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The Infrastructure Show - Podcasts

Professor Joseph Schofer, Thomas Herman, and Marion Sours

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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 ...
 
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 ...
 
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.
 
Survive and thrive in today's economy! With over 1,100 episodes in this Monday - Friday podcast, business and investment guru Jason Hartman interviews top-tier guests, bestselling authors and financial experts including; Steve Forbes (Freedom Manifesto), Tomas Sowell (Housing Boom and Bust), Noam Chomsky (Manufacturing Consent), Jenny Craig (Health & Fitness CEO), Jim Cramer (Mad Money), Harvey Mackay (Swim With The Sharks & Get Your Foot in the Door), Todd Akin (Former US Congressman), Will ...
 
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Today's Flash Back Friday comes from episode 502, originally published in April 13, 2015 Jason Hartman reads a listener question about the rental rates decreasing and what to do about it. He also invites Jurgen Neugebohrn to the show and answers some of his personal questions. Jurgen is in the oil industry in Saudi Arabia and is interested in the r…
 
Enjoy the first episode of the four-part mini-series African Creative Business, Today (ACBT) capsule mini-series in a slight change of pace. The ACBT series explores in-trench personal and professional realities at the intersection of creativity, business and technological change.In this podcast, self-titled "professional music enthusiast" and live…
 
Erika Anderson, Culture of Care Manager for AGC Colorado, joined the Greatness podcast to help us understand the five daily themes of Construction Inclusion Week and how to lead conversations with your team throughout the week. The website is literally bursting with resources. Note: Please be aware that this episode contains a brief discussion of a…
 
Jason's so glad he's back in Florida from a 15 day, 3 city excursion! On a rare occasion, he actually agrees with Gavin "Nuisance" on his gas-powered leaf blower initiative! He then shows you how to benefit from inflation as he expounds more on his patent "Inflation Induced Debt Destruction" as it manifests itself everywhere. "Shrink-flation" - pac…
 
Christiaan Steyn is the head of a new South African insuretech startup called MiWay Blink. In the first episode of this two-part conversation, Christiaan reflects on how the COVID pandemic has delivered growth challenges and opportunities for insurance startups and incumbents alike.MiWay Blink was launched in Johannesburg, South Africa, during the …
 
In this episode of Inside Modular, Gary Badge and Manny Lamarche of FK Architecture (formerly Fugleberg Koch) return to discuss FK's recent inclusion of modular design and the evolution of their design processes. Gary and Manny also highlight their efforts to bring sustainable design elements into FK's modular construction projects and talk about t…
 
In today's 10th episode, Jason welcomes Jonathan Emord, a constitutional and administrative law attorney. He is the author of five books, including his most recent, The Authoritarians: Their Assault on Individual Liberty, the Constitution, and Free Enterprise from the 19th Century to the Present (2021). He is one of the United States' leading const…
 
In this blockchain-themed UNAJUA series instalment, Citi Group's Ronit Ghose talks about how mobile telcos are eagerly peddling digital banking services— disrupting traditional financial corporations in the process. Ronit also explains how blockchain tech is poised to upend mobile payment norms, ushering in a decentralised contract dispensation. Ro…
 
Today’s Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 505, originally published in April 20, 2015. Jason starts by talking about the Millennial demographic and its benefits for real estate investors. In relation to this, he reads an article on the renter market and why fewer people are purchasing homes. He also takes the time to answer a couple of listener …
 
Greetings from Snowbird, Utah! Today Jason talks about the "I" word as he prepares for his trip to his old home state of Arizona, and gets shocked at the rental car prices in Phoenix- just like in the rest of the country! He also takes a hypothetical 1 Million dollars and applies the "I" word through his "Inflation Induced Debt Destruction" and see…
 
Subscribe to the podcast wherever you listenIn the second episode of this digital money-themed UNAJUA series, Ronit Ghose breaks down the fundamentals of Digital Money 2.0. Listen in to hear Ronit frame terms like cryptocurrency, commercial bank money and electronic money. He also explains why the question of Whose liability is it anyway? is critic…
 
Today Jason talks to his local market specialist for Florida as they discuss the current market trends, a few case studies and some really interesting property opportunities. He also gives a brief description of the billion dollar WORLD EQUESTRIAN CENTER, in Ocala, Florida where Jason's Empowered Investor conference participants visited as part of …
 
Today’s Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 412, originally published in September 12, 2014. In this episode, Jason welcomes Steve Lord, Editor-In-Chief of the Modern Money Letter and the Modern Money Report. Steve discusses the keys to bitcoin's future and explains whether bitcoin should be viewed as a payment system, investment or currency. As t…
 
It’s the functionality of infrastructure that brings value, and when natural hazards disrupt that functionality, the costs can be high. This is a growing problem for transportation networks, which are being assaulted by wildfires, landslides, and floods with increasing frequency and severity. What does it take to keep a road network flowing when th…
 
The remarkable Karen Sherman, President of the Akilah Institute in Rwanda, joined the Greatness Podcast recently to discuss not only her fascinating book, Brick by Brick, but to share highlights from her work around the globe with survivors of war. Karen candidly discusses herself as a "work in progress", and shares the stories of the amazing women…
 
