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Eddie and Tyler Campbell are 6th generation builders who currently own a virtual building and modeling company called ABSI. Each week, Eddie and Tyler will explore ideas both directly and indirectly related to the construction industry. Thanks for listening to the Construction Brothers podcast! Find us wherever you listen! Links to all of our social platforms can be found here - https://shor.by/constructionbros
 
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We wanted to start up 2021 with something we can all get a little better doing. Let’s treat it like a resolution. David Stutzman from Conspectus to show us how to use specifications like a tool for success rather than a baseball to beat each other over the head with. For our subcontractors and general contractors out there, David brings a view on h…
 
We're revisiting our episode with Bryan Kaplan this week! We welcomed Bryan Kaplan of Construction Consulting to talk about relational selling and how, when done properly, clients can turn into a free salesforce. Storytelling, believe it or not, is another valuable asset to have in the world of sales. But first things first, we talk about the stere…
 
As we reflect over this year, we are reminded of all the awesome guests we had on the podcast. To ring in the new year, we wanted to highlight some of the episodes that stuck out to us. These bite size episodes remind us of everything we have learned over the past year and push us to continue to get better. We had Sam Perossa on to talk about how t…
 
This week we revisit our conversation about Gripes for Architects. As people who see over 100 drawing sets a year cross our threshold, you better believe we've found a few things Architects do that are pain points. So this week, at the request of an Instagram follower who is an Architect, we dive into some issues that we commonly run into as modele…
 
As we reflect over this year, we are reminded of all the awesome guests we had on the podcast. To ring in the new year, we wanted to highlight some of the episodes that stuck out to us. These bite size episodes remind us of everything we have learned over the past year and push us to continue to get better. We had Kelly Doyle on the podcast and cha…
 
As we reflect over this year, we are reminded of all the awesome guests we had on the podcast. To ring in the new year, we wanted to highlight some of the episodes that stuck out to us. These bite size episodes remind us of everything we have learned over the past year and push us to continue to get better. We had Matt Byrd on to talk about how poi…
 
As we reflect over this year, we are reminded of all the awesome guests we had on the podcast. To ring in the new year, we wanted to highlight some of the episodes that stuck out to us. These bite size episodes remind us of everything we have learned over the past year and push us to continue to get better. We had John Reid talk about how Faber is …
 
As we reflect over this year, we are reminded of all the awesome guests we had on the podcast. To ring in the new year, we wanted to highlight some of the episodes that stuck out to us. These bite size episodes remind us of everything we have learned over the past year and push us to continue to get better. We had Brian Ringley on to talk about SPO…
 
As we reflect over this year, we are reminded of all the awesome guests we had on the podcast. To ring in the new year, we wanted to highlight some of the episodes that stuck out to us. These bite size episodes remind us of everything we have learned over the past year and push us to continue to get better. We had David Moody and talked about his e…
 
As we reflect over this year, we are reminded of all the awesome guests we had on the podcast. To ring in the new year, we wanted to highlight some of the episodes that stuck out to us. These bite size episodes remind us of everything we have learned over the past year and push us to continue to get better. We had Tessa Lau on the podcast and talke…
 
As we reflect over this year, we are reminded of all the awesome guests we had on the podcast. To ring in the new year, we wanted to highlight some of the episodes that stuck out to us. These bite size episodes remind us of everything we have learned over the past year and push us to continue to get better. We had Tammy and Marko on the podcast to …
 
As we reflect over this year, we are reminded of all the awesome guests we had on the podcast. To ring in the new year, we wanted to highlight some of the episodes that stuck out to us. These bite size episodes remind us of everything we have learned over the past year and push us to continue to get better. We had Mark Fly on the podcast to talk ab…
 
This week we revisit our conversation with PBS Legend, Roy Underhill. Roy Underhill has been the host of the Woodwright’s Shop for almost four decades and has been an inspiration to many craftsmen throughout the construction industry. Eddie and Tyler were giddy to have him come on the show and talk about the way things used to be done and why we sh…
 
As we reflect over this year, we are reminded of all the awesome guests we had on the podcast. To ring in the new year, we wanted to highlight some of the episodes that stuck out to us. These bite size episodes remind us of everything we have learned over the past year and push us to continue to get better. We had Charlie Gilkey on the podcast to t…
 
As we reflect over this year, we are reminded of all the awesome guests we had on the podcast. To ring in the new year, we wanted to highlight some of the episodes that stuck out to us. These bite size episodes remind us of everything we have learned over the past year and push us to continue to get better. We had Bryan Kaplan on the podcast back i…
 
As we reflect over this year, we are reminded of all the awesome guests we had on the podcast. To ring in the new year, we wanted to highlight some of the episodes that stuck out to us. These bite size episodes remind us of everything we have learned over the past year and push us to continue to get better. We had Pete Kobelt on the podcast back in…
 
