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.

The Holy Grail of the Industry – Productivity

How do you define productivity for the trades and construction? What are some hurdles that you’ve faced in achieving that productivity? What changes have you seen with internal communication across the board? Join host Todd and Rob McKinney, aka the ConApp Guru, of ICT Tracker as they discuss the “holy grail” of the construction industry, productivity tips, how safety is your best friend and the need for collaborative communication in every project.

Just Be a Builder

There is a Renaissance in construction technology and the recent uptick in disruption has increased the acceleration. But how comfortable are you leveraging the wide-ranging construction technology available? Are you using BIM to influence your detailing decisions? Join Todd and The Construction Brothers, Eddie and Tyler, as they unpack what BIM (Building Information Modeling) really is, the necessity of working together and getting back to the basics of being a builder.

The World of Generative Design, Partnership with Designers and Augmented Workflows

Ever wondered about what generative design really means? Are you wondering what its presence implies for your job and your future? Sit down with Todd and Lilli Smith of the AEC Generative Design Team at Autodesk as they discuss the process of augmenting workflows, the partnership between designers and generative design, and the new dimensions that have arisen in the world of design.

Thinking Unreasonably, Challenging Architectural Design and Stepping Outside of the Box

There are many roads for architects and artists to explore. For architect Renzo Verbeck and artist Sylvia Lisse, those roads led to teaming up on the creation of a Temple at Burning Man, for a second time. Join Todd, Renzo Verbeck, and Sylvia Lisse as they talk about the benefits of thinking unreasonably and how that allows creative artistic expression to flourish.

The Inspiring Actions of Manufacturing, Blurred Lines with Construction and Quarantine Habits

American industries and manufacturing are doing some amazing things to step up and serve. How will this energy and creativity carry over when things “return to normal”? What lessons does manufacturing have in store for construction? How are those lines blurring? Sit down with Todd and Bianca Coury as they discuss remote work, the ins and outs of manufacturing, what’s happening in prefabrication, and the merging entities of construction and manufacturing.