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The Constructrr Podcast

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CONSTRUCTRR exists in order to spotlight companies and give a voice to the individuals that are uniquely influencing the construction industry. CONSTRUCTRR interviewed guests are people who are: (1) Crushing It! They are creating extraordinary value for their employees and customer base. (2) Innovatively Efficient. They utilize lean approaches as a basis for their company core values and vision. (3) Who are Positively Impactful. They are helping humanity. We spotlight the individuals and companies that are fostering an environment of empowerment through collaboration, trust building, exceptional productivity, quality service, and social responsibility.

CONSTRUCTRR exists in order to spotlight companies and give a voice to the individuals that are uniquely influencing the construction industry. CONSTRUCTRR interviewed guests are people who are: (1) Crushing It! They are creating extraordinary value for their employees and customer base. (2) Innovatively Efficient. They utilize lean approaches as a basis for their company core values and vision. (3) Who are Positively Impactful. They are helping humanity. We spotlight the individuals and companies that are fostering an environment of empowerment through collaboration, trust building, exceptional productivity, quality service, and social responsibility.

Location:

United States

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CONSTRUCTRR exists in order to spotlight companies and give a voice to the individuals that are uniquely influencing the construction industry. CONSTRUCTRR interviewed guests are people who are: (1) Crushing It! They are creating extraordinary value for their employees and customer base. (2) Innovatively Efficient. They utilize lean approaches as a basis for their company core values and vision. (3) Who are Positively Impactful. They are helping humanity. We spotlight the individuals and companies that are fostering an environment of empowerment through collaboration, trust building, exceptional productivity, quality service, and social responsibility.

Language:

English


Episodes

The Business Case For BIM: Visualizing Real Estate Assets for Building Owners and Operators

8/7/2019
Ian McGaw at VP of Technology and Innovation at ENGworks is an experienced advisor and technologist for Process Management and Technology Integration. I met Ian at a Builtworlds Buildings 2.0 - he was on stage doing Q&A after his presentation. He is deeply versed in BIM and quite a few frameworks to build a success VDC delivery for Owners to keep track of their assets in a smarter way. How to find out more about Ian McGaw and ENGworks: http://www.engworks.com/ (ENGworks)...

Duration:00:49:54

Workplace Technology that Can Transform Your Organization

7/30/2019
Drew DePriest, Digital Solutions & Strategy Lead at Host by CBRE. He’s spent 15 + years in the building automation and workplace technology world working hand in hand with facility managers, MEP consulting engineers, corporate real estate (CRE) pros, and enterprise IT leaders to better automate buildings & delight the folks who spend time there. He’s helped design and deploy new technology ranging from Class A office spaces, N+2 Tier 4 data centers, 100+ building university campuses, and...

Duration:00:42:31

Will You Survive? Must Have Super Powers of Your Next Employee

6/18/2019
Randy Deutsch is an architect, educator, author & speaker. He received the AIA Young Architect Award Chicago for having designed 100 large complex sustainable projects for which he received. Randy and I discuss what a "superuser" is: one who has the wherewithal to recognize tools, one who has curiosity, capacity, & creativity to combine said tools, and many more. Last but not least, we linger on the important trait, an interpersonal intelligence to connect with others. We talk about why...

Duration:01:02:59

BIM – Your Path to Compliance

5/17/2019
Marzia Bolpagni is a BIM Management Consultant at Mace, BIM Dictionary Co-Editor, BIM Advocate We had a good conversation on what BIM looking like today and compliance within public regulations and client specifications. We talk about how the UK is figuring out how to maximize BIM Level 2 requirements from PAS 1192, how we are transitioning to ISO 19650 as a new standard, and what good BIM looks like. Some great BIM resources we discussed are here: http://bimdictionary.com/ (BIM Dictionary )...

