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2021 PODCASTS

The Show Must Go On by Glass Canada Magazine

The Buildings Show, Canada’s largest construction show happening Dec. 1 to 3 at the Toronto Convention Centre, has been a popular destination for glazing contractors because of the opportunity it affords to take in the broadest possible range of suppliers and conference topics out there. There’s always a nice selection of commercial glazing and façade construction products, but also HVAC, insulation, roofing, concrete and even property management solutions. This time, there’s a building envelope session but also many sessions aimed at “soft skills” in the construction industry: human resources, marketing, leadership, project management and other topics we know are critical but don’t always have time to think about. Since the Buildings Show is returning as a live event for the first time since the pandemic hit, we thought it was time to invite program director Teresa Baker to GlassTalk to give us the full FYI.

For more information about the initiative go to glasscanadamag.com or follow their twitter feed at @GlassCanadaMag.

2020 PODCASTS

THE CONSTRUCTION RECORD w/ HeroWork

Russell Hixson, Journal of Commerce staff writer, focuses on HeroWork, an initiative driven by Vancouver Island artist and author Paul Latour to help charities renovate by bringing together skilled tradespeople, volunteers and companies. Latour’s work has given construction professionals a chance to use their skills and
experience to help the less fortunate but it also helps volunteers through what the terms “modern day barn raisings” that are more event than worksite.

For more information about the initiative go to herowork.com or follow their twitter feed at @Herowork.

THE CONSTRUCTION RECORD Buildings Week Preview Special

This episode of The Construction Record is dedicated to Buildings Week, the virtual conference happening from Nov. 30 to Dec. 4 covering architecture, construction, design and real estate.

Quang Trong of Portland-based architecture engineering and construction tech startup Polytechnica, HVAC expert Wade Conlan of Hanson Professional Services and Alex Crandall of the HIDI Group consultancy all spoke to digital media editor Warren Frey about how COVID-19 is changing not only how their firms do work but also about what they’ve observed in their individual practices.

THE CONSTRUCTION RECORD Halloween Special

The Construction Record looks at the legacy of construction in horror films old and new. Vince Versace Daily Commercial News and Journal of Commerce national editor, Warren Frey,  digital media editor and correspondent Peter Kenter focus their attention on the real scares in horror films, namely not building to code and planning suburban developments on ghost-filled graveyards.

THE CONSTRUCTION RECORD w/ Livescosts.com

This episode of The Construction Record is a “crosspod” collaboration between Daily
Commercial News a and Journal of Commerce national editor Vince Versace and Livecosts.com podcast host Ciaran Brennan.

Livecosts.com is based in Ireland and the two hosts compared and contrasted covering the
industry in both Europe and Canada and the challenges both sectors are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as looking at digital transformation in the construction industry and Vince’s experiences covering the sector as a
journalist.

THE CONSTRUCTION RECORD w/ Architect Luis Vidal

Luis Vidal, the architect behind numerous airport projects including Terminal 2 at Heathrow Airport, Zaragoza Airport in Spain, Denver International Airport and Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport shares his vision of what airport design during and after the COVID-19 era will look like.

The conversation between Vidal and Vince Versace, Daily Commercial News and Journal
of Commerce national editor, ranged from how airports changed after 9/11 and will again in response to COVID-19 to the role of collaboration between owners, builders and designers and the push and pull of creativity and practicality when working on large, complicated projects such as an international airport.

THE CONSTRUCTION RECORD w/ Chandos COO Sean Penn

Chandos Construction COO Sean Penn recently took to the road visiting multiple worksites and offices across Canada to see how Chandos employees were coping and working with pandemic protocols and the “new normal.” Penn purchased an RV and took his family along with him. Along the way he recorded a series of videos to document both his journey and the work being done by Chandos employees.

Russell Hixson, Journal of Commerce staff writer, 
spoke with Penn about the trip to find out how the company coped with COVID-19 from the beginning of the pandemic to the present and the many challenges involved in purchasing, avigating and living in an RV.

The Construction Life Podcast w/ Carpenter on Site

Andrew Prete of @carpenter_on_site An elder millennial that has really taken the industry by the horns and made the business better than most.

Andrew isn’t shy about how and why he builds the way he does, the best that he can - no matter the size of the project, it is all the same to him.

Listen now!

@carpenter_on_site

 

The Construction Life Podcast w/ Caruk Hall (part 1 of 2)

Jim Caruk – The Godfather of Construction sits down with The Construction Life Podcast and shares his great insight into the construction industry.

Listen now to this 2 part series and get details on what has worked for him and his clients, from plaster crown to his love for wood trim.

(Part 1 of 2)

www.carukhall.com

 

The Construction Life Podcast w/ Caruk Hall (part 2 of 2)

Jim Caruk – The Godfather of Construction sits down with The Construction Life Podcast and shares his great insight into the construction industry.

Listen now to this 2 part series and get details on what has worked for him and his clients, from plaster crown to his love for wood trim.

(Part 2 of 2)

www.carukhall.com

 

The Construction Life Podcast w/ Polar Bear Geo

Aoman and Orest working from Polar Bear Geo discussing about Geothermal heating and cooling systems. A system that has been around for over a century in Europe.


