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By Tyler & Eddie Campbell | AEC | BIM | VDC | Architecture | Civil Engineering |
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.

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115. Our Million Dollar Idea...
We had a great business idea and we're giving it away. Also, a story about the best Monday meeting Eddie's ever had. Thanks for listening! Please be sure to leave a rating or review and follow us on our social accounts! SUBSCRIBE!       Like us on LinkedIn!       Like us on Facebook!     Follow us on Instagram! Eddie's LinkedIn       Tyler's LinkedIn   
33:45
April 13, 2022
Be A Better Picker | 5 Minute Friday
In our interview with Bob Goff a couple of weeks ago, he said something that stuck out to us Please consider subscribing! SUBSCRIBE! Like us on LinkedIn! Like us on Facebook! Follow us on Instagram! Eddie's LinkedIn Tyler's LinkedIn (Our day job)
08:11
April 08, 2022
Better Building Science (feat. Anne Ellis) | Reair
Anne is an engineer who has spent more than three decades designing things like casinos, hospitals, academic facilities, corporate offices and transit facilities, bridges and tunnels. She is actively working with the Charles Pankow Foundation as Executive Director and NIBS (National Institute of Building Sciences) as a Board Member. Also, at one point she was the President of ACI (The American Concrete Institute). We have no idea what glitch in the matrix occurred to allow us to speak with her, but we are so grateful. She is such an incredible person with amazing insights into our industry! Here's what we covered! - The pace of technology adoption in the industry - Investing into non-proprietary technologies that aid the entire industry - What the Charles Pankow Foundation does to facilitate growth in the industry Relevant Links The Charles Pankow Foundation NIBS ACI Anne's LinkedIn Please consider subscribing! SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL Like us on LinkedIn! Like us on Facebook! Follow us on Instagram! Eddie's LinkedIn Tyler's LinkedIn
38:18
April 06, 2022
Can't We Just... | 5 Minute Friday
Have you ever used the phrase "Can't We Just"? Please consider subscribing! SUBSCRIBE! Like us on LinkedIn! Like us on Facebook! Follow us on Instagram! Eddie's LinkedIn Tyler's LinkedIn (Our day job)
05:49
April 01, 2022
114. Flak Vest to Safety Vest (feat. Jay Snyder)
Around 200,000 people leave the U.S. Military every year and transition back to civilian life. Our guest, Jay Snyder is the President of Big Blue Innovations, but is currently serving in the United States Air Force Reserve as a Lieutenant Colonel. We love this conversation because it helps address the labor issue we hear about so often along with giving veterans an open door to an amazing industry. Jay gives us a few tips on how to approach hiring more veterans along with sharing his own experience going from active duty to the private sector. https://www.bigblueinnovations.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/snyderjayp/ Thanks for listening! Please be sure to leave a rating or review and follow us on our social accounts! SUBSCRIBE!       Like us on LinkedIn!       Like us on Facebook!     Follow us on Instagram! Eddie's LinkedIn       Tyler's LinkedIn   
38:43
March 30, 2022
Trick yourself into following through | 5 Minute Friday
Tyler's going to regret opening his mouth during this episode. Please consider subscribing! SUBSCRIBE! Like us on LinkedIn! Like us on Facebook! Follow us on Instagram! Eddie's LinkedIn Tyler's LinkedIn (Our day job)
07:22
March 25, 2022
113. Challenge Your Normal | Coffee with the bros ☕️☕️
Eddie used to wear khakis and a button-down shirt to the office every single day. He felt like this was the way he needed to dress for work in order to show that he was taking his role seriously. Now, he wears jeans and a t-shirt to the office every day.  This isn’t an episode about fashion, but more an episode about questioning your motivations for doing things. Eddie has moved away from a ton of things that he used to hold near in business. The main reason for it was asking himself why they really matter and what difference they make in the company. Also, Tyler quit drinking coffee so prayers are appreciated. 🤣 Thanks for listening! Please be sure to leave a rating or review and follow us on our social accounts! SUBSCRIBE!       Like us on LinkedIn!       Like us on Facebook!     Follow us on Instagram! Eddie's LinkedIn       Tyler's LinkedIn   
43:29
March 23, 2022
How Complaining Is Dragging You Down | 5 Minute Friday
Thanks for joining us this week! Make sure you check out our sponsor Trimble ProjectSight! -https://projectsight.trimble.com/ Please consider subscribing! SUBSCRIBE! Like us on LinkedIn! Like us on Facebook! Follow us on Instagram! Eddie's LinkedIn Tyler's LinkedIn (Our day job)
05:55
March 18, 2022
The Secret Of Becoming Mentally Strong (feat. Amy Morin) (Re-Air)
Amy Morin has one of the most popular TEDx talks of all time called “The Secret Of Becoming Mentally Strong,” with over 17 million views. The talk was based on her first book, 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do, which was featured on USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestsellers lists. She has also been featured on media outlets like Good Morning America, Business Insider, Fox News, Time, CNBC, and Today. If that wasn’t enough, Inc. Magazine featured her as a top 100 leadership speaker in 2018. Here is what you’re going to learn from listening to this podcast episode! - What is the difference between mental strength & mental health? - What’s the difference between being mentally strong and acting tough? - What are some exercises for building mental strength? Related Links Amy's TEDx Talk Amy's Podcast 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do What Construction Workers Could Teach Other Industries About Mental Health Awareness Thanks for listening! Please be sure to leave a rating or review and follow us on our social accounts! SUBSCRIBE!       Like us on LinkedIn!       Like us on Facebook!     Follow us on Instagram! Eddie's LinkedIn       Tyler's LinkedIn   
40:16
March 16, 2022
4 Tips For Project Managers | 5 Minute Friday
