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Mass Construction Show

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I'd like to welcome you to Mass Construction Show where we talk about all things construction with a bit of a local (Massachusetts) bias. Covering Real Estate Development, Code, Risk Management, Technology and anything else construction. Glad to have you! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/joek… read more

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Potential of NH, Builders Risk, Mass Timber & BD to Bring Value w/ John Illick CEO of ReArch

August 2nd, 2022

1:23:50

In this episode of the Mass Construction Show we cover a lot of ground from ReArch’s interest in opening a NH office, building their own job trailers with wellness and sustainability in mind, As well as their current …

😳 Architect Never Saw The Drawings!

July 25th, 2022

31:31

In this episode of the Mass Construction Show, Mike & I chat about a recent story regarding an architect who was selling his stamp for use on high-rise buildings in NYC.
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✌🏼Buildings, ☝🏽Lot, What @MassConMike Has Going On

July 14th, 2022

23:17

In this episode of the Mass Construction Show, Mike & I chat about what we've got going in the office and what Mike is working on in the content area.
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Incremental Development: Build the Next Right Thing w/ Seth Zeren

July 7th, 2022

1:24:52

This episode of the Mass Construction Show with Seth Zeren of Armory Management Company and Greg Garvin is about Incremental Development.

If the topic is of interest to you please check out the Incremental Development …

Carve Your Own Path: Emily Sheedy, Dellbrook | JKS

June 28th, 2022

1:27:15

This episode of the Mass Construction Show is another episode of people who’ve carved their own path in construction. Emily let’s us in to hear about …

Employment Law & Prompt Pay w/ Assistant AG Brian O'Donnell

June 20th, 2022

2:10:45

In this episode of the Mass Construction Show Brian O'Donnell of the Massachusetts Attorney General's office joins us to discuss two topics; the wage act and the prompt pay act both of which have had major cases decided …

Every time I was called crazy or stupid I ended up happier.

June 2nd, 2022

16:37

In this episode of the "Mass Construction Show" Joe launches a new concept for some upcoming shows, which we be episodes with people carving their own paths within organizations.  He also discusses his career decisions, …

Andy Colameta: Did Sterling Succeed?

May 24th, 2022

1:13:04

In this episode of the Mass Construction Show we put Andy on the hot seat when I take the questions and answers from 3 years ago and see if Sterling …

Kerrie Griffin: City of Boston, Director of Public Facilities

May 18th, 2022

1:01:06

In this episode of the Mass Construction Show Kerrie discusses her career in the public section, her move to the private sector as an MEP Superintendent and back to the public sector to head up public facilities. We …

Fire Prevention Assoc. Event Highlights

May 11th, 2022

33:36

Mike and I review the items of interest from the FPAM Conference.

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Hollis: The Suffolk Years, 1Ohana & Angus Construction

May 11th, 2022

2:14:57

In this episode of the Mass Construction we discuss Hollis Leary's career in the Boston construction market, his rise from union carpenter into …

Floor Level Exit Signs, Artificial Sand, Plastic in Lungs & Listener Feedback

May 3rd, 2022

20:32

In this episode of the Mass Construction Show we do a video podcast so if you're a Spotify listener you'll see something new!  We cover code topics and use on screen images and text to increase you learning.  Let me …

[Video Only] Floor Level Exit Signs, Artificial Sand, Plastic in Lungs & Listener Feedback

May 3rd, 2022

18:44

In this episode of the Mass Construction Show we do a video podcast so if you're a Spotify listener you'll see something new!  We cover code topics and use on screen images and text to increase you learning.  Let me …

Zoning Talk

April 28th, 2022

36:14

This episode of the Mass Construction Show is a reposting of Mike’s recent interview with Accent Realty of Brookline. They discussed Mike’s background, what it takes to get a permit, and the uniqueness and intricacies …

One Year in Business: Block Builders

April 19th, 2022

43:04

In this episode of the Mass Construction Show we bring Dan back for round 2! After a year in business I thought it would be a good time to check back …

Do You Know the Types of Construction?

April 11th, 2022

18:33

In this episode of the Mass Construction Show Mike and I discuss the different types of construction provided in the building code.  What are the …

Culture, Hiring, & GC/Sub Relations with Central

March 29th, 2022

46:56

In this episode of the Mass Construction Show we sit down with Chris McPherson to discuss hiring at Central.  We discuss employee traits, company …

Power Over Ethernet with Scott Hall

March 23rd, 2022

51:56

In this episode of the Mass Construction Show we discuss with Scott the future of Power over ethernet. What it is, what are the current and future uses in construction, what it means for the future of buildings and how …

Modern Craftsman Replay

March 15th, 2022

2:19:38

This episode of the Mass Construction Show is audio from a recent episode I did with the Modern Craftsman.

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Reality Capture w/ OpenSpace & Airworks

March 8th, 2022

55:52

In this episode of the Mass Construction Show we sit down with Adam Kersnowski & Adam Settino to speak about Reality Capture. What is it? How can …

Code Changes That Will Impact Residential Construction, IBC 2021

March 2nd, 2022

30:16

In this episode of the Mass Construction Show Mike Yanovitch and I discuss upcoming code changes to Fire Protection Systems and Third party Fire stopping inspections for Residential uses.

