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12 Construction Podcasts You Should Be Listening To

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Get insights and advice from construction industry experts in these free podcasts.

  • Having the right information is critical in the construction industry. Knowing where to find the right materials, workmanship and identifying where to invest determines how well you perform in the construction industry.
  • Get the right information from professionals. Misleading information could result in financial losses and, in some cases, physical injuries.
  • Podcasts give insight and guidance on how to navigate in the construction industry.

The construction industry can be tough to navigate, and for those wishing to hear from fellow professionals about their experiences and advice, there are several podcasts that cover a wide range of topics within the industry.

Below are six podcasts that feature professionals, interviews, and discussions that provide the insight and guidance you may be looking for. These podcasts are currently active and free to download on iTunes, Google Play, and most major podcast platforms.

The Contech Crew

This podcast, published by construction software maker JBKnowledge, is almost always mentioned first when discussing construction-related podcasts. Hosted by construction consultant Rob McKinny and JBKnowledge's CEO James Benham, this podcast explores the latest technologies that are changing the industry and how companies can use them to their advantage.

From 3D printing to drones to the latest workflow apps, McKinny and Benham discuss (with a panel of guests) the latest innovations in hardware, software, and equipment for all aspects of the construction business. Guests include experts from the biggest names in the industry like Caterpillar, DeWalt, and Milwaukee Tools, plus experts on the latest tech trends and how they can be applied to construction. The team recently hit 100 episodes, so there's a healthy back catalog of episodes to listen through.

The Construction Leading Edge

This podcast is hosted by a construction professional providing insight into topics such as leadership, entrepreneurship and business. This podcast leans toward the business side of the construction industry and is best for owners, managers and entrepreneurs. Todd Dawalt lends his 20 years of expertise in the construction industry and interviews other construction professionals on their experiences and how they've run their companies.

Dawalt and his guests focus their conversations on running a construction business and navigating the industry, especially in volatile times. For aspiring construction entrepreneurs, there are plenty of episodes about getting started in the industry, management techniques in the field and the office, and growing a thriving construction business.

The Contracting Coachcast 

This podcast provides you with knowledge and essential tips of starting and running a successful contracting business. Tony Booth is the Contracting Coach and releases a new podcast every weekday. Each podcast is packed with tips and guidance on running a successful contracting business. He discusses nearly every aspect of being a contractor, including