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Last update: 2013-05-31

045 Remote Construction Monitoring with Cesar Abeid

2013-05-31 :: Remontech
Length: 29s

Today’s show is a bit different.  As you know we here at Remontech provide remote construction monitoring on the internet for commercial and industrial construction projects, but I don’t really talk about it that much.  While the podcast is part of our marketing efforts, I never wanted to turn it into an hour-long ad for [...]…

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044 How to Attract, Hire, and Retain Employees in the Construction Industry

2013-05-17 :: Remontech
Length: 45s

Hiring is a science. Though we are a small company here at Remontech, we have had to hire in the past and it was a difficult task. Often we hire because we have a sudden need of help.  This becomes an issue because the sense of urgency will tend to cloud our judgement. The fact [...]…

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043 What is BIM? An Interview with James Salmon

2013-05-02 :: Remontech
Length: 49s

After meaning to do it for a long time, I finally have an episode on BIM, or Building Information Modelling. As you may know, BIM is completely changing the construction landscape.  While BIM involves 3D modelling, it is much more than that. It is really revolutionizing the way we do construction, especially how we communicate [...]…

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042 Constructonomics with John Poole

2013-04-18 :: Remontech
Length: 34s

Today I speak with John Poole, the man behind the popular blog constructonomics.com.  We talk about the US economy, education in construction, and his work, both online and offline. It was great to chat with John, who like me is in the construction sector and doing online work. On this episode we cover: The US [...]…

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041 Building 30 Stories in 15 Days: Modular Construction with the BROAD Group

2013-04-04 :: Remontech
Length: 38s

I know it sounds crazy, but a company built a 30-story hotel building in China in just 15 days. As in two weeks. I’m sorry, that would be two weeks plus one day. I don’t want to exaggerate On today’s episode of the Construction Industry Podcast I speak with Juliet Jiang, senior vice president of the [...]…

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040 Construction Safety 101

2013-03-21 :: Remontech
Length: 38s

Happy Thursday everyone! I hope you are enjoying our bi-weekly episode release schedule. On today’s episode of the Construction Industry Podcast I speak with my friend Luke Nixa, PMP, on the topic of construction safety. Because I visit construction sites constantly, and am usually in dangerous situations involving heights, this is a topic that is [...]…

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039 Integrated Project Delivery (IPDs) with Attorney John M. Sier

2013-03-07 :: Remontech
Length: 56s

On today’s episode I bring you an introduction to the topic of Integrated Project Delivery, also known as simply IPD. As both a philosophy and a delivery method, IPD seems to address many of the shortcomings of the traditional Design-Bid-Build and the Construction-Manager-at-Risk models. Some of the issues that IPD addresses involve the sharing of [...]…

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038 All About Hydrophobic Materials: The Ultra Ever Dry Interview

2013-02-21 :: Remontech
Length: 41s

We’re ALIVE! It’s a few weeks past due, but here’s the latest episode of the Construction Industry Podcast, and the first for 2013.  It has been a crazy few weeks for me as I returned from Las Vegas where I was a speaker at New Media Expo. But believe me when I say that the [...]…

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037 Designing and Building Churches and Places of Worship

2012-12-21 :: Remontech
Length: 47s

Merry Christmas!  On this special edition of the Construction Industry Podcast we talk about designing and building churches and places of worship. My guest, Professor Duncan Stroik from the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, is a talented architect who is responsible for the design of some of the most stunning churches built in the [...]…

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036 Self-building your own energy-efficient home

2012-12-13 :: Remontech
Length: 42s

This week’s episode of the Construction Industry Podcast takes me back to my high-school years in Brazil when my dad and I built our own home with our own hands. Though this is not exactly what Ben Adam-Smith talks about on his outstanding House Planning Help podcast, being in charge of building your house is [...]…

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035 The Burj Khalifa

2012-11-22 :: Remontech
Length: 47s

I’m on a mission to feature the most amazing projects here on the Construction Industry Podcast. After bringing you the Sydney Opera House, and the Panama Canal, today we will talk about the tallest building in the world: the Burj Khalifa, in Dubai. I’d like to start with this little trivia:  the Burj Khalifa is so [...]…

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034 All About Partnerships in the Construction Sector

2012-10-18 :: Remontech
Length: 42s

My guest today is Aarni Heiskanen, who heads the aec-business blog.  One of Aarni’s especialties is to consult with A/E/C firms that are into or considering getting into partnerships. This is a topic I’m very interested in.  Remontech was incorporated in 2004 as a partnership and it was great for me to learn his thoughts [...]…

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033 What Do You Know About The Demolition Industry?

