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Follow Matt Risinger on the Build Show Podcast as he discusses Building Science, Craftsmanship, & Best Practices for Building & Remodeling. Matt is a Builder who specializes in Architect Driven & Fine Craftsmanship Work.

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Follow Matt Risinger on the Build Show Podcast as he discusses Building Science, Craftsmanship, & Best Practices for Building & Remodeling. Matt is a Builder who specializes in Architect Driven & Fine Craftsmanship Work.

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English


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Expert Tips for Spec Building and Budgeting with Tim and Bryan Uhler

7/12/2024
Matt dives into speculative building and budgeting with Tim and Bryan Uhler of Pioneer Builders. Pioneer Builders, founded in 1978 by Tim and Bryan's parents, has built a reputation for efficient and high-quality speculative homes in Seattle, Washington. The Uhler brothers explain that speculative building involves constructing homes without a committed buyer, which requires smart land purchases and thorough feasibility studies to ensure profitability. The Uhlers emphasize the importance of buying land at a low price to maximize profit and avoiding emotional decisions, making informed, data-driven choices instead. Efficient building practices are crucial, and Tim highlights the benefits of self-performing labor tasks such as framing and concrete work to control costs. Investing in productivity-enhancing tools is essential for efficient operations, and when it comes to material choices, the Uhlers recommend selecting materials that balance cost and performance. Clear, simple communication with clients is also vital to justify costs, according to Bryan. Educating clients on the long-term benefits of quality construction can help differentiate their homes from competitors. This episode offers valuable advice for builders on managing costs, making informed material choices, and effectively communicating value to clients. Find Bryan & Tim on the Web: @pioneerbuilders@awesomeframershttps://www.facebook.com/pioneerbuildershttps://pioneerbuildersonline.com/profile/Find Matt and The Build Show on the web: https://buildshownetwork.com/go/mattrisinger@risingerbuild@thebuildshow@thebuildshowhttps://www.youtube.com/@buildshowhttps://risingerbuild.com/https://buildshownetwork.com/Join us at Build Show LIVE this November 7-9 in Austin, TX. Click here to register now! Don't miss a single episode of Build Show content. Sign up for our newsletter.

Duration:00:24:29

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Can QR Codes Help Organize Your Jobsite?

7/5/2024
Steven Shafer, co-founder of Jobsite Codes, joins Matt in studio to discuss innovative jobsite organization. Matt confesses his lack of organizational skills and introduces Steven's digital solution, which uses QR codes to replace traditional three-ring binders for construction documents. Jobsite Codes simplifies document access with QR codes, eliminating the need for apps or logins. This user-friendly system is especially beneficial for trade workers. The digital platform ensures the most current files are available on the job site, reducing errors and miscommunication. Steven explains how Jobsite Codes provides unlimited storage for files, photos, videos, and more, offering an organized solution from project start to finish. Be sure to check it out! Resources: https://jobsitecodes.com@jobsitecodesFind Steven on the Web: @shafer214https://www.facebook.com/shafer214https://www.linkedin.com/in/steve-shafer-99685831/https://grizzlyhabits.com/Find Matt and The Build Show on the web: https://buildshownetwork.com/go/mattrisinger@risingerbuild@thebuildshow@thebuildshowhttps://www.youtube.com/@buildshowhttps://risingerbuild.com/https://buildshownetwork.com/Join us at Build Show LIVE this November 7-9 in Austin, TX. Click here to register now! Don't miss a single episode of Build Show content. Sign up for our newsletter.

Duration:00:22:50

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The Insider's Guide to Build Show LIVE

6/28/2024
The moment you’ve all been waiting for is finally here…registration for Build Show LIVE is open now! Matt is joined by Mark Wille to bring you an insider’s guide to all thing’s Build Show LIVE. Taking place in Austin, TX from November 7-9, 2024, Build Show LIVE promises to be the premier trade show for the building industry. The event will feature a unique blend of educational sessions, networking opportunities, and exclusive tours. There’s an option for everyone… Expo Tickets:Classroom + Expohttps://www.buildshowlive.com/en/conference-schedule.htmlToursVIPDon’t wait to get your tickets, especially VIP! There are only 301 VIP Tickets, and you don’t want to miss out on this amazing opportunity. Go to buildshowlive.com to register now! Find Mark on the web: @engineeredwoodworkFind Matt and The Build Show on the web: https://buildshownetwork.com/go/mattrisinger@risingerbuild@thebuildshow@thebuildshowhttps://www.youtube.com/@buildshowhttps://risingerbuild.com/https://buildshownetwork.com/Don't miss a single Build Show video; sign up for our twice-weekly newsletter here. Don't miss a single episode of Build Show content. Sign up for our newsletter.