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3 Construction People Talk the Basics of NFTs: What's in store for MCC?

February 22nd, 2022

1:02:07

In this episode of the Mass Construction Show we talk about the basics of NFTs with Mohamed El Shamy Founder at Con Tech Global, Julian Miller, …

Code Changes: Atriums, Fire Command Centers & FA Signaling

February 16th, 2022

24:14

In this episode of the Mass Construction Show we cover 3 upcoming code changes that will affect; atrium design, Fire Command Centers and FA signaling. Then I go off script and talk about a local case where the prompt …

Why HVAC is Poised to Dominate Construction

February 8th, 2022

37:38

In this episode of the Mass Construction Show I discuss why HVAC is going to be a bigger part of the construction industry moving forward.  We also play back a prior talk on industry trends.

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Trending Niches in Construction w/ Haycon

February 1st, 2022

1:02:29

In this episode of the Mass Construction Show we sit down with Patrick Haydon President at Haycon. We discuss his thoughts and ACTIONS around Passive House, Mass Timber, Affordable Housing and being an owner developer.  

Sponsorship, Tech & Carpentry in the Future w/ Chris McPherson

January 25th, 2022

1:14:30

In this episode of the Mass Construction Show Chris an I discuss their sponsorship of the Mass Construction Show, Central's approach to technology …

Annisha Simpson: Carpenter

January 18th, 2022

29:16

In this episode of the Mass Construction Show we sit down with Annisha and talk about her career and the impact Youth Build Boston had in setting her and her brothers professional lives.  Annisha is an inspiring young …

Temporary Heat on Construction Sites

January 11th, 2022

39:24

This episode of the Mass Construction Show is a conversation with Lt. Chris Towski of Cambridge Fire Dept who is a Principle Member of the NFPA 241 Technical Committee.  Chris and I discuss Temporary Heating on …

2022 Mass Construction Content

December 26th, 2021

6:02

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What's the State of Clean Energy?

December 21st, 2021

5:55

In this episode of the Mass Construction Show you'll ear an audio version of a section of an article about renewable energy that is on our website. I thought you might enjoy hearing some surprising statistics about …

Union vs. Non-Union Job Site Safety with an Eyeroll for Dubious Research

December 14th, 2021

11:56

In this episode of the Mass Construction Show I take some time to consider whether union construction job sites are safer than their non-union counterparts. I ran across an article from The Construction Broadsheet based …

Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Solutions w/ Mark Schow

December 7th, 2021

1:11:09

In this episode of the Mass Construction Show I speak with Mark Schow of Elevated Design. We discuss why he started the firm, and he explains his …

Mass Timber Master Class

November 30th, 2021

1:28:09

In this episode of the Mass Construction Show I speak with Ricky McLain, Senior Technical Director at Woodworks, a national nonprofit organization that works primarily with architects, structural engineers, and …

What's Next for Mass Construction

November 22nd, 2021

22:24

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120lbs of Change: Wellness @ Dellbrook|JKS

November 16th, 2021

1:15:02

In this episode of the Mass Construction Show I speak with Mike Fish, President and CEO of Dellbrook|JKS and Josh Olsen, Director of Accounting at …

Newburgh Building Shells w/ Liz McEnaney

November 9th, 2021

52:33

In this episode of the Mass Construction Show I speak with Liz McEnaney, founder of the Hudson Valley Collaborative. What Liz does can most easily be …

Cannabis Construction w/ Peter Regan of Vantage Builders

November 2nd, 2021

1:00:02

In this episode of the Mass Construction Show Peter and I discuss Cannabis Construction. He explains what falls under the umbrella of cannabis, specifically explaining grow facilities, extraction spaces, and …

Scheduling of the Future?

October 26th, 2021

44:21

In this episode of the Mass Construction Show I speak with Rene Morkos, Founder and CEO of ALICE Technologies about how construction management firms …

Joe's thoughts on good business and bad business. Also, a MCS Meetup.

October 19th, 2021

20:27

In this episode of the Mass Construction Show I cover a range of topics including office space, Amazon's new Astro robot, cold-call style emails, …

Construction Management Industry Advisory Board with Sharon Jozokos and John Cribbs

October 12th, 2021

21:50

In this brief episode of the Mass Construction Show I speak with Sharon Jozokos, Vice President of Healthcare at Columbia Construction, and John …

Tim Irving: OSHA

October 5th, 2021

1:24:55

In this episode of the Mass Construction Show I talk with Tim Irving, Deputy Director Directorate of Construction at US Department of Labor Occupational Health and Safety Administration.
 Tim and I begin with how he …

Course Content and a CTA: What Content Are You Looking For?