This week we are going over 4 Tips For Project Managers! Here's a list of what we cover. - Don’t be a project pile-it. Don’t hit forward on the email saying “Please advise” before you understand and clarify the request. - Stay in front of the airplane. - Don’t be a box checker. - Have integrity. Never lie to get somebody to do something for you. Thanks for joining us this week! Make sure you check out our sponsor Trimble ProjectSight! -https://projectsight.trimble.com/ Please consider subscribing! SUBSCRIBE!  Like us on LinkedIn!  Like us on Facebook!  Follow us on Instagram!  Eddie's LinkedIn  Tyler's LinkedIn  (Our day job)
07:57
March 11, 2022
112. Building IN SPITE of Each Other (feat. Kevin Sell)
What happens when there are no lines drawn between teams? Kevin Sell with United Group Services tells us about "Project Summit." Kevin talks about the cultural and contractual aspects of construction which opens the door for collaboration across an entire project. We're extremely excited about the approach the Project Summit team took on this and think it needs to be scaled up! Related Links Kevin's LinkedIn Thanks for listening! Please be sure to leave a rating or review and follow us on our social accounts! SUBSCRIBE!       Like us on LinkedIn!       Like us on Facebook!     Follow us on Instagram! Eddie's LinkedIn       Tyler's LinkedIn    
44:42
March 09, 2022
Construction In Space 🚀 🪐| 5 Minute Friday
Here are the news articles we referenced in this week's episode! Ford's Split New Cummins Engine Amazon Closing Retail Locations NASA grants $6M for building on the Moon Thanks for listening! Please be sure to leave a rating or review and follow us on our social accounts! SUBSCRIBE!       Like us on LinkedIn!       Like us on Facebook!     Follow us on Instagram! Eddie's LinkedIn       Tyler's LinkedIn    
09:36
March 04, 2022
111. Malicious Obedience (feat. John Toups)
Have you ever been asked to do something and because it felt stupid you didn't really give it a full effort? Our guest, John Toups, calls this action Malicious Obedience.  John is focused on driving safety, productivity, and employee engagement at companies like Exxon, Shell, and Suncor. In this discussion, we dive into some of the practices that he's used to engage teams within the construction industry to drive those outcomes. It's a fascinating topic! Related Links Connect with John on LinkedIn Thanks for listening! Please be sure to leave a rating or review and follow us on our social accounts! SUBSCRIBE!       Like us on LinkedIn!       Like us on Facebook!     Follow us on Instagram! Eddie's LinkedIn       Tyler's LinkedIn      
43:53
March 02, 2022
6 Tips For Architects | 5 Minute Friday
After reviewing hundreds of Architectural sets over the years, here are the main pain points we see most often. - Stair stringers have width - Do final coordination with your engineer before issuing the documentation - Use grids (and coordinate) - Know the actual dimensions of materials like masonry - Dimension walls to face of stud - Be a builder. Not an artist. Thanks for joining us this week! Make sure you check out our sponsor Trimble ProjectSight! - https://projectsight.trimble.com/ Please consider subscribing! SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL Like us on LinkedIn! Like us on Facebook! Follow us on Instagram! Eddie's LinkedIn Tyler's LinkedIn (Our day job)
05:48
February 25, 2022
110. Tech Isn’t The Solution (feat. AJ Waters)
Tyler has been on his soapbox for the better part of a year talking about how technology isn't the solution to all of the issues in the construction industry.  During our time at CURT, we met AJ, who is the Vice President of Industry Solutions at InEight. Funny enough, though he's a technologist in the industry, he agrees with us about Tech not being the answer.  This is a great reality check for everyone and we know you'll love the conversation. Related Links AJ's LinkedIn InEight Thanks for listening! Please be sure to leave a rating or review and follow us on our social accounts! SUBSCRIBE!       Like us on LinkedIn!       Like us on Facebook!     Follow us on Instagram! Eddie's LinkedIn       Tyler's LinkedIn      
42:04
February 23, 2022
Elon’s Big Donation & Autonomous Semi-Trucks | 5 Minute Friday
Here are the articles we quoted during this weeks episode! https://www.theverge.com/2022/2/16/22934958/waymo-ch-robinson-autonomous-truck-pilot-texas https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/15/business/elon-musk-tesla-charity-donation.html https://www.morningbrew.com/daily/stories/miami-least-affordable-housing-market-US https://boomsupersonic.com/overture
10:14
February 18, 2022
109. Confessions Of A Construction Lawyer (feat. Bob Goff)
Our guest this week is someone we've wanted to interview for a really long time.  Bob Goff is the author of two New York Times best-sellers- Love Does and Everybody Always - He's also a recovering construction lawyer after practicing for 25 years. He is now a writer, speaker and founder of the non-profit "Love Does" dedicated to helping kids in conflict areas.  Bob has been a massive inspiration to both brothers, and we were absolutely honored to chat with him.  Related Links Love Does Everybody Always Dream Big Thanks for listening! Please be sure to leave a rating or review and follow us on our social accounts! SUBSCRIBE!       Like us on LinkedIn!       Like us on Facebook!     Follow us on Instagram! Eddie's LinkedIn       Tyler's LinkedIn      
33:02
February 16, 2022
Intel's $20 Billion Spend & Peloton Shutdown | 5 Minute Friday
Here are the articles we quoted during this week's episode! Intel Chip Facility Peloton Shut Down Boston Dynamics Stretch Robot Liebherr Electric Crane Thanks for listening! Please be sure to leave a rating or review and follow us on our social accounts! SUBSCRIBE!       Like us on LinkedIn!       Like us on Facebook!     Follow us on Instagram! Eddie's LinkedIn       Tyler's LinkedIn    
06:12
February 11, 2022
108. Is Mixed Reality Useful? (feat. Nathan Patton)
