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Episode #010: A Finish Tradesman’s August
Co-founder of Let's Fix Construction, Eric D. Lussier returns to the mic to host episode 10. As a subcontractor that handles floor finishes, Eric commiserates about the month of August, which tends to be absolute hell for installers. Project schedules are being impacted on the front end more commonly due to weather delays, yet the completion timeframe of the buildings aren't being compensated for on the back end. Jobsites aren't ready. They aren't weathertight. Other trades work isn't...
Episode #009: Product Rep University
Co-founder of Let's Fix Construction, Eric D. Lussier returns to the mic to host the first episode since September of 2018. Eric eases back into the podcast by reminding the listeners how steeped in the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) that Let's Fix Construction ends up being. Eric attended CONSTRUCT, CSI's National Conference, Annual Meeting and affiliated tradeshow in Philadelphia in 2010. Thanks to the Greater Lehigh Valley Chapter of CSI, Eric got to attend his first full...
Episode #008: CONSTRUCT 2018 Preview
Co-founders of Let's Fix Construction, Eric D. Lussier and Cherise Lakeside, host the latest episode and start talking about the Summer construction season Summers as a contractor, as Eric's company is, is typically filled with project management and the physical construction of a building. However, this Summer of 2018 was filled with a heavy bidding climate for Eric, as well as many other contractors that he spoke with. Cherise, in contrast, who works in a design studio, found that 2018...
Episode #007: LinkedIn Lost, Socially Found
Co-founders of Let's Fix Construction, Eric D. Lussier and Cherise Lakeside, host the latest episode about social media, concentrating on the LinkedIn platform, which was the topic of the latest LFC blog post. Eric's social media history stretches back 10 years, starting on LinkedIn and Facebook and just about as long on Twitter. Cherise has about six years of experience and she was introduced to the benefits of social from Joy Davis, former Marketing and Communications Manager for the...
Episode #006: Playing Catch Up
Co-founders of Let's Fix Construction, Eric D. Lussier and Cherise Lakeside, host the first podcast in five months! Where does the time go? 2018 is half done and we've had the opportunity to speak at numerous locations. This episode looks back at the past five months and the live workshops that Eric and Cherise have hosted since the last episode went live. It started with the 'Communication & Ramifications of Specifications (Part 1) at the FCICA Annual Convention in Biloxi,...
Episode #005: Just Like Groundhog Day
Co-founders of Let's Fix Construction, Eric D. Lussier and Cherise Lakeside, open by discussing the movie 'Groundhog Day' and its premise of reliving the same day over and over again is much like construction and how we do the same things over and over again and expect different results: the definition of insanity! Cherise kicks off by talking about how one of her major peeves is the lack of coordination with keynotes on the architectural drawings and the disconnect between the design team...
Episode #004: Pursue Opportunities at CONSTRUCT
Co-founders of Let's Fix Construction, Eric D. Lussier and Cherise Lakeside discuss CONSTRUCT (www.constructshow.com). CONSTRUCT, which will be held in Long Beach, CA from October 3-4, 2018, is the only dedicated national trade show and educational conference for the commercial building teams that spec, source and purchase building products and coincidentally, is where they met in Phoenix in 2011. Eric and Cherise talk about their past personal experiences at CONSTRUCT, some of the...
Episode #003: Division 01: Essential Project Particulars
Co-founders of Let's Fix Construction, Eric D. Lussier and Cherise Lakeside continue the conversation on Division 01: General Requirements that Cherise started on the blog post 'Division 01: The Project Road Map' which you can read at http://www.letsfixconstruction.com/blog/div01. Cherise speaks about creating the Specs 101 class and the rules of the project that are found in Division 01. Eric talks about how obtaining his CSI CDT (http://csiresources.org/certification/cdt) was an...
Episode #002: Geared for the Young Professional
Co-founders of Let's Fix Construction, Eric D. Lussier and Cherise Lakeside introduce the Young Professionals Day workshop. Cherise speaks about getting involved as a young professional (commonly identified as 35 years old or younger) herself in the architecture, engineering, construction (AEC) industry. Cherise was the lead instructor for the official Young Professional's Day at CONSTRUCT (CSI's annual conference and affiliated tradeshow in 2015, 2016 and 2017) and goes into the background...
Episode #001: Leaping Off the Screen
Co-founders of Let's Fix Construction, Eric D. Lussier and Cherise Lakeside introduce their backgrounds in the architecture, engineering, construction (AEC) industry. Eric and Cherise introduce the rationale behind the Let's Fix Construction workshops and talk about the first few presentations held in Oregon and Providence, RI. Introduction is by Mel Allen www.therealvoice.com Show theme song "Let's" is performed by Milton Busker http://www.miltonbusker.com
Episode #000: Listen in for Our Latest Avenue
Co-founders of Let's Fix Construction, Eric D. Lussier and Cherise Lakeside introduce their latest side of LetsFixConstruction.com, their podcast by revisiting their blog post 'Listen in for Our Latest Avenue'. Eric and Cherise briefly reminisce the founding of Let's Fix Construction and quickly discuss what they hope to attain with their new podcast. Show theme song "Let's" is performed by Milton Busker http://www.miltonbusker.com