September 27th, 2021

23:25

Today's episode of the Mass Construction Show is with  Regina Olivieri of Shawmut Design and Construction, Lt. Chris Towski of Cambridge Fire and

Smart Contracts w/ Erik Sanford

September 21st, 2021

1:05:48

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Miami Collapse discussion w/ Mike Yanovitch

September 14th, 2021

1:01:28

In this episode of the Mass Construction Show, Mike and I discuss the building collapse in Miami, Florida. Mike breaks down current landscape of …

Jim Ansara: Founder of Shawmut Construction & Build Health International

September 7th, 2021

1:26:19

In this episode we discuss Jim's recipe to build the Billion dollar company that is Shawmut Design and Construction and what drove him to leave …

A New Way to Engage with Mass Construction: Discord

July 20th, 2021

51:26

In this episode of the Mass Construction Show we chat with Chris Brindamour Director of Scheduling at Consigli, Dan Connolly President at Block …

Industry Perception- Ed O'Keefe Local #63

July 6th, 2021

1:20:10

In this episode of the Mass Construction Show Ed and I discuss the perception that the public has about the construction industry and how we can encourage more people to enter the profession. He talks candidly about …

Healthier Buildings & People with Clementina Russo

May 25th, 2021

55:06

As you know we like to look at things differently on the Mass Construction Show and this episode fits the bill. Clementina is a unique person with a strong technical science background and a generally curious approach …

Does Wearing PPE Make Us Less Safe?

May 18th, 2021

14:22

This episode of the Mass Construction Show is a recap of an article that reviews a study about worker actions as PPE levels are increased.

See the …

MCS Careers: PM @ Construction Coordinators

May 17th, 2021

16:14

This is a test run for the new Mass Construction Show Careers.  Where we use the show to hear directly from companies looking to hire and to leverage audio to give context to positions that often get missed when reading …

Time to Change the Way We Hire

May 12th, 2021

25:17

This episode of the Mass Construction Show is the tail end of a conversation Mike Weber and I were having and the subject of hiring comes up and I decide to throw out an idea I've been thinking about.  I'd love to hear …

Mike Weber - Continuos Improvement: Market, Prefab, Material & Labor

May 11th, 2021

1:20:35

In this episode of the Mass Construction Show I check in with Mike on where his thoughts and business are two years after our first sit down. A lot has happened since then, both negative and positive, but it's no …

The Wife

May 4th, 2021

45:46

In this episode of the Mass Construction Show I sit down with Karen Kelly to discuss changes we've made in our lives to improve our health and the …

Laws Shouldn't Supersede the Code

April 27th, 2021

33:21

In this episode of the Mass Construction Show we sit down with Mike Yanovitch and discuss:

  • Hierarchy of regulations.
  • What is a stretch code?
  • and …

Andrew Whelton: Water and Worker Safety

April 20th, 2021

1:03:15

In this episode of the Mass Construction Show we sit down with Andrew Whelton, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering and Environmental and …

How to Convert a Building to Lab Space w/ Andy Colameta

April 13th, 2021

1:09:32

In this episode of the Mass Construction Show Andy and I discuss what building owners and others on the OAEC team need to think about before …

Suboptimal

April 11th, 2021

9:23

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Dan Connolly: Starting BLOCK Builders

March 30th, 2021

1:18:07

In this episode of the Mass Construction Show we speak with Dan about starting a new business, developing a culture built on relationships, Dan’s …

Mass Construction News

March 23rd, 2021

17:47

Mass Construction Show News: Covering trends in the commercial construction industry.


  • Tax rebates proposed to help get more data centers built in …

Dan Charest, JC&A: BD, Tech Adoption & Time Management

March 16th, 2021

1:08:58

In this episode of the Mass Construction Show we speak with Dan about a mix bag of topics Including JC&A’s approach to Business Development, Tech adoption for a Mid-size company, and Time management as a …

ESG Investing, EVs and Plastic in Concrete

March 9th, 2021

15:24

This episode of the Mass Construction show covers three topics I believe will have big effects on the construction industry in the years to come. …

Building Resiliency in our Homes, Buildings & Communities w. Greg Garvin

March 2nd, 2021

1:41:18

In this episode of the Mass Construction Show we discuss a recent article by Greg Garvin where he lays out how we can build resiliency in our homes, buildings and communities. We also discuss what we're doing in our own …

What we can learn from Construction in Singapore?

February 23rd, 2021

12:33

This episode of the Mass Construction Show is a brief description of the innovation going on in Singapore and how it's related to the things we're currently discussing in the Mass Construction world. Check out

Superintendent Management Styles

February 16th, 2021

55:34

In this episode of the Mass Construction Show, Stephanie Crepreau of BOND Building Construction and Danielle Crafford of Gilbane Building Company are back and the three of us discuss our management styles as …

Chuck Borstel, VP of Safety & Regulatory Compliance at Commodore Builders

February 9th, 2021

1:00:09

In this episode of the Mass Construction Show we speak with Chuck Borstel of Commodore Builders. It’s rare that we come across a unique position in …

Danielle Crafford: General Superintendent @ Gilbane Building Company

January 26th, 2021

1:02:47

In this episode of the Mass Construction Show host Stephanie Crepeau of BOND sits down with Danielle Crafford of Gilbane to talk about their …

Intersection of Energy, Health & Buildings: Arch Energy

January 20th, 2021

1:12:09

In this episode of the  Mass Construction Show we speak with Steven Burke, Todd McCabe & Kailash Viswanathan of Arch Energy a division of Consigli Construction.
Arch is leading the way by looking at alternative …

Understanding Schedules w/ Bill Perry of J.S. Held

January 12th, 2021

1:05:48

In this episode of the Mass Construction Show Bill and I dig deep on the how and why of building schedules.  As well as topics such as: Resource …