Today Jason is at a Mastermind Conference in Tampa, Florida and has Darlene Root as his guest! She is an expert on IRAs, HSAs, 401Ks and "Qualified Plans." A potentially new law is on the horizon which will negatively affect us all. Jason also talks about the 3 Dimensions of Real Estate and how we use it to protect us from the coming $3.5 Trillion …
 
In today's episode, Jason comes to you from Tampa, Florida where he is attending a Mastermind conference. He talks about China's Evergrande debacle and how it relates to a question brought up during an Empowered Investor Inner Circle meeting: "Is using leverage, or borrowed money i.e. OPM or 'other people's money' a good idea to a high degree." He …
 
In this episode, Clark Ellis sits down with longtime industry leader, real estate investor, and developer, Joshua Pollard, to discuss Real Estate development in urban markets and how Healthcare Services are interrelated. Joshua is the founder, CEO, and President of Omicelo, a remarkable company focused on developing sustainable communities using ho…
 
This opening episode of a crypto-themed UNAJUA Series featuring Ronit Ghose takes a close look at how blockchain tech is (re)shaping the global financial services industry. In this podcast, Ronit answers the question, "Will blockchain-enabled fintech solutions completely disrupt incumbent financial institutions." He'll speak to some of the most sig…
 
Today’s Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 363, originally published in February 24, 2014. Returning for an encore interview in this episode is Jason Hartman’s Mom. From the friendly environs of her newly completed McMansion in lower Alabama, the talk turns to fostering an ownership mentality with tenants.Whether you self-manage or go the propert…
 
In this episode, Jason talks about Lennar & KB Home's new "Build Your Own Home" strategy, since millions of Americans ditched the cities for "pandemic-friendly" suburbia, the housing inventory's incredible 40 Year Low, Producer Price Index by industry in the FRED website. And what is the downside to Jason's trademark "Inflation-Induced Debt Destruc…
 
In this episode we talk about Don’s plans for the company, his team, their portfolio, and the current opportunities in the market in light of current conditions. Links from this episode: https://www.consolidatedpropertiesgroup.com.au/ About your host: Chelsea van Riet is the UDIA Queensland’s Director of Research and Engagement. About Don: As a fou…
 
Brian Perlberg, executive director and senior counsel at ConsensusDocs, joins the podcast to talk about the recent creation of the offsite industry's first standard contract: ConsensusDocs 753 Standard Prefabricated Construction Contract. Created in partnership with MBI, this contract simplifies a formerly-complex and inadequate contracting process…
 
China's Lehman Brothers Moment, The US-Mexico border crisis and media censorship, walkable communities, UN's Agenda 21, California Gov. Newsom's new zoning law and buildings codes. He also welcomes Richard Vague as they talk about his new book, Illustrated Business History of the United States, from The University of Pennsylvania Press, which offer…
 
Working at Master Builders gave Rachael an insight that many tradies aren't across the legal requirements of safety. This led her, and her husband, to create Safer Outcomes, a documentation system to small to medium sized businesses manage their legal responsibilities when it comes to safety. Can your business afford the fines if you get caught wit…
 
The final instalment of this UNAJUA series featuring Henry Mascot addresses how insurtech startups are either looking to collaborate with insurance incumbents or choosing to disrupt them. Henry cites noteworthy attributes of innovative startups that have made headlines of late. He also talks about how various 'non-financial' sectors are vying to ge…
 
Today's episode is special because it is both a Flash Back Friday and a 10th episode as well. Today’s Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 390, originally published last July 24, 2014. Eve Wright is the Vice President and Associate General Counsel for The HEAT Group (Miami Heat basketball team). She is the author of, “LIFE AT THE SPEED OF PASSION: …
 
What does it mean to treat people in the construction industry with "decency"? This was one important topic discussed with Alison Mirams, CEO of Roberts Co, during her visit to the Greatness Podcast. Alison is achieving tremendous success in driving innovation in the construction industry in a big way here in Australia, including her well-documente…
 
Jason explains why Joe Biden's tax plans are terrible for real estate investors. He covers the proposed tax increase and proposed limits on the 1031 exchange. Jason also shares a video from an article by CNBC about how "America is short more than 5 million homes, and builders can’t make up the difference." You can read the article and watch the vid…
 
The Orlando Empowered Investor LIVE EVENT has just finished! Here's a short report on how it transpired. And as Jason compares other commodities to housing prices, we ask the question, "Are houses really that expensive?" Join Jason as he unearths the truth about the "housing bubble" as he expounds on his very own HARTMAN COMPARISON INDEX or HCI. Pl…
 
In this UNAJUA episode, Henry Mascot highlights the untapped gains of Africa's insurance market. Henry suggests how technology might fuel social and economic development and offer insight into how the insurance industry is already proving to be a driver of economic growth. Finally, he touches on three innovative ways that technologies like data ana…
 
Today’s Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 298, originally published in February 4, 2013. On this show, Jason Hartman talks with one of his investment counselors about current events, welcomes a guest caller and also brings to our listening audience the economic outlook from renowned financial expert, John Mauldin. ** LIVE ORLANDO CONFERENCE ** J…
 
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