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Construction Brothers

48 EpisodesProduced by ABSIWebsite

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 … read more

48 Episodes | 2019 - 2020

Going Analog in a Digital World - (feat. Eric Reinholdt - 30X40) REPOST

August 12th, 2020

46:12

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 …

44. What We Learned About Point Clouds (feat. Matt Byrd)

August 5th, 2020

50:09

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 …

43. How to Build Amazon

July 29th, 2020

32:49

Amazon is a behemoth in the retail marketplace. Continually evolving and getting more precise. And people love it, too. Nearly half of all American …

Welding Saved My Life - The Story of Barbie the Welder - A CBP Special

July 24th, 2020

50:18

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.

42. Know What You're Good At! (feat. David Moody)

July 22nd, 2020

41:58

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 …

41. The Material That Built the World (feat. Alex Morales)

July 15th, 2020

35:47

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 …

40. Getting Discovered on Google (feat. Spencer Powell)

July 8th, 2020

49:03

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 …

39. The Woodwright Speaks (feat. Roy Underhill)

July 1st, 2020

46:14

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 …

38. BUILDING ARKANSAS (feat. Peter MacKeith)

June 24th, 2020

37:45

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 …

37. Like Lego

June 17th, 2020

35:55

What comes first, the Lego bricks or the Lego master? 

The modular construction movement is trying to figure out this very same issue. What comes …

36. CONQUER YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN (feat Donnie Williams)

June 10th, 2020

49:03

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 …

35. What is Mass Timber, and how is Katerra using it? (feat. Pete Kobelt)

June 3rd, 2020

42:06

What is Mass Timber? Why is Katerra using it for Construction? Our guest, Pete Kobelt, holds the answers to these questions along with incredible …

34. The RFI Blockchain

May 27th, 2020

35:37

Eddie talks about one of his favorite history topics, The Civil War, and how that relates to the construction industry. Also we establish why …

33. Keeping Glass & Glazing Contractors Safe (feat Steven Brooks)

May 20th, 2020

40:13

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 …

32. COMMUNICATION BREAKDOWN (feat Todd Weyandt)

May 13th, 2020

40:03

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 …

31. Be Like Yoda & Sell More Projects (feat. Bryan Kaplan)

May 6th, 2020

47:20

We welcome Bryan Kaplan of Construction Consulting to talk about relational selling and how, when done properly, clients can turn into a free …

Eliminating Information Silos (feat Kimon Onuma)

April 29th, 2020

35:02

We loved this conversation with Kimon, so here it is again in case you missed it!

This week we sit down with Kimon Onuma. Kimon is an Architect, Building Information Modeling (BIM) specialist, creator of the Onuma …

30. The House that Sears Built

April 22nd, 2020

35:01

How long has prefab been around? Turns out, a pretty long time. This week we dive into a quick history of prefab and go through the reasons why the prefabrication process needs to be used more.


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29. HOW TO START FINISHING (feat Charlie Gilkey)

April 15th, 2020

50:33

We welcome Charlie Gilkey to talk about projects and productivity! We redefine what a project is to see how many projects we are actually handling, and to see if we need to drop projects to make room for what is already …

28. Backyard prefab office? Yes Please! (feat Mike Koenig)

April 8th, 2020

42:32

Instant office? Yes please! This week we talk to Studio Shed founder, Mike Koenig, about his journey building up a prefabrication business that ships backyard structures all over the United States. 


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April 6th, 2020

0:44

We're switching to Wednesday!

27. Be More Intentional With Your Kids! (feat Justin Batt)

March 30th, 2020

53:36

Being a good parent is hard. Justin Batt, the founder of the Daddy Saturday Foundation, joins us for a conversation about how to be an intentional parent. He gives tips for how to create one on one moments with your …

26. A Steel Fabricator Speaks (feat Sam Perossa)

March 23rd, 2020

46:41

This week, a steel fabricator speaks! Sam Perossa is the Vice President of Ogeechee Steel and has been in the steel industry for over twenty years.  We believe that he has the ability to educate us on how to operate …

25. talking 'bout BIM baby

March 16th, 2020

38:28

What the heck is BIM anyway? This week, Eddie and Tyler sit down for a conversation about their day job. 

Thanks for listening! Please be sure to …

24. Uber for Construction? (feat John Reid)

March 9th, 2020

44:21

What would happen if Indeed and Uber had a baby? John Reid of Faber talks about the gig platform connecting contractors directly to labor in a …

23. Delivering the Internets with Frickin' Lasers (feat David Smigel)

March 2nd, 2020

44:27

Beam us the internets. We sit down and talk with David Smigel to discuss how getting internet access to job sites is much harder than it sounds. With a wide variety of options for the internet, David uses the best …

22. Measure Once & Cut Once (feat Ben Blumer)

February 24th, 2020

35:53

Measure, cut, walk, remeasure, repeat. If that sounds fun, then Ben Blumer of ShapeMeasure isn’t the interview you want to turn on. Ben sits down with us to discuss the automation of floor cutting, specifically stairs. …

21. Is There Really a Labor Shortage? (feat Todd Dawalt)

February 17th, 2020

37:27

Is there a labor shortage? What are disruptions in construction that aren't as noticeable? These were the questions we brought our guest, Todd Dawalt, this week. His answer to these questions are an incredible reminder …

