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The Easier, Better, for Construction Show strives to make building easier and better today. We dig into design and construction topics to inspire you to develop your people, improve your processes, and take the business of building to the next level. Podcasts are published at 12AM PST every other Wednesday.

The Easier, Better, for Construction Show strives to make building easier and better today. We dig into design and construction topics to inspire you to develop your people, improve your processes, and take the business of building to the next level. Podcasts are published at 12AM PST every other Wednesday.

Location:

United States

Description:

The Easier, Better, for Construction Show strives to make building easier and better today. We dig into design and construction topics to inspire you to develop your people, improve your processes, and take the business of building to the next level. Podcasts are published at 12AM PST every other Wednesday.

Language:

English

Contact:

916-871-4556


Episodes

The Future of Construction Engineering - Fernanda Leite, Ph.D., P.E.

4/28/2021
Dr. Fernanda Leite has worked as a #projectmanager in Brazil including multiple government and commercial building construction projects. Today, she is an Associate Professor in Construction Engineering and Project Management, in the Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Texas at Austin. Her technical interests include information technology for #projectmanagement, #BIM (building information modeling), collaboration and coordination technologies,...

Duration:01:03:55

Real Innovation vs Click Bait - Mark III Construction

4/14/2021
Real construction innovation can be hard to see in the vast amount of marketing and market noise. Construction innovation is real. Dan Carlton, President, Partner, and Makayla Oei, Project Executive, at Mark III Construction, Inc. shared what they are doing with building owners to standardize, integrate and innovate. Their process goes beyond conventional prefab and kitting. They integrate the full scope for mechanical, electrical, low voltage, plumbing, piping, and framing into...

Duration:00:58:03

Superintendent Leadership

3/31/2021
Frank Coln strives to create an environment of constant learning on his projects. His experiences with pull planning and the Last Planner System go beyond one size fits all approaches that often fail. He represents a growing number of construction superintendents that openly embrace Lean and actively work towards greater collaboration, patience, respect, flexibility, accountability, and use of technology. He is reflective and intentional about how processes are and are not working. Frank...

Duration:01:05:21

Scrum Elevating Construction with Jason Schroeder

3/17/2021
How does critical path method (traditional waterfall project management), Last Planner System, and Scrum work or fight? Jason and Felipe dug into this and how some Lean practitioners neglect to PDCA their approaches, tools, and methods. Jason Schroeder is the owner of Elevate Construction. He is dedicated to helping people ✅ Develop remarkable leaders ✅ Create highly effective teams ✅ Train your workforce ✅ Create operational excellence in your company and on your projects Find out why...

Duration:01:17:13

Superintendent Led Lean Construction - Joe Donarumo, The Lean Builder

3/3/2021
Joe Donarumo serves Linbeck as a Senior Superintendent in Fort Worth, Texas. He specializes in developing and leading high-performing field teams in Healthcare construction. As Director of Lean Application, Joe is responsible for Linbeck's Lean processes, continuous improvement, and practices. His passion for Lean implementation comes to life in his book, The Lean Builder, which he co-authored with Keyan Zandy. It is a realistic business fable written for field leaders and last planners to...

Duration:00:49:36

Scrum in Construction - Dr. Jeff Sutherland

2/17/2021
Dr. Jeff Sutherland invented Scrum to help people make better products and services faster and with people having a good time doing it. Jeff Sutherland, Scrum co-creator, and Scrum Inc. Principal, Dee Rhoda, share why design & construction companies are implementing Scrum to: ✅ gain market advantage ✅ honor people to increase pride in work well done ✅ drive towards desired outcomes ✅ deliver projects on-time ✅ deliver on-budget ✅ meet customer expectations Project teams that more...

Duration:01:11:26

It Happened on the Job

2/3/2021
Mike Fisher and Brian Somers are the hosts of the It Happened on the Job Podcast. Their collection of conversations with contractors come from all sides of the construction industry. In this episode, we take turns being podcast guests to uncover how we got started in the industry and podcasting, daily challenges, and some interesting stories from jobsites that we all love to hear and share around the water cooler. We went deeper into how to adopt Lean Construction companywide, Lean thinking,...

Duration:01:08:12

Strategic Leadership

1/20/2021
Are you curious about how #projectmanagers influence and impact people and projects using strategic leadership? Tania Gharechedaghy shares with us how things change, including construction careers. She shares experiences from large to mega-sized projects as well as why owners spend premium dollars on setting up Big Rooms (colocations) and some trends in design-build and progressive design-build across the Western United States. Tania is a passionate learner and a positive role model. Tania...

Duration:01:03:57

The Scrum Fieldbook - JJ Sutherland

1/6/2021
Dr. Jeff Sutherland invented Scrum to help people make better stuff faster and have a good time doing it. JJ Sutherland is the CEO of Scrum Inc, the leading provider of Scrum training and consulting. He is the author of two of my favorite Scrum books, “The Scrum Fieldbook: A Masterclass on Accelerating Performance, Getting Results, and Defining the Future” and the red book, “Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time.” JJ is a worldwide leader in Scrum. He shares how Scrum can...