With 2020 coming to a close, we continue to reflect over the year. Today, we talk about our interviews from last year. And there are a lot of them. Related Links January’s Eric Reinholdt February's Todd Dawalt March’s John Reid April’s Charlie Gilkey May’s Steven Brooks June’s Donnie Williams and Peter MacKeith July’s Roy Underhill August’s Gripes …
 
Get a sneak peek into the highlights of Construction Junkie’s Best of 2020. Between brotherly roast sessions, Shane brings us some of his favorite things from 2020… we mean 2020 may not have been the best, but there were some really cool things that happened this year! Robots, technology adoption, telecommuting, and AI, Shane leaves no stone unturn…
 
How do we pass down knowledge efficiently? This week we sit down with Randy Collins and figure out how to implement training that truly works. We talk about how to set expectations, how to build a training program, and how to normalize training. Randy brings up some interesting points on how training affects both those new and experienced in the in…
 
We talked live at the CURT Keynote this past week about the importance of data rich procurement. We wanted to explore how removing unknown variables from the bidding process cuts cost for both the owner and for the fabricators. We explore simple tricks to maintain productivity while cutting overhead. We also discuss the only way we see this working…
 
Ever lose a tool? Us too! How do we fix that? Asset management. A way to track what you have, where it is, who has it, and if it was broken by Eddie the last time he used it. We talk with Tammy Bauer and Marko Milosevic about all the various use cases of the Bosch Bluehound system. From tracking one specific type of asset, to tracking a whole busin…
 
Ever have problems with project scheduling? So do we. This week we bring on Chase to talk about his passion, and job, scheduling. The value added to how we do business was incredible, learning about what non-schedulers need to know about scheduling, what makes a schedule harder to follow, and how much detail is too much detail. Chase shares his pre…
 
Greg Sizemore, the founder and Executive Vice President of the Construction Users Roundtable, joined us in a live CURT seminar to talk about how to be a good leader, mentor, and friend. He specifically liked this quote: “People with purpose do incredible things”. It’s the first smart thing Tyler has said on the podcast. The jury is still out on who…
 
We just really love our post-show conversation with Brian. So, we thought we would share it will you. This episode builds off of Episode 55. It also includes Brian's full (not-so-60-second Megaphone Question). Related Links Lean Robotics by Samuel Bouchard Digital Minimalism by Lee Sebastian Essentialism by Greg McKeown Brian's LinkedIn Brian's Ins…
 
This week we talk to Brian Ringley, a man who works with robots that can work in the human work environment and don’t need special treatment for their job. SPOT is a quadruped automated robot that can traverse the standard construction site without special accommodations. Personally, we just wanted an opportunity to pack-bond with a robot dog so we…
 
Chris talks about how to connect with people in a value adding way. He talks about how superficial relationships affect your business, and how to avoid the pitfalls of creating an inactive network. We found Chris through one of his events! Eddie learned so much from this event that we had to bring him on to talk about some of the things that Eddie …
 
What does love and being neighborly have to do with the construction industry? We welcome Pete Dumont, the CEO of PrairieDog Venture Partners. Pete is a leader in the OS 2.0 ideology, whose goal is to get rid of waste in the industry. This starts in insurance, delaying pay, and other forms of over used safety nets that create frozen funds. The next…
 
We talk to the founder of Dusty Robotics! Tessa brings insight of how CAD drawings have more use cases than we currently use them for and has designed a robot that takes these drawings and prints them on a site. While Tyler draws up his BattleBot, Tessa talks about how humanitarian issues created a desire to enter the robotics field and finding cre…
 
This week, how to go from $0 to $14 billion. Daniel Groves joins us to talk about risk management. How do you leverage risk management as a selling point when doing business? Daniel knows how and talks about the current and future importance of risk management. We then zoom out and look at the whole industry discussing mitigating labor shortages as…
 
Decisions, decisions, decisions. How do we make the right one? How do we know the direction to go? Is there a right and wrong decision. We sit down and talk with Nathan Clark about choosing technologies that work. We learned about Nathan through LinkedIn where he shared a blog post he wrote about the philosophy behind decision making. We enjoyed re…
 
Go ahead and pick up an 8-count chicken nugget meal with a sweet tea, because this episode is going to make you hungry. We talk about Chick-Fil-A’s extreme ability to go the extra mile, try a new service idea, and make customers happy. We dig into how we can apply Chick-Fil-A’s work flows and ideologies to the construction industry to make our indu…
 
On today’s episode, Trimble’s very own Amy Northcutt. Amy is the Senior Education Program Manager which means she gets to help schools implement classes and training that translate well to the field. We get to talk with her about a lot of the programs offered to educate students to become future industry leaders. Her goal is to serve not only stude…
 