Duration:00:34:56

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Mastering Home Ventilation

6/21/2024
On this episode of The Build Show Podcast, Matt discusses the importance of ventilation with expert Corbett Lunsford, who you may know from his PBS Series Home Diagnosis. They explore the critical role ventilation plays in maintaining healthy indoor air quality and Corbett shares insights into designing effective HVAC systems. The conversation emphasizes the importance of air circulation, pollution capture, and filtration in residential buildings. They highlight the advantages of using Energy Recovery Ventilators (ERVs) over traditional ventilation methods, particularly in tightly built homes. Corbett explains how ERVs can improve air quality and balance humidity, making homes more comfortable and energy efficient. Matt shares his personal experience with different ventilation strategies. They discuss practical tips for installing and commissioning ERVs, emphasizing the need for proper ductwork and air balancing. Corbett advises builders to prioritize mechanical ventilation systems that go beyond basic bath fans to ensure whole-house air quality. The episode also touches on the importance of kitchen exhaust systems and makeup air solutions. Corbett recommends consulting tools like RedCalc for accurate ventilation design and encourages builders to stay informed through educational resources. Resources: RedCalc(Ventilation calculators)https://redcalc.comASHRAE Weather Data Apphttps://ashrae-medio.infoHome Diagnosis(PBS series):https://homediagnosis.tvFind Corbett on the Web: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/HomePerformanceLinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/in/corbettlunsford/Websitehttps://buildingperformanceworkshop.comFind Matt and The Build Show on the web: https://buildshownetwork.com/go/mattrisinger@risingerbuild@thebuildshow@thebuildshowhttps://www.youtube.com/@buildshowhttps://risingerbuild.com/https://buildshownetwork.com/Join us at Build Show LIVE this November 7-9 in Austin, TX. Click here to stay in the know. Don't miss a single episode of Build Show content. Sign up for our newsletter.

Duration:00:39:09

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BuildHer Executive Retreat and Navigating Growth in Construction

6/14/2024
Matt and fellow Build Show Expert Allyson Anderson discuss the BuildHer Executive Retreat, a new initiative focused on the therapeutic benefits of networking for women in construction. They underscore the value of shared experiences and learning opportunities among builders. They delve into the complexities of managing multiple construction projects, stressing the delicate balance between quality and business demands. Allyson shares her personal challenges, from handling intricate client relationships to streamlining project processes across various scales, from large builds to renovations. The discussion expands to the trials of business expansion, including the constant employee queries and the allure of downsizing for manageability. Strategic planning and contingency preparation emerge as essential strategies. They emphasize clear project requirements, like architectural drawings, as crucial foundations for successful builds. Scaling challenges in construction, such as managing employee influx and strategic hiring decisions, are also explored. Allyson underscores the importance of robust planning and adaptation amidst project size shifts. Both Matt and Allyson highlight networking and mentorship as critical for professional advancement, particularly for women in the industry, teasing upcoming events like Build Show LIVE and the 2025 BuildHer Executive Retreat as prime opportunities for growth and connection. Resources: Build Show LIVEBuildHer Executive Retreat@buildher_retreatFind Allyson on the web: https://buildshownetwork.com/go/allysoncaseanderson@integrobuildershttps://www.integrobuilders.com/Find Matt and The Build Show on the web: https://buildshownetwork.com/go/mattrisinger@risingerbuild@thebuildshow@thebuildshowhttps://www.youtube.com/@buildshowhttps://risingerbuild.com/https://buildshownetwork.com/ Don't miss a single episode of Build Show content. Sign up for our newsletter.