James McDonagh: Causeway Contracting

January 5th, 2021

56:35

In this episode of the Mass Construction Show we discuss what it was like when James and co-owner Stephen McCarthy first brought Causeway Contracting into existence, what they learned in the process and what they see in …

Fire Rated Duct, Bringing a Product to Market, Code & More

December 24th, 2020

46:04

In this episode of the Mass Construction show we speak with Skip Creamer, President of Atlantic Air Products about Fire Rated Ductwork and bringing a product to market.  We also discuss the alternative means and methods …

NFPA 241 Upcoming Changes w/ Lt. Towski

December 15th, 2020

36:24

This episode of the Mass Construction Show is a conversation with Lt. Chris Towski of Cambridge Fire Dept who is a Principle Member of the NFPA 241 Technical Committee.  Chris and I discuss what future editions of the …

Farm Centric Developments

December 9th, 2020

10:09

The trend of wellness through urban planning and zoning continues to come about and I bet it is just the beginning. Enjoy the show!

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Making a difference: Basement Try.be

November 30th, 2020

1:26:01

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November 24th, 2020

11:19

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Innovation: Greg Procopio

November 17th, 2020

1:01:10

The theme of this Mass Construction Show is flexibility and innovation.  Procopio’s ability to innovate, change business models, and abandon lines of business all in the name of moving forward is commendable and a good …

Construction Trends Panel w/NEREJ

November 10th, 2020

58:45

This episode of the Mass Construction Show is audio from a recent panel discussion with the New England Real Estate Journal. I felt some worthy …

Is Concrete in Trouble?

November 5th, 2020

20:08

In this episode of the Mass Construction Show we discuss the future of concrete. Is the pressure from the sand shortage, CO2 emissions, and the growth of Mass Timber going to put pressure on concrete and eat into its …

MC Insights: Where OPMs can bring value to construction projects

October 28th, 2020

4:26

If you like what Bill Held has to say check out the full episode here.

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Is Pex Piping Bad for You?

October 27th, 2020

9:11

This Mass Construction Show is from a video by Dr. Anthony Jay about Pex piping.  As you know we talk a lot about Wellness and Sustainability in construction but we need to take a good look at materials we’re using to …

Quality Control in Construction

October 20th, 2020

1:23:04

In today's Mass Construction Show we have:

Rob Carson - Director of Risk and Safety at Dellbrook JKS 

Jason Edic -  Vice President of Risk Management at Lee Kennedy Company

Chris Fogg -  Vice President of Integrated …

Mass Construction News

October 13th, 2020

20:49

Mass Construction Show News: Covering trends in the commercial construction industry.

  • Belgium uses giant 'vacuum cleaner' to remove plastic from …

Refining a company for success with Andrew Colameta

October 6th, 2020

1:17:06

In today’s episode of the Mass Construction Show we have Andy back to discuss how Sterling Construction has progressed since we first spoke. We …

Prefabrication w/ Brian Tocci of Manufacton

September 29th, 2020

1:01:04

In this episode of the Mass Construction Show Brian and I discuss his career path from General Contractor to software company engineer and dive into the trends he saw and was brave enough to move on.  We go deep into …

MC Insights: Silica Standard Requirements

September 24th, 2020

4:00

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MC Insights: VDC Value Within Companies

September 23rd, 2020

9:11

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MC Insights: Zoning Analysis on Land Purchases

September 16th, 2020

4:46

If you're interested in more of what Mike Fallon had to say listen to the full episode here.

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MC Insights: Builders Risk Insurance

September 15th, 2020

3:40

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MC Insights: Real Estate Branding

September 15th, 2020

5:56

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MC Insights: Front-end Planning (life science/manufacturing)

September 14th, 2020

7:57

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He's 23, You're a slacker. Me too btw.

September 1st, 2020

15:27

Thanks to Focus Forward Media for the audio and Andrew Crowe for the inspiration.

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August 26th, 2020

13:47

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Temp Sprinkler Systems on Construction Sites

August 18th, 2020

24:46

Today's Mass Construction show is about Temp Fire Protection on construction sites. What does the code say about them? What are the hurdles to temp sprinkler systems and are they likely in our future?

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Development, Real Estate Markets & Construction Methods w/ Mike Procopio

August 11th, 2020

1:12:20

Last episode with Mike

In this episode Mike updates us on The Caldwell a ten story residential tower in Downtown Lynn, MA. You’ll hear the strategy of marketing for the building and then we’ll spend some time recapping …

What happened to me and my business

July 28th, 2020

31:30

This week's episode of the Mass Construction Show is not a construction episode but hopefully this resonates with you and helps your life and/or …

How to Create a Learning & Development Program at Your Company

July 21st, 2020

55:25

In this episode Krysta explains what goes into putting together a Learning and Development program, what kind of grants your company can access and what to do if you just what to dip your toe in the employee development …

How a Company Should Communicate & Listener Questions

July 15th, 2020

35:05

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How to make Building Inspectors better.

Cured Meats

Doug Flutie and Listener questions.