Duration:00:22:42

Digitizing Real Estate Assets Through BIM

5/7/2019
Studio Leads - Geoff Hoffman, Kyle Hudson at VIATechnik. We discuss the intersection of Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Facility Management (FM) AKA, Digitizing Real Estate. We talked about the importance of stakeholder engagement, how an initiative might be more effective based on whether it is a company-wide / top-down initiative from executives vs bottom up. We talk about the steps to utilized BIM well for the needs of the Owner / Operator. Last but not least, we discuss some ways...

Duration:00:56:47

[Replay] Workplace Revolution: Service Management, IoT and The Future of Work

4/18/2019
Today’s episode will be a replay of my interview with Peter Ankerstjerne, 2nd vice chair of IFMA board of directors and Founder / Director Service Marketing International IVS. At the time of the interview he was the CMO at ISS, providing quality experiences for all of the 500,000 employees at ISS and the clients they serve. He speaks about how ISS adopted the Vested approach, about the change that is happening in facilities management and how it is affecting the focus on Recruiting and...

Duration:01:03:19

Can We Incentivize More Trust with Collaboration in Design?

3/1/2019
In this episode, I had the pleasure of having a really fun conversation coshosting a showhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/billdebevc/ ( Bill Debevc), host of the https://bimthoughts.com/ (BIM Thoughts). https://www.linkedin.com/in/malachy-mathews-b1690613/ (Malachy Mathews) is the Senior Lecturer in the School of Architecture, Technological University Dublin, Ireland and Leader for BIM, Blockchain and Collaborative Teaching and Learning. Research Activities include; BIM Pedagogy BIM Anthropology...

Duration:00:46:52

Linking Technology Together to Reinvent Real Estate

2/22/2019
Guests From Deloitte: Anthony Day, COO of Deloitte EMEA Blockchain Lab Jacob Boersma, Netherlands Blockchain Team Leader at Deloitte Jan Willem Santing, MRICS, Senior Manager of Real Estate at Deloitte Financial Advisory BV and Product Owner for Smart Buildings Blockchain Proposition We discussed connecting with collaborative technologies in order to improve business decisions including wellbeing, talent acquisition, and energy efficiency. We discussed the oportunities for blockchain in real...

Duration:01:01:34

Enabling More Liquidity for REITs

2/12/2019
This week we are speaking with Simon Enwia, Chairman, CEO, and Founder of Building Block REIT, a blockchain backed Real Estate Investment Trust. Building Block, Inc, formed in 2018 by a group of real estate and blockchain technology professionals and is the first REIT in the USA to combine tax advantages of investing in a REIT with Blockchain technology. Simon is a local to Chicago and was able to participate in an event the Chicago Blockchain Center hosted where Constructrr was a sponsor....

Duration:00:14:03

Using Data as An Asset: The Future for Building Owners and Operators

2/5/2019
Jordan and I discuss why IOT does not deliver on its promise to provide overwhelming productivity we expected, the future of IOT and an IOT device they’ve created, We discuss Data as an asset, the notion of applying science to culture and how Enstoa has rolled this out in their own company via organizing using a holacracy and using no organizational charts, and last but not least their recent company acquisition and what they are now able to offer. Find Jordan...

Duration:00:34:54

How Blockchain Can Accelerate the Adoption of Integrated Project Delivery

1/29/2019
At the 20th annual LCI Congress, James Pease and Brittanie Campbell-Turner present on the topic of “How to Increase Adoption of the IPD Model by Using Blockchain.” In this presentation, James and I talked about how it’s unquestionably the future to incorporate blockchain and smart contracts with construction contracting. In this presentation, we focus on integrated project delivery contracting although blockchain can impact / streamline any contracting model pending the algorithms are built...

Duration:00:37:00

Leadership by the Seat of Your Pants..? There Is a Better Way

1/15/2019
https://www.linkedin.com/in/jean-marc-legentil-223b101/ (Jean-Marc Legentil) with Bell Nordic Council Clifton Cole with Penta Building Group https://www.linkedin.com/in/henry-nutt-iii-7832347/ (Henry Nutt) with Southland Industries Matt Graetz with Blattner Energy I see this year, 2019, as the year of leadership. Which comes with humility and self-awareness, with the ability to Return back to joy. It comes with vulnerability and transparency. It comes with being yourself. Have you ever heard...

