While it's important for construction pros to stay up to date on the latest trends and technologies, who has time for a class or book? Another form of learning — podcasts — lets listeners absorb insights and tips on the go.
Below, we've rounded up some of our favorite construction-related podcasts, from new construction technology trends to effective management topics. Did we miss something? Let us know.
On Build Better, Anastasia Barnes, the publisher of High-Profile Monthly, interviews the “people behind the buildings.” Every other Tuesday, she interviews professionals in the AEC industry actively pursuing new technologies and innovations. The podcast, launched in February, has featured employees from Gilbane Building Co., Associated Subcontractors of Massachusetts and more. Listen to Build Better here.
Buildings Podcast touches on topics like facility management, green issues, security and building performance on segments ranging from four minutes to 30 minutes, making it a quick dive into the latest trends in construction. Listen to Buildings Podcast here.
A Viewpoint on Construction focuses on innovation in the construction sector. Much of the discussions are based on new ideas and themes that are shaping the industry. The hosts have discussed everything from the role of big data in business intelligence to how to combat sexual harassment in the industry. Listen to A Viewpoint on Construction here.
Hosted by Joe Kelly, an independent consultant at Mass Construction Consultants, Inc., the Mass Construction show covers real estate, code, risk management, technology and more, but with a bit of “Massachusetts bias.” Kelly talks to a range of construction professionals on topics ranging from how building materials affect the environment and health to the ways modular construction is changing the industry. Listen to Mass Construction Show here.
Launched in 2016 and hosted by Peggy Smedley, CONEXPO-CON/AGG Radio was begun to expand listeners' construction knowledge. Its new series, Contractor Conversations hosted by Missy Scherber, features stories from construction business owners. The podcast is released twice a month and was picked to be Construction Junkie’s 2018 Best Construction Podcast. Listen to Construction Technology Trends for Contractors Podcast here.
Though the episodes are released sporadically, host Sasha Reed, field reporter Nathan Wood and show producer Dan Smolilo feature guest perspectives and their personal experiences across the AEC industry, discussing the changing roles of people, process and public policy. One episode asks, “Diversity, But Why?,” and discusses its impact on the industry. Listen to The Construction Shared Pains Podcast here.
The Construction Management Podcast is for both new and seasoned construction professionals who want to better understand how to further their management career in the industry. Hosts Damien Edwards and Jason Shipe share their knowledge and ideas and bring in special guests to discuss the intricacies of a career in construction management. Listen to The Construction Management Podcast here.
The Let's Fix Construction podcast is dedicated to finding different and creative solutions to persistent problems in the industry, while also separating myths and facts and combating misconceptions. The hosts have talked about important topics like how young professionals can get involved in the AEC industry and feature construction-related resources and events in each episode. Listen to Let’s Fix Construction here.
Beyond CAD focuses on the future of engineering and construction, discussing new technological trends poised to affect these industries. Each episode is about 3D visualization, BIM or a new type of software or technology that could affect commercial building. Listen to Beyond CAD here.
In Conversations Around the Corner, hosts Matt and Eric Field have biographical conversations with CEOs and presidents of top construction firms in the U.S., such as Structure Tone and Swinerton, with the aim to to inspire the next generation of construction leaders. Listen to Conversations Around the Corner here.
AGC of America's monthly podcast is a source for news, views and interviews relevant to the U.S. construction industry. Recent shows have covered how to handle a crisis and risk management issues. Listen to ConstructorCast here.
Hosted by construction technologists who geek out on a different topic each week, the Contech Crew podcast discusses news and current trends within the construction and technology industries with special guests. The series is sponsored by College Station, Texas-based IT solutions provider JB Knowledge. Listen to The Contech Crew here.
This show focuses on one of the nation’s fastest-growing and most popular delivery methods, and looks at the challenges and opportunities that collaborative delivery brings to teams. The Design-Build Institute of America created the podcast to help team members from all disciplines learn more from their peers and AEC industry leaders. Listen to Design-Build Delivers here.
Hosted by London-based AECOM employees James Banks and Roma Agrawal, Talking Infrastructure discusses the industry’s most important engineering and infrastructure topics, key projects and the groundbreaking innovations that are helping to solve some of the world’s most complex challenges. Listen to Talking Infrastructure here.