Our podcasts focus on bring you insights from the construction and plant sectors, sharing knowledge and information from those working across the spectrum of this important industry sector.
The podcast is hosted by Peter Haddock and sponsored by Leica Geosystems, the surveying and 3D machine control equipment solutions specialistswww.leica-geosystems.com.
We are always interested in what you think of our podcasts, especially if you have suggestions for future editions. You can get in touch with the Content With Media team by firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chris Matthew of Flannery Plant Hire features in the new 'Podcast with Leadership' series launched alongside Earthmovers Magazine interviews
Sam Mercer is the Operations Director of leading plant hire specialist, Plantforce Rentals. He is the latest leader to share his thoughts with Peter Haddock, for our Content With Media 'Podcast With Leadership' Series.
This edition and those remaining in the series are sponsored by LiuGong Direct UK. It's one of the UK's leading construction equipment suppliers with direct sales and service support to its customers. The podcast also supports a similar series of articles in the print edition of Earthmovers Magazine.
In this edition, Sam talks about how Plantforce has become a leader in 3D machine control and operator training, with its collaborative partnership with Weston College and machine control specialists like Leica Geosystems.
He also talks about its experience of delivering major earthworks for Hinkley C and how the business has learnt from the experience, investing in the latest equipment, technology and data-driven solutions.
With a move towards the ‘Connected Site’ Sam talks about efficiency gains, safety, maintenance and the future direction of its new ‘Fuel Efficiency Dynamics’ training program. They have even taken training online for FREE since this podcast was recorded.
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Huw Richards has been the Group Managing Director of the Walters Group for over 27 years, having started his earthworks career when he was just 18. With a vast amount of experience, he is the latest leader to share his thoughts with Peter Haddock for our Content With Media 'Podcast With Leadership' Series. This edition and those remaining in the series are sponsored by LiuGong Direct UK. It's one of the UK's leading construction equipment suppliers with direct sales and service support to its customers. They also support a similar series of articles in the print edition of Earthmovers Magazine.
In this edition, Huw talks about the Walters Group focus on safety with his recent safety tour and how the business has grown to employ over 500 people, with a fleet of 600 machines. It has also diversified from its original base in Wales to now operate in the quarrying, waste management, infrastructure and construction sectors, throughout the UK. With its operators averaging eight years of service, Huw talks about how the business is also investing in staff skills development, with the use of specialist Cat Simulators.
Huw goes on to talk about industry collaboration with the A14 and how it will be important moving forward with projects like HS2. When it comes to technology, Huw explains the importance of site managers, using data to benchmark performance and how the business is focusing on delivering positive outcomes, when it comes to its carbon impact. With some of its operators handling equipment worth over £350,000, with the very latest technologies on board, it's certainly not an industry which is just about oil and grease any more.
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Strategic manager for Flannery Plant Hire, Chris Matthew features in the first of a new 'Podcast with Leadership' series, where Peter Haddock talks to industry leaders about a whole range of topics from skills to technology, fuel to the environment, HS2 to Highways and what the industry needs to do to move forward. The series launches as an extension to Earthmovers Magazine interviews which have been featuring in the print publication with the same leaders.
In this edition, Chris talks to Peter about how Flannery is working across the industry and supporting Tier 1 contractors to deliver better outcomes. He explains how Flannery is focusing on all elements of earthworks, in particular, fuel management to reduce the environmental impact of earthworks on a whole range of projects.
With his previous role working for Balfour Beatty, Chris shares valuable insights into how the industry needs to focus on collaboration and the important role that major earthworks specialists like Flannery can play in delivering a more sustainable future.
This is the first in a series of six leadership podcasts with this edition sponsored by Leica Geosystems the connected site, surveying and machine control equipment specialist.
Hear how Ritchie Bros. is supporting the industry in many different ways at this difficult time. They are raising awareness of the Lighthouse Club construction charity, sharing its helpline number 0345 605 1956 and its website for donations www.lighthouseclub.org advancing payments to sellers, tackling the thieves so buyers don't get caught out and of course, sponsoring this "Supporting the Construction and Plant sector" Podcast series.
In this Podcast Peter Haddock of Content With Media talks to Rupert Craven, Sales Director of Ritchie Bros. about all of these subjects and much more. The series so far has raised the bar to tackle plant theft, talked about the need for industry collaboration, explained how support is being made available for skills development and it will continue to connect people throughout the industry, during and beyond lockdown.
Many thanks to all at Ritchie Bros. for supporting this series and thanks to Rupert for his time.
