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The Infrastructure Show consists of monthly podcasts in which some of the nation’s top infrastructure experts discuss with host Professor Joseph Schofer of Northwestern University the condition of our infrastructure today, and what can be done about it. While many subjects are addressed, including repairs, upgrades and new construction, there is an emphasis on the topics of preventive and predictive maintenance, as well as “structural health monitoring” – a special focus of the Northwestern ...
 
Knowledge Counts is a podcast created by the Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors and produced by Ryan Schriml, featuring one-on-one interviews, presentations and informative discussions from construction industry economists, influencers and experts. Host Wendy Hobbs is a PQS(F) who interviews guests on a variety of topics of interests to Professional Quantity Surveyors (PQS), Construction Estimator Certified (CEC), and professionals from all sectors of the construction industry.
 
Every day of our lives is spent in the built environment - from the homes we live in to the roads we drive to the buildings in which we work. But while our world continues to shift and grow and change, the development and delivery of the built environment has fallen dramatically behind. To keep up, we know that the construction industry must transform. Through conversations with the leaders, visionaries and innovators behind the built revolution, this podcast explores our changing environmen ...
 
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One of the most enjoyable aspects of moving to Australia has been the exciting journey of meeting fabulous people who share my passion for making the world a better place. Karen Gately, Founder of Corporate Dojo and acclaimed author, shares that passion. Karen draws upon her marshal arts experience to help leaders on their journey of self-mastery a…
 
A national perspective on the condition and performance of our infrastructure is important for informing the dialog about investing in this system that is so important for supporting our society and economy. Every four years the American Society of Civil Engineers works with its volunteer members to produce a comprehensive report card on the state …
 
For 35 years I've been a pioneering woman in manufacturing and construction, starting in 1986 as the first female operations manager in the US for Ralston Purina and later as one of the first female shareholders/managing directors for FMI. It's time for us to fix the diversity issue in construction, and I applaud NAWIC Australia - the National Asso…
 
Creating transformational change in an industry is a massive undertaking, and I applaud the Construction Industry Institute, CII, and its leader, Stephen Mulva, for the role they have played in driving change in capital program delivery. We are the industry that "builds the world" but research shows that 41% of the cost of any construction project …
 
During this episode of “Knowledge Counts”, Wendy and her guests, Griffin Simony and Josh Peill, discuss ways to break down the stigma of making residential homes accessible and making it possible for homeowners with disabilities to remain in their homes. They offer options to create an accessible home without making it feel like you are in a hospit…
 
City streets do much more than just move traffic. They connect to our homes and businesses, supporting not just motor vehicles but pedestrian and bicycle traffic as well, and serving in the way of the ancient forum by proving spaces to shop, mingle, and play. Many large cities are diversifying the use of their streets by reconfiguring them to accom…
 
When I moved to Australia, I found it fascinating that the construction industry here is facing similar challenges to those faced in the US - lagging productivity gains, lack of trust and collaboration, and image challenges. Last year I was thrilled to meet Jon Davies, CEO of the Australian Constructors Association, a fellow champion of change who …
 
So thrilling to have Gabrielle Dolan on the Greatness podcast to discuss her latest book, Magnetic Stories. I have learned so much from Gabrielle about how to leverage stories to create connections, strengthen relationships, build brand, etc. Magnetic Stories focuses upon how to use brand storytelling to connect with customers and engage employees,…
 
Railroads helped grow our nation, supporting settlement and economic growth from coast to coast. Today, the rail industry plays a central role in the most efficient freight and logistics system in the world. The 7 national, Class I railroads are well-known to most of us, but less visible yet no less significant in the U.S. freight industry are abou…
 
Ethical behavior is not just the right thing to do, new research shows it's the profitable thing to do. Dr. Simon Longstaff of The Ethics Centre (www.ethics.org.au) joined the Greatness podcast to share his fascinating life journey, thoughts on how ethics is embedding in the day-to-day choices we make, and the new research study that demonstrates t…
 