20. Boost Your Team's Productivity (feat. Ed Anderson)

February 10th, 2020

40:28

Why is it important to plan your week out? Why are post-it notes important in the construction industry? What is fugacity? Ed Anderson joins us this week and brings the Lean approach to increasing an individual’s …

19. Is the Best Bid the Cheapest? (feat. Mark Fly)

February 3rd, 2020

44:41

This week, we are joined by Mark Fly the "BidCoach"; he reminds us of where technology in construction started, where we are today, how we got there, …

18. Prefab, Megaprojects and Recession (feat. Tyler Paré)

January 27th, 2020

37:05

Our guest for the week is Tyler Pare'. Tyler works with FMI Corporation to provide consulting services to the "Built Environment". He works with …

17. Going Analog in a Digital World - (feat. Eric Reinholdt - 30X40)

January 20th, 2020

45:47

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 …

16. Why are designers so scared? (feat. Josh Bone)

January 13th, 2020

37:00

Josh Bone is the Director of Industry Innovation for NECA. We asked Josh to join us to discuss Building Information Modeling (BIM) and how it's changing the way projects are built.

Josh brings insight to educating …

15. The Construction Junkie's Favorite Things of 2019 (feat. Shane Hedmond)

January 6th, 2020

44:31

What were the best/coolest things that happened in the construction industry in 2019? The creator of the blog "Construction Junkie", Shane Hedmond, …

14. Our Favorite Things of 2019

December 23rd, 2019

47:49

Merry Christmas! This week, we wanted to tell you about our favorite things this year. From tech, to books, we cover a lot.

We're going to be taking a break next week to spend some time with our families. We'll be back …

13. How much are RFI costing us? (feat Ajibade Aibinu)

December 16th, 2019

46:16

This week, we have Dr. Ajibade Aibinu, a Senior Lecturer from the University of Melbourne on the show!

Dr. Aibinu led the charge on a research paper to finally give us an answer on how much RFI (Requests For …

12. Whitey Tighties, Pete Rose and Cannibalistic Hamsters - Brotherly Stories Part 1

December 9th, 2019

36:12

This episode is complete chaos, but we hope you enjoy it nonetheless. 

Our other brother, Andy, joined us in the podcast booth during Thanksgiving week to tell childhood stories about ourselves. Growing up in a house …

11. Paperless? (feat Rob McKinney)

December 2nd, 2019

47:04

This week, Rob McKinney is on the show!

Eddie and Tyler start this week's episode talking about Tesla's newest release, the Cybertruck. Link Here - Tesla Website

They then interview Rob about how teams can stop fatigue …

10. Full Scale Floor Plans Using Projectors (feat Marian Rafael)

November 25th, 2019

36:04

This week Eddie and Tyler sit down with Marian Rafael of One to One Displays, out of Melbourne Australia!

Marian has been floating in and out of our news feeds with videos of people walking around an open space with …

9. Virtual Design and Construction Reality Check (feat. Benjamin Crosby)

November 18th, 2019

36:26

This week Eddie and Tyler sit down with Benjamin Crosby of Yates Construction to talk about VDC (Virtual Design and Construction) and BIM (Building Information Modeling). Since Eddie and Tyler both make their living in …

8. Mani Golparvar & John Jurewicz - Reconstruct

November 11th, 2019

43:48

This week Eddie and Tyler sit down with Mani Golparvar of Reconstruct and John Jurewicz of Wallbridge.

Reconstruct is a platform that allows its …

7. Something Has To Change

November 4th, 2019

40:00

This week, we springboard off of our conversation with Brent Darnell and give our take on how we can change the construction industry. From leading by example, mental health and a few book recommendations we cover a lot …

6. Emotional Intelligence (feat Brent Darnell)

October 28th, 2019

42:03

This week, we sit down with Brent Darnell. Brent is a best selling author, speaker, coach, consultant, and emotional intelligence specialist. A few …

4. The Hardhat of the Future (feat Jordan Lawver)

October 14th, 2019

37:12

This week we sit down with Jordan Lawver of Trimble, Inc. Jordan is the Portfolio Manager for Mixed Reality, which means he knows his stuff when it …

3. Modernizing Construction with Robotics (feat. Stuart Maggs)

October 7th, 2019

27:08

This week we sit down with Scaled Robotics CEO, Stuart Maggs. Stuart specializes in construction robotics and brings really interesting perspectives on the building processes we use today and where the strengths of …

2. Automating Architecture? (feat. Clifton Harness)

September 30th, 2019

34:19

This week we sit down with TestFit CEO, Clifton Harness and discuss the topic of generative design. TestFit designs building diagrams in milliseconds--so architects and developers can process deals more quickly. During …

1. Roundtable discussion - Generations

September 23rd, 2019

32:16

In our inaugural episode, we‘re having a round-table discussion with our intern, Garrett Blackstock, about the differences in generations. Primarily Generation Z, which has been getting a lot of attention as of late. We …

Intro to the Construction Bros. Podcast!

September 16th, 2019

2:52

We are super excited to announce the launch of our brand new podcast! Eddie and Tyler Campbell are 4th generation builders who currently own a virtual building and modeling company called ABSI. Each week, Eddie and …

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