2012-10-12 :: Remontech
Length: 47s

Be honest. If you’re like me, you don’t know much about the demolition industry.  In fact when I think of demolition, I picture a wrecking ball.  Oh, there’s cool implosions too. This episode of the Construction Industry Podcast really helped me understand the place that demolition has in the construction sector, and I couldn’t think [...]…

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032 Social Media for the Construction Sector with Amanda Walter

2012-10-05 :: Remontech
Length: 47s

My friend Mark Johnson, who has been a guest on the Construction Industry Podcast a few times in the past, introduced me to Amanda Walter a few weeks ago.  Amanda is very active in the area of social media, especially for the A/E/C industry.  She sent me a copy of her book “Social Media in [...]…

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031 Sustainable Architecture and Renewable Energy

2012-09-27 :: Remontech
Length: 1s

Sustainability seems to be the word of the day.  I’d been meaning to talk about the topic for a while now but had been waiting for the right guest to bring on the show.  Recently I came across David Scott, from CONTENT, and he seemed to be the perfect guy to introduce this topic to [...]…

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030 Mobile Technology in the Construction Industry

2012-09-20 :: Remontech
Length: 31s

It’s the 30th episode of the Construction Industry Podcast!  Thank you so much for listening to the show for these 12 months.  I’m very grateful for your support and encouragement during this time and it’s really a privilege to have you as a subscriber, listener, and contact. Mobile Technologies On today’s episode I spoke with Mr. Michael [...]…

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029 What to do with Construction Waste?

2012-09-15 :: Remontech
Length: 36s

On this episode of the construction industry podcast I talk with the Construction Informer, Duane Craig, on some interesting ideas on what to do with construction waste.  Duane shared with me a few articles he has come across that shed some light and put into perspective the problem that construction waste represents. To listen to [...]…

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028 SlideShare for the Construction Industry

2012-08-14 :: Remontech
Length: 39s

In today’s episode I talk once again with Mark Johnson, FAIA.  Mark shared with me his experience and expertise in leveraging SlideShare.net. SlideShare.net is to power point presentations what YouTube is to home videos.  It is a free service that allows you to share your presentations on the web with a very targeted, large B2B [...]…

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027 Branding for the Construction Industry

2012-07-20 :: Remontech
Length: 59s

In today’s episode of the Construction Industry Podcast we will talk about a topic that is really exciting to me – branding for the construction industry. You probably have been hearing the word “brand” more often now than in the past. With the advent of the internet and social media, businesses and people can’t help [...]…

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026 Strategies for Public Sector Construction Owners

2012-07-12 :: Remontech
Length: 34s

On this 26th episode of the Construction Industry Podcast I spoke with Casey Sledge of Sledge Engineering.  He shared his experience in helping construction owners in the public sector in delivering projects they’re proud of. Take a listen by pressing the orange “play” button above . Winner of the “Construction Management Strategies” book As promised on episode [...]…

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025 How to Choose the Right Construction Contract or Delivery Method?

2012-06-22 :: Remontech
Length: 28s

After a “brief” hiatus, I bring you a new episode of the Construction Industry Podcast.  Today I speak with Debra Inwald, from Works-in-Progress Associates, on the topic of best practices in choosing the right construction contract or delivery method for your construction project. Take a listen by pressing the orange “play” button above . Thank you [...]…

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024 New Construction Management Strategies

2012-05-31 :: Remontech
Length: 45s

On this week’s episode of the Construction Industry Podcast I talk with Dr. Milan Radosavljevic from the University or Reading. Dr. Radosavljevic talks about his experience in the Construction Industry and also about his brand new book called Construction Management Strategies. Take a listen by pressing the orange “play” button above and see how you can [...]…

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023 Construction Owners Association of America

2012-05-23 :: Remontech
Length: 38s

I’m very excited to showcase the Construction Owners Association of America on this week’s episode of the Construction Industry Podcast. I recently attended the 2012 Spring Conference of COAA in Dallas, Texas.  This was a great experience for me. Listen to today’s episode for my take on COAA in general and their conference. Press the [...]…

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022 Market Leadership in the Construction Industry

2012-05-17 :: Remontech
Length: 54s

Today’s episode is dedicated to those in the construction industry who own their business. I spoke with Albert Hathazi, a marketing expert, about his 5 steps on becoming a market leader in your community.  These apply to any industry, and you would be surprised to know how few in our construction sector are aware of [...]…

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021 Women in Construction: Challenges and Opportunities