Duration:00:33:28

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Multigenerational Home on a Budget

6/7/2024
Build Show Expert Steve Baczek joins Matt to discuss the most recent Build Original Series, Multigenerational Home on a Budget. Initially, the discussion highlights how remodeling projects reveal past construction flaws, emphasizing the need for proper techniques to avoid future issues. Experts like Energy Vanguard are praised for their precise HVAC system designs, which ensure air tightness and energy efficiency, avoiding the costly mistakes of oversizing equipment. Matt & Steve encourage builders to invest in better materials and planning to save costs in the long run, advocating for smaller, well-built homes rather than larger, poorly constructed ones. Further, the Experts touch on the European approach to housing, where quality and longevity are prioritized over mere cost per square foot. They provide examples of smart budgeting, such as using cost-effective materials and designs that do not compromise on air quality or insulation. Since they are talking about a project for a multigenerational home, Steve & Matt delve into family dynamics in home design, suggesting shared spaces for children to foster closer relationships. This approach contrasts with the American tendency to prioritize space and cost over quality and interaction. Overall, both emphasize the value of thoughtful, quality-focused construction and remodeling. They advocate for hiring knowledgeable professionals, investing in durable materials, and considering family needs in design. Finally, Steve & Matt emphasize the value of educational events and resources for builders, underlining the importance of passing on expertise to ensure better building practices in the industry. Resources: https://www.energyvanguard.com/https://susanka.com/Find Steve Baczek on the web: https://buildshownetwork.com/go/stevebaczek@stevenbaczekarchitecthttps://stevenbaczekarchitect.com/info/https://www.youtube.com/@stevenbaczekarchitect9431https://buildshownetwork.com/podcast/unbuildit-podcastFind Matt and The Build Show on the web: https://buildshownetwork.com/go/mattrisinger@risingerbuild@thebuildshow@thebuildshowhttps://www.youtube.com/@buildshowhttps://risingerbuild.com/https://buildshownetwork.com/Join us at Build Show LIVE this November 7-9 in Austin, TX. Click here to stay in the know. Don't miss a single episode of Build Show content. Sign up for our newsletter.

Duration:00:28:41

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Building Consensus Episode 104: Rage Against The Energy Code

6/6/2024
Are you loving the Building Consensus Podcast? Be sure to follow the Building Consensus Podcast's feed on Spotify or Apple Podcasts! There are two additional episodes already live on the new Building Consensus feed, and new episodes will be released bi-weekly. Or, you can watch Building Consensus on thebuildshow.com. Travis and Brandon jump into a discussion on building permits and energy regulations in Kansas City, Missouri. They delve into the complexities of meeting energy code requirements, particularly regarding insulation standards and their impact on construction costs and affordability. Exploring the trade-offs between upfront costs and long-term benefits of energy-efficient housing, they emphasize the importance of durable structures and low operational costs mandated by the energy code. The conversation delves into the challenges faced by builders in adapting to evolving building codes, but also highlights successful examples, like high school students building energy-efficient houses annually. While there's a debate on the necessity of certain specifications, consensus is reached on the importance of caring about the job and delivering quality homes to clients. Find Travis & Brandon on the Web https://buildshownetwork.com/go/travisbrungardt@catalystbuilthttps://www.catalystbuilt.com/@joneshomeskc Don't miss a single episode of Build Show content. Sign up for our newsletter.

Duration:00:24:10

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Building Performance: Common Problems

5/31/2024
This week, Matt is joined by building performance expert, Randy Williams. Their discussion centers on building science and energy efficiency in home construction, emphasizing the importance of blower door tests to identify air leaks and improve insulation. Matt and Randy highlight practical advice for homeowners and builders, including conducting energy audits and mid-build tests to enhance building performance. They also touch on the costs and training required for energy auditing, with recommendations to use resources like BPI for certification. Resources: https://www.bpi.org/Find Randy on the web: @northernbuiltprohttps://www.northernbuilt.pro/Find Matt and The Build Show on the web: https://buildshownetwork.com/go/mattrisinger@risingerbuild@thebuildshow@thebuildshowhttps://www.youtube.com/@buildshowhttps://risingerbuild.com/https://buildshownetwork.com/Join us at Build Show LIVE this November 7-9 in Austin, TX. Click here to stay in the know. Don't miss a single episode of Build Show content. Sign up for our newsletter.

