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Podcasting for members of Carolinas AGC. Carolinas AGC members build Carolinas infratructure, public and private commercial facilities and service this vital industry.

Podcasting for members of Carolinas AGC. Carolinas AGC members build Carolinas infratructure, public and private commercial facilities and service this vital industry.

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United States

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Podcasting for members of Carolinas AGC. Carolinas AGC members build Carolinas infratructure, public and private commercial facilities and service this vital industry.

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English

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Episodes

Drones for Construction: LiDAR

9/7/2021
Series Guest Speaker: Joe Priestner, PE, PLS. Emerging Technology Manager at Duncan-Parnell Inc. BuilderCast Host and Producer: Sharon Walters, Director of Digital Operations BuilderCast Guest Co-Host: Dr. Joseph M. Burgett, PhD, Associate Professor at Clemson University; Applied Drone Technology Instructor BuilderCast Series Co-Host: Bill Stricker, Director Utility Division & NCCER Administration LiDAR is a ranging or detection technology that uses light to measure distance to a surface...

Duration:00:22:16

Drones for Construction: The Basics & Benefits You Need to Know

7/19/2021
Series Guest Speaker: Dr. Joseph M. Burgett, PhD, Associate Professor at Clemson University; Teaches the 5 Week Drone Course for Contractors and Surveyors BuilderCast Host and Producer: Sharon Walters, Director of Digital Operations BuilderCast Series Co-Host: Bill Stricker, Director Utility Division & NCCER Administration Drones have been used commercially since 2016, when the FAA introduced Part 107 Federal Regulatory guidelines. Since then, the industry and use cases for drones in...

Duration:00:29:22

Women in Construction Finale: Favorite Moments from Remarkable Women in our Industry

4/19/2021
For our finale episode of the Women in Construction series, we asked Carolinas AGC staff members to pick their favorite moments from our extraordinary guests interviewed during our “We Were Built for This” and “Diversity and Inclusion” series of our Buildercast podcast. In order of appearance: - Pat Rodgers, Rodgers - We Were Built For This, Episode 3, Part I & II - Patrice Gilmore - Diversity & Inclusion, DPR Construction - Episode 3 - Lasenta Lewis-Ellis, LLE Construction Group, LLC...

Duration:00:32:29

Women in Construction: We Were Built for This - Nish Evans of Lennox and Grae Construction, Inc. & Charlie Wilson of C.T. Wilson Construction Company, Inc.

4/6/2021
Guest Speaker: Nish Evans, President & CEO Lennox and Grae Construction, Inc. Guest Speaker: Charlie Wilson, President C. T. Wilson Construction Company, Inc. BuilderCast Host: Betsy Bailey, NC Government Relations & Building Div. Director BuilderCast Co-Host and Producer: Sharon Walters, Director of Digital Operations Nish Evans had spent 12 years in corporate finance roles when she decided she wanted to build a legacy for herself. After some self-reflection and research, she found the...

Duration:00:27:32

Women in Construction: We Were Built for This - Part II: Pat Rodgers of Rodgers

3/24/2021
Guest Speaker: Pat Rodgers, Rodgers BuilderCast Series Host: Betsy Bailey, NC Government Relations & Building Div. Director BuilderCast Co-Host and Producer: Sharon Walters, Director of Digital Operations “The key is that I never underestimated myself. I knew I had a lot to learn, was anxious to learn as much as I could and I just didn’t dwell on it. You know, If you dwell on possibly being underestimated, you won’t have enough energy to do what you need to do to be successful.” “One of...

Duration:00:25:22

Women in Construction: We Were Built for This - Part I: Pat Rodgers of Rodgers

3/18/2021
Guest Speaker: Pat Rodgers, Rodgers BuilderCast Series Host: Betsy Bailey, NC Government Relations & Building Div. Director BuilderCast Co-Host and Producer: Sharon Walters, Director of Digital Operations "Running a business is not for the faint of heart. And you do have to have that passion for it you have to really care about it. Years ago I read a book by Paul Hawkin (Smith & Hawkin) wrote...and one of the things I remember reading that book... is that if the only reason you go into...

Duration:00:20:58

Women in Construction: We Were Built for This - Susie Lewis of Beam Construction

3/14/2021
Guest Speaker: Susie Lewis, Beam Construction BuilderCast Series Host: Betsy Bailey, NC Government Relations & Building Div. Director BuilderCast Co-Host and Producer: Sharon Walters, Director of Digital Operations "You know, one of the things that I still get charged up about and love about construction is that there is a great sense of pride in driving down the road and being able to point to a building that you were a part of building -whether I personally had any involvement or not,...

Duration:00:20:52

Women In Contruction: We Were Built for This - Nora Spencer of Hope Renovations

3/9/2021
Guest Speaker: Nora Spencer, Hope Renovations BuilderCast Series Host: Tammy Ford, Director of Build Your Career Initiative BuilderCast Co-Host and Producer: Sharon Walters, Director of Digital Operations “Women are good at details, they are tenacious, they don’t give up. They are curious learners and love to learn…Women show up. We have a different way of looking at work a lot of times and I think that is really appreciated and needed in the industry.” "...You’re coming into an industry...

Duration:00:21:13

Let’s Commit, Attract, Retain and Empower: Brynn Huneke on AGC’s Culture of CARE

7/21/2020
Guest Speaker: Brynn Huneke, Director, Diversity & Inclusion, Member Engagement BuilderCast Series Host: Betsy Bailey, Director of Government Relations, NC BuilderCast Co-Host and Producer: Sharon Walters, Director of Digital Operations How does someone from a town of 750 people in Minnesota end up working on a Diversity & Inclusion Initiative in Washington DC for a National Construction Trade Association? Brynn Huneke moved to DC to pursue a career in politics and began working at AGC...

