Construction Junkie’s annual Best Construction Podcast Competition is underway for 2019 and the voting booth is officially open. As part of the contest this year, we will be highlighting one of the contest’s nominees each week. This week we highlight The ConTechCrew Podcast.Read more
It’s that time again to begin Construction Junkie’s annual search for the best construction podcast! Now in our 4th year of the competition, it’s very clear that construction podcasts are gaining in popularity.Read more
It’s that time again to begin Construction Junkie’s annual search for the best construction podcast! I've noticed an influx of new construction podcasts since our last podcast competition ended in June of last year, so I'm excited to find out who will come out on top.
Last year, two-time Best Construction Podcast nominee The Lien Zone, a construction law focused podcast hosted by Miami lawyer Alex Barthet, took the top crown.
In 2016, newcomer to the scene ConTechTrio, which has been recently renamed the ConTechCrew and focuses on construction technology, was voted best podcast.
Both of the last two winners are still running strong, but I imagine they'll face much more competition this year with all of the newcomers.
The Grand Prize
Last year, we decided to step our game up a little bit and offer a prize to the contest's winner. That will continue this year and the winner will once again receive FREE sidebar ad on ConstructionJunkie.com for one full year! That will help your favorite podcast gain hundreds of thousands of impressions every year.
What’s a Podcast?
Podcasting is becoming a serious media contender across all sectors and the construction industry is beginning to catch onto the trend. According to The Podcast Consumer 2017 Report, 24% of Americans older than 12 years old listened to a podcast in the past month, most of them within the 18-54 age range. Those are serious numbers and it highlights a huge opportunity for experts and entertainers to find their unique audience.
If you’re unfamiliar with podcasts, think of them as a Netflix for radio. Consumers download episodes of their favorite shows to their phone or tablet and can stop are start episodes as they please. There are shows for just about any interest you might have, including comedy, pop culture, murder mysteries, and construction. Apple users can find podcasts in the iTunes store, whereas Android users will need to download 3rd party apps, such as Podcast Addict, to listen.
Nominations can be submitted from now until Midnight PST on Friday, May 4, 2018. At that time, no more nominations will be accepted. Podcasters are more than welcome to nominate their own podcast and self-promotion is encouraged. Nominations will be researched and any deemed to not be related to the construction industry by our staff, will be removed.
After nominations close, voting will begin. Voting will be open for 2 weeks from the day the polls open, date to be determined. Winner, by popular vote, will be announced shortly after poll is closed.
If you have questions, feel free to post a comment below or email us at email@example.com
Submit Your Nomination for the Best Construction Podcast of 2018!
Construction Junkie’s 3rd Annual Best Construction Podcast competition has officially come to a close and we’re ready to announce this year’s winner. The 2017 competition was the most voted for and most hotly contended contest yet, which is a clear indication that construction podcasts are becoming more popular. As always, be sure to also check out our previous contest winners to find other great podcasts to listen to:
The Winner of Construction Junkie’s Best Construction Podcast of 2017 Is….
For the third time in three years, a new champion has been crowned in the best podcast competition! The Lien Zone, hosted by Miami construction lawyer, Alex Barthet (@thelienzone), had an amazing turnout at the voting booth, amassing more votes than any other construction podcast in our contest’s history. Barthet’s podcast focuses on his expertise: construction contracts, liens, and bonds. Each episode is quick – usually around 10 minutes in length – but they’re packed with interesting information that any construction company would find helpful. Alex also runs a fantastic blog, which has equally interesting legal information for the construction industry, and we encourage you to check that out as well.
Barthet touches on his personal experiences to help contractors stay out of court, as well as what to do when they’re faced with a situation that causes them to go to court. I think we can all agree that makes it worth a listen. Be sure to check out their weekly podcast at the links below!
Congratulations to The Lien Zone Podcast!
Although last year’s winner, The ConTechTrio racked up nearly twice the amount of votes they did last year, it was not enough for them to repeat as champions. Even though they placed second this year, Rob McKinney (@conappguru), James Benham (@JamesMBenham), and Josh Bone (@BIM2theBone), are putting out extremely well produced and interesting content every week. Not only can you listen to the show like any normal podcast, they also put out high quality video of each episode so you can actually see the technology they’re talking about.
Each week, the Trio hosts high level guests from around the industry, including representatives from Bluebeam, PlanGrid, Mortenson Construction, and Procore. While their focus is on construction technology, they also highlight many of their favorite construction news stories from throughout the week.
This is The Contracting Coachcast (@anthonybooth) second time in the contest. Hosted by Anthony Booth, the show is now up to a whopping 700+ episodes. The 5 episode per week podcast features a large variety of topics to help contractors’ build their businesses. Recent episodes have covered insurance requirements, safety, communication, and leadership.
Each episode is around 15 minutes and can be found directly on the Contracting Coach’s website.
This year’s newcomer to the contest and our only mini-series is Andrew Weinrich’s Predicting Our Future (@andrewsroadmaps). In series 1 of his show, Weinrich, a self-described “Serial Entrepreneur,” dives deep into the latest innovations of single and multi-family residential construction. Less of a talk show and more of a scripted and edited feature on each topic, each of the six episodes of Predicting Our Future includes audio clips from industry experts on each topic.
Each episode runs for around 30 minutes and can be found on iTunes and directly on the podcast’s website. Weinrich has also been selected as the keynote speaker for the 2017 Professional Builder’s Housing Giants Conference, which takes place on October 18th and 19th in Paradise Valley, AZ.
It’s that time again to begin Construction Junkie’s annual search for the best construction podcast! Last year, newcomer to the scene ConTechTrio took home the crown for best podcast and they’re continuing to make waves on the platform, with interviews with heavy hitter guests from the world of construction each episode. 2015’s winner was Cesar Abeid’s Construction Industry Podcast, but unfortunately there have not been any new shows released since August of 2015.
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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!Read more
Alright Junkies, we need your help! Let us know what your favorite construction related podcast is by entering it into the form below! After 2 weeks of nominations, we'll open the polls for voting. We'll be keeping this page updated for all of the podcasts that receive nominations, so if you don't see yours, set up to the plate.Read more