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The Art of Construction is a weekly podcat presented by Devon Tilly and Kevin Keefe of Mountain View Window & Door in Denver, Colorado that explores the world of construction for contractors and architects.

The Art of Construction is a weekly podcat presented by Devon Tilly and Kevin Keefe of Mountain View Window & Door in Denver, Colorado that explores the world of construction for contractors and architects.
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Denver, CO

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The Art of Construction is a weekly podcat presented by Devon Tilly and Kevin Keefe of Mountain View Window & Door in Denver, Colorado that explores the world of construction for contractors and architects.

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@AOCpodcast

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English

Contact:

(303) 649-2217


Episodes

87: Photo Measurement - A New Tool to Fast Track Your Business

12/6/2017
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James Pardue, Senior Vice President of Sales at the Spike Business Unit of ikeGPS, joins us on this episode of the Art of Construction. James tells us about Spike, a laser extension for your smart phone that allows you to take quick and accurate measurements and overlay them on photographs, all without the need for rulers or additional tools. Learn how to fast track your estimates to save your business time and money.

Duration:00:36:33

86: Project Designers - Making Your Design Perfect

11/22/2017
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Kristen Thomas, owner of the premier design firm Studio Thomas, joins us on the Art of Construction. Kristen shares her tips for working with clients to bring them the home interior that matches their lifestyle while adding value to their house. She also recounts her journey that began with childhood trips to Ace Hardware, starting her own firm, servicing celebrity clients, and the business tools and tips she uses as her studio grows.

Duration:00:38:45

83: Eliminate the Muda from Your Process for Project Success

10/10/2017
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On this episode of the Art of Construction, Matt McMullen, Owner of CREATE Architecture, shares his elaborate background in design and construction and how it has got him to where he is now. He discusses removing the Muda (waste and excess) from your process and putting together what he calls “Tactical Strike Teams” in its place. You will walk away from this show with new ideas on how to develop your relationships with clients and colleagues.

Duration:00:49:13

82: What you need to know about Modular Homes

9/27/2017
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On this episode of the Art of Construction, we have an enlightening conversation with Audree Grubesic, Owner of Modular Sure Site. Her company services builders and industry leaders that need site work for modular builds. Audree shares her knowledge of modular homes and the many benefits they offer. This conversation will make you forget about your preconceived notions of modular homes and consider the possibility of using them for your next project.

Duration:00:39:29

81: Tools to Help You and Your Crew Get Ahead in the Construction Industry

9/13/2017
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On this episode of the Art of Construction, we have a great conversation with Taylor Ryan, head of Marketing at GenieBelt, which is located across the pond in Denmark! GenieBelt is a project management tool that has over 20,000 users worldwide. This fun conversation with Taylor will help you understand how this tool can help your crew be more efficient and what makes it different from all the other project management programs.

Duration:00:42:16

80: Learn by Doing & Trusting Your Gut Along the Way

8/30/2017
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On this episode of the Art of Construction, we have a wonderful chat with Crystal Russell, Founder of TVL Creative. Crystal shares tons of insight into how to build and maintain relationships with clients, builders and employees as a new or small business owner. We also discuss the importance of learning to trust your gut, even if it means turning away certain leads, and the many benefits you can gain from doing so. Hear advice on how to work with clients to ensure your projects will be...

Duration:00:51:13

79: Understanding Key Contracts and Forms Necessary for Your Project

8/16/2017
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On this episode of the Art of Construction, we have an educational talk with Kenneth W. Cobleigh, Esq., Managing Director and Counsel, AIA Contract Documents, at the American Institute of Architects. AIA Contract Documents offers 180+ construction contracts and forms that can be used for a wide variety of projects, providing an inexpensive alternative to manuscript documents. Have a listen as Kenneth goes into detail about the many documents they offer. He also offers advice on the recently...

Duration:00:39:37

78: How Does Biomimicry Apply to Architecture?

8/2/2017
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On this episode of the Art of Construction, we have an awe-inspiring conversation with Cynthia Fishman, an Architect at KTGY Architecture + Planning. Cynthia is currently working on her Master of Science in Biomimicry through Arizona State University. “What is biomimicry?” you ask? Have a listen as Cynthia shares her knowledge about biomimicry and how it can be applied to architecture

Duration:00:41:34

77: Technology for the Construction Industry: Making Life Easier while in the Field

7/19/2017
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On this episode of the Art of Construction, we discuss PlanGrid with Co-Founder and CTO, Ralph Gootee. PlanGrid is a construction management app that allows real time project updates, storage of all project documents, the ability to work offline and online, easy collaboration and more. It is the largest digital repository of blue prints in the world. Have a listen as we learn about all of the wonderful features Plangrid offers to anyone working in the construction industry.