Is mixed reality useful? We recently had the opportunity to try out a workflow that had us really excited.  It’s something a lot of people are already doing, it’s just improved through MR. Nathan Patton is our guest today and he walks us through what’s new in Mixed Reality, how people are using it and what the future of this technology might look like.  We had no idea how inefficient the layout process could be, especially if you’re new to it. Even users who have a ton of experience have a hard time finding layout points sometimes.  It can get especially frustrating and time-consuming when you have 300 or even 1000 points to layout.  With Trimble’s new mixed reality application, FieldLink MR you can fire up the XR10 and it will give you an arrow and show you where the points are. Once you’re there, you can dial in and fine-tune it all without using the tablet. A practical workflow you’re already doing, made better through mixed reality. Related Links Nathan's LinkedIn More info on FieldLink MR Thanks for listening! Please be sure to leave a rating or review and follow us on our social accounts! SUBSCRIBE!       Like us on LinkedIn!       Like us on Facebook!     Follow us on Instagram! Eddie's LinkedIn       Tyler's LinkedIn      
45:38
February 09, 2022
All Electric Skid Steer & Las Vegas' Digital Twin | 5 Minute Friday
Here are the articles we quoted during this week's episode! Falling Iguanas In Florida  The Ford Lightning Is Sold Out  Hilti Neuron 22v Hilti Cut Off Saw Las Vegas Digital Twin (or is it?) Bobcat's All-Electric Skid Steer Thanks for listening! Please be sure to leave a rating or review and follow us on our social accounts! SUBSCRIBE!       Like us on LinkedIn!       Like us on Facebook!     Follow us on Instagram! Eddie's LinkedIn       Tyler's LinkedIn    
08:45
February 04, 2022
107. The Difference Between BIM & VDC (feat. Allen Angle)
Even though the family has been in BIM for a long time, we're still learning new things. Allen is the VDC-FM Integration Manager at JLL and brings a load of valuable insights to the table. His role at JLL working with Owners has allowed him to see the end-users needs, which we so often overlook.  Thanks for listening! Please be sure to leave a rating or review and follow us on our social accounts! SUBSCRIBE!       Like us on LinkedIn!       Like us on Facebook!     Follow us on Instagram! Eddie's LinkedIn       Tyler's LinkedIn      
47:54
February 02, 2022
Tesla & The Giga Press | 5 Minute Friday
A lesson on innovation. Keep exploring!  Thanks for listening! Please be sure to leave a rating or review and follow us on our social accounts! SUBSCRIBE!       Like us on LinkedIn!       Like us on Facebook!     Follow us on Instagram! Eddie's LinkedIn       Tyler's LinkedIn    
04:19
January 28, 2022
106. The Reality of Digital Twins (feat. Matt Sprague)
Can a digital twin really be created in 2022? Our guest, Matt Sprague, is pushing back against the belief that true digital twins exist. He suggests that we have a lot of work to do, and a ton of questions to ask before we can get to a real digital twin of a building.  We dive down a few rabbit holes that are pretty fun during this conversation!  - What defines a digital twin?  - How does a digital twin evolve from the Design Model to the Built Model, to the Operated model?  - Will the metaverse play into how we view and interact with digital twins?  Related Links Matt's LinkedIn Thanks for listening! Please be sure to leave a rating or review and follow us on our social accounts! SUBSCRIBE!       Like us on LinkedIn!       Like us on Facebook!     Follow us on Instagram! Eddie's LinkedIn       Tyler's LinkedIn      
41:05
January 26, 2022
What To Do When You Screw Up | 5 Minute Friday
Do you love the undo button as much as us? This week we are talking about mistakes that happen and what we can do to make the situations better.  Topics that we cover: Mistakes happen! How to compare mistakes to baseball Slow down, think- then act! Thanks for listening! Please be sure to leave a rating or review and follow us on our social accounts! SUBSCRIBE!       Like us on LinkedIn!       Like us on Facebook!     Follow us on Instagram! Eddie's LinkedIn       Tyler's LinkedIn    
04:41
January 21, 2022
105. Offset Your Emissions & Win More Work (feat. Dan Linsky)
Our Dad has been bringing up the topic of carbon credits a lot over the past year. Like us, you’re probably wondering “What the heck is a carbon credit?” so we asked our friend Dan Linsky of ClimeCo to break it down for us.  “Dan has been involved in the carbon and renewable energy industries since 2003. At ClimeCo, he serves as the Vice President of Voluntary Markets and Leader of the Transaction Team. Dan oversees all voluntary carbon sales, coordinates strategies, and manages ClimeCo’s carbon offset inventories for this growing market.”  The thing we’re most excited about with Carbon Credits is the ability to get a leg up on the competition in your bids. If you have a clear way of showing owners that you’ll offset the emissions produced over the life of the project you’re going to turn some heads.  Related Links ClimeCo's Website Dan's LinkedIn Thanks for listening! Please be sure to leave a rating or review and follow us on our social accounts! SUBSCRIBE!       Like us on LinkedIn!       Like us on Facebook!     Follow us on Instagram! Eddie's LinkedIn       Tyler's LinkedIn      
42:45
January 19, 2022
Solving The Biggest Problem In The Steel Industry | 5 Minute Friday
Today the bros' are chatting about one of the biggest problems in the steel industry and how it can be solved. Things that we talk about: - RTU Frames: Why is it the biggest problem? - Christmas is coming...just like big projects. - Pre-Detailing meetings are important. - Most of all, communication is key Thanks for listening! Please be sure to leave a rating or review and follow us on our social accounts! SUBSCRIBE!       Like us on LinkedIn!       Like us on Facebook!     Follow us on Instagram! Eddie's LinkedIn       Tyler's LinkedIn    
08:11
January 14, 2022
104. Hearing Without Your Ears (feat. Jordan McRae)
Do you ever hear voices in your head? This week we chat with our friend Jordan McRae about bone conduction and it's use cases in the industry. Things that we cover in this episode: What is bone conduction? What kind of environments does this help the industry in? Can you fully plug your ears and still hear? How does the microphone work? Does it reduce ambient noise so that people on the other end of our call can hear us clearly? Thanks for listening! Please be sure to leave a rating or review and follow us on our social accounts! SUBSCRIBE!       Like us on LinkedIn!       Like us on Facebook!     Follow us on Instagram! Eddie's LinkedIn       Tyler's LinkedIn      
38:35
