The nomination ballot is now closed on Construction Junkie’s Best Construction Podcast of 2015 and the voting ballot has officially opened, submit your votes on the form below. Voting will end at 5pm CST on May 6th and the winner will be crowned shortly after. Good luck to all of the finalists!
The Contracting Coachcast is a daily 15 minute podcast hosted by Tony Booth. With over 170 episodes under its belt, this podcast has covered a large array of topics, including budgets, recruiting, leadership, and more.
Construction Citizen began its weekly podcast way back in 2013. Typically no more than 10 minutes in length, the podcast features host Scott Braddock highlighting week’s latest construction news and information.
This 45-minute bi-weekly released podcast features interviews with top industry professionals in their respective fields, covering topics such as emotional intelligence, lean construction, PR, BIM and more. Host Cesar Abeid also hosts two other podcasts and is an author of the book, Project Management for You.
Hosted by Todd Dawalt, Construction Leading Edge is a regularly occurring podcast that often features interviews with other construction professionals. Each podcast is typically 30-45 minutes and covers topics from leadership to construction technology
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The team at Tool Box Buzz (TBB) is at it again with another super comprehensive tool comparison video and, this time, their focus is on 4-1/2” to 6” angle grinders.
The following is a guest post by Patrick Barthet.
We’re all familiar with graffiti. There’s been plenty of it around for a very long time. Those of us who live in Miami have even seen it develop into an art form. Wynwood Walls has been transformed into an international tourist attraction, exhibiting spectacular and visually stunning outdoor murals by a variety of aspiring artists. Of all the forms of graffiti, tagging may be the most popular - spray painting one’s name, initials or symbols, on someone else’s property, often times a building, a highway sign, or even a piece of construction equipment, any place where it can be readily seen by as many folks as possible.
Large contractors are always on the hunt for the locations with the most amount of work and, according to a new report, they don’t have to really spread too thin to have a chance at most of it.
3D printing technologies have significantly improved over the past few years and some have even made it to the jobsite. Not to be outdone, NASA, your favorite America space exploration organization, has announced a plan to being building and manufacturing in low-Earth orbit.
In 2017, President Trump signed an executive order expanding the role of apprenticeships in America, in hopes that it would help build the workforce in many skilled trades. In late June, the US Department of Labor (DOL) announced yet another expansion, but this time it left out the construction industry.
When you need to demolish a building in a tight downtown setting, you make sure to hire people who have the right experience to do the job. Controlled Demolition, Inc (CDI), was at it again recently, when they shared a video of a recent building implosion in Dallas, TX.
Construction Junkie's 5th Annual Best Construction Podcast Competition has officially come to an end and the results have been tallied. It was a very exciting competition this year, with several very strong competitors pulling in tons of votes.
Modular Construction has been touted for years as a major disruptor in the construction industry, but the building method has been slow to take off as expected. We’ve recently seen a spike in demand for modular building, especially in the hotel and multi-family housing sectors, which has been driving many new projects across the world. A recent report highlights the trends and potential time and cost savings the method could provide.
I’ve been very fortunate over the course of my relatively short career in construction to spend time focusing on many different aspects of construction. I recently spent about two and a half years working in site development and Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) compliance on a national scale and I wanted to share some of the insights that I gained from that experience.
Falls are, by far, the leading cause of fatalities in the construction industry, accounting for nearly 40% each year. That fact is the main reason why personal fall protection devices are so heavily stressed in the industry. But, even if your fall is arrested by a harness, you’re not out of the woods yet, as serious complications can happen while you’re being suspended in the air.