Place Your Vote for the Best Construction Podcast of 2018

Best Construction Podcast 2018

Welcome to another exciting year of Construction Junkie’s Best Construction Podcast competition, 2018 edition. This is our 4th straight year running the competition and this year’s already shaping up to be the best one yet. 

Last year, there were only 4 nominations for best podcast, but there are 10 different podcasts to vote on in this year’s competition.  The nomination ballot saw a ton of engagement, which is a strong sign that construction podcasts are getting more popular and audiences are responding to the hosts and their content.

Click the corresponding year to check out the results of our 2015, 2016, and 2017 best construction podcast competition.

Voting Rules

To place your vote, fill out the form below. The voting booth will be open until June 4th until 11:59:59pm PST.  After that time, no more votes will be tallied.  Duplicate votes will be disqualified. For more information about each nominee, check out our descriptions below the voting form.

VOTING IS NOW CLOSED! CHECK BACK ON THE WEEK OF 6/10/18 FOR THE RESULTS!

The voting booth will be open until 6/4/18 at 11:59:59pm PST, so cast your vote and share with your friends to help your favorite podcast get some great notoriety!

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The Nominees

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The Lien Zone

Previous nominations: 2016, 2017

Listen to it here: https://www.thelienzone.com/podcast/

The Lien Zone is the contests returning champion.  In  2017, they went on a historic run, amassing more votes than any other podcast in previous years.

Hosted by Miami construction lawyer, Alex Barthet (@thelienzone), The Lien Zone Podcast discusses many aspects of the construction industry from a legal point of view.  This weekly podcast is a quick listen, with most lasting less than 10 minutes, but that’s all the time Alex needs to inform his audience about each topic.


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The ConTech Crew

Previous nominations: 2016, 2017

Listen to it here: https://jbknowledge.com/thecontechcrew

The ConTech Crew (@TheConTechCrew) is also a previous champion, taking home the title in 2016, albeit under a slightly different name.  Previously known as the ConTech Trio, the podcast renamed itself after co-host Josh Bone departed the show amicably.  Hosted by JBKnowledge CEO James Benham (@JamesMBenham), Rob McKinney (@ConAppGuru), and relative newcomer Jeff Sample (@IronmanOfIT), the ConTech Crew Podcast takes a weekly deep dive on construction technology topics and guest interviews with the construction tech industries biggest names.


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Contracting Coachcast

Previous nominations: 2015, 2017

Listen to it here: http://contractingcoach.com/

The Contracting Coachcast is the only construction podcast on this year’s list that was also nominated for our very first  best podcast competition in 2015.  The long running podcast, hosted by Tony Booth, is published 5 days a week and most are around 20 minutes long.  On the show, Booth discusses a variety of different construction topics, such as pre-bid contracts, general conditions reviews, tracking and monitoring project issues, and improving cash flow.


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CONEXPO/CON-AGG Radio

Previous nominations: first time nominated

Listen to it here: http://www.conexpoconagg.com/visit/conexpo-con-agg-radio-podcasts/

You’ve probably heard of CONEXPO/CON-AGG, because it’s the largest construction conference in the world, but did you know that they also produce a podcast?  Hosted by Peggy Smedley, the two-times monthly podcast features interviews with experts in many aspects of construction, such as technology, occupational health and safety, regulations and education. Currently on episode number 86, each show is about 30 minutes long.


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The Construction Career Podcast

Previous nominations: first time nominated

Listen to it here: http://constructioncareerpodcast.com/wp/podcast/

The Construction Career Podcast is hosted by Kent Jones and Cliff Hampton, who both have extensive experience in the construction industry. The once per month podcast focuses on interviews with their friends from the industry, who include project managers, superintendents, architects, and others.  It’s a relatively new show, with only 5 episodes released so far, but each show is around an hour long.


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The Constructrr Podcast

Previous nominations: first time nominated

Listen to it here: http://www.constructrr.com/episodes/

According to the show’s description, CONSTRUCTRR focuses on interviewing people within the construction industry who are either “crushing it!”, “innovatively efficient,” or “positively impactful.”  Hosted by Brittanie Campbell-Turner, a construction project manager and business consultant, CONSTRUCTRR is released at least once a week.  Many of the most recent episodes have taken a closer look at how blockchain technology, the same kind used by cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, could be used to positively affect the construction industry. 


If You Build IT Podcast

If You Build IT Podcast

Previous nominations: first time nominated

Listen to it here: https://www.mikeythemaker.com/ifyoubuildit

Hosted by social media powerhouses Kyle Stumpenhorst (@RRBuildings), Mikey the Maker (@mikeythemaker), and Shapeoko CNC founder Ed Ford (@shapeoko), the group examines various sides of managing their business, including all of the trials and tribulations of handling social media accounts. Currently on episode 15, the weekly podcasts are typically around an hour long.


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Open During Construction

Previous nominations: first time nominated

Listen to it here: http://openduringconstruction.libsyn.com/

Launched in 2017, the Open During Construction Podcast focuses on the intersection of planning and engineering when it comes to building cities.  Hosted by Michelle Berquist, Rob Muir, and Muneef Ahmad, the trio has hosted interviews with city employees and has even talked about generational differences.  The show is published monthly and episodes typically run around 30 minutes long.  


Protractor Podcast

Protractor Podcast

Previous nominations: first time nominated

Listen to it here: https://protractorpodcast.com/

A self-described “online show by contractors for contractors,” the Protractor Podcast interviews contractors who are in the trenches every day.  Hosted by Martin Holsinger, an author and contractor marketing consultant, the weekly podcast is typically around an hour long and discuss how to build and grow a construction business with each week’s guest.


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Tool Pros Podcast

Previous nominations: first time nominated

Listen to it here: http://bluecollarroots.com/tool-pros/

Hosted by HVAC contractors Brent Ridley and Billy Knoth, the pair interview people who use tools on a daily basis or those who actually manufacture the tools. Even though Ridley and Knoth are both HVAC contractors, they focus on tools for every trade, including carpentry, welding, electrical, and more. A new show is posted every week and is typically around 30 minutes long.