The Grit Needed for MEP

The MEP industry is full of grit but can it be used as a springboard for innovation? How can grit help lead to success in the industry? What should the combination of youthful energy, technical knowledge and real-world experience look like? Join host and guest James Simpson of eVolve MEP as they unpack the grit needed for success in MEP.

The Remote Workforce: Investing in Quality of Life

Let’s face it, the world has changed over the last few months between remote work, Zoom meetings, safety requirements and more. How is the COVID aftermath affecting you, your company and the construction industry as a whole? Todd welcomes back Mark Oden of BIM Designs to discuss what’s changed in the past six months, the importance of self-care, encouraging communication and collaboration, and what’s going on in the world of prefabrication.

The Drumbeat of Construction: Intentionality and Intelligent Tools

As a construction technologist, you know that your job comes with a unique set of difficulties and benefits. Can you pinpoint what those are? Do you feel that it would benefit all construction technologists to open up a conversation about it? Join host Todd and Walker Lockard of DADO as they discuss the technological trade, the cure and curse of construction technologists, and putting intentionality into initiatives.

Knowing the Person Behind the Employee

As someone in the construction industry, you’re probably aware of the constant what-ifs that accompany you as you work. How does the impact of the uncertainty on you and your coworkers? How about the project you’re working on? Join host Todd and Mike Zivanovic of United Association Technology as they break down stigmas around mental health, momentum and coordination on the job site, and the importance of mental health awareness in the construction industry.

Graham Thiel

Digital Transformation: Soft vs. Hard Skills

As someone in the construction industry, how do you see the adoption of innovation? Are you open to doing things differently, or do you prefer the way it’s “always been done?” What has the edge in the battle of soft vs. hard skills? Join host Todd and guest Graham Thiel as they discuss different roles in the AEC industry, the surge in adoption of technology, and using remote connectivity. Learn more about the benefits of collaboration, sharing information and mutual respect.

Construction: Mixing Art and Science

As someone in ConTech, do you remember what inspired you to engage in this field? What makes you passionate about what you do, and what makes you continue in the face of adversity? We welcome Bianca Coury back as she and Todd discuss what brought Bianca to the construction industry, the challenges of being female on a job site, the work/life balance in quarantine, and the successful crossovers between art and construction.Bianca Coury is the Construction Manager for Eagle Point Software.

Your Personality and The Team

How big of impact does a healthy culture have on a company? What does healthy look like and how do you build that culture? Join host Todd and guest Jake Olsen of DADO as they discuss the benefits of a healthy culture, how to adjust for remote work and how to bridge the gap between the office and field.

Routine: The Enemy of Innovation

When you think of the word innovation, what comes to mind? Can some good come out of disruption, or have you always thought of change as a bad thing? Sit down with host Todd and Angie Simon of SMACNA (The Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning National Association) as they discuss the HVAC trade, the untapped resource of women in the trade workforce, and the resilience of the construction industry that has kept it afloat in a rapidly-changing world.

How AI and Origami Meet in Construction

Have you ever thought of construction as a way of communicating? As a designer, are your beliefs reflected in what you make? Sit down with Todd and Tal Friedman as they talk about origami-inspired “3D folding,” minimalistic design, and the work involved in integrating design and construction. Learn about the necessity of taking time for details and how 3D folding can be used as an alternative form of construction.