Adopting Tech with Eyes Wide Open

Given the most recent progressions in technology, how much has your workflow changed? Has it been for the better? What’s your new process like? Join host Todd and guest Shane Hedmond as they talk about new movements in podcasting, the basics of adopting and integrating new tech, and the potential challenges of getting people to adopt artificial intelligence (AI), given the resistance to tech in the past.

Trust and Respect in the Field

How have expectations changed in the industry? Is it enough for a job to be efficient, or should we begin to prioritize things that haven’t been as important in the past? Join host Todd and guest Juliana Milanov of Randall Mechanical, Inc. as they talk about respecting the expertise of others, how departments can meet demand without getting overwhelmed, and how to incentivize innovation.

Adapting to Disruption

Has your company embraced new ways to make projects easier and more efficient? Would you consider yourself a supporter of that early adaptation or more of a laggard? Join host Todd and guest Kyle Peacock of Peacock Construction Inc. as they discuss adapting to on-site disruption, how Peacock Construction Inc. has successfully automated their mandatory safety check-ins, and the benefits of being an early adapter to this recent disruption.

Labor Shortage or Delusion?

We’ve heard that the biggest problem facing construction is the skilled labor shortage, but what if it’s just a delusion? Join host Todd and guest Todd Dawalt of The Construction Leading Edge podcast as they discuss if the labor shortage is just a symptom of a larger problem. They also tackle questions like: is there a better way to do things, or do you search for new and innovative ways to look at construction? How do you make employees and customers feel valuable and important to your business?

Connecting Construction

What’s the biggest problem facing the construction industry right now? On the surface, some of the biggest problems aren’t easy to see. Join host Todd and guest John Reid of Faber Connect as they talk about how new technologies are changing the game, the need for skilled trades and labor, and why construction firms need to begin to embrace innovation and technology.

Using Data to Advance Construction

What’s your stance on adopting new technology in the construction industry? With the growth in venture capital investment and the adoption of new ideas, it’s certainly an exciting industry to be a part of. Join host Todd and Mallorie Brodie of Bridgit as they talk about pushing the industry forward, data versus the “gut instinct,” and the newest challenges of social distancing on the job site.

MEP Force 2020 Edition: Day 3 Recap

When you attend a jam-packed conference (like MEP Force), you have watched all the keynotes, attended your favorite breakout sessions, and hopped on a Zoom call for networking, how do you keep the conversation moving forward after the event ends? Rob McKinney, Nathan Wood, Travis Voss, and James Simpson have joined Todd Weyandt on the Bridging the Gap Podcast again to answer this very question. The answer is so simple that it might surprise you.

MEP Force 2020 Edition: Day 2 Recap

What do get when you pack over 200 industry professionals into one Zoom meeting? If you guessed ‘have a virtual party’, ‘create an amazing conversation’, ‘push the industry forward’, ‘get a cooking demonstration’, ‘learn BBQ tips from a professional’, or ‘learn a new margarita recipe’, you’d be correct!

MEP Force 2020 Edition: Day 1 Recap

LIVE: A look at Day 1 of MEP Force 2020 on the Bridging the Gap Podcast. This special episode features a round table from some industry and podcast veterans: Rob McKinney, Nathan Wood, Travis Voss, and James Simpson. They unpack the biggest trends and conversations coming out of the conference and the trades. Two of our biggest takeaways? 1) Tons of folks in the industry (1300 of them!) are hungry to network and connect. 2) Amy Marks’ Keynote, The Rise of the Subcontractor struck a chord with listeners across the globe. Some more about the amazing panel joining us this week:

The Power and Potential of AI

Join host Todd and Nathan Kirchner of as they discuss the intricacies of tracking AI software, situational awareness, and the issues of safety and work vs. idealization. Also, learn more about three things that matter when it comes to AI: vigilance, reliability, and consistency.