Pre-fab with Bill Weber of Gaston Electrical

June 30th, 2020

1:04:14

In this episode of the Mass Construction Show Bill and I discuss Gaston Electrical’s heavy push into prefabrication. Bill explores how pre-fabrication can be part of a training system that creates a new standard for …

Buying Out a Job w/ The PMs

June 23rd, 2020

1:05:17

If you love the Mass Construction Show please vote for us at Construction Junkies best podcast of 2020. This would go a long way in helping us get …

Real Authenticity: Jon Desmond CEO of Cox Companies

June 16th, 2020

51:09

In this episode Jon Desmond CEO of Cox Engineering and I discuss how being forced into real communication with clients and employees changed their relationship with both.  Making the company better during the process …

Ramping Back Up w/ NECA Boston

May 20th, 2020

54:47

This is audio from a recent panel discussion held by NECA Boston about ramping construction back up after the state of emergency.  The discussion consisted of understanding expectations of GCs and the ability of …

Listener: Justin Kane, SPM, Walsh Brothers

May 11th, 2020

1:02:53

In this episode Justin and I discuss building COVID related testing facilities, Linear Accelerators and about why he listens to the show.  There's some crazy stats that went into these projects so prepare to be blown …

Leadership w/ Steve Duvel - Gilbane Building Company

May 4th, 2020

1:00:52

In this episode Steve talks about the Clifford Strengths assessment and how he used it to help improve profitability, safety and most importantly job satisfaction.  We cover team building, leaning into your strengths …

Turner, Dellbrook JKS, & Lee Kennedy talk COVID Job Site Safety

April 14th, 2020

44:15

In this episode we discuss COVID-19 job site safety with Rob Carson of Dellbrook JKS, Jason Edic of Lee Kennedy Company and Doug LaPlante of Turner Construction Company.  We cover a number of things they are currently …

Listener: Matt Haskin, Super, Duluth MN

April 8th, 2020

38:16

We are changing things up during the current work environment with COVID-19 by bringing on fellow Mass Cons.  First up is Matt, a Superintendent …

Construction Trends

March 31st, 2020

33:09

In this episode we changed things up a bit, David Mullins and I have a discussion on some articles I found interesting.  Would love your feedback on …

Managing Through a Shutdown w/ Bill Weber of Gaston Electrical

March 24th, 2020

38:20

This episode is an excerpt from an interview with Bill that was originally intended to be about pre-fabrication but in light of construction being shutdown in Boston in Cambridge where Gaston Electrical does 90+% of …

Construction Essential or Not?

March 24th, 2020

10:16

This is a brief discussion about construction shutdowns related to the COVID-19 aka Corona Virus.  Enjoy the show.

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Boston Shuts Down Construction Projects

March 17th, 2020

13:52

Quick update on the City of Boston shutting down construction sites.



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March 10th, 2020

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What am I Doing and Why?

March 3rd, 2020

1:09:10

In this episode I sit down with Mike Neilan and Mike McDonagh co-founders of Focus Forward Media for their Up in Your Business Podcast.  We take …

James Hillegas Prefabrication Manager at OCP Contractors

February 25th, 2020

59:22

In this episode James and I cover what a prefabrication manager does and what made OCP a drywall carpentry contractor invest so heavily in the process. There’s also a bit of an overlap with some of our recent …

Future of Construction Jobs

February 11th, 2020

50:52

In this episode we talk with Chris Lynch Principal at Code Red Consultants about how our business is changing and what the means for future employees.

Make Content for 40% of Your Week - w/ Nick Schiffer

February 5th, 2020

1:13:27

Nick Schiffer of NS Builders is a work horse and content genius, say no more.   Enjoy the Show!

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Fatal Fires

January 28th, 2020

17:32

This episode covers some fatal fires that were massive tragedies that change the way we build and operate buildings.

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Running Out of Sand w/ John Cribbs Ph.D.

January 21st, 2020

58:31

In this episode John and I discuss a recent episode from the 99% Invisible podcast where they discuss the shortage of sand, you heard that right we’re running out of sand! Based on what sand means to the construction …

Intro to the Wentworth CM Dept. & Club

January 21st, 2020

12:17

Short episode about the Wentworth Institute of Technology's Construction Management Program and its student CM Club.  Faculty advisory John Cribbs, …

What is Mission Critical Construction? w/ David Mullins

January 14th, 2020

1:11:34

In this episode Dave covers the Who, What, Where, Why and How of Mission Critical Construction.

Topics like:

  • N+1 design
  • Energy requirements
  • Site …

Is Katerra Dead? and other construction stories.

January 7th, 2020

19:28

Mass Construction Show “Briefing” style.

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- Katerra

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- Biophilia

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- Workplace deaths

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- Boston Net Zero

MCS Best of: Mike Weber, Principal at Gaston Electrical

December 31st, 2019

22:07

I thought Mike was so good I wanted to just republish the whole thing, but I had to clip it so here you go... Mike's view on Gaston Electrical's

Update: Cigars and Hoodies

December 19th, 2019

4:02

Scheduling and waitlisting for mid-January cigar meetup.  

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Live Lunch w/ Mike Fish CEO Dellbrook JKS

December 17th, 2019

1:05:24

Mike Fish was back on the show and this time we were live talking employee development, professional growth, Dellbrook JKS and more.  Enjoy the Show.