Have you ever had a busy week where it's hard to fit everything in? Well.... That happened to us this week. Because of the slammed schedule, we decided to sit down and talk about interesting things happening in the industry and reflecting on the past year of recording our show. Grab your cup of coffee and kick back, we're just chilling this week. T…
 
Is your information available to all of the people in your organization? How does your team manage their data? This week, we take a Tactical Pause and evaluate some of these questions. One of the biggest things that grinds our gears around the office is the assortment of applications we have to deal with working with different contractors. Kelly Do…
 
As people who see over 100 drawing sets a year cross our threshold, you better believe we've found a few things Architects do that are pain points. So this week, at the request of an Instagram follower who is an Architect, we dive into some issues that we commonly run into as modelers. This isn't meant to slam architects, but to inform and try to s…
 
This week we revisit our conversation with Eric Reinholdt. If you enjoy going down YouTube rabbit holes like Tyler does, you've most likely stumbled across the 30X40 Design Workshop's channel. The 30X40 channel was started by Architect, Eric Reinholdt, to give a behind-the-scenes look at his design process. It is now one of the most successful arch…
 
This week we talked with Matt Byrd. We had the pleasure of working with Matt and the Nexus team on a project, and wanted to walk through the job we worked on together. What are some common misconceptions of point clouds? How do the trades use point clouds differently? We talk about how to use point clouds appropriately, when point clouds work, and …
 
Amazon is a behemoth in the retail marketplace. Continually evolving and getting more precise. And people love it, too. Nearly half of all American citizens have a Prime account. We're willing to wait the two extra days for the convenience of not having to get off the couch and turn off the next episode of Jack Ryan. We love it. The market has chan…
 
We have something special for you this week. Barbie Parsons is an artist, welder, public speaker and social media influencer. If you’ve hung around on in the welding hashtag on instagram, you’ve for sure seen her work. Which is what initially caught Tyler's eye and caused him to approach her for an interview. Now usually, when we ask someone to com…
 
David Moody is the owner of CD Moody, one of Atlanta’s Top 25 Commercial Contractors. If you live in or visited Georgia, you’ve been impacted by some of the projects he's been involved with. Projects include the Mercedes Benz Stadium, Atlanta History Center Cyclorama, and Turner Field just to name a few. After going to school to be an architect, he…
 
We’re talking about Steel this week! Eddie kicks off the show by talking about the Eads Bridge in St. Louis, Missouri. He breaks down why it was a critical project for the steel industry. Also, we talk about why they walked an Elephant across it as a PR stunt! Our guest this week is Alex Morales, who is a Structural Steel Specialist with AISC (The …
 
We don't know many people that enjoy putting together a company website. It can be a challenge getting the team on the same page so you can create something that will actually generate sales. That's where Spencer Powell comes in. He specializes in helping Construction Companies grow their online presence so they can close more sales and build relat…
 
We are joined by a PBS legend this week! Roy Underhill has been the host of the Woodwright’s Shop for almost four decades and has been an inspiration to many craftsmen throughout the construction industry. Eddie and Tyler were giddy to have him come on the show and talk about the way things used to be done and why we should be proud of our heritage…
 
What's a triple bottom line? Why was Mass Timber the “Right Material” for Adohi hall at the University of Arkansas? Our guest, Peter MacKeith, is Dean and Professor of Architecture at the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design at the University of Arkansas and was intimately involved in the building of Adohi hall. We're also joined, again, by …
 
What can we learn from Walmart? Our friend, Donnie Williams, is the Executive Director of the Supply Chain Management Research Center at the University of Arkansas. He also happens to have a background as a Construction Project Manager! His background provides incredible insights into how big businesses use logistics and supply chains to gain a com…
 
What is Mass Timber? Why is Katerra using it for Construction? Our guest, Pete Kobelt, holds the answers to these questions along with incredible facts about Mass Timber. Here are a few of the things we dive into! - What is Mass Timber Construction? - Is Mass TImber fire resistant? - What made Katerra choose Mass Timber? - What kind of insulation a…
 
Eddie talks about one of his favorite history topics, The Civil War, and how that relates to the construction industry. Also we establish why Blockchain could help us answer RFI quicker! He has made the connection and walks us through how the changes and advancements in technology can cause gaps in our tactics. He shows some examples from the Civil…
 
Let’s make the robots do the hard work. Why do we expect glass and glazing contractors to lift heavy sheets of glass into place, and we don’t expect steelworkers to carry around beams and columns? This week, we talk to Steven Brooks about the Smart Lift. The Smart Lift can increase longevity for glaziers in the glass industry and decrease injuries …
 
We sit down with Todd Weyandt of the "Bridging the Gap" podcast to talk about communication in the construction industry. Eddie brings an interesting find our way and tells us where we need to be buying running shoes for discounts and perks. Related Links Bridging the Gap Website Bridging the Gap LinkedIn Building a Story Brand by Donald Miller Roa…
 
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