With its next 'Online Only' auction fast approaching on the 18th June 2020, you can find out more about all the services Ritchie Bros offers to buyers and sellers alike, by visit www.RBauction.com
The Lighthouse Club is the Construction industry charity and in the words of its CEO, Bill Hill, they need a Captain (Colonel) Tom moment, to raise £1m to support the work the charity does. In this podcast, Bill talks about the charity, how it works, what it is doing and much more, but what sticks with us is the very sad loss of life that the charity could have potentially stopped.
With a 55% increase in calls to its 24/7 Construction Industry helpline, a huge issue with funding with the loss of £250,000 alone from its potentially suspended Christmas event, Bill and his team need our help to do two things.
First and most importantly, to get the Construction Industry Helpline number out there 0345 605 1956 and the free app details of which can be found at this link www.constructionindustryhelpline.com
The second is to support the charity with is recently launched 'Construction Workers Family Crisis Appeal' to raise £1m, full details here www.lighthouseclub.org
Please listen to this podcast and share it with as many people as you can. We all have a role we can play in supporting our industry and the families that rely on it.
Thank you for listening and thanks to Ritchie Bros for suggesting we talk to Bill as part of this 'Supporting the Construction and Plant sector' podcast series they sponsor. We are humbled and privileged to be able to share this with you all.
In this latest edition of the Content With Media "Supporting the Construction and Plant Sectors" #podcast series, hosted by Peter Haddock and sponsored by Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, Peter talks to Ian Elliott, UK Group Head of Security for utility services and construction specialist, Clancey Docwra.
He explains how his team is tackling plant theft by making equipment 'As unattractive as possible'.
Hear about the issues Clancy continue to face with theft. And how they are using a combination of the Datatag ID Ltd CESAR Scheme, immobilisers, telemetry tracking, advanced operator identity cards and some paint, to create a layered approach to theft prevention.
Not forgetting 'Stopping the thieves at the fence' with the latest active thermal camera technology.
Ian also asks the question 'Do you know the cost of theft to your business?'
He explains how this is not just due to lost equipment, lost work hours and insurance costs, but the impact of reputational damage.
This is a must-listen for every plant and equipment owner in the construction sector, as Ian is definitely on the front line and coming out fighting.
In this latest Ritchie Bros auctioneer sponsored 'Supporting the Construction and Plant sectors' series, Peter Haddock of Content With Media talks to Nick Drew aka Earthmovers Magazine Digger Man Blogger. They discuss the latest launches at Conexpo 2020, skills, diversity, inclusion and much more. .
You can find out all about Nick Drew and his blog and how to join him on social media at www.earthmoversmagazine.co.uk/digger-man
In the latest edition of the brand new Content With Media "Connecting the Construction and Plant sector support series", sponsored by used equipment specialist Ritchie Bros auctioneers, Peter Haddock follows up on the increase in plant theft during the lockdown.
This is an issue that was brought to our attention in another recent podcast with Rob Oliver the CEO of the Construction Equipment Association. To find out how to support the industry in tackling this rise in equipment theft, Peter Haddock contacted Datatag, the organisation that runs the CESAR equipment registration scheme.
Peter managed to get in touch with one of its police liaison specialists, Nick Mayell who talks about the issues around tackling plant theft, how advanced criminal gangs have become and how the CESAR Scheme works to stop thieves from getting away with it.
For more on the CESAR scheme visit www.datatag.co.uk/schemes.php
Many thanks to Ritchie Bros, the used equipment specialist for sponsoring this important series. To find out all the different ways of buying and selling equipment with its live and online Marketplace E solutions, visit www.rbauction.com
In the next edition of the Content with Media 'Connecting the Construction and Plant sector support podcast series' sponsored by used equipment specialist Ritchie Bros. Peter Haddock talks to Alasdair Reisner, CEO of the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA)
In this edition, Alasdair explains how CECA has joined together with other construction industry associations to react at breakneck speed to support the industry. Delivering key materials like site operation procedures in a matter of days.
This and lots of other materials are available for free right now through the Construction Leadership Council Website www.constructionleadershipcouncil.co.uk
Look out for more podcasts in the series, where we tackle the issue of rising Plant Theft with some great advice from industry experts and much more...
In this first launch edition of a brand new Content With Media "Connecting the Construction and Plant sector support series", sponsored by used equipment specialist Ritchie Bros auctioneers, Peter Haddock talks to our special guest, Andy Street, the Mayor of the West Midlands.
Andy, talks about how the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) is supporting the Construction and Plant sectors in the lockdown period and beyond, explaining how it is investing in collaborative partnerships to deliver the skills needed to support the sector. He also explains how WMCA has worked with its partners to rapidly accelerate online training provision in the lockdown, supporting individuals looking to gain skills that will benefit them and the region in the future.