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Innovation, Mass Timber & More w/ Greg McGee PIC @ Lendlease

December 10th, 2019

1:24:11

Greg McGee, Principal in Charge of LendLease Boston

In this episode we cover:

  • What's happen @ Lendlease Boston
  • Mass Timber
  • Innovation

DNA Analysis with Dr. Anthony Jay

December 3rd, 2019

1:18:01

In this episode Dr. Anthony Jay reviews my DNA and let's me know what I could do to optimize my health.  If it is something you might like for …

5 Things You Should Know

November 20th, 2019

26:03

Went live on Linkedin Live to talk about 5 things of interest in construction.  It was also a way to test out a new format for the podcast. Let me …

Future of Buildings

November 12th, 2019

26:53

Today’s episode is a recording of a talk I gave at the Industrialized Wood-Based Construction Conference. The talk was centered around what codes are indicating about our future buildings. Based on listener interest, I …

Becoming Superior Project Managers! Part Deux

November 7th, 2019

1:03:37

They're back!  Adam Kreitman of Lee Kennedy Company and David Mullins of  AECOM Tishman, continue the conversation about going beyond your daily …

Learning & Development w/ Krysta Van Ranst

October 29th, 2019

1:16:45

This episode is with Krysta Van Ranst Director of Talent, Teams and Culture at Dellbrook | JKS

Krysta destroys it with...

  • the importance the CEO …

LinkedIn Live & IWBC Conference

October 22nd, 2019

6:11

Links to the IWBC Conference and my LinkedIn profile for the Live Lunch on 10/23.

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Operation Exit RENEW: Dan Mulhern, 1st Assistant District Attorney

October 22nd, 2019

1:02:38

In this episode we chat with First Assistant District Attorney of Suffolk County Dan Mulhern to discuss Operation Exit RENEW, a program designed to …

Becoming Superior Project Mangers

October 15th, 2019

1:07:01

This episode is with Adam Kreitman of Lee Kennedy Company and David Mullins of  AECOM Tishman, both individuals who have to some degree mastered the …

Best of MCS: Consigli, Fallon, Held

October 8th, 2019

34:55

Three of the more informative segments of 2018 covering business strategy and market research.  If you're intrigued to learn more about Matt Consigli

CMs Executing NFPA 241

October 1st, 2019

44:45

This episode is a panel discussion on NFPA 241 execution with three construction managers Adam Kreitman Project Manager at Lee Kennedy Company,  Rob Carson Director of Risk and Safety at Dellbrook JKS and Matt Combs

C&D Waste with John Fischer, MassDEP

September 24th, 2019

1:23:54

In this episode John demystifies the process of construction and demolition waste. Covering the life cycling of C&D waste and explaining all the …

Marketing with Mike Neilan of Focus Forward Media

September 17th, 2019

1:18:57

In this episode we discuss how Mike and Focus Forward Media helped my business.  We talk about staying on brand and stratagies for using video.  As well as examples of what's worked for other companies and what's …

Delivery Scheduling & Logistics with James Swanston

September 10th, 2019

1:13:05

In this episode James speaks to us about Voyage Control and how it can be used to schedule site deliveries and use of exterior hoists.  We also look …

Modular Construction with Will Galloway

September 3rd, 2019

1:04:50

In this episode we discuss the logistics of installing modular buildings. Will was a project manager on an extensive project in western Massachusetts …

Susan Grealy: Leveling Up Businesses

August 27th, 2019

1:07:48

For the folks that didn’t listen to the prior episode this is part two of our conversation with Susan. We move beyond what went into creating her …

Susan Grealy: COO, Perry Associates

August 20th, 2019

49:24

In this episode of The Mass Construction Show I talk with Susan Grealy, COO of Perry Associates. We discuss how Susan got into construction, what it was like being part of a company going bankrupt, and what she learned …

Emil Frei: CEO at Berkeley Building Company

August 13th, 2019

1:10:23

In our discussion with Emil an experience builder and construction professional we talk about construction but only marginally. We do however really dig into the mental aspects of your personality that can be both an …

Modular is Happening

August 6th, 2019

18:07

Here's the evidence that modular construction will continue to grow and continue to change the way we build.  Buckle up and... Enjoy. The. Show

Let’s …

Dr. Anthony Jay: How Artificial Estrogens are Effecting Your Health

July 30th, 2019

1:01:07

In this episode we discuss how artificial estrogens are effecting your health, which is really setting the table for our future discussions we’ll have about building materials and building systems that affect the …

The Essential Craftsman: Scott Wadsworth

July 23rd, 2019

1:07:56

In this episode we discuss Scott’s atypical path through construction from logger, commercial construction worker, piece work carpenter, GC, dabbling …

Career Decisions with David Toupin

July 17th, 2019

57:11

An impromptu conversation with David Toupin a Wentworth Institute of Technology CM Major about his upcoming career choices and his path to building …

Fire Elimination & Technology w/ Jeff Hutchens

July 9th, 2019

1:58:53

In this episode Jeff covers what Avalonbay is and what was it like to work for a company that had two large/total loss fires in two years. We discuss the insurance ramifications of those events and the shock that drove …

Mass Timber with Jeff Langlois

July 2nd, 2019

48:41

This part 2 of our conversation with Jeff where we focus our wood engineering discussion on Mass Timber.