Speed to market is a common driver in manufacturing and life sciences projects, requiring some facilities to be completed before the product and manufacturing process have been well defined. Some facilities may need to be reconfigured for multiple uses during their operational lives. This podcast explores the research that provides guidance on whic…
 
How deep is your relationships with yourself? Are you a “life entrepreneur”? Gregg Vanourek, co-author of Triple Crown Leadership and fellow lecturer at the University of Denver joined the Greatness podcast to share his insights on how leaders create cultures of excellence, ethics and endurance, in part by first deeply understanding questions such …
 
What’s the path forward for large cities once COVID-19 is controlled? Will workers and residents come back downtown? Will riders return to mass transit systems? How can we sustain them until then? Will the demand for private and public infrastructure rebound to attract investment and growth? Where will the money come from? To get some answers, we t…
 
Our conversation with Arlen Solochek, FAIA, Consulting Architect, helps owners consider how different project characteristics, market conditions, internal considerations, and participants' concerns create better (and worse) matches with different project delivery methods. Arlen’s extensive experience on the owner’s side and on the practitioner’s si…
 
How do we hold confidence and humility simultaneously? How can we act confidently without coming across as boastful or arrogant? Michelle Sales, Author of The Power of Real Confidence, joined the Greatness podcast to share her research and advice for being a confident, connected leader. Michelle’s four elements of confidence, and her ability to lev…
 
During this episode of “Knowledge Counts”, Wendy and her guest, Milan Niksic, discuss why possessing strong soft skills is just as, or perhaps more, important than some hard skills. Even though soft skills are not directly relevant to a job such as having a fundamental understanding of budgeting project for a quantity surveyor, without strong commu…
 
Can you imagine a major construction site that requires no cranes? Or one that requires no people? Or completely eliminates the permitting process? Check out our conversation with Fernanda Leite, Associate Professor at the Cockrell School of Engineering at UT Austin who is helping to lead the Construction Industry Institute’s (CII) Technology Path …
 
Is the Internet a part of U.S. infrastructure? Although the physical infrastructure that carries the data is largely invisible, broadband Internet communication has become a backbone of our society and economy, carrying messages that support work, learning, purchasing, social connections, and medical services. Despite its centrality to daily life, …
 
Mindfulness – one of this century’s most popular buzzwords, yet do we really deeply understand what mindfulness means? How do leaders and teams go about developing mindfulness competencies? Michael Chaskalson is noted for being the first person in the world to receive a masters in the clinical application of mindfulness. Michael joined the Greatnes…
 
Research Team UMM-01, Achieving Higher Levels of Standardized Facility Design in the Upstream, Midstream, and Mining Commodity Market The design of most upstream and midstream projects is customized to the project’s specific requirements. The widespread use of standard designs, while perhaps providing a less “optimal” solution, could result in sign…
 
Hello everyone, this is Gretchen Gagel with Greatness. Just a warning that today's episode deals with some sensitive topics, specifically domestic violence and abuse. This is different from our usual subject matter and may be difficult for some listeners, so I wanted to put include a warning up front. With that out of the way, I think everyone can …
 
River basins in the Midwestern U.S. are under growing threat from flooding driven by climate change. Within the flood control and protection portfolio of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is a large project to mitigate flood risk for the towns of Fargo, ND, and Moorhead, MN, its neighbor across the Red River. The design itself is informed by a large…
 
Olfa Hamdi is a global expert in the strategic, construction-driven planning and execution of capital projects. She is an American-trained engineer, inventor, and Silicon Valley entrepreneur who founded the Advanced Work Packaging Institute before co-founding Concord Project Technologies (https://tconglobal.com/about/) in 2016. Please enjoy our con…
 
Do you experience frustration that no matter how much you encourage people to speak up you still feel that you’re not hearing everything you need to hear? You’re not alone. Megan Reitz, author of “Speak Up”, visited the Greatness podcast to share her research about the conversational patters we become stuck within both as people and as organization…
 
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