Duration:00:50:19

Learning to LEAD, Leading to Learn Part 2

12/23/2020
Katie Anderson shares her insights and approaches for helping individuals and organizations gain clarity on their goals, deepen their problem-solving skills, and continuously improve on part two of two for The EBFC Show. Katie is passionate about helping individual people and organizations around the world lead with intention. An internationally recognized leadership coach, consultant, author, and professional speaker, she uses over 20 years of experience to support change and improvement...

Duration:01:03:16

Learning to LEAD, Leading to Learn Part 1

12/9/2020
Katie Anderson is passionate about helping individual people and organizations around the world lead with intention. An internationally recognized leadership coach, consultant, author, and professional speaker, Katie uses over 20 years of experience to support change and improvement in organizations across a range of industries, including healthcare, academia, research, government, start-ups, and biotech. Her primary focus has been on leading transformational change in healthcare...

Duration:01:07:37

Building with Integrated Project Delivery (IPD)

11/25/2020
James Pease, Executive Director - Design and Construction at UCSF Medical Center, shares his decade-plus of experiences of integrated project delivery in healthcare, more than 20 projects and counting. James is a leading expert in the setup and structure of large, complex capital projects using Lean and Integrated Project Delivery. He has a record of driving highly reliable results with projects finishing on time and on budget. James is also the Executive Editor at the https://leanipd.com...

Duration:01:06:56

Respect People, Respect the Work

11/11/2020
Many people start with Lean tools first, most experienced practitioners later focus deeper on Lean thinking, values, and mindset. Stan Chiu is Director of Healthcare for Gensler’s Los Angeles Practice and is a leader in Lean Design and Integrated Project Delivery (IPD). Stan firsthand knows and believes in the power of respect for people and continuous improvement. His projects have been recognized for design excellence including National AIA and SCUP Honor Awards. Stan serves on...

Duration:00:55:56

Scrum Beyond PDCA

10/28/2020
Dr. Jeff Sutherland invented Scrum to help people make better stuff faster and have a good time doing it. Avi Schneier helps Jeff do that, specializes with Scrum outside of software, and shares how using Scrum with large firms led to the Scrum at Scale Guide for multiple teams. Avi Schneier is a Principal Consultant at Scrum Inc. responsible for international needs in the Asia Pacific region and some Fortune 500 and 200 clients in the United States. “A bad attitude and a Brooklyn accent goes...

Duration:00:56:57

Changing Mental Health at Work

10/10/2020
Today is World Mental Health Day (10/10/2020) and The Easier, Better, for Construction Show BONUS episode is for us to see how to spot and help ourselves and others make building easier and better while improving our mental wellbeing. Michelle E. Dickinson, Author, TED Speaker, and advocate, discusses ways to decrease the mental health stigma and shame that prevents people from accessing care within the workplace along with her own personal story of perseverance and triumph. Michelle shared...

Duration:00:41:41

Building Team Culture with Positive Adaptation

10/7/2020
Denis Stroup continues building upon nearly three decades of experience focusing on lean integrated project delivery and healthcare design. We explored how to build continuous improvement culture with owners and teams along with pivoting to overcome COVID-19 project challenges. Denis shares his passion for building and sustaining a culture that fosters a highly collaborative environment where people do their best work. We also shared some #Scrum and Last Planner System stories that enable...

Duration:01:00:57

Emotional Intelligence

9/23/2020
Since 2000, Brent Darnell has been actively teaching #constructionindustry professionals people skills and emotional intelligence. He is a best-selling author, engineer, playwright, teacher, trainer, speaker & coach. We dive deep into how emotional intelligence impacts people and their teams along with local culture’s impact on emotional expression. Brent shares what you can do today to move towards better outcomes. The Easier, Better, for Construction Show is where people working to make...

Duration:01:08:01

Building Mental Health (Suicide Prevention)

9/9/2020
Currently, the United States construction industry now leads with the highest suicide rate at 50 people taking their lives for every 100,000 industry workers according to the CDC. There are about 11 million industry workers as of 2019. We share ideas to provide help to those in need and build up our own mental health. Frank King, the Mental Health Comedian, says "You can make a difference, you can save a life, I can show you how." The Easier, Better, for Construction Show is where people...

Duration:01:01:52

Make Work Visible

8/26/2020
The ideas and actions that made it possible for an architect and general contractor to work happily together include thinking we have the power to make our work better and a knack for making it visible to let it flow easier. Can the Last Planner System (Pull Planning), Kanban, and Scrum play nicely? Bruce Cousins and I think so. The Easier, Better, for Construction Show is where people working to make building easier and better share how. The show referenced IGLC Article “Digital Kanban...

Duration:00:56:33

People First Construction - Stephanie Roldan

8/14/2020
Stephanie Roldan and I explored the people side of construction, core values, mental health, Last Planner System/Pull Planning, and encouraging our kids to join our industry. If you underestimate your span of control and influence, this episode will reveal a new perspective and share uncharted paths to new careers in the construction industry. The Easier, Better, for Construction Show is where people working to make building easier and better share how. Stephanie's deepest passion is...

Duration:01:22:12