Listen now to the age old-tale and shared laughs with The Construction Life Podcast

www.polarbeargeo.com

 

The Construction Life Podcast w/ Jackie Schagen Design

Jackie Schagen Design introduces the The Construction Life podcast to her world of Space Planning Expert. Sharing the whole truth behind Interior Design, the relationships with contractors, clients and changes.

Tune in now!

www.jackieschagendesign.ca

 

The Construction Life Podcast w/ Renoshield

From scope changes to stolen deposits to homeowners refusing to pay, contractors are put in a tough position. Dave Strang and Tyler Burton join Manny and Carlito to discuss how Renoshield is shaking up the industry.

You won't want to miss this!

 

www.renoshield.com/tcl

 

The Construction Life Podcast w/ A-Cad Modular

Adnan Zabian an Architect and Engineer with a focus on building modular shipping container structures. Discusses with Manny and Carlito about the nitty gritty detail of taking a shipping container and turning it into a home, office or temporary space. 

www.acadmodular.org

 

The Construction Life Podcast w/ Vella Contracting


Daniel Vella of Vella Contracting is talking on The Construction Life podcast about where and how Daniel began, a self taught contractor and trim expert with a love for everything wood, especially crown moulding.

Tune in now! 

www.vellareno.com

 

The Construction Life Podcast w/ Artistic Skylights


Manny and Carlito are talking with Marco and Nenzio from Artistic Skylights. They get right into the history of the skylight and how far back in history was the very first skylight ever built.


Find out more and listen to this Construction Life podcast today! 

www.artisticskylight.com

 

 

The Construction Life Podcast w/ Kohler ASR


Manny and Carlito had the opportunity to speak with Rick Clark from Rick’s Mechanical. Rick is a self-employed master plumber & an Authorized Service Representative for Kohler products in the Toronto area.

Listen now to 40 years of knowledge and experience! 

www.kohler.com

 

 

The Construction Life Podcast w/ MagCor


Manny and Carlito get right into Demolition, Excavation and Abatement with Michael from MagCor Demolition. We talk about the industry in general and what made Michael get into demolition and excavation in the first place.

Tune in now with The Construction Life podcast!

www.magcor.ca

 

The Construction Life Podcast w/ Ryerson Science Research Lab


The Construction Life interviews Greg Labbe, a Lab Technician from the Ryerson Research Lab. They get right into what YOU need to know about air barrier "System" and how these types of materials work to maintain a healthy home for decades to come.

Listen now!

 

 

The Construction Life Podcast w/ Pin Wheel Structures


Listen to Hans Eich and The Construction Life Podcast talking about the Passive Home Building and the Construction Industry. From air tightness, air barriers, vapour barriers, proper ventilation and more!

This is a podcast you don't want to miss!

 www.pinwheelstructures.com

 

 

The Construction Life Podcast w/ Digital Fab


Anatol and Tim of Digital Fab, a workshop that is doing things a little differently. Taking woodworking and any other kind of material to new heights by way of computers.

This is beyond next level shop work. Tune in now!

www.digitalfab.ca

 

The Construction Life Podcast w/ Ryerson Science Research Lab


The Construction Life interviews Greg Labbe, a Lab Technician from the Ryerson Research Lab. They get right into what YOU need to know about air barrier "System" and how these types of materials work to maintain a healthy home for decades to come.

Listen now!

 

 

The Construction Life Podcast w/ DeVille Electric


Frank Cozzolino from DeVille Electric joins The Construction life and finally get a rough and a no sugar coated version of the electrical industry from the last 25 years.

Frank talks about his journey from being an accountant to running an electrical business.

Tune in now!

 

 

The Construction Life Podcast w/ Veracity Construction Group


Hardcore Renos interviews Evan Jatou from Veracity Group Construction speaking candidly about his early self-taught brick and stone days, to building a hugely successful commercial construction business!

Listen to this success story now!

www.stotthvacsystems.ca

 

The Construction Life Podcast w/ Stott HVAC


Tyler and Andrew from Stott HVAC Systems join Manny and Carlito and take a deep-dive on everything to do with Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning!

www.veracitygroup.ca

 

2019 PODCASTS

The Construction Life Podcast


This year, The Buildings Show has a number of new features going on and of course tech is on everyone's plate. We also get to hear from a couple of guests, Procore and NextGen.

Listen to the very end of this podcast as we have a surprise for our listeners.

Come to the show, check out all the booths and seminars going on over three days and follow along with Manny @hardcorerenos and Carlito @carl_pavlovic as they will be doing live podcasts at specific booths over the 3 days

www.hardcorerenos.com

 

The Construction Life Podcast w/ RenoRun


Manny @hardcorerenos and Carlito @carl_pavlovic interviews two very special guests - Delvin and John from RenoRun.  John a real contractor from the Montreal area shares his insight on how RenoRun has changed his business and construction business. And turns-out John was RenoRun's very first client! 