Duration:00:35:04

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Building Consensus Episode 103: Can People Change?

5/30/2024
In this episode, Travis and Brandon discuss complexities of inducing change within a business environment, particularly concerning team members' mindset and behavior. They share personal experiences, expressing frustration at the difficulty of fostering lasting change despite efforts to train and support individuals. The conversation revolves around whether inherent character traits can truly be altered and if sustained transformation is achievable. While they acknowledge instances of progress, they’re ultimately skeptical about the ability of individuals to fundamentally change. They emphasize the importance of aligning mindset with organizational goals, particularly in leadership roles, and highlight the necessity of recognizing the limitations of change. Find Travis & Brandon on the Web Travis’ Build Show Videos: https://buildshownetwork.com/go/travisbrungardt Travis’ Instagram: @catalystbuilt Travis’ Website: https://www.catalystbuilt.com/ Brandon’s Instagram: @joneshomeskc Don't miss a single episode of Build Show content. Sign up for our newsletter.

Duration:00:26:00

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What Should I Use?

5/24/2024
This week on The Build Show Podcast, Matt welcomes fellow Build Show Expert, Jake Bruton, to discuss Build Original Series What Should I Use? hosted by Jake. A second-generation builder, Jake offers insights into the building process, such as choosing materials and following building codes. Both Matt and Jake emphasize the importance of understanding and referencing the latest building codes, industry standards, and manufacturer instructions to ensure compliance and quality in construction projects. The conversation also highlights the challenges of the construction industry and provides practical advice for young builders, stressing the value of continuous learning and familiarity with codes and standards. Find Jake on the web: https://buildshownetwork.com/go/jakebruton@jake.brutonhttps://www.aarowbuilding.com/Find Matt and The Build Show on the web: https://buildshownetwork.com/go/mattrisinger@risingerbuild@thebuildshow@thebuildshowhttps://www.youtube.com/@buildshowhttps://risingerbuild.com/https://buildshownetwork.com/Join us at Build Show LIVE this November 7-9 in Austin, TX. Click here to stay in the know. Don't miss a single episode of Build Show content. Sign up for our newsletter.

Duration:00:28:38

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Building Consensus Episode 102: Spec vs. Custom

5/23/2024
Building Consensus Episode 102: The majority of new home built in America this year will be constructed as speculative projects by a wide margin. Profit margins on custom homes tend to be more substantial while spec builders rely on higher speed, lower costs and greater volume to make the smaller margins more profitable. While both our hosts are known for pursuing high performance and extreme durability through building science, they differ greatly on whether or not it makes sense to build spec homes, and they discuss their individual experiences that led to those views. Brandon explains the unfortunate reality of the uninformed buyer and both hosts lament the lack of market support to align the value of better built home details with initial costs. Operational costs and health impacts being summarily dismissed in the home pricing equation have led to a race to the bottom, and the impacts to our economy and environment reflect that. This episode seeks to answer, “does it make sense to build spec homes”? Find Travis & Brandon on the Web https://buildshownetwork.com/go/travisbrungardt@catalystbuilthttps://www.catalystbuilt.com/@joneshomeskc Don't miss a single episode of Build Show content. Sign up for our newsletter.

Duration:00:32:10

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Should You Hire an Envelope Consultant? Part 2