January 12, 2022
How To LEVEL UP Your Leadership Skills | 5 Minute Friday REAIR
These things take practice, but they are all qualities you should strive for as a leader. - Show your humanity. Don't be afraid to show your emotions. - Remember the golden rule - Make others successful, and you will be successful. - If you're offering a reward, make sure it's in reach and winnable. - If you want good performance, pay well. Be there waiting with the check when the job is finished and people will love you for it. - People want to be heroes, not villains. Credit to Lee Evey for helping us out with these tips! Thanks for joining us this week! Make sure you check out our sponsor Trimble ProjectSight! - https://projectsight.trimble.com/ Please consider subscribing! SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL Like us on LinkedIn! Like us on Facebook! Follow us on Instagram! Eddie's LinkedIn Tyler's LinkedIn (Our day job)
06:30
January 07, 2022
103. A Challenge For The Industry (feat. Melanie Kagen)
In this week's episode, our friend Melanie Kagen educates us on the reality of homelessness and how we can help.  Melanie’s Info:  www.thecfr.org  melaniekagen@thecfr.org  (770)-428-2601  Thanks for listening! Please be sure to leave a rating or review and follow us on our social accounts! SUBSCRIBE!       Like us on LinkedIn!       Like us on Facebook!     Follow us on Instagram! Eddie's LinkedIn       Tyler's LinkedIn      
40:38
January 05, 2022
The Christmas Story | 5 Minute Friday
In this week's five minute Friday, Tyler and Eddie read the Christmas Story. We hope that everyone has a safe and Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Please consider subscribing! SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL Like us on LinkedIn! Like us on Facebook! Follow us on Instagram! Eddie's LinkedIn Tyler's LinkedIn 
04:01
December 24, 2021
Encouragement For The Restless | 5 Minute Friday
In this 5 Minute Friday, Tyler discusses the restlessness he felt at times during his time at ABSI.  Please consider subscribing! SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL Like us on LinkedIn! Like us on Facebook! Follow us on Instagram! Eddie's LinkedIn Tyler's LinkedIn
06:26
December 17, 2021
102. Hilti Jaibot Deepdive (feat. Aidan Maguire)
In this episode, our good friend Aiden Maguire joins us to give us a full education on Hilti's Jaibot. Here are a few things we cover in this episode! - How Jaibot improves site safety - Features you didn't know about - What happens when the drill runs into something? Thanks for listening! Please be sure to leave a rating or review and follow us on our social accounts! SUBSCRIBE!       Like us on LinkedIn!       Like us on Facebook!     Follow us on Instagram! Eddie's LinkedIn       Tyler's LinkedIn      
36:12
December 15, 2021
Don't Be A Hypocrite | 5 Minute Friday
Have you ever been called a hypocrite? In this week's Five Minute Friday, we cover some topics over hypocrisy. In the construction industry, it's really easy to have a "do as I say, not as I do" mindset, but little things that even children understand can cause us to stop and think.  Please consider subscribing! SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL Like us on LinkedIn! Like us on Facebook! Follow us on Instagram! Eddie's LinkedIn Tyler's LinkedIn
08:52
December 10, 2021
101. The People Problem With BIM
After a month off, WE ARE BACK! On today's episode, Tyler and Eddie discuss the people problems in the BIM Industry. Is driving more detail into design really possible considering the employment issues we're facing? We address these topics: - Eddie talks about how automation in BIM is the future, not people. - Industry expectations on BIM departments - Where do we find people do the work? Thanks for listening! Please be sure to leave a rating or review and follow us on our social accounts! SUBSCRIBE!       Like us on LinkedIn!       Like us on Facebook!     Follow us on Instagram! Eddie's LinkedIn       Tyler's LinkedIn      
38:41
December 08, 2021
The Golden Rule: Do Unto Others | 5 Minute Friday
In this week's five minute Friday, we discuss the golden rule and the many ways that it can be perceived. We also discuss about in some situations, how the customer is not always right. Please consider subscribing! SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL Like us on LinkedIn! Like us on Facebook! Follow us on Instagram! Eddie's LinkedIn Tyler's LinkedIn
07:06
December 03, 2021
Are You Training? (feat. Randy Collins)
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 industry, and why you should continue training. Related Links Randy’s LinkedIn Strategies Group’s Website Please consider subscribing! SUBSCRIBE! Like us on LinkedIn! Like us on Facebook! Follow us on Instagram! Eddie's LinkedIn Tyler's LinkedIn
42:36
December 01, 2021
Like Lego | REAIR
The boys are taking a break and re-tooling, so we're revisiting another episode this month. We're going to be coming at you with some new stuff in December!  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 first, is it the modules or the modular design? Construction already uses modular or unitized building materials as its basis for the design. Whether you are dealing with a literal brick, lumber, plywood, or piping we use predictable sizes and shapes that complement each other and fit together well. The big question is, how do we encourage more companies to go into modular building components? Eddie and Tyler dive into an interesting discussion based around a blog post Eddie has been working on. Thanks for listening! Please be sure to leave a rating or review and follow us on our social accounts! SUBSCRIBE!       Like us on LinkedIn!       Like us on Facebook!     Follow us on Instagram! Eddie's LinkedIn       Tyler's LinkedIn       (Our day job)
35:07
November 24, 2021
Doing The Right Thing | 5 Minute Friday
In this week's five minute Friday, Tyler and Eddie discuss the outcome of taking the time to fulfill a project until you are 100% satisfied. We also hit a few topics such as not settling for the minimum, but going above and beyond. Please consider subscribing! SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL Like us on LinkedIn! Like us on Facebook! Follow us on Instagram! Eddie's LinkedIn Tyler's LinkedIn
06:44
November 19, 2021
Automated Robotic Layout (feat. Tessa Lau) | REAIR
