Fathom, a future design firm helping manufacturers, architects, builders, and engineers go beneath the surface to reconnect people with what gives their work meaning and drives unprecedented performance. Reiniger and Callaghan share how their recent deep dive into their own company has influenced the work they do with firms in the AEC industry. They talk about how they’re...

Duration:00:38:58

#20 - How Jay Calnan is Giving Back and Building Relationships with Team IMPACT

1/20/2020
In our 20th episode of the Build Better podcast, Anastasia talks with Jay Calnan, CEO of J. Calnan and Associates, about Team IMPACT, a nonprofit whose mission is to connect and cultivate meaningful relationships between college athletic teams and children diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses. Calnan shares how the nonprofit he started in 2011 has grown, now working with over 650 campuses in all 50 states. He also talks about how philanthropic work positively impacts an organization...

Duration:00:31:53

#19 - Building Connections and Increasing Collaboration through Humor with Rob DiNinni of StageCoach Improv

12/23/2019
In episode 19 of the Build Better podcast, Anastasia welcomes Rob DiNinni, founding member of StageCoach Improv. Rob talks about some of the major challenges facing leaders and sales professionals today, and how they can overcome those, fostering growth and productivity. By building connections through humor and focusing on soft skills, teams can cultivate relationships, empower collaboration, and exceed desired outcomes in the workplace.

Duration:00:29:28

#18 - Liz Skidmore of Policy Group on Tradeswomen's Issues (PGTI) and NERCC

11/20/2019
In episode 18 of the Build Better podcast, Anastasia welcomes Elizabeth Skidmore, business representative with the North Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters (NASRCC), and co-founder of the Policy Group on Tradeswomen’s Issues (PGTI). Skidmore talks about the achievements that have been made in recruiting and hiring women in the trades. She also shares how she and many others are working to reach upcoming goals with events and programs such as Mass Girls in Trades and Build A...

Duration:00:41:11

#17 - Mark Reed & Stephanie Goldberg of LAB/LSA

10/21/2019
In Episode 17 of the Build Better podcast, Anastasia welcomes Mark Reed and Stephanie Goldberg, founding principals of the Boston-based architecture and design firm, LAB/LSA. They talk about the threat climate change poses to the city of Boston, and their proposal for a permanent solution to rising sea levels, titled The Blue Necklace. Listen to hear more about their project, which includes increasing Boston’s coastline and providing opportunities for affordable housing, cultural amenities,...

Duration:00:50:09

#16 - Antonia Ciaverella of Tecton Architects

9/30/2019
In episode 16 of the Build Better podcast, Anastasia talks with Antonia Ciaverella, architectural designer with Tecton Architects, about WELL, the first rating system to focus exclusively on the impacts of buildings on human health and wellness. Ciaverella talks about the specific ways a company or organization can achieve the WELL certification or make positive changes in their own spaces to promote the health and well-being of their employees and visitors to their buildings.

Duration:00:37:04

#15 - Brian Anderson of Anderson Porter Design

9/9/2019
In episode 15 of the Build Better podcast, Anastasia sits down with Brian Anderson, founding partner of Anderson Porter Design, to talk about the unique challenges associated with designing and building cannabis cultivation facilities and retail dispensaries. Listen to hear more about how Anderson and his team are leading the charge in this exciting new industry with innovative technologies and deliberate regulatory procedures, and designing facilities with a focus on sustainability and...

Duration:00:28:26

#14 - Kathleen MacNeil of MP Boston

8/26/2019
A Passive House building "comprises a set of design principles used to attain a quantifiable and rigorous level of energy efficiency within a specific quantifiable comfort level". As we progress through the 21st century, it is clear that employee health and well-being has emerged at the forefront of workplace culture and as a primary component of a successful, happy lifestyle; Kathy MacNeil's work in developing the Winthrop Center in alignment with Passive House Standards continues to...

Duration:00:31:59

#13 - Paul Rocha & Kyle Reagan of DECCO, Inc.

8/12/2019
In Episode 13 of Build Better, Anastasia sits down with Kyle Reagan, Managing Partner, and Paul Rocha, General Manager of Fabrication of DECCO, Inc. to discuss the industry's shortage of trained workers and how DECCO's unique recruiting program is working to address the issue.

Duration:00:37:52