5/17/2024
Guess who’s back for part two? If you guessed Erika Bonfanti, then you’re right! Erika returns to continue lively conversation with Matt. This week, they discuss the pros and cons of various building materials, expressing a preference for non-conventional wood structural houses despite acknowledging the benefits of concrete and block for thermal performance. Matt and Erika delve into the effectiveness of 3D printed concrete enclosures, stressing the importance of proper sealing and weatherproofing for durability. The conversation highlights the significance of hiring envelope consultants to avoid costly mistakes, with the host sharing a personal anecdote about the consequences of prioritizing cost over expertise. Erika offers insights into the role of consultants and advises on budgeting for their services. Overall, it's a dynamic discussion that combines practical advice with engaging anecdotes, encouraging listeners to prioritize quality and expertise in construction endeavors. Find Erika on the Web: @erika_structurehttps://www.actonpc.com/Find Matt and The Build Show on the web: https://buildshownetwork.com/go/mattrisinger@risingerbuild@thebuildshow@thebuildshowhttps://www.youtube.com/@buildshowhttps://risingerbuild.com/https://buildshownetwork.com/Join us at Build Show LIVE this November 7-9 in Austin, TX. Click here to stay in the know. Don't miss a single episode of Build Show content. Sign up for our newsletter.

Duration:00:35:24

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Building Consensus Episode 101: Who Do I Think You Are?

5/16/2024
Introducing “Building Consensus,” a brand-new podcast series from Build Show Expert Travis Brungardt and fellow Kansas City Builder Brandon Jones. From controversy to consensus, this podcast addresses fundamental building issues as well as building science nuance through discussions with industry experts. With each episode Travis and Brandon will seek to arrive at a common understanding, despite their dissimilar approaches or opposing views that reflect their unique experiences. It’s a pursuit of that mythical beast “best practice” through some good-natured ribbing and spirited debate. Hopefully, Travis & Brandon will reach common ground despite the different paths they tread. Episode #101: Who Do I Think You Are? Rather than just your typical resume read-off, the guys thought it might be more fun to introduce each other with some overly creative, perhaps dubious back stories. This episode gives Travis and Brandon the opportunity to pick at one another a bit before revealing the accurate versions of their paths into the building trades. With the silliness out of the way we learn who these guys really are, what they do, and then get some insight into why they so often view building problems from opposing perspectives. Find Travis & Brandon on the Web Travis’ Build Show Videos: https://buildshownetwork.com/go/travisbrungardt Travis’ Instagram: @catalystbuilt Travis’ Website: https://www.catalystbuilt.com/ Brandon’s Instagram: @joneshomeskc Don't miss a single episode of Build Show content. Sign up for our newsletter.

Duration:00:16:08

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Should You Hire an Envelope Consultant?

5/10/2024
Matt dives into the intricacies of exterior enclosures with Erika Bonfanti, Associate Principle at Austin-based Engineering Consulting firm Acton Partners. They touch on Erica's specialized role in construction investigation and consulting and reflect on their mutual Pittsburgh roots. From detailing the challenges in construction projects to emphasizing the need for educational client approaches, they cover it all. The discussion expands to past experiences with exterior insulation and finish systems (EIFS) and the evolution of construction practices, stressing the importance of continuous exterior barriers. Wrapping up, they tease a potential part two, promising to explore common construction mistakes, mold control tips, and hypothetical industry changes. Find Erika on the Web: @erika_structurehttps://www.actonpc.com/Find Matt and The Build Show on the web: https://buildshownetwork.com/go/mattrisinger@risingerbuild@thebuildshow@thebuildshowhttps://www.youtube.com/@buildshowhttps://risingerbuild.com/https://buildshownetwork.com/Join us at Build Show LIVE this November 7-9 in Austin, TX. Click here to stay in the know. Don't miss a single episode of Build Show content. Sign up for our newsletter.

Duration:00:33:29

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Landscape Design & Innovation

5/3/2024
Matt takes the podcast outdoors (only metaphorically) to delve into landscaping with Sara Bendrick, a top California-based contractor. Together, they explore the vital link between builders and landscapers, trends like drought-tolerant lawns, and the rise of battery-powered tools. Matt and Sara focus on the shift towards reducing traditional lawns in favor of drought-tolerant alternatives, concerns about the environmental impact of artificial turf, and emerging trends in landscaping technology, particularly the adoption of battery-powered equipment. Sara highlights the importance of balancing personal lifestyle choices with environmental considerations and offers insights into how landscaping trends often start on the coasts and gradually spread across the country. Find Sara on the Web: @sarabendrick@sarabendrickhttps://www.youtube.com/@sarabendrick1828https://www.facebook.com/Sara.B.Bendrickhttps://sarabendrick.com/Find Matt and The Build Show on the web: https://buildshownetwork.com/go/mattrisinger@risingerbuild@thebuildshow@thebuildshowhttps://www.youtube.com/@buildshowhttps://risingerbuild.com/https://buildshownetwork.com/Join us at Build Show LIVE this November 7-9 in Austin, TX. Click here to stay in the know. Don't miss a single episode of Build Show content. Sign up for our newsletter.