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 creative ways to help people. Designated as a Chief Robot Whisperer, Tessa’s goal is to create robots that can do the things we can’t or don’t want to do. Related Links: Dusty Robotics Tessa's LinkedIn SUBSCRIBE! Like us on LinkedIn! Like us on Facebook! Follow us on Instagram! Eddie's LinkedIn Tyler's LinkedIn
42:24
November 17, 2021
RFI | 5 Minute Friday
!! RFI !! Love them or hate them they are a part of the construction process we know today. Listen today as we give you a little glimpse into the brokenness of the process and challenge you to think of a better way. Please consider subscribing! SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL Like us on LinkedIn! Like us on Facebook! Follow us on Instagram! Eddie's LinkedIn Tyler's LinkedIn
06:51
November 12, 2021
EPISODE 100!!! 🎉🎉 (Also some Hilti Jaibot and Exoskeleton thoughts)
Recently we had the opportunity to put our hands on Hilti's Exoskeleton and Jaibot. We share some thoughts from that experience. Thank you all for being with us for this many episodes. 👊🏻👊🏻 We are so thankful for you keeping us going and inspiring us with new ideas every week. NOW GO BUILD SOMETHING AWESOME. 💪🏻💪🏻
39:27
November 10, 2021
What We’ve Learned Interviewing Podcast Guests | 5 Minute Friday
In this week's 5 Minute Friday, we give a little insight on some of the things that we have learned over the course of interviewing people on our podcasts.  Please consider subscribing! SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL Like us on LinkedIn! Like us on Facebook! Follow us on Instagram! Eddie's LinkedIn Tyler's LinkedIn
06:25
November 05, 2021
99. REDUCE your carbon footprint in a few clicks (feat. Stacy Smedley)
Why should we care about carbon emissions? How can you determine how much embodied carbon is in the materials you’re using on your job site? Our guest this week is Stacy Smedley. Stacy is the Director of Sustainability for Skanska USA and the Executive Director for Building Transparency which developed an amazing tool to help combat climate change caused by embodied carbon generated by the construction industry. Here are a few things we asked her! - What is embodied carbon? - Why should we care? - What can we do to improve the sustainability of the materials we’re using Relevant Links Stacy's LinkedIn Skanska Building Transparency EC3 Tool 99 Percent Invisible Episode Please consider subscribing! SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL Like us on LinkedIn! Like us on Facebook! Follow us on Instagram! Eddie's LinkedIn Tyler's LinkedIn
36:28
November 03, 2021
Touring A Prefab Facility | 5 Minute Friday
Have you ever stayed in a Marriott, Hilton, or Hyatt Hotel? There's a high likelihood that you've used one of these bathroom pods. But how is it done? Tyler had the opportunity to go visit SurePods, which is a prefabrication company here in the U.S. Their Vice President, Bill Seery, walked Tyler through the plant and showed him how it all comes together. 1. Productivity - The work is in front of you, and you almost always have the next thing to be working on. This reduces the number of people in "Wandering Mode" which is what you'll see frequently on job sites. 2. Safety - Since everything is in a controlled environment, it's easier to keep things closer to the ground and in a place that's safer for all employees. In some cases, they have the walls up on tables so they're really comfortable to work on. Each task can be reviewed by a safety officer and adjusted on the fly if needed. 3. Waste - Every piece of light gauge they roll has a purpose. They don't just buy light gauge in stock lengths and cut to size, they roll the studs as needed and to the correct length.  4. Finish - The finished product is immaculate. Multiple people are at the end of the line cleaning every speck of dust off of the tile, sink, mirrors. If you want to learn more about the prefabrication process, go check out the full interview with Bill right here! Make sure you check out our sponsor Trimble ProjectSight! - https://projectsight.trimble.com/ Please consider subscribing! SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL Like us on LinkedIn! Like us on Facebook! Follow us on Instagram! Eddie's LinkedIn Tyler's LinkedIn
07:38
October 29, 2021
98. Generative Design is DEAD (feat. Clifton Harness)
Clifton Harness joins us once more! Clifton happens to be the 1st guest ever to be on the show. (See Episode 2) He is the CEO and Co-Founder of TestFit, which helps Developers and Architects solve site plans for multifamily, hotel, parking or garden apartments in seconds. Clifton is one of our favorites to have on the show because we always walk away with food for thought.  In this episode, we cover: - Testfit's breaking news (someone is joining the team) - Clifton's theory of how to fix the industry - Is a completely 3D workflow a pipe-dream? Also, quite possibly the most off-the-rails intro to a show we've ever had. Blame Tyler's coffee addiction.  Relevant Links Testfit Clifton's LinkedIn Please consider subscribing! SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL Like us on LinkedIn! Like us on Facebook! Follow us on Instagram! Eddie's LinkedIn Tyler's LinkedIn
36:53
October 27, 2021
Eddie Lost His Shirt... | 5 Minute Friday
Losing your temper happens to the best of us. Recently, Eddie lost his temper. Hilariously it happened right after he taught everyone how to deal with conflict, but never mind that. We're covering this topic to remind everyone that mistakes happen and we should always be working to improve how we deal with other people.  Just because we teach it, doesn't mean we're the best at it, though. Make sure you check out our sponsor Trimble ProjectSight! - https://projectsight.trimble.com/ Please consider subscribing! SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL Like us on LinkedIn! Like us on Facebook! Follow us on Instagram! Eddie's LinkedIn Tyler's LinkedIn
10:39
October 22, 2021
97. Let The Robot Do That... (feat. David Burczyk)