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Wood Engineering with Jeff Langlois of Simpson, Gumpertz, and Heger

June 25th, 2019

39:36

Today is part 1 of our sit down with Jeff where we discuss the challenges, intricacies, and benefits of designing with wood. We discuss in situ grading of existing structures, and adaptive reuse. We also dig into wood …

Mike Procopio Part 2: Metal stud highrise analysis

June 19th, 2019

41:33

This part 2 of our discussion with Mike Procopio where we dig further into the Infinity system which is a panelized metal stud system that Procopio Companies will be using to build a 10 story high rise in Lynn, …

Mike Procopio: The Procopio Companies

June 11th, 2019

42:12

This show is going to be the first of a two part discussion with Mike where we cover the scope of Procopio Companies which includes, General …

Construction Insurance with Chris Sheppard

June 4th, 2019

1:09:10

In this episode we speak with Chris Sheppard, Senior Vice President at Eastern Insurance. This show differs because it is a more educational based …

FPAM Panel Discussion: NFPA 241 "Where do we go from here?"

May 28th, 2019

50:40

Today’s show is going to be audio from a panel discussion held at the Fire Prevention Association of Massachusetts’ annual convention. This association is made up of  fire departments from across the state, and there …

Paul Griese: Building Envelopes

May 21st, 2019

1:08:54

In this episode we speak with Paul Griese Sr. Building Envelope Consultant at Wheaton Sprague.   Although exterior walls may seem quite simple in …

Mark Moore: President CMC Design Build

May 14th, 2019

1:14:54

CMC Design Build is a leader in the design and construction of food processing and distribution facilities throughout the United States. In this episode Mark covers the entire life cycle of a project from feasibility …

Joe Lombardi: Superintendent Shawmut Design & Construction

May 7th, 2019

1:13:04

In this episode Joe talks about the transition from residential construction to the commercial world. We discuss what were some of the hurdles in making the transition but also what are the transferable skills that …

RI is better than MA & Banned Hot Dogs edition

April 30th, 2019

19:22

In this episode we talk about news and current events in construction. Here are some links if you want to follow up.

SF 100% Renewables 

Code Nerds with Mike Yanovitch

April 24th, 2019

1:09:49

In this episode Mike and I nerd out on all things code including the basics of how code is structured, common points of confusion with things like the energy code vs stretch code and ADA vs AAB. Then Mike spends some …

A little about me with "Up In Your Business" podcast

April 15th, 2019

1:16:28

Today’s episode is audio from the Up in Your Business podcast interview I did with Mike & Mike of Focus Forward Media in Pawtucket, RI. I wanted to share this because I have been getting a number of messages from …

Andrew Colameta: President at Sterling Construction

April 9th, 2019

1:07:26

In today’s episode Andy discusses how he and co-founder Nathan Pfleegor started and grew Sterling Construction into a 25M company in 3 short years. I …

Lt. Chris Towski: Cambridge Fire Dept.

April 2nd, 2019

1:33:59

In today’s episode Lt. Towski brings a unique perspective having served in a fire house, the fire prevention division and now as part of the office of Emergency Preparedness and Coordination for the City of Cambridge. …

Jesse Conklin: Co-Gen Part 2

March 26th, 2019

42:51

In this episode Jesse talks more about what goes into the decision making process when an institution considers installing or upgrading to a Co-Gen plant.  We also discuss the district energy model and unexpectedly go …

Jesse Conklin: BOND, The Co-Gen Episode Part 1

March 19th, 2019

37:17

In this episode we speak with Jesse Conklin  of BOND Brothers who has a background in the utility space and in particular the building and planning …

Kelsey Gauger: Part 2 at the Smart Lab

March 12th, 2019

42:43

This is Part 2 of our sit down with Kelsey, In Part I of this interview she described what the Smart Lab is and talked about the various forms of …

Kelsey Gauger: Smart Lab Director at Suffolk Construction

March 5th, 2019

44:15

In Part I of this interview Kelsey describes what the Smart Lab is and talks about the various forms of technology that Suffolk is implementing on …

Mike Fish: President & CEO of Dellbrook JKS

February 26th, 2019

1:04:49

In this episode Mike speaks about having “Large company sophistication, with small company love” and how that plays out in his firm. During our conversation it becomes clear that Dellbrook JKS focuses heavily on …

Paul Mordarski: Partner at Morrissey, Hawkins & Lynch

February 19th, 2019

1:15:01

This episode should be an education for construction professionals as to how attorneys interface with your companies. We cover the basic roles they …

Fran Colantonio: CEO at Colantonio, Inc.

February 12th, 2019

1:16:15

In today’s episode we speak with Fran Colantonio who falls into the unique camp of being a true GC that never drifting during the CM age. Because of …

Mike Weber: Principal at Gaston Electrical

February 5th, 2019

1:06:52

In this episode we cover a lot of ground with Mike. Including building a business, company culture, effective use of social media and a lot of time …

Josh Bilotta: Dir. of Operations & Precon, Walsh Brothers

January 29th, 2019

1:17:58

In this episode our discussion covers pre-construction quite extensively, and how the role blending pre-con and operations came about. Josh also …

Mass Timber Part 2

January 22nd, 2019

44:46

In this episode we finish our conversation with Peggi and Alex covering cost, structural elements acting as finish materials, concrete and wood composite floors, and the experience contractors had with new products. …

Mass Timber w/ Peggi Clouston & Alex Schreyer

January 16th, 2019

37:10

In this episode we chat with Senior Lecturer Alex Schreyer and Associate Professor Peggi Clouston who are both tremendously accomplished in their …

