4 Construction Project Management Tips
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by Kathryn Hart Tinnesz | Construction | Architecture | Engineering | Career Development
2M ago
This episode features the confident and inspiring Julie Laughton, CEO of Julie Laughton Design Build and JLGC.  We Discuss: The value in understanding design and construction 4 tips for streamlining how you operate as a project manager How to start your own project management services Want to connect with Julie? https://www.julielaughton.com/contact/ This episode was sponsored by BOND Civil & Utility Construction, Inc. Website:  https://www.bond-civilutility.com LinkedIn:  htpps://www.linkedin.com/company/bond-civilutility Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/bondci ..read more
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Building with Sparks: Transforming Careers through Electrical Apprenticeships
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by Kathryn Hart Tinnesz | Construction | Architecture | Engineering | Career Development
3M ago
This episode features Marissa Bankert, a seasoned professional with a diverse background in the construction industry. At the time of the recording, Marissa held the position of Executive Director at Central PA's Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) and served as the President of Newark Chapter 386. With a passion for workforce advocacy in STEM fields, she has been actively involved in promoting opportunities in the trades. Notably, since the episode's release, Marissa has taken on the role of Executive Director for the International Surface Fabricators Association. We Discuss: Changing t ..read more
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She has done it all - Shipfitter, Drafter, Security Integrator, and Entrepreneur!
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by KATHRYN TINNESZ | CONSTRUCTION | ARCHITECTURE | ENGINEERING | CAREER DEVELOPMENT
4M ago
Jan Burse is a technical operations manager in global security integration. In this episode, we cover what shipfitting, drafting, and security integration have in common. Tune in to hear her lessons learned and transferable skills that have led her to her current role in construction! Want to connect with Jan? Send her a message at janburse@icloud.com! This episode was sponsored by BOND Civil & Utility Construction, Inc. Website:  https://www.bond-civilutility.com LinkedIn:  htpps://www.linkedin.com/company/bond-civilutility Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/bondcivilut ..read more
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How to Innovate Construction Management Processes & Procedures
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by KATHRYN TINNESZ | CONSTRUCTION | ARCHITECTURE | ENGINEERING | CAREER DEVELOPMENT
5M ago
Meet today’s guest on the Space to Build podcast:   Erin Comeaux is a hardworking, honest, and vulnerable mother in construction who works as a Team Leader or more commonly, a Project Executive, for Impetus.  Impetus is 200-person, $200 million/year commercial construction company with offices in New Orleans and Nashville. They specialize in hospitality work as well as historic preservation and adaptive reuse projects, and 90% of their work is negotiated due to their high-quality focus on the delivery of design.   And wait until we talk about how they have structured their team ..read more
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Stats, Strategies & Surprising Benefits for Men in Construction
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by KATHRYN TINNESZ | CONSTRUCTION | ARCHITECTURE | ENGINEERING | CAREER DEVELOPMENT
6M ago
Meet today’s guest on the Space to Build podcast:   Jennifer Wilkerson is the VP of Innovations and Advancements at NCCER and Host of The Builder's Table Podcast.  (This episode is a crossover.  Find my episode on their podcast - Ep 25.) In this episode, we cover: Just-in-Time Training Solutions Women in Construction Stats Ways we can all help recruit and retain women in our industry. How that actually benefits the Men in Construction too! Connect with Jennifer to learn more:  jwilkerson@nccer.org Did Ambition Theory sound familiar?  We had the Owner, Andrea Janzen ..read more
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Pregnancy, Properties, and Professional Growth
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by KATHRYN TINNESZ | CONSTRUCTION | ARCHITECTURE | ENGINEERING | CAREER DEVELOPMENT
6M ago
Meet today’s guest on the Space to Build podcast:   Katie Garner is a real estate agent and a mother to a little girl. In this episode, we cover: Pregnancy & Career Building - There are so many overlaps between real estate and construction here!  Just listen to my intro for a taste of it! Structuring Life for Success - She transformed her life from "on a whim" to structured and efficient.  Who doesn't need that! Real Estate Tips & Tricks - For the first time home buyer and for the property investor! Connect with Katie to learn more: Instagram @yourrealtorkatie |  ..read more
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What Does Interdisciplinary Innovation Look Like in Construction?
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by KATHRYN TINNESZ | CONSTRUCTION | ARCHITECTURE | ENGINEERING | CAREER DEVELOPMENT
6M ago
Meet today’s guest on the Space to Build podcast:   Dr. Nakisa ‘Niki’ Alborz is a LEED-accredited professional in Building Design and Construction and a Project Management Professional. She has 20+ years of operational, academic, and administrative experience in the construction industry. One of her key focus areas includes the advancement of Technology, Learning, and Innovation in the AEC space.  She also enjoys her volunteer work with AACE International as part of the Board of Directors as the Education Director and STEAM curricula development and participation with the United Na ..read more
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Bonus: Are We in an Industrial Revolution?
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by Kathryn Hart | Construction | Architecture | Engineering | Career Development
6M ago
Today our guest is Ali Shojaei, an Assistant Professor at Virginia Tech. Throughout this episode, we discuss his career path from Iran, to the UK, and then the US.  We also talk about the future of construction, Industry 4.0! Want to find out more? https://www.mlsoc.vt.edu/faculty/shojaei https://www.linkedin.com/in/a-shojaei/ This episode was sponsored by the Virginia Center for Housing Research. This episode was edited by Kathryn Tinnesz. spacetobuild.co | IG @spacetobuild Subscribe on: Apple Podcast, Spotify, Audible ..read more
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Bonus: How Concrete Will Evolve
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by Kathryn Hart | Construction | Architecture | Engineering | Career Development
6M ago
Today our guest is Alexander S. Brand, Ph.D., P.E., is an Assistant Professor in the Charles E. Via, Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech. Throughout this episode, we discuss his role in our industry, the staggering stats of concrete's carbon footprint, what is being done now to offset it, how 3D concrete printing ties into it, and the future of concrete. Stay to the end of the show to catch a little bonus question not included in the main interview. Want to find out more?  https://brand.cee.vt.edu/ This episode was sponsored by the Virginia Center fo ..read more
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Bonus: What is 3D Concrete Printing
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by KATHRYN TINNESZ | CONSTRUCTION | ARCHITECTURE | ENGINEERING | CAREER DEVELOPMENT
6M ago
Today our guest is Craig Meadows, Chief Construction Officer at Habitat for Humanity Peninsula & Greater Williamsburg & Owner at Multi-Tech Builders. In this episode we discuss the history of reinforced concrete in the residential sector including fun facts about Frank Lloyd Wright, we introduce you to 3D concrete printing and share with you how it came to Virginia. If you are interested in connecting with our guest, Craig Meadows, you can find him on TikTok @cmeadows3! This episode was sponsored by the Virginia Center for Housing Research. This episode was edited by Kathryn Tinnesz ..read more
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