Everyone hates repetitive tasks. Our guest, David Burczyk is the Construction Robotics Lead at Trimble. He is responsible for integrating the Boston Dynamics Spot platform with Trimble's hardware like the X7 laser scanner, which we have some personal experience with.  We dive into what the use cases are for this integration, what the workflow looks like, how far away you can be to operate Spot and how much the platform costs. Relevant Links David's LinkedIn Trimble & Boston Dynamics Please consider subscribing! SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL Like us on LinkedIn! Like us on Facebook! Follow us on Instagram! Eddie's LinkedIn Tyler's LinkedIn
36:60
October 20, 2021
Delegated Design | Five Minute Friday
In this week's episode of Five Minute Friday, Eddie talks about delegated design and why it is a concern in the construction industry. Thanks for joining us this week! Make sure you check out our sponsor Trimble ProjectSight! - https://projectsight.trimble.com/ Please consider subscribing! SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL Like us on LinkedIn! Like us on Facebook! Follow us on Instagram! Eddie's LinkedIn Tyler's LinkedIn
06:07
October 15, 2021
96. Better Building Science (feat. Anne Ellis)
Anne is an engineer who has spent more than three decades designing things like casinos, hospitals, academic facilities, corporate offices and transit facilities, bridges and tunnels.  She is actively working with the Charles Pankow Foundation as Executive Director and NIBS (National Institute of Building Sciences) as a Board Member. Also, at one point she was the President of ACI (The American Concrete Institute). We have no idea what glitch in the matrix occurred to allow us to speak with her, but we are so grateful. She is such an incredible person with amazing insights into our industry! Here's what we covered! - The pace of technology adoption in the industry - Investing into non-proprietary technologies that aid the entire industry - What the Charles Pankow Foundation does to facilitate growth in the industry Relevant Links The Charles Pankow Foundation NIBS ACI Anne's LinkedIn Please consider subscribing! SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL Like us on LinkedIn! Like us on Facebook! Follow us on Instagram! Eddie's LinkedIn Tyler's LinkedIn
38:18
October 13, 2021
The Mirror Effect | 5 Minute Friday
When was the last time you took a step back and looked at the people you're working with or even hiring?  In short - The mirror effect is when you hire people that remind you of yourself. This unconscious bias causes you to end up with a team that looks and acts exactly like you. Don't believe us? Take a look around at the people you're surrounded by, and who hired them. You'll most likely see a pattern. Thanks for joining us this week! Make sure you check out our sponsor Trimble ProjectSight! - https://projectsight.trimble.com/ Please consider subscribing! SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL Like us on LinkedIn! Like us on Facebook! Follow us on Instagram! Eddie's LinkedIn Tyler's LinkedIn
05:19
October 08, 2021
Reimagining Construction (feat. Pete Dumont) | REAIR
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 overused safety nets that create frozen funds. The next step is to create healthy external relationships. Pete talks about the two most unhealthy business relationships and what OS 2.0 is pushing towards. To start fostering these relationships now, OS 2.0 has looked outside the industry to find inspiration in smart contracts and blockchain. Related Links:  Prairie Dog’s Website CII’s OS 2.0 Please consider subscribing!  SUBSCRIBE! Like us on LinkedIn! Like us on Facebook! Follow us on Instagram! Eddie's LinkedIn Tyler's LinkedIn
42:07
October 06, 2021
Our Regrets (Don't do these things) | 5 Minute Friday
Some of the biggest regrets we both have are from early in our career. Don't make the same mistakes as us. If you're currently doing one of these things, take it as a message to slow down and reset.  - Stop Taking Things So Personal - Keep A Reasonable Schedule - Learn to say NO (This can't be overstated) - Watch Your Screen Time We appreciate you guys. Thanks for being here. 👊🏻👊🏻 Thanks for joining us this week! Make sure you check out our sponsor Trimble ProjectSight! - https://projectsight.trimble.com/ Please consider subscribing! SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL Like us on LinkedIn! Like us on Facebook! Follow us on Instagram! Eddie's LinkedIn Tyler's LinkedIn 
09:08
October 01, 2021
95. Tyler’s Leaving... (coffee with the bros ☕️)
It's a variety show this week! Eddie's finally back in the office, and we had a lot of catching up to do.   Here is what we cover! - Tyler leaving ABSI - Office or Remote? - New hard hats!? - Laser scanning status report. - What's making us think?  Relevant Links  Tyler's New Company  Thanks for listening! Please be sure to leave a rating or review and follow us on our social accounts! SUBSCRIBE!       Like us on LinkedIn!       Like us on Facebook!     Follow us on Instagram! Eddie's LinkedIn       Tyler's LinkedIn      
37:52
September 29, 2021
How To DEAL With Conflict | 5 Minute Friday
We have conflict daily on job sites, but what is the best way to get a resolution? You should have a goal keeping things out of the courtroom at all cost. Eddie drops some biblical knowledge on how to best approach resolving conflict. It's based on Matthew 18:15-20. If you're interested, here's the scripture he's basing it on - 15 “If your brother or sister sins, go and point out their fault, just between the two of you. If they listen to you, you have won them over. 16 But if they will not listen, take one or two others along, so that ‘every matter may be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.’ 17 If they still refuse to listen, tell it to the church; and if they refuse to listen even to the church, treat them as you would a pagan or a tax collector.  Thanks for joining us this week! Make sure you check out our sponsor Trimble ProjectSight! - https://projectsight.trimble.com/ Please consider subscribing! SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL Like us on LinkedIn! Like us on Facebook! Follow us on Instagram! Eddie's LinkedIn Tyler's LinkedIn (Our day job)
09:41
September 24, 2021
94. PLUG AND PLAY ELEVATORS!? (feat. Tim McNew)