Duration:00:36:23

76: Think Outside the Box When it Comes to Finding New Talent for Your Construction Business

7/4/2017
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On this episode of the Art of Construction, Masami Kinoshita provides great insight into the construction industry labor shortage. In this engaging conversation, Masami, a Project Manager at Invision Inc., shares his knowledge and ideas on ways to find quality workers as well as technological steps that you should be taking with your business so it doesn’t get left behind.

Duration:00:26:12

75: What are the Keys to a Successful Home Building Project?

6/20/2017
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On this episode of the Art of Construction we have a wonderful conversation with Tim Coughran, Owner of Alderview Construction. Having experience in both commercial and residential construction, Tim brings valuable information to the discussion. We learn insightful tactics on collaboration, working with clients, and processes which tie together to create a successful project

Duration:00:39:58

74: Building from the Fundamentals

6/7/2017
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On this episode of the Art of Construction we chat with Alex Gore and Lance Cayco, owners of the architect firm F9 Productions Inc. Alex and Lance share their amazing story of building a Tiny House that was featured on HGTV’s Tiny House Big Living. They also share how they utilize their past work experience and relate it to the BIM work they do now. Once again, as in many of our shows, we get an understanding of how important collaboration is and examples of how it can increase the success...

Duration:00:42:30

73: The Evolution of Sales Consultant to Trusted Advisor

5/23/2017
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On this episode of the Art of Construction, we sit down with Gunther Kuhn, Trusted Advisor at Mountain View Window & Door. Gunther discusses what it means to be a Trusted Advisor to clients and he goes on to explain why it is important. After listening to this episode you will walk away with an understanding of successful techniques for creating strong relationships with your clients and knowledge of why having your client’s trust can speed up the process and improve the outcome of projects.

Duration:00:46:22

72: What it Means to Consider Lifestyle Environments and “Landscape Cosmetic Surgery”

5/10/2017
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On this episode of the Art of Construction, we sit down with S. Robert August, one of the most distinguished, award-winning marketing, management, and sales strategists in the world today. He is Founder and President of North Star Synergies, Inc. specializing in working with builders, developers, REALTORS®, economic development councils, suppliers, manufacturers and related businesses. Robert shares a wealth of valuable knowledge and discusses several topics with us such as trends in the...

Duration:00:42:47

71: Advanced Building Science Standardization to the Rescue

4/26/2017
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On this episode of the Art of Construction, we sit down with Mariana Pickering and Enrico Bonilauri, Owners of Emu Systems. They discuss passive house standards, air & moisture flow, risk and liability, process inefficiencies, and how they have come up with a way to standardize it all to improve the building process. Have a listen as we chat with Mariana and Enrico about their solutions to removing hurdles and helping construction industry professionals achieve their goals.

Duration:00:46:59

70: Design Build vs. Design Bid

4/12/2017
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On this episode of the Art of Construction, we have an informative conversation with Jeff Ayers and Jeff Gates, Co-Owners of Denver Design Build. They let us in on practices they have adopted to make their company successful, from happy employees to satisfied customers. Ayers and Gates also share what they do to save time and discuss the difference between using a design build process and standard bid process.

Duration:00:32:40

69: Design Inspired by Your Story

3/30/2017
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On this episode of the Art of Construction, we have a delightful chat with Owner/Principle of Studio 10, Kristen Terjesen and her Creator of Opportunities, Amy Dunn. As a young motivated design firm, with goals to double the size of the company, Kristen and Amy share with us several strategies they utilize to achieve that growth. Working with both residential and commercial architects, builders, sub-contractors and manufacturers, Studio 10 shares techniques and processes they use to develop...

Duration:00:30:44

68: Anchoring Your Firm’s Digital Identity

3/15/2017
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On this episode of Art of Construction we learn about Monograph from Co-Founder Robert Yuen. Three Architects have come together to bring you a website builder geared towards Architects and the AEC community. As we learn about Robert’s company it becomes clear that strengthening your firm’s presence with a technology designed by architects for architects could turn out to be more beneficial than other tools. Have a listen as we discuss the top 3 things you can do to increase your online...

Duration:00:38:35

67: Bringing Community to the Construction Industry

2/28/2017
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On this episode of the Art of Construction we introduce Bryce Ballew, Founder of Tradecraft Industries and Sarah Battani, Director of Operations. Tradecraft Industries is a co-working space for the construction industry. Bryce and Sarah share with us how it provides everything you need to scale up your business, serves as a community space for construction industry professionals to meet and collaborate, while keeping your overhead low. This is another great tool to add to your toolbox.

Duration:00:39:58

66: Andersen Windows & Doors: Focusing on Customers & Bringing Solutions

2/16/2017
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On this episode of THE ART OF CONSTRUCTION we a have a revealing conversation with Andersen Windows & Doors’ Rob Garofalo, Senior Business Manager, and Nathan Cregeur, Product Manager. They share a plethora of information providing insight into the company’s focus on architects and contractors. They also discuss how product development is influenced by customer desires and needs, sustainability, and emerging industry trends. You will walk away from this episode with a better understanding of...

Duration:00:50:48

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