Duration:00:46:27

Collaborative Planning and Future of Robotics

12/18/2018
Part 2 of LCI Congress talks with Michael Carr of Touch Plan Michael Carr, is the President of MOCA’s software products division, Touchplan and a co-founder of MOCA. He has 20 years of construction management experience with significant expertise in project controls. He currently leads the development of Touchplan. Prior to launching Touchplan, he served in multiple leadership and operational roles within MOCA providing construction management services to owners. Find out more about Michael...

Duration:00:29:20

Death to Value Engineering

11/27/2018
Part 1 of LCI Congress 2018 Recap Bruce Cousins, Managing Partner at Sword Integrated Building Solutions. Design is a complex and iterative approach to collecting specifications of building system components and detailing the vision of a structure meant to be constructed. Its a little bit like taking a train. You should know both the destination and the direction you should be taking before you start on the journey, you should know the fare, you should know how long it should take to get...

Duration:00:32:06

Team Alignment on Complex Projects

11/20/2018
This is a special episode, focused on the Team. I must give a special thank you to my guests where they discussed the importance of leadership and developing safe social constructs in order to create resilient, humble and effective teams. Teams that can create clear goals and reach them. So you’ll be hearing from a collection of guests that are talking about team as the focus when it comes to the built environment. We have pulled together snippets of constructrr episodes from:...

Duration:01:05:53

Return on Humans in the Built Environment

10/24/2018
This is a special episode, focused on the Return on Humans (vs Return on Investment) . I must give a special thank you to my guests where they discussed how important human-centric design is for companies and cities, especially with the changing economic model and preparing for the generations to come. So you’ll be hearing from a collection of guests that are talking about people as the focus when it comes to the built environment. We have pulled together snippets of constructrr episodes...

Duration:01:02:17

Presentation: Using Blockchain to Unlock the Value of Platforms

10/9/2018
In this talk, I discussed the changing age we are in. One that is meant to take advantage of the network platform economic model that is affording companies to grow in valuations beyond any financial analysts expectation. One where our interactions can create a knowledge asset platform for us to better resource our projects with the right engineering talent. Where engineering talent and organizations can access more profits by becoming a knowledge asset platform. We can take advantage of...

Duration:00:36:55

The Value Beyond Cost Savings for Corporate Real Estate

10/2/2018
Scott Muldavin, CRE, President of the Muldavin company. We discuss the Intersection of financial modeling for your deep retrofit and healthy real estate investment. Companies are Under-investing in energy efficiency and sustainability, hurting their profits and competitive position. Healthy building investments create financial benefits, such benefits can be calculated and presented as part of a company’s normal investment due diligence using traditional financial analysis techniques. Scott...

Duration:00:42:13

Experience Per Square Foot Measuring the Employee Experience

9/25/2018
https://www.linkedin.com/in/bryanberthold/ (Bryan Berthold), Managing Director of Workplace Strategy and Change Management at Cushman and Wakefield, Experience per SF. We talk about Holistic approaches to workplace strategy, measuring experience per square foot and some examples of clients he’s worked with, how they’ve driven the decisions they make based on Experience / SF and made some monumental changes to how happy their employee base is how this impacts ROI in the long run. Find out...

Duration:00:33:59

The Healthy Work Place Nudge

9/18/2018
Rex Miller, Author of https://www.amazon.com/Healthy-Workplace-Nudge-Buildings-Performance/dp/1119480124/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1537275572&sr=8-1&keywords=The+Healthy+Workplace+Nudge (The Healthy Workplace Nudge), speaker and consultant, Principal and Thought Leader at https://rexmiller.com/mindshift/ (Go mindSHIFT). Rex and I talk about his newest book The Healthy Workplace Nudge, and the fundamentally different questions we as organizations have to ask in order to shift our wellness...

Duration:00:16:48