Tim is the director of offsite manufacturing for Factory Blue, a prefab company based out of Fort Worth, Texas. Factory Blue specializes in bathroom pods, multi-stall bathroom pods, prefabricated elevator units and other specialty pieces that are architectural in nature. We dive into the logistics of installing prefabricated bathrooms into a terminal at DFW airport, what they mean by prefabricated elevators (which is sick by the way), and some of the unforeseen things that happen when you're installing things on site. We walked away with so much food for thought after this episode, and we know you will too! Relevant Links Factory Blue Website Tim's LinkedIn Please consider subscribing! SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL Like us on LinkedIn! Like us on Facebook! Follow us on Instagram! Eddie's LinkedIn Tyler's LinkedIn (Our day job)
34:60
September 22, 2021
How To LEVEL UP Your Leadership Skills | 5 Minute Friday
These things take practice, but they are all qualities you should strive for as a leader.  - Show your humanity. Don't be afraid to show your emotions. - Remember the golden rule - Make others successful, and you will be successful. - If you're offering a reward, make sure it's in reach and winnable. - If you want good performance, pay well. Be there waiting with the check when the job is finished and people will love you for it. - People want to be heroes, not villains. Credit to Lee Evey for helping us out with these tips! Thanks for joining us this week! Make sure you check out our sponsor Trimble ProjectSight! - https://projectsight.trimble.com/ Please consider subscribing! SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL Like us on LinkedIn! Like us on Facebook! Follow us on Instagram! Eddie's LinkedIn Tyler's LinkedIn (Our day job)
07:30
September 17, 2021
93. How To Use Liens To Get PAID (feat. Karalynn Cromeens)
Lien's are common in the construction industry, but what the heck are they? How can you use them to get paid as a sub-contractor? We break it down for you and give you resources to better understand this valuable tool. We invite attorney, Karalynn Cromeens, writer of “Quit Getting Screwed” and more recently "Quit Getting Stiffed" to teach us all about Liens and how you can use them to get paid as a subcontractor.  Tyler Asked -  - What is a lien?  - Why and when were liens invented?  - Give us some history  - Why are liens needed in the construction industry? - What rights do contractors have to collect their money without a lien?  - How can contractors use their lien rights to combat the pay when paid clause?  Also, guess what!? Eddie's back for this week's intro!   Related Links  Karalynn’s LinkedIn  “Quit Getting Screwed” "Quit Getting Stiffed" Thanks for listening! Please be sure to leave a rating or review and follow us on our social accounts! SUBSCRIBE!       Like us on LinkedIn!       Like us on Facebook!     Follow us on Instagram! Eddie's LinkedIn       Tyler's LinkedIn      
33:15
September 15, 2021
3 Tips For LinkedIn Success | 5 Minute Friday
LinkedIn is one of our favorite platforms to post on. It's relatively easy to get organic traffic for your company page or personal page. Here are a few tips you can implement this week to start slaying LinkedIn.  - If you have people you can tag, make sure you tag them. This is a free boost on your post. Just make sure that you’re not spamming people, and if you tag them it’s legitimate. For example. You worked with a project team that did a great job and you’re proud of them. Take a photo, and tag everyone that is in the photo, their businesses, their mom, their dad, their auntie. Everyone that would love to see that photo. Boom. Who needs to boost with money.  - Video is the king. If you can, make sure you’re posting videos. They have a tendency to get more traction than photos. Also, pro tip. Make sure you’re wearing PPE. For some reason, when I wear PPE in my videos it grabs the target audience's attention.  - Use the featured section! Go to your profile and click on the “Add section” button and enable the featured section. I want you to show off your highest performing post first, and then a link to any relevant projects or businesses that you’re a part of. and then some social proof (if you have it) that you have a legitimate offering. Check out my LinkedIn profile for ideas on how to set it up! - Tyler's LinkedIn Thanks for joining us this week! Make sure you check out our sponsor Trimble ProjectSight! - https://projectsight.trimble.com/ Please consider subscribing! SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL Like us on LinkedIn! Like us on Facebook! Follow us on Instagram! Eddie's LinkedIn Tyler's LinkedIn (Our day job)
06:03
September 10, 2021
92. What it Takes To Lead - Pentagon Renovation Part 2 (feat. Lee Evey)
This is the second part of our conversation with the Program Manager of the Pentagon Renovation, Lee Evey. Our guest, Lee Evey, was the program manager of the Pentagon Renovation from 1997 - 2002. When Lee arrived on the Pentagon project, it was in chaos. He tells us about how he got offered the job, his first day on-site, and how he was able to rally the troops around one singular purpose.  Here are some facts about the project -  - $1.22 Billion budget from congress to renovate all 5 wedges of the pentagon - 25,000 people working in the building, who could not be disturbed. - 4,000,000 lbs of asbestos per wedge - A national tragedy happened on site.  You’re going to hear very little from us during this interview. We were so interested in what he was saying, we just let Lee go and tell us what he wanted to tell us. When you get in a room with someone like Lee -- You shut up and listen. Thanks for listening! Please be sure to leave a rating or review and follow us on our social accounts! SUBSCRIBE!       Like us on LinkedIn!       Like us on Facebook!     Follow us on Instagram! Eddie's LinkedIn       Tyler's LinkedIn      
48:18
September 08, 2021
Don’t Make This Marketing Mistake | 5 Minute Friday
We’ve been producing this podcast every single week for almost 2 years. Fun fact, though, before we started The Construction Brothers, Tyler was a marketing nerd. It’s been a passion of his for quite a number of years. Because of that passion, he gets asked a lot how people can best market their construction company, and there’s one piece of advice that will change your entire business. That’s what Tyler’s talking about today. It doesn’t matter how much knowledge you have of video, photo or graphic design. Or what trade you work in, within the construction industry. Follow this advice, and you will get results.