Duration:00:43:24

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Building Community (and Clients) through Content

4/26/2024
This week’s episode of The Build Show Podcast features a dynamic conversation between Matt and marketing expert David Meerman Scott, whose influence shaped Matt's career. Matt recalls learning invaluable marketing tips from David early on, which he implemented and launched what eventually became The Build Show. They discuss the importance of aligning marketing with consumer behavior, emphasizing the power of content creation. David dives into the connection between neuroscience and fandom, highlighting how humans crave the safety and comfort of like-minded tribes; he illustrates the sense of community that comes with shared interests. The conversation further explores the neuroscience behind building connections through video content, discussing concepts like tribalism, proximity, and mirror neurons. David explains how these factors deepen human bonds and make viewers feel immersed in what they watch. Tune in for Matt and David’s advice for building a strong online presence and creating engaging content. Resources: New Marketing Mastery Coursesbuildshow FanocracyThe New Rules of Marketing & PRFind David on the Web: @dmscott@dmscotthttps://www.linkedin.com/in/davidmeermanscott/https://www.davidmeermanscott.com/https://www.davidmeermanscott.com/blogFind Matt and The Build Show on the web: https://buildshownetwork.com/go/mattrisinger@risingerbuild@thebuildshow@thebuildshowhttps://www.youtube.com/@buildshowhttps://risingerbuild.com/https://buildshownetwork.com/Join us at Build Show LIVE this November 7-9 in Austin, TX. Click here to stay in the know. Don't miss a single episode of Build Show content. Sign up for our newsletter.

Duration:00:41:20

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The Risinger Build

4/19/2024
This week’s episode is extra special because it accompanies the launch of Build Original Series The Risinger Build. Matt sits down with his business partner and co-builder Tim Hill and in-house architect Chelsea Scharbach to talk about, you guessed it, The Risinger Build. For the first time ever, Matt and The Build Show are going to document a full build from foundation to finishes. Not only are they taking viewers along on this journey, Matt, Tim, and Chelsea are determined to create a top-notch home on a reasonable budget – a challenge they're excited to tackle. The Risinger team delve into the intricacies of balancing quality and cost, discussing material selections, streamlined design choices, and labor efficiency strategies. With a commitment to sharing their knowledge, the team plans to make project details available on the bldrplan.com platform, offering insights and inspiration to fellow builders. Tune in to follow the journey fueled by passion, pragmatism, and a shared dedication to advancing construction practices while keeping an eye on the bottom line. Resources: The Risinger Buildhttps://buildshownetwork.com/bsn-series/risingerbuildThe Risinger Buildhttps://bldrplan.com/products/build-show-austin-2024https://www.bldr.com/digital-toolsFind Matt and The Build Show on the web: https://buildshownetwork.com/go/mattrisinger@risingerbuild@thebuildshow@thebuildshowhttps://www.youtube.com/@buildshowhttps://risingerbuild.com/https://buildshownetwork.com/Join us at Build Show LIVE this November 7-9 in Austin, TX. Click here to stay in the know. Don't miss a single episode of Build Show content. Sign up for our newsletter.

