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Hosted by brilliant minds behind Venn Construction, we aim to bring a new insider's perspective of the commercial construction and real estate industry. Regardless if you are a fresh construction project manager or tenured real estate broker this podcast will crack into up-and-coming industry trends, tried and true formulas, and success stories.
 
This podcast is designed for the construction professional, including owners, developers, general contractors, and subcontractors. Construction projects raise unique and sometimes complicated risks. Listen to industry experts to help you understand the type and extent of the risks you face, and help you identify ways to better manage and insure those risks.
 
If you are a commercial subcontractor contracting with Aussie builders (commercial or residential) this podcast is for you! We are here to talk about the all things subcontracting and getting you paid. Your host is a construction adjudicator with real world site experience, and qualifications in building and law. From builder insolvency, adjudication for debt recovery, a systematic approach to contract administration and wherever you can, securing your payment, we spill the beans on every si ...
 
The podcast that breaks down the minds of creatives, entrepreneurs, and other inspiring people to uncover their journeys in finding meaning and fulfilment in life and work as an ever-growing young adult. My name is Peace Kwon and in each episode I either chat to my guests or share my personal stories about the strategies, longevities, and tools that helped create momentum towards living a life of happiness and purpose. New Episodes THURSDAYS. Listen anywhere you get your podcasts or YouTube, ...
 
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This week on the Construction Record podcast digital media editor Warren Frey speaks with electrical apprentice Allie Donnelly about her route into the construction industry and her experiences forming the “Manufacturing Mafia” with fellow tradespeople. Donnelly said she originally went into the trades because she was inspired by her own mother’s w…
 
You know you should be creating content to help promote and position your agency, but what kind of content should you be producing? In this episode of the Agency Leadership Podcast, Chip and Gini look at both the substance and delivery method to help you better understand what works — and what doesn’t. As prolific content creators themselves, the c…
 
This week on the Construction Record podcast digital media Warren Frey shares a couple of interviews from the Vancouver Regional Construction Association’s Construction Leadership Forum in Whistler, British Columbia. This was the first time the conference has been in-person since the start of the pandemic and the sessions included topics such as su…
 
Here’s what you’ll take away from this construction podcast episode with Brady Fry, owner of Fry Classic Construction in Nashville: What’s better than timely communication? How his experience in the music industry helped him deal with construction issues. How to pave a wide path to success for your team. Why Brady strategically stopped using the wo…
 
This week we have something a little different. ConstructConnect held their State of the Construction Industry – 2022 and Beyond economic webcast on May 10 and digital media editor Warren Frey goes through some of the highlights as a series of experts looked at the highs and lows of the economy in the recent past, right now and in our immediate fut…
 
Just because you did everything when you started your business, doesn’t mean that you should keep doing it all. It’s probably time for you to let go of some of the things that you have your hands in today. Letting go doesn’t just free up time on your schedule to do higher value work, it also empowers your team to produce better results. It drives i…
 
This week on the Construction Record podcast digital media editor Warren Frey speaks with Cromeens Law Firm LLC owner and managing partner Karalynn Cromeens about her Houston-based law practice which also boasts a nearly all-woman staff. Cromeens delved into the nature of construction law in Texas and throughout the United States, and explained she…
 
What you’ll learn about in this construction podcast episode with Todd Dawalt and our Director of Customer Success, Leyah Valgardson: Top 5 fears you’ll need to push through to grow your business. How business owners tend to get in their own way. Are you “shoulding” all over yourself? Harmony vs. Balance. Practical tips to stop screwing yourself ov…
 
This week on the Construction Record podcast digital media editor Warren Frey speaks with Clever Samurai president and CEO Stuart Lewis about how the construction industry can better market itself to address labour concerns. Lewis said it’s critical for both industry and the various levels of government to generate more interest in the trades, and …
 
On this mid-week episode of the Construction Record Podcast, digital media editor Warren Frey checks in with Journal of Commerce staff writer Russell Hixson for a look at some of the issues he covered at the 2022 Council Of Forest Industries conference held last week in Vancouver. Some of the key takeaways were the supply chain and supply and deman…
 
How do you feel about the amount of hard earned money you pay to the federal government in taxes? If there was a federal program designed to reduce your tax liability, but you didn’t know about it, would you want to take advantage of it? This episode is about overpayment recovery and will pull the curtains back on federal tax credits that could be …
 
This week on the Construction Record podcast digital media editor Warren Frey speaks with IBI Group associate planning manager David Sol about flood risk assessment and mitigation planning. Sol explained the challenges that large metropolitan areas such as Toronto and other densely populated areas face when dealing with flooding and explained that …
 
Chip and Gini often get asked what size is the right size for an agency. Is there a magic number for revenue or employees that works best? Of course, the answer is the same as the one that the co-hosts end every episode of the Agency Leadership Podcast with: It Depends. The truth is that there are many more important factors to consider than how mu…
 
This week on TCR Express, digital media editor Warren Frey speaks with Journal of Commerce staff writer Russell Hixson about the arrival of boring machines for use in creating the Broadway Skytrain line, a major multi-year project that could create a “second downtown” in the area for Vancouver. Russell also details a story he’s writing about the B.…
 