Duration:00:37:41

Address it Head On: Edison Cassels on Seizing this Moment to Make Inclusion a Cornerstone Strategy

7/13/2020
Guest Speaker: Edison Cassels, President & CEO, Edison Foard and Incoming Chair of the City Business Inclusion Advisory Committee (CBIAC) BuilderCast Series Host: Betsy Bailey, Director of Government Relations, NC BuilderCast Co-Host and Producer: Sharon Walters, Director of Digital Operations “These are truly unprecedented times… My approach is always just to address something head on. There’s very few conversations I am not willing to have very directly and openly. It’s important that...

Duration:00:35:16

Let’s Connect: Patrice Gilmore on Establishing Beneficial Relationships that Build an Inclusive Industry

6/30/2020
Guest Speaker: Patrice Gilmore, National Supplier Diversity Lead for DPR Construction and President of United Minority Contractors of North Carolina BuilderCast Series Host: Betsy Bailey, Director of Government Relations, NC BuilderCast Co-Host and Producer: Sharon Walters, Director of Digital Operations Betsy talks to Patrice about her early fascination with all things "building" as a young girl, her parents confusion (and some concern) with her interest in this field, and discovering...

Duration:00:29:27

Vamos a Platicar: Johnny Ortiz on Building Trusting Relationships to Foster Inclusive Workplaces

6/23/2020
Guest Speaker: Johnny Ortiz, Regional Vendor Diversity Manager, Skanska USA BuilderCast Series Host: Betsy Bailey, Director of Government Relations, NC BuilderCast Co-Host and Producer: Sharon Walters, Director of Digital Operations Johnny's path to construction included early hands-on experience in the industry, and parents that encouraged education as well as construction as a career. Their advice to him was that a being skilled in a trade provides security, a sense of honor and also...

Duration:00:34:24

Let's Dance: Lasenta Lewis-Ellis on Ensuring Inclusive Workplaces & Strong Safety Strategies

6/16/2020
Guest Speaker: Lasenta Lewis-Ellis, GC, CM, CQM-C, MAHRD, is the President/CEO of LLE Construction Group, LLC. BuilderCast Series Host: Betsy Bailey, Director of Government Relations, NC BuilderCast Co-Host and Producer: Sharon Walters, Director of Digital Operations CAGC is pleased to present our latest series of Buildercast. Inspired by our Member Talk panelists from June 5th, we asked each individual to join us separately to continue this important conversation around how we can work...

Duration:00:34:48

Recruitment and Hiring During the COVID-19 Crisis

5/4/2020
Guest Speaker: Dr. Rebecca Battle-Bryant, Ph.D., SHRM-CP President and Owner, Battle Plan Consulting, LLC Interviewed by: Tammy Ford, Director, Carolinas AGC Foundation's Build Your Career Workforce Development Program Prior to the outbreak of COVID-19, the construction industry was already in the midst of a workforce shortage that presented challenges to employers in their attempts to recruit and hire new workers. Due to the rapid emergence of the coronavirus and the resultant...

Duration:00:25:05

It's Personal: COVID-19 Effects on Those We Love

4/23/2020
Guest Speakers: Jacob Garmon, Sales, Suppliers & Sponsorships & Chelsea Andujar, Director of Meetings & Events. Interviewed by: Sharon Walters, Director Digital Strategy & Operations Previous BuilderCasts have focused primarily on how to navigate the challenges of COVID-19, sustain our business and keep workers safe. Several episodes have touched on the human impact our business decisions make on individuals, but today's episode focuses on stories from individuals dealing with complicated...

Duration:00:23:30

Health & Safety Questions Addressed for Contractors During COVID-19

4/13/2020
Guest Speaker: Sonya Conner, VP, RN, BSN, CPHRM, McGriff Insurance Services Interviewed by: Bill Stricker, Director, Utility Division & NCCER Administration, Carolinas AGC Contractors are facing daily questions and are concerned about how best to handle new working conditions and keep their workforce and the public safe during COVID-19. Questions like, what about the use of face masks? How best to conduct and should we conduct screenings? What if someone shows symptoms or tests positive?...

Duration:00:21:36

Construction’s New Normal – One GC’s Experience Adapting to the COVID-19 Pandemic

4/6/2020
Guest Speaker: Charlie Wilson, President & CEO at C.T. Wilson Construction Company Interviewed by: Betsy Bailey, NC Government Relations & Building Division With the COVID-19 pandemic, everything has changed in business as well as our personal lives. We are living in a new reality of school closings and stay at home orders and right now, in NC anyway, only essential businesses are allowed to continue. Although construction has been deemed essential, it certainly doesn’t mean business as...

Duration:00:26:03

Employee Mental Health and Wellness During COVID-19

3/30/2020
Guest Speaker: Dawn Klug, Employee Assistance Network, Asheville, NC Interviewed by: Betsy Bailey, NC Government Relations & Building Division Our employees are are not only our most valuable asset in business, they are also family. Caring for our workforce means we are diligent and adamant about following CDC physical guidelines, but also about being observant and responsive to changing behaviors, stress and anxiety levels. We must respond to these challenges in a helpful and effective...

Duration:00:19:31

Effective Communications During COVID-19

3/24/2020
Guest Speaker: Tamera Edwards, Vice President, Human Resources, MB Haynes Corporation & Chair of the Human Resources Committee Interviewed by: Betsy Bailey, NC Government Relations & Building Director & Human Resources Committee CAGC Liaison Good communication is critical for any business and more so during crisis events. The Coronavirus pandemic, and it's response is certainly an unprecedented event to manage. Having an effective communication plan and executing it with empathy and...

Duration:00:19:16