2012-05-03 :: Remontech
Length: 1s

On this 21st episode of the Construction Industry Podcast, I spoke with Coty Fournier, on the topic of the challenges and opportunities that women face in the construction industry. Press the orange “play” button above to listen to the episode. Coty shared with me how she got started in the sector and her amazingly successful [...]…

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020 Construction Online Collaboration

2012-04-20 :: Remontech
Length: 45s

Introduction Have you heard the term “online collaboration?”  Have you wondered how you can get started as a construction professional without spending a lot of money and resources? To tell us all about online collaboration for construction projects, I had a great conversation with Paul Wilkinson, a London UK-based construction PR and marketing specialist. Press the [...]…

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019 Construction Web Cameras: Why You’re Doing it Wrong

2012-04-05 :: Remontech
Length: 38s

Episode Links Construction Industry Podcast Episode 18 Craig Adam’s Proschedule’s website Presentation on remote construction monitoring on SlideShare Example of construction monitoring live feed Example of construction monitoring “smart” time-lapse recording PHOTO-NET Dynamic Scheduling Demo Listen to the entire episode by clicking the orange “play” button above. Hello everybody, my name is Cesar Abeid and [...]…

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018 The Panama Canal: How It Was Built and the New Expansion Project

2012-03-29 :: Remontech
Length: 33s

Hello Construction Industry Podcast community! For the 18th episode of the Construction Industry Podcast I spoke with Mr. Jorge de la Guardia, the Contracting Officer for the Design Build contract for the construction of the new set of Locks which is the largest contract in the Expansion Program of the Panama Canal. The Panama Canal [...]…

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017 The Project Management Institute and the Construction Industry

2012-03-23 :: Remontech
Length: 47s

On this 17th episode of the Construction Industry Podcast I’ll introduce to you the Project Management Institute and the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification. As you may know, I’m a member of the PMI and also have the PMP certification.  I’m a fan of the PMI and their standard and framework for project management. For [...]…

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016 Construction Bonds for Dummies

2012-03-15 :: Remontech
Length: 29s

On this 16th episode of the Construction Industry Podcast we bring you the topic of bonds in construction. In it I interviewed Luann Cole of SIA Group.  I learned quite a lot from talking to her and if you always had questions about bonds and how they can help you, this interview is a great [...]…

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015 Pinterest for the Construction Sector

2012-03-01 :: Remontech
Length: 29s

Pinterest is the fastest growing social media platform right now.  It went quickly from being a new site to an internet phenomenon.  It is now the 7th most visited social media site. As it turns out, Pinterest is a great fit for applications within the construction sector. For this episode on Pinterest, I brought back [...]…

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014 The Buildipedia Episode

2012-02-09 :: Remontech
Length: 28s

Buildipedia is one of my favourite web resources for the construction sector.  I’ve been a subscriber of their articles for a while now and I was waiting for an opportunity to share this resource with our community. In the 14th episode of the Construction Industry Podcast, I had a great chat with Kristin Dispenza, Managing Editor [...]…

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013 Using YouTube Videos for Marketing Construction Services and Products

2012-02-02 :: Remontech
Length: 45s

On episode 13 of the Construction Industry Podcast I share with you the audio portion of a fantastic webcast put out by the Construction Marketing Association on the topic of using YouTube to promote your services and products to the construction industry. In this webcast, they had both Neil Brown, the founder of the Construction [...]…

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Construction Industry Podcast is now on Stitcher!

2012-01-24

We have some exciting news for all of our podcast listeners! You can now find the Construction Industry Podcast on Stitcher Radio. This partnership is fantastic because Stitcher allows you to download our podcast and lots of others automatically without having to worry about refreshing. If you were wondering about getting the Construction Industry Podcast onto to your [...]…

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012 Prognosis for the Construction Market in 2012 by the Canadian Construction Association

2012-01-19 :: Remontech
Length: 29s

Hello everyone! On episode 12 I spoke with Michael Atkinson, president of the Canadian Construction Association.  In this conversation he puts the recent recession into context and gives us a great overview of what’s ahead for the construction market in North America. Take a listen by clicking the orange “play” button above. Episode Links Gold [...]…

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011 The Lowest-Bid Problem

2012-01-12 :: Remontech
Length: 21s

There is a problem with how most construction contracts are awarded today.  In the 11th episode of the Construction Industry Podcast I spoke about this issue with Dr. Jorge Abeid, Ph.D., director of Remontech. Take a listen by clicking the orange “play” button above. Episode link: Business London Article on Remontech Listen to the entire [...]…

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010 The Power of Blogging for Construction Professionals

2012-01-05 :: Remontech
Length: 51s

The 10th episode of the Construction Industry Podcast brings you the topic of blogging and social media for the construction industry. This is a follow up on our episode 1: Social Media for the Construction Industry. This is was a great round table discussion I had with Neil Brown and Brian Reuhl from the Construction [...]…

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No Episode This Week!

