The Construction Record Podcast™ – Episode 333: Economic risks in 2024 with Alex Carrick and Michael Guckes Part One
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1w ago
On this episode of The Construction Record Podcast™, digital media editor Warren Frey speaks with ConstructConnect chief economist Alex Carrick and senior economist Michael Guckes in part one of a two-part series looking at the geopolitical situation across the globe and how it affects the construction industry and the pressing need for labour at a level never been seen before in either the Canadian or U.S. economies. Alex lays out the current economic situation by laying out the latest construction starts data and pointed to risks such as the ongoing situation in Ukraine and the Middle East ..read more
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The Construction Record Podcast™ – Episode 332: CIRP executive director Vicky Waldron
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2w ago
On this episode of The Construction Record Podcast™, digital media editor Warren Frey speaks with BC Construction Industry Rehabilitation Plan (CIRP) executive director Vicky Waldron about its Opioid-Free Pain Clinic pilot program which approaches pain management after workplace injury without drug prescriptions. Waldron spoke to the importance of avoiding opioid use to mask pain and the clinic instead uses an innovative technique called myoActivation trigger point therapy which reduces pain without pharmacological intervention. She also said those who go through the therapy recover more quick ..read more
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The Construction Record Podcast™ – World of Concrete Part Two: Women in Construction, 3D printing and architecture
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3w ago
On this episode of The Construction Record Podcast™ from the World of Concrete in Las Vegas, digital media editor Warren Frey speaks with both speaker and entrepreneur Rhonda Sargent Chambers and architect and designer Kaneshka Salehi. Chambers, who grew up in a construction family that ran a concrete staining business, spoke at a session titled Women Construction Business Owners: "Creating Your Legacy" where she addressed many of the challenges of running a business from a female perspective including imposter syndrome, outdated cultural attitudes and the similarities between her product ..read more
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The Construction Record Podcast™ - World of Concrete Part One: Robotics and Construction
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3w ago
On this episode of The Construction Record Podcast™, digital media editor Warren Frey looks at the role of robotics in construction with DPR Construction robotics lead Henning Roedel and Rogers-O’Brien Construction chief innovation officer Todd Wynne from the World of Concrete conference in Las Vegas. Wynne and O’Brien spoke to the many ways the construction industry is already utilizing robotics along with new innovations such as Hilti’s JaiBot drilling robot, which drills over the shoulder holes and spares workers injury and exposure to silica and Dusty, a “Roomba with a printer” as Wynne ca ..read more
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The Construction Record Podcast™ - World of Concrete preview with Kevin Archibald
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1M ago
On this episode of The Construction Record Podcast™, digital media editor Warren Frey speaks with World of Concrete senior show manager Kevin Archibald about the history of the conference, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year in Las Vegas, as well as the many features of this year’s event. Archibald said in 1974 the original conference was started by a small group of industry professionals with 71 exhibitors over 75,000 sq ft. and the event will tip its hat to the past with a “walk down memory lane” even as the current conference covers the breadth of the Las Vegas Convention Ce ..read more
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The Construction Record Podcast™ - Episode 331: “Building Toronto’s Skyline” author Nick Ainis
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1M ago
On this episode of The Construction Record Podcast™, digital media editor Warren Frey speaks with author Nick Ainis about his book, “Building Toronto’s Skyline,” about the history and progress of development of apartment buildings and condominiums in Canada’s largest city. Ainis broke down how Toronto developed multi-dwelling housing from boarding houses to apartment blocks and then after initial resistance and delays in the 1970s saw a boom of condominium developments in the 1980s and beyond. He also spoke to NIMBYism (Not In My Backyard) in Toronto even as far back as the early 1900s and the ..read more
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The Construction Record Podcast – Episode 330: CAW Architects principals Mousam Adcock and Monique Wood
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1M ago
On this episode of the Construction Record Podcast, digital media editor Warren Frey speaks with CAW Architects principals Mousam Adcock and Monique Wood about the Los Angeles architecture firm’s accomplishments in the institutional and educational sectors and the firm’s shift to becoming a women-led organization. Adcock said one of the reasons the firm has succeeded is a meritocratic structure where anyone who wants to take on more or different work can do so, leading to eventual movement into leadership positions. She said the shift to a woman-led firm was gradual and “just reflects the dive ..read more
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The Construction Record Podcast – Special Episode – Bentall IV 43rd anniversary memorial
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1M ago
On this special episode of The Construction Record Podcast, digital media editor Warren Frey speaks to British Columbia construction and safety stakeholders about a rising number of work-related deaths as they observe the 43rd anniversary of the tragic accident at the Bentall IV building in Vancouver that claimed four lives on Jan 7., 1981. BC Building Trades executive director Brynn Bourke hosted the event and addressed startling statistics both at the event and afterwards in an interview. Fifty-four people died in 2022 at the workplace, 28 due to trauma and 26 due to exposure to harmful mate ..read more
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The Construction Record Podcast™ - Episode 328: Coroner’s inquest changes with Threads of Life’s CK DesGrosseilliers
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1M ago
On this episode of The Construction Record Podcast, digital media editor Warren Frey speaks with CK DesGrosseilliers, a spokesperson for the Threads of Life victims group, about recent changes by the Ontario government regarding mandatory inquests after construction-related deaths. DesGrosseilliers has a personal stake in the issue, as her brother Tim DesGrosseilliers, a unionized elevator constructor, died in a Toronto mishap in September 2017.  She believes the government’s failure to move on the thousands of recommendations that have come from construction inquests is a failure of the ..read more
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The Five Pods of Xmas – news media director Vince Versace
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2M ago
On this episode of the Five Pods of Xmas, ConstructConnect news media director Vince Versace talks about the most interesting construction stories of the past year and talks with digital media editor Warren Frey about future plans for The Construction Record™ Podcast.   Vince said artificial intelligence (AI) has rapidly grown into a functional and useful tool within the construction industry, but not In the ways popular conceptions of the technology usually depict such as chatbots. Behind the scenes number crunching and other tasks have seen a significant AI boost and he discusses how th ..read more
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