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#027 Marcel Harmon – Constructing Our Niches

7/15/2019
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Our guest this episode is Marcel Harmon talking about engineering, anthropology plus political economist Elinor Ostrom and their intersections with building design and development. If you enjoy this episode, please share it with friends and give us a review on iTunes. In this episode, we discuss; • How the dominance of air conditioning in America […]

Duration:01:19:43

#026 – Andrew Martin – Commissioning Software

7/1/2019
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Our guest this episode is Andrew Martin, President of BlueRithm talking about Commissioning Software. If you enjoy this episode, share it with friends and give us a review on iTunes. In this episode, we discuss; • The building industry controls firms arms race • The construction industry software scene • The parasitic cost of paperwork […]

Duration:00:55:34

#025 – Murray Guy – Lean Construction

6/15/2019
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Our guest this episode is Murray Guy talking about Lean Construction, plus Robert and Adam get philosophical at the end of the show. If you enjoy this episode, share it with friends and give us a review on iTunes. In this episode, we discuss; How the lean construction approach can reduce design costs by up […]

Duration:01:29:47

#024 – Matthew Marson – Smart Buildings

5/15/2019
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Our guest this episode is Matthew Marson talking about Smart Buildings. If you enjoy this episode, share it with friends and give us a review on iTunes. In this episode, we discuss; • How the war for talent is on and the battle ground is the work space • Smart buildings are really about experiences […]

Duration:01:12:39

#023 – Bill Browning – Biophilic Design

4/15/2019
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Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 190). Our guest this episode is Bill Browning talking about Biophilic design, John Denver, Buckminster Fuller, Jacques Cousteau and working with some of the worlds leading architects. If you enjoy this episode, please share it with friends and give us a review on iTunes. In this episode, […]

Duration:01:20:51

#022 – Edward Arens PhD – Building Design for All Senses

3/15/2019
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Our guest this episode is Edward Arens PhD, Professor Emeritus of Architecture at UC Berkeley and Director of the Center for Environmental Design Research, the University’s research unit for building science and resource efficient urban design. If you enjoy this episode, share it with friends and give us a review on iTunes. In this episode, […]

Duration:01:05:49

#021 – Steve Burrows CBE – Engineering the Impossible

2/15/2019
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Our guest this episode is Steve Burrows CBE, our first guest with an IMDB.com page! This was an inspiring podcast and Steve believes, and now we do, his life is more exciting than Elon Musk’s. Steve might be the “Indiana Jones” of building engineering. If you enjoy this episode, share it with friends and give […]

Duration:01:03:13

#020 – Bill Bahnfleth – ASHRAE Past President

1/15/2019
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Our guest this episode is Dr. William Bahnfleth, ASHRAE past President and Professor of Architectural Engineering at Penn State University. If you enjoy this episode, share it with friends and give us a review on iTunes. In this episode, we discuss; • Autonomous, self-tuning buildings systems • Wellness movement gaining traction • Monetizing building performance […]

Duration:01:22:42

#019 – John Williams – Mexico City Airport

12/15/2018
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Our guest this episode is John Williams, MEP and sustainability design manager for the Mexico City airport project. If you enjoy this episode, share it with friends and give us a review on iTunes. In this episode, we discuss; • His journey from Manchester UK to the USA to Mexico. Who says engineering careers are […]

Duration:01:21:28

#018 – Saeed Al Abbar: Chairman Emirates GBC

11/15/2018
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Our guest this episode is Saeed Al Abbar, Chairman of the Emirates Green Building Council and a Board Member of the World Green Building Council. The sound quality can be a little uneven in this episode. When we recorded this podcast Saeed was in India, Robert was in the USA and I was in Canada. […]

Duration:01:03:19

#017 – Professor Roland Clift – Ethics

10/15/2018
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Our guest this episode is Professor Roland Clift who helped develop the discipline of Industrial Ecology. If you enjoy this episode, please share it with friends and give us a review on iTunes. In this episode, we discuss; Ethics around, engineering, sustainability and the built environment. The established legal principal that “I was only following […]