For more information on all of this investment and the opportunities, it is creating, click on this link https://www.wmca.org.uk/
Many thanks for listening and keep your ears open for the next edition in the series where Peter Haddock talks to Alasdair Reisner, CEO of the Civil Engineering Contractors Association, who explains how they are working with other industry bodies to support the construction and plant sectors.
In this latest edition of #CWMRespect Podcast series, Rob Oliver talks to Peter Haddock of Content With Media.
Rob is passionate about the industry and its people and is also spearheading the fight against rising plant theft during the lockdown, lobbying on red diesel, supporting the introduction of technology and much more in his role as the CEO of the Construction Equipment Association.
Hear what he has to say about the issues that matter in this podcast and why not get involved in the debate on our social media channels (Content With Media on Facebook and Twitter or get in touch with Peter Haddock on Linkedin.
A big thanks to Leica Geosystems for sponsoring this podcast, if you’d like to understand more on how to go about choosing the right construction technologies, why not visit constructech.com and read its latest thought leadership piece from Hopi at the link below.
In this edition of the #CWMRespect Podcast series, Peter Haddock of Content With Media talks about the most cost-effective way to embrace 3D machine control, making sure you are able to get on Highways England jobs and win HS2 work in the future, now that the technology is mandated. Peter's first stop is to talk to Leica Geosystems product specialist, Steve Claybrook, who has also used its products as a surveyor/engineer in a previous role. In this part of the interview, Peter demystifies the technology, whilst exploring how it can be retrofitted to older machines.
With retrofitting and the technology explained, Peter moves onto talk to Rupert Craven, Sales Director of Ritchie Bros auctioneers about all the different ways in which you can find and buy used equipment like excavators and dozers, that can then be retrofitted with 3D machine control.
If you need any advice on either of these topics, please email email@example.com using 'Retrofitting and Buying' as your title text and we will find the right person to help. Alternatively, you can send us a message on our Content With Media Facebook page and Twitter account or contact Peter Haddock through Linkedin
You can also visit www.leica-geosystems.com or www.rbauction.com for more information.
Thanks to Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon for sponsoring this podcast.
In this special edition of the #CWMRespect Podcast, Peter Haddock of Content With Media talks about skills with the Mayor of the West Midlands Andy Street, Balfour Beatty plc apprentice Jack, McAuliffe Group's Francesca & Lewis, and Eiffage Kier's Amrit and Kyle.
All of these individuals are inspirational and passionate about bringing people into the #Construction industry. So take a listen to what they have to say and hear Peter's views on how we need to invest in technology and training for 3D machine control, in particular, to help deliver major projects like HS2.
Please Note: Content for this podcast was recorded at the West Midlands Combined Authority 'Plant & Construction Skills' event before the #HS2 announcement was made.
Thanks to Leica Geosystems part of Hexagon for agreeing to sponsor this special edition.
Dan, engineering manager from earthworks specialist, D Morgan explains how the business has gone on a journey with the adoption of 3D machine control and the use of surveying technology, to create the models needed to deliver projects, large and small.
In this podcast, Dan also explains the challenges, the impact of 3D machine control and the next steps the 70 year old business is taking in the development of its technology driven approach.
Many thanks to www.Leica-Geosystems.com for sponsoring this #CWMRespect podcast series.
In our latest #CWMRespect Podcast, we talk about how the Highways England ‘Raising the Bar’ document, which is now mandating 3D Machine Control on all its projects, is opening the floodgates for new earthworks technologies onsite. This, in turn, will help businesses to improve safety and productivity, whilst creating a more sustainable and profitable earthworks sector.
To find out more, Peter Haddock from Content With Media, talked to our friend and respected industry leader, Mark Lawton of Skanska. He is a passionate advocate for technology use onsite, driving change on the A14 project and sharing this knowledge throughout the industry.
We thank Mark for sharing his insight and Leica Geosystems for sponsoring this podcast edition. #CWMRespect
Peter Haddock from Content With Media introduces our first in a series of respect podcasts (#CWMRespect), which is focused on sharing insights from people in the construction and the mobile plant & equipment sectors that he respects.
This episode features an interview with Claire Trott the MD of Plantforce, who talks about its industry-first collaboration with Weston College to deliver the UK's most advanced operator training.
Learn how Plantforce has collaborated with the college and 3D machine control specialists Leica Geosystems and Sitech Trimble to introduce both simulator training and practical in-cab training on the latest equipment provided by Plantforce.
This podcast is kindly sponsored by Leica Geosystems who are helping the industry to become machine control ready by pre-enabling fleets with their base kits, so plant operators are ‘Leica Ready’ for the big dig season.
To organise a free consultation with a Leica expert text about pre-enabling your fleet simply text your name and company to 888 02 or visit www.Leica-geosystems.com
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