Duration:00:33:43

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Unlocking Perfect Plumbing: Expert Strategies for Efficient Water Delivery

4/12/2024
This week on The Build Show Podcast, Matt delves into the intricacies of water delivery in homes with the “Hot Water Expert” Gary Klein, focusing on plumbing systems and hot water efficiency. Gary discusses minimizing water waste and optimizing hot water delivery, covering various strategies like circulation loops and on-demand pumps. They also tackle outdated plumbing codes and advocate for modernization to reflect water-saving fixtures and smaller pipe diameters. Matt and Gary emphasize the need for collaboration between architects and plumbers to achieve efficient plumbing layouts and prevent leaks. Additionally, Gary highlights the importance of preventive measures like floor drains and discusses innovative solutions such as placing water heaters in semi-conditioned attics. Resources: “Architectural Compactness and Hot Water Delivery”“Efficient Hot-Water Piping”“Inefficient Hot Water Piping Layouts Waste Hot Water”Find Gary on the web: https://www.garykleinassociates.com/https://www.garykleinassociates.com/writings.htmlFind Matt and The Build Show on the web: https://buildshownetwork.com/go/mattrisinger@risingerbuild@thebuildshow@thebuildshowhttps://www.youtube.com/@buildshowhttps://risingerbuild.com/https://buildshownetwork.com/Built for construction. Automate your budgets, job costing, draws, bookkeeping, receipt capture, vendor compliance, and more - all with dedicated customer support, learn more about Adaptive here: https://www.adaptive.build Join us at Build Show LIVE this November 7-9 in Austin, TX. Click here to stay in the know. Don't miss a single episode of Build Show content. Sign up for our newsletter.

Duration:00:47:45

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Building Healthy Homes: Navigating Mold, Risks, and Solutions

4/5/2024
This week on The Build Show Podcast, Matt revisits the reason he grew so passionate about building science: mold. Guest Cristina Greenfield recounts her family's ordeal with mold and its impact on their health, shedding light on the need for awareness and preventive measures. They delve into the specifics of mold proliferation, emphasizing the role of HVAC systems and proper insulation. Cristina underscores the importance of education and proactive measures in maintaining a healthy home environment, advocating for effective communication and risk management in construction projects. They discuss practical advice for consumers and builders alike, stressing the significance of aligning goals and understanding risk profiles. Both Cristina and Matt highlight the value of continuous learning and transparent sharing of information to ensure the creation of practical, durable, and healthy homes. Check out the resources below: Resources: Build Science 101https://www.buildingsciencefightclub.com/https://buildingbiologyinstitute.org/Healthy Home: Prescriptions for a Healthy HouseBuild Show LIVEFind Cristina on the web: @conscioushealthyhome@conscioushealthyhomeConscious Healthy Homehttps://www.conscioushealthyhome.com/Find Matt and The Build Show on the web: https://buildshownetwork.com/go/mattrisinger@risingerbuild@thebuildshow@thebuildshowhttps://www.youtube.com/@buildshowhttps://risingerbuild.com/https://buildshownetwork.com/Join us at Build Show LIVE this November 7-9 in Austin, TX. Click here to stay in the know. Don't miss a single episode of Build Show content. Sign up for our newsletter.

Duration:00:47:12

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Restoring the Past, Building the Future

4/4/2024
This week, Matt welcomes Mark Bowe (Host of Barnwood Builders), particularly known for his expertise in revitalizing centuries-old buildings while preserving their historical essence. Mark shares his journey from disassembling barns to founding his own business, overcoming hurdles like finding buyers and navigating the industry's intricacies. Since he founded his company in 1995, Mark and his crew have reclaimed more than 500 pioneer-era structures. They dive into the fine balance between traditional and modern construction methods, and Mark highlights the challenges in meeting evolving building codes and regulations. The conversation shifts to the development of a revolutionary house prototype with an R200 insulation rating achieved through unconventional vacuum-sealed wall construction. (Mark and his team just received a patent on the project). Matt and Mark discuss potential benefits of such a design, including enhanced energy efficiency and durability in extreme weather conditions. Tune in to get to know Mark Bowe and learn his favorite species of wood to reuse in his restoration projects (spoiler: it’s not what you’d expect). Find Mark Bowe on the web: @mark_bowe@barnwood_builders@MarkBowehttps://www.facebook.com/MarkBoweTV/https://www.markbowe.com/Find Matt and The Build Show on the web: https://buildshownetwork.com/go/mattrisinger@risingerbuild@thebuildshow@thebuildshowhttps://www.youtube.com/@buildshowhttps://risingerbuild.com/https://buildshownetwork.com/ Don't miss a single episode of Build Show content. Sign up for our newsletter.

Duration:00:41:11