2011-10-28

Hello everybody, I would like to apologize for not having an episode of the Construction Industry Podcast this week. I had a wisdom tooth extracted and could not produce and publish this weeks episode because of that. On the positive side, I think I may have found out the easiest way to lose weight On [...]…

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1,000 Downloads for the Construction Industry Podcast!

2011-10-23

I’d like to share with you the exciting news that the Construction Industry Podcast has been downloaded more than 1,000 times since episode 1 launched a mere 8 weeks ago. Our listeners come from 39 different countries! New Construction Industry Podcast episodes are released every Thursday. Thank you for your support and I look forward [...]…

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009 Creating a Great Construction Project Schedule

2011-10-20 :: Remontech
Length: 35s

In the 9th episode of the Construction Industry Podcast I spoke with Dr. Jorge Abeid, Ph.D., director of Remontech (he’s also my father). This is a follow up on an article he wrote for our blog called “10 Things You Must Do To Create a Great Project Schedule.” Take a listen by clicking the orange [...]…

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008 Monitoring and Controlling Construction Projects with Time-Lapse Photography

2011-10-13 :: Remontech
Length: 25s

On the eighth episode of the Construction Industry Podcast I share with you the power of using time-lapse videos as a tool for project management. Take a listen by clicking the orange “play” button above. Episode Links Remontech Dynamic Scheduling Time Lapse Recording Episode Notes What’s Time-Lapse Photography? Regular movies are recorded by taking around [...]…

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007 LinkedIn for Construction Professionals

2011-10-06 :: Remontech
Length: 38s

On the 7th episode of the Construction Industry Podcast I share how to unleash the power of LinkedIn, specifically for us in the construction industry. Press the orange “play” button above to listen to the episode or click on the icons to the right to subscribe (free) via iTunes or RSS. Show Links: LinkedIn Vertetek’s [...]…

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006 Market it Right with the Construction Marketing Association

2011-09-30 :: Remontech
Length: 46s

Today’s episode we will cover a topic that is very close to my heart: marketing for the construction industry. As the marketing person for Remontech, I was really excited to talk to Neil Brown, chairman of the Construction Association of America. Take a listen to this great interview by clicking “play” above or by subscribing [...]…

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005 The One Sector of the Construction Industry That Is Growing

2011-09-23 :: Remontech
Length: 41s

Hello once again and thanks for listening to the Construction Industry Podcast. A lot of people have been coming to the show notes and actually reading the entire episode transcription, not knowing that you can actually listen to the episode. Right under the title of this post you will see a little player image.  Click [...]…

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004 Construction Management Association of America

2011-09-13 :: Remontech
Length: 41s

After a busy end of August and early September when I had to deal with many issues at work including a mice infestation at one of our Mobile Monitoring Stations, episode 4 is finally here. On the latest episode of the Construction Industry Podcast, I spoke with Mr. Bruce D’Agostino, CEO and President of the [...]…

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003 Universal Design and Web-Based Tools

2011-08-24 :: Remontech
Length: 38s

Hello once again and welcome to the construction industry podcast. Click on the player above to listen to it, or subscribe to it on iTunes or BlackBerry Podcasts. Today we will talk about how a bad economy can be a great opportunity for your business and career.  We will also have an interview with Deborah [...]…

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002 The Sydney Opera House and Project Success

2011-08-15 :: Remontech
Length: 41s

On the second episode of the Construction Industry Podcast, I interviewed Greg McTaggart of the Sydney Opera House.  We spoke about a variety of topics, including the issues that arose during construction from the revolutionary design of the Opera House, challenges of managing projects at World Heritage Sites, and what it is success in construction [...]…

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001 Construction Industry Podcast – Introduction and Social Media for the Construction Industry

2011-08-05 :: Remontech
Length: 51s

Here it is folks, our very first episode of the Construction Industry Podcast! Pardon my “ahns” and “uhns!” Below you will find a transcription of the show.  I would love to hear what you think of our podcast.  Write me by clicking “contact” on the website main menu. Episode Links Episode Transcription Full interview with [...]…

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Construction Industry Podcast

2011-07-30

Hello friends of Remontech, We would like to announce that very very soon we will be launching the Construction Industry Podcast.  In it we will share our contacts in the construction industry in the form of interviews, tech tips, and personal stories.  We hope to take some of the things we learned in the construction [...]…

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Construction Industry Podcast with Cesar Abeid

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