Tune in to some of RenoRun offers and subscription program, that offer even more to contractors and their day to day business. This can include FREE flexible same-day deliveries plus 50% off scheduled and express 2-hour deliveries and more!

www.renorun.ca

 

 

Tim Byrne Almost Live


Announcing the TimByrneAlmostLive.ca Podcasts! Tim Byrne offers an uncensored look at the building manager and construction industry. Every week he debates the biggest players in the industry. 

Join Tim Byrne to hear experts discuss critical issues within property management.

Video Editor:
Justin Lawrence @safecamp.photography

www.timbyrnealmostlive.com

Tim Byrne Almost Live W/ Yardi


Tim Byrne is at it again, but this time with Dale Hersowitzh, VP of Coworking at Yardi. What is coworking? Why is it is so important for your business?

Find out more with Tim as he dissects what is the best layout and design for any type of work environment.

Video Editor:
Justin Lawrence @safecamp.photography

www.yardi.com

Tim Byrne Almost Live W/ Enercare


Tim Byrne sits down with Ephram Spiegelman from Enercare Connections.

Taking a deep dive into Enercare Connections, discussing the firms background, services and what Enercare Connections can offer for other B2B firms.

Video Editor:
Justin Lawrence @safecamp.photography

www.enercare.ca

Tim Byrne Almost Live W/ Trust 1 Security (Part 1)


You’ve done it before. Everyone has. Someone has treated you badly so you do the same to someone else. Maybe your wife yelled at you in the morning so you snap at a co-worker. Or you lose a client so you yell at your kid. Here’s the question. Why do you have to take somebody else's negative energy?

Doug Macy from Trust 1 Security joins Tim Byrne to answer that question. Discussing why keeping a balance of negative and positive energy in your life and your business is so important.

(Part 1 of 2)

Video Editor:
Justin Lawrence @safecamp.photography

www.trust1security.com

Tim Byrne Almost Live W/ Trust 1 Security (Part 2)


Doug and Tim Byrne continue from the last episode and discuss how to manage your accounts receivable to ensure that you don’t grow yourself out of business.

Tim Byrne asks the questions you want to know! Such as, what are best strategies for dealing with growth in a company? Are there any? Listen in, to find out!

(Part 2 of 2)

Video Editor:
Justin Lawrence @safecamp.photography

www.trust1security.com

 

 

 


 

Tim Byrne Almost Live W/ Promain Exterior Maintenance (Part 1)


Your company is your baby, it's your child. When you first start out you stress out about every little thing. But what often gets missed is advertising and marketing. A lot of people will come to a big trade show like The Buildings Show and expect to make a ton of sales. That’s a mistake. Trade shows are not about selling. They are about brand awareness.

Tim Byrne brings in Anthony Vinzi, owner of Promain Exterior Maintenance. Breaking down the easy ways to make an impact on your company. 

(Part 1 of 2)

Video Editor:
Justin Lawrence @safecamp.photography

Tim Byrne Almost Live W/ Promain Exterior Maintenance (Part 2)


Tim Byrne and Anthony Vinzi continue to talk and break down the easy ways to make an impact on your company and how to avoid trade show disasters.

(Part 2 of 2)

Video Editor:
Justin Lawrence @safecamp.photography

Tim Byrne Almost Live W/ Safetech Environmental Ltd. (Part 1)


If you have an environmental problem, you need to know it... and fast. Tim Byrne interviews an old friend, Romeo Milano- President of Safetech Environmental Ltd. and gets him to admit the business's lack of resources and manpower. Is this a possible job opportunity? or will this service always be under-staffed?

Tune in and find out more!

(Part 1 of 2)

Video Editor:
Justin Lawrence @safecamp.photography

www.safetechenv.com

Tim Byrne Almost Live W/ Safetech Environmental Ltd. (Part 2)


Tim Byrne sits down with Romeo Milano - President of Safetech Environmental Ltd. again. But this time, they get down to the nitty-gritty of unions, are they an advantage or disadvantage in the competitive market? Do they benefit your company?

Find out Romeo Milano's thoughts and more!

(Part 2 of 2)

Video Editor:
Justin Lawrence @safecamp.photography

www.safetechenv.com

The Construction Life Podcast w/ Tilt Wall


The Construction Life interviews special guests Michal and Len from Tilt Wall. 

Tune in to Tilt Wall discussing the 100 year old technique of forming and pouring concrete walls. Michal and Len are passionate about bringing this method to the Canadian market to prove that a concrete wall is a better wall!

www.tiltwall.ca

The Construction Life Podcast w/ Shluter Systems Canada


Mike Cardoso from Schluter Systems Canada joins The Construction Life podcast to take a deep-dive into Schluter Systems, their new products and services they offer.

www.schluterevents.com

The Construction Life Podcast w/ NextGen Professional


The Construction Life interviews Agnes Watkinson co-founder and CEO of NextGen Professional. Manny and Carlito discuss Agnes Watkinson's movement to change the construction industry- that includes having the understanding and what she calls "Emotional Depositing" from employers and employees. 

Listen in on how to better leverage today's students into tomorrow's construction leaders.

www.nextgenprofessional.com