Duration:00:57:48

#016 – Bjarne W Olesen ASHRAE President

9/15/2018
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Our very special guest this episode is Bjarne W Olesen Ph.D. ASHRAE President 2017–2018. If you enjoy this episode, share it with friends and give as a review on iTunes. In this episode, we discuss; Why the Why matters Radiant heating ASHRAE Std. 55 & Povl Ole Fanger Extending global community And much more…… For […]

Duration:01:11:56

#015 – Kristof Irwin – Resetting Our Expectations

8/15/2018
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Our guest this episode is host of the Building Science Podcast, Kristof Irwin, talking about resetting our collective expectations of buildings. If you enjoy this episode, share it with friends and give as a review on iTunes. In this episode, we discuss; 1. How energy is a technology, not just a fuel, 2. Air filters […]

Duration:01:03:20

#014 – Natasha Arsenijevich & Andrew Bowerbank – Agriculture & Sustainability

7/15/2018
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Our guests this episode are Natasha Arsenijevich and Andrew Bowerbank talking about agriculture, the food chain and its impact on the environment. In this episode: Andrew provides an update on the Ellis Don “Low Carbon Impact Initiative” Natasha drops some serious knowledge on food production & consumption and its impact on the environmen Natasha scares […]

Duration:01:02:52

#013 – Natalie Dione Alexander – How to Be a Leader in Heels

7/2/2018
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The Edifice Complex likes to profile women in property who are crushing it and stand as roles models for all young graduates, male or female. In that spirit and in addition to our normal schedule, our guest this episode is Natalie Dione Alexander talking about the property industry, leadership and her new book, “How to […]

Duration:01:09:24

#012 – John Hughes RICS Global President – Future Property Trends

6/15/2018
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Our very special guest this episode is John Hughes, Global President of the Royal Institution of Charted Surveyors (RICS). In this episode, we discuss: RICS past, present and future Big data, blockchain plus AI trends in property Variance in international property measurement standards of up to 24%! And much more…… For more information on John […]

Duration:01:10:18

#011 – Jerry Yudelson – Reinventing Green Building

5/15/2018
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Our guest this episode is Jerry Yudelson who, in 2011, Wired magazine named the “Godfather of Green”, talking about reinventing green building. In this episode, we discuss: Buildings as information devices LEED certification and why it is not working The difference between standards and codes in one sentence! And much more…… Jerry Yudelson, PE, MS, […]

Duration:01:06:12

#010 – Dr. Peter Simmonds – Pushing the Envelope

4/15/2018
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Our guest is Dr. Peter Simmonds, talking about Bangkok airport, radiant cooling and comfort driven building design. We really enjoyed talking to Peter, he is a no-nonsense guy who pushes through where others fear to go. In this episode, we discuss: Peter’s work on Bangkok International Airport (Displacement ventilation & Radiant Cooling) The importance of […]

Duration:01:07:45

#009 – Paul Ghezzi – Disrupt or Be Disrupted

3/15/2018
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Do you ever wonder about the future, well do ya? Then this is the podcast for you! Our guest is Paul Ghezzi, CEO of Kontrol Energy Corp (CSE:KNR, FSE:1K8), talking about future disruptions coming to the built environment. Kontrol Energy recently launched the bIOTAsphere, a Decentralized Ledger Technology (DLT) accelerator and commercialization facility serving academia, […]

Duration:00:51:45

#008 – Cecilia Garay Chaparro & April Byers – Pushing Through

3/1/2018
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For us, this is a special and important episode of the podcast. This episode deals with issues women face in engineering. We hope that through telling one woman’s story and suggesting some coping strategies, we can help inspire other women in engineering and help men understand what it is like to travel for a while, […]

Duration:01:19:07