Basics of NFPA 241 (the tyrant edition)

January 8th, 2019

20:46

In this episode we cover what is NFPA 241 and some of what's required by the document.  You'll understand when 241 applies, when a plan is required …

What's 2019 look like? With Erik Sanford of Dimeo

January 1st, 2019

1:08:09

In today’s show I have Erik back to bring some expertise about Construction Technology.  We cover Virtual Reality, Augment Reality and how Dimeo is …

The Wellness Trend in Real Estate & Construction

December 19th, 2018

19:13

Today will be another solo episode, talking about Wellness in Real Estate & Construction. We’ll cover what that means, what get measured when …

Matthew Consigli: President at Consigli

December 12th, 2018

57:33

In this episode we hear the origin story of Consigli a fourth generation General Contractor that has had impressive growth under the latest generation of leadership. Specifically going from a $1M annual revenue to $1.6B …

The GRLZ Radio edition with Kelly Gillen

December 4th, 2018

1:00:00

We’ve got a full house in this episode. It was recorded at GRLZ Radio, a program that supports young women whose circumstances often mean that they …

Nick Schiffer: Founder of NS Builders

November 27th, 2018

1:11:14

In this episode we chat with Nick Schiffer owner of NS Builders, a General contractor specializing in design build custom renovations and homes. NS Builders custom builds all their millwork in-house and has grow to be …

Bob Petrucelli: CEO and Executive Director at the AGC MA

November 19th, 2018

1:00:06

In this episode you’ll hear what Bob and the AGC MA do for their members and more importantly what they do for our industry and General Contractors …

The Energy Storage trend

November 12th, 2018

26:35

In this episode we cover the trend of energy storage and how it will affect the real estate and construction industry. Explaining terms you should be …

Alex Schwarzkopf: CEO & Co-Founder at Pillar Technologies

November 6th, 2018

53:46

In this episode Alex discuss what Pillar does through data collection via environmental sensors on construction site and what the future of …

Technology & Data for Mold Prevention

November 3rd, 2018

5:49

Here's a quick episode about a conversation I had with Rob Carson Director of Risk & Safety at Dellbrook JKS and Alex Schwarzkopf CEO of Pillar …

Michael Yanovitch: Deputy Building Commissioner Town of Brookline

October 30th, 2018

59:13

In this episode we talk code, zoning, 40B, code changes in the 9th edition and upcoming work in Brookline. Enjoy the show!

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Adam Kersnowski: Co-Founder of Airworks

October 23rd, 2018

1:02:32

In this show we’ll hear how Adam went from owning a masonry subcontracting firm to starting a drone company and taking what he learned from both to become one of the Co-founders of Airworks, a software company that uses …

CLT - Mass Timber Construction

October 15th, 2018

23:57

In this episode we discuss Mass Timber construction commonly referred to as CLT Cross Laminated Timber, explaining the difference between the two. We also covering Mass timber projects happening locally in the US and …

Erik Sanford: VDC Director at Dimeo Construction Company

October 9th, 2018

57:02

In this episode you’ll hear how Erik after leaving the Army went from a surveying crew to geo-tech to field engineer and how that lead him into virtual construction when it was just coming to our industry. Then comes a …

Chris Lynch: Principal, Code Red Consultants

October 1st, 2018

55:59

This episode of the Mass Construction Show is with Chris Lynch, Principal at Code Red Consultants. In this show Chris will explain what code …

Rob Carson: Director of Safety & Risk Mngmt at Dellbrook JKS

September 24th, 2018

1:04:01

In this episode of the Mass Construction Show we speak with Rob Carson, Director of Safety & Risk Management at Dellbrook JKS.  We discuss how Rob and his team look at risk across the life of a project including …

Mike Fallon: Chief Investment Officer at The Fallon Companies

September 10th, 2018

1:00:58

A discussion about how commercial real estate deals get done. What goes into choosing a site; demographics, cost of construction, pro forma, and more. We also answer the question can a real estate company have a brand?

William Christopher: City of Boston, Commissioner of ISD

September 4th, 2018

56:38

In this episode we speak with William "Buddy" Christopher, Commissioner of ISD Boston. For folks who don't know, the Inspectional Services Department …

Bill Held: Principal at The Cardinal Group

September 3rd, 2018

58:37

In this episode we are joined by Bill Held Principal at The Cardinal Group a Construction Management firm specializing in Life Science industry.  We discuss the life science and manufacturing industry and how working in …

Mikael Reckley: Customer Success Manager at Smartvid.io

August 26th, 2018

51:17

This episode's guest is Mikael Reckley, Customer Success Manager at Smartvid.io. We discussed what it is that smartvid does and what the future looks like for their product. We dabbled in AI, predictive analysis, and …

Andrew Starr: Real Estate Strategist at Gensler

August 20th, 2018

1:02:13

In this show Andrew will cover what a real estate strategist does for an architecture firm. We’re also going to talk a lot about data. Andrew explains which external sources Gensler uses to track data like rental rates, …

Mass Construction Show: What's this podcast about?

August 17th, 2018

2:31

Here's our introductory episode that breaks down; what the show's about, why we're doing it, and gives you some insight on what's in it for you? Thanks for listening!

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