05:42
September 03, 2021
91. The Pentagon Renovation - Part 1 (feat. Lee Evey)
Our guest, Lee Evey, was the program manager of the Pentagon Renovation from 1997 - 2002. When Lee arrived on the Pentagon project, it was in chaos. He tells us about how he got offered the job, his first day on site, and how he was able to rally the troops around one singular purpose. Here are some facts about the project -  - $1.22 Billion budget from congress to renovate all 5 wedges of the pentagon - 25,000 people working in the building, who could not be disturbed. - 4,000,000 lbs of asbestos per wedge - A national tragedy happened on site. You’re going to hear very little from us during this interview. We were so interested in what he was saying, we just let Lee go and tell us what he wanted to tell us. When you get in a room with someone like Lee -- You shut up and listen.  Thanks for joining us this week! Please consider subscribing! SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL Like us on LinkedIn! Like us on Facebook! Follow us on Instagram! Eddie's LinkedIn Tyler's LinkedIn (Our day job)
49:32
September 01, 2021
6 Tips For Architects | 5 Minute Friday
After reviewing hundreds of Architectural sets over the years, here are the main pain points we see most often. - Stair stringers have width - Do final coordination with your engineer before issuing the documentation  - Use grids (and coordinate)  - Know the actual dimensions of materials like masonry  - Dimension walls to face of stud  - Be a builder. Not an artist. Thanks for joining us this week! Make sure you check out our sponsor Trimble ProjectSight! - https://projectsight.trimble.com/ Please consider subscribing! SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL Like us on LinkedIn! Like us on Facebook! Follow us on Instagram! Eddie's LinkedIn Tyler's LinkedIn (Our day job)
06:47
August 27, 2021
90. MAKE YOUR SITE SAFE
Do your people fall asleep during their safety orientation? Tyler watched that happen this week. Construction accidents are something we take really seriously as a family. We've grown up being a part of, or hearing stories of fatalities on job sites. This week, though, we both had to sit down and get our OSHA 10 training done in order to go out on a job site to do some work. We have some thoughts, to say the least. Thanks for listening! Please be sure to leave a rating or review and follow us on our social accounts! SUBSCRIBE!       Like us on LinkedIn!       Like us on Facebook!     Follow us on Instagram! Eddie's LinkedIn       Tyler's LinkedIn      
41:53
August 25, 2021
3 Tips to Be A Better Person To Work For | 5 Minute Friday
Eddie offers his insights on how to be a better employer. Here’s what he covers! - Delegation (hand over the full process) - Communication tips - Do your homework on time ________ Thanks for joining us this week! Make sure you check out our sponsor Trimble ProjectSight! - https://projectsight.trimble.com/ Please consider subscribing! SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL Like us on LinkedIn! Like us on Facebook! Follow us on Instagram! Eddie's LinkedIn Tyler's LinkedIn (Our day job)
06:45
August 20, 2021
Connecting Construction (feat. Dan Conery) | REAIR
We invited Dan Conery on the podcast for a conversation about the importance of connecting the industry through data. Dan is a Product Strategy Manager with Trimble’s E-Builder Enterprise and ProjectSight. He operates his day-to-day thinking the opposite of “if it ain't broke don’t fix it”. Through this lens, Dan brings some interesting views to how we can look at addressing connecting as an industry through a legal framework, personal connections, and data flow. Related Links Dan’s LinkedIn Trimble’s E-Builder Enterprise Trimble’s ProjectSight Broken Buildings Busted Budgets Apple Fires Two General Contractors Thanks for listening! Please be sure to leave a rating or review and follow us on our social accounts! SUBSCRIBE!       Like us on LinkedIn!       Like us on Facebook!     Follow us on Instagram! Eddie's LinkedIn       Tyler's LinkedIn      
41:51
August 18, 2021
5 Tips To Write Better Email | 5 Minute Friday
Having trouble getting responses to your emails? Try some of these tips out and see how it goes! - Use Bullets - Be Concise  - Put your major point up front (BLUF - Bottom Line Up Front) - Use Grammarly - Take 5 - Don’t use an email; when you need to use your phone. ________ Thanks for joining us this week! Make sure you check out our sponsor Trimble ProjectSight! -https://projectsight.trimble.com/ Please consider subscribing! SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL Like us on LinkedIn! Like us on Facebook! Follow us on Instagram! Eddie's LinkedIn Tyler's LinkedIn (Our day job)
06:53
August 13, 2021
89. Wisdom From A Serial Entrepreneur (feat. Tatsuya "Tats" Nakagawa)
The topic on the table this week is all things Entrepreneurship. Our guest, Tats, gave us so many great nuggets of wisdom that we're excited to share with you! Tatsuya "Tats" Nakagawa has launched hundreds of products and services, co-authored Overcoming Inventoritis: The Silent Killer of Innovation with a foreword by Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, spoken to a variety of industry groups including The American Chamber of Commerce. He's also written articles for Fast Company and Industry Week. Tats is going on CBS News in order to share his story with the world! Beyond that, he is the CEO of Castagra. Castagra helps contractors and commercial property owners solve difficult roof coating challenges, mainly with tar and gravel. One of their products, Ecodur, is used by companies all over the world. Ecodur has also been voted top "Greenvention" by the entrepreneur reality show Dragon's Den. (It's like Shark Tank) Thanks for listening! Please be sure to leave a rating or review and follow us on our social accounts! SUBSCRIBE!       Like us on LinkedIn!       Like us on Facebook!     Follow us on Instagram! Eddie's LinkedIn       Tyler's LinkedIn      
48:32
August 11, 2021
Top Leadership Podcasts You Should Listen To! | 5 Minute Friday
Tyler steps in to share his favorite leadership podcasts! All It Takes Is A Goal Jocko Podcast John Maxwell Podcast Akimbo (Seth Godin) How I Built This _________ In Other News We have been posting more on YouTube about our field experience with the Trimble X7 scanner. Make sure you go check it out and subscribe to that channel if you want to see some more content like that in the future! - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7OcpEn4q1_4yWXIY9Zuyiw Thanks for joining us this week! Make sure you check out our sponsor Trimble ProjectSight! -https://projectsight.trimble.com/ Please consider subscribing! SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL Like us on LinkedIn! Like us on Facebook! Follow us on Instagram! Eddie's LinkedIn Tyler's LinkedIn (Our day job)
04:38
August 06, 2021