The gang interviews Dr. Michael Keller, Informatics Director for Integrated Medical Services. Dr. Keller brings an insider look at the future of Primary Care. Dr. Keller is board-certified in family practice and previously worked as the Arizona Market Medical Director for VillageMD, and with Abrazo Health where he served as medical director for amb…
 
What you’ll learn about in this construction podcast episode: If you’re delegating tasks, what you should be delegating instead. How to use the DOA concept to speed up decision making What can cost more than a wrong decision One of the myths that needs to be debunked about delegation Why you should divorce communication and accountability The 5 lev…
 
On this week’s episode of the Construction Record podcast in partnership with naturally:wood, British Columbia’s information centre about sustainable forestry, tree species, green building, and design, digital media editor Warren Frey speaks with Athena Sustainable Materials Institute president Jennifer O’Connor about the institute’s continuing mis…
 
Pricing experts provide lots of advice on how agencies should price their services. Some approaches promise greater profits but do come with some added risk. In this episode of the Agency Leadership Podcast, Chip Griffin and Gini Dietrich discuss why you should master basic, traditional agency pricing before you advance to some of these more advanc…
 
This week on TCR Express digital media editor Warren Frey speaks with journal of Commerce staff writer Russell Hixson about the latest construction news of the week, including a look at creative sentencing for safety violations and determining whether monetary fines are effective in producing better safety results. Russell will also speak to an arc…
 
What you’ll learn about in this construction podcast episode: The “second set of eyes” concept. Advice for second generation business owners. What is exponentially more important in a family business. How a train is always failing. Why and how to depersonalize failure, and even celebrate it. Problems caused by having the company vision and process …
 
The Construction Record – Episode 165: Zensurance founder and CEO Danish Yusuf This week on the Construction Record podcast, digital media editor Warren Frey speaks with Zensurance founder and CEO Danish Yusuf about how small firms can go digital with the help of the Canada Digital Adoption Program. Yusuf said while smaller companies can sometimes …
 
It is not uncommon for agencies to hire other agencies to do work for them. Unfortunately, sometimes that comes with the lead agency telling the subcontractor that they won’t be paid until the ultimate client pays. Chip recently wrote about this on LinkedIn and encouraged agencies not to accept these terms because it transfers too much risk and rem…
 
“Why won’t my team take ownership and solve problems on their own? Why does every problem land back in my lap?” You could be surprised to find out what (and who) the real problems are. What you’ll learn about in this construction podcast episode: The real reasons your team may not be taking ownership and solving problems on their own. How you may b…
 
This week on TCR Express we do a deep dive on the federal budget with digital media editor Warren Frey speaking with Journal of Commerce staff writer Russell Hixson and Daily Commercial News staff writers Angela Gismondi and Don Wall about what they covered as deputy prime minister and finance minister Chrystia Freeland unveiled her plans for Canad…
 
This week on the Construction Record podcast, digital media editor Warren Frey and national managing editor Vince Versace take a look at the broad strokes of the 2022 federal budget released on April 7 by Deputy prime minister and finance minister Chrystia Freeland. Versace termed it a “building blocks” budget where money was committed to projects …
 
The mental image that many agency owners have when thinking about selling their agencies often differs from the reality that they experience. In this episode, Chip and Gini share some of the difficult truths that agency owners may end up confronting if they decide to sell to or merge with another agency. The co-hosts discuss why it is important to …
 
Last week I threw a question box on instagram and asked YOU GUYS “If you were the host, what question would you ask me?” and you guys gave me such amazing questions that wanted me to talk about them here in the LAB today. Big Shout out to JOEY for asking this question! For me, the word ‘Creative’ is to be active, ALIVE. To be curious and excited to…
 
This week on TCR Express, digital media editor Warren Frey and Journal of Commerce staff writer Russell Hixson look at some of the stories coming up in the paper, including Russell’s interview with officials at Saint-Gobain, who are working on a major project to capture heat and cut down emissions at one of their manufacturing plants as a step towa…
 
What you’ll learn about in this construction podcast episode with Levi Benkert, Founder/CEO of Harbor Capital: Levi’s advice if you need to hire someone smarter than you. What he learned from being a production homebuilder when 2008 hit. Why he focuses on buying real estate and avoids building it. The difference between Just in Time and Just in Cas…
 
This week on the Construction Record podcast digital media editor Warren Frey speaks with ConstructConnect Chief Economist Alex Carrick about the ongoing war in Ukraine and its effects on the global and Canadian economy. Commodities will be hit especially hard by Russia’s invasion, Carrick said, given Ukraine’s position as a leading source of wheat…
 
This week on TCR Express, digital media editor Warren Frey and Journal of Commerce staff writer Russell Hixson look at some of the top stories in western Canada, including large cost overruns on the Trans Mountain project which Russell has sourced documentation on and is pinpointing what aspects of the project led to higher costs. Russell also disc…
 
On this episode of the Construction Record podcast, digital media editor Warren Frey speaks with The Conscious Builder founder and CEO Casey Grey about his firm’s efforts to create more sustainable construction practices. Grey said his firm’s main areas of focus are retrofits and high-performance homes. The majority of buildings in Ottawa, where th…
 
Some agency leaders have seen what works for SaaS (Software as a Service) companies and assume they should be doing the same thing to grow their own businesses. While there may be things to learn from how SaaS businesses generate leads and close new accounts, the reality is that agencies are fundamentally different businesses that usually require a…
 
It’s not usual to see storytellers tell their own stories in front. But today in this exclusive episode of LAB, we have the founder of the Korean-Australian Community ‘kozziecom’, Shona Yang. The Australian born Korean writer goes out her creative ways to find stories that need to be validated. Especially in this time of covid-era where people stop…
 
This week on TCR Express digital media editor Warren Frey talks to Journal of Commerce staff writer Russell Hixson about some of the stories he’s working on including the conclusion of a Winnipeg civil trial involving bribery during the procurement of the Winnipeg Police headquarters project. Russell also discussed a story he’s working on about Met…
 
This week on the Construction Record podcast digital media editor Warren Frey speaks with Forest Products Association of Canada president and CEO Derek Nighbor about sustainable forestry and biofuels. Nighbor explained how wood residuals produced through the milling process can lead to increased safety as waste is reduced but also moves these resid…
 
Many agency experts advocate the idea of “niching down” to accelerate business growth. In this episode of the Agency Leadership Podcast, Chip and Gini explore the benefits of specializing and finding a focus. At the same time, the co-hosts emphasize that being focused doesn’t necessarily mean limiting yourself to 1 or 2 industries. There are many w…
 
On this week’s episode of TCR Express, digital media editor Warren Frey and Journal of Commerce staff writer Russell Hixson about sessions they attended at the recent Canadian Construction Association annual conference held in Vancouver. Russell spoke about the session he covered featuring political analyst Huw Williams who broke down the widening …
 
This week on the Construction Record podcast, Ontario General Contractors Association and League of Champions safety committee staff lead and programs coordinator Judith Reda and Kenaidan Contracting Ltd. director of health and safety Patricia Pereira talk to digital media editor Warren Frey about women pushing forward safety in the construction in…
 
A recent post on Reddit questioned why clients leave their agencies, so Chip and Gini decided to tackle the topic on this episode of the Agency Leadership Podcast. Usually, agency-client relationships don’t end for one simple reason, but rather an accumulation of factors. Some of those can be traced back to the process of winning the business, whil…
 
LAB is now available on YouTube! CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE! For those wanting easy access to LAB all in one go, click HERE. In today’s episode we have Andrew, the founder of ‘avdpixels’, who is a creative man behind the camera. Being diagnosed with AML leukemia at age 5, then having his kidney transplanted in year 9, he has grown to become a stunning…
 
This week’s TCR Express is a special episode for Women In Construction week with Daily Commercial News staff writer Angela Gismondi and digital media editor Warren Frey looking back over the last year with several interview clips with different women in the industry. Clips include selections from interviews with EthelFox Construct Group founder and…
 
Here’s what you’ll get out of this construction podcast episode: 3 things that determine how much your business is worth to an investor. How long should you expect to stick around after you sell your business? Why you should never list a price on your business. Who actually determines what your business is worth? Who is willing to pay a premium to …
 
This week on the Construction Record podcast, Daily Commercial News staff writer Angela Gismondi speaks with National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) communications manager Makenzie Plusnick about WIC Week, which goes from March 6 to March 12 and celebrates women working in construction across North America. Plusnick covers the nationa…
 
Don’t respond to an RFP unless you can have a conversation and get your questions answered. That’s the simple advice from Chip Griffin and Gini Dietrich in this Agency Leadership Podcast episode. The co-hosts build on a conversation started on LinkedIn by Parry Headrick of Crackle PR who explained that his agency turned down an RFP because they cou…
 
What you’ll learn about in this construction podcast episode: “The data was staggering to me.” Why a contractor said that after reviewing his GPS reports. One profit gusher that plagues many small construction businesses. A few questions about your crew’s productivity you may NOT want to answer. 9 practical strategies you can use to stimulate produ…
 
This week on TCR Express, digital media editor Warren Frey talks to Journal of Commerce staff writer Russell Hixson about Alberta’s recently released provincial budget as well as an interview he conducted with a woman who started as a plumber and pipefitter and now teaches other tradespeople. Daily Commercial News staff writer Don Wall recently cov…
 
This week on the Construction Record podcast digital media editor Warren Frey speaks with Informa Exhibitions program manager James Wyatt and Informa Connect director of design and construction events Lisa Barnes about the upcoming Buildex Vancouver trade show. Buildex Vancouver 2022 marks a return to an in-person event after a year of virtual prog…
 
Welcome back to the LAB yall! This week we have the Personal Trainer and PT manager Ezy in the LAB with us. Ezy opens up with us real raw and honest about how he become who is today along with some amazing tips and wisdoms from the entrepreneurial perspectives. Finishing to read one book a week, managing the trainers at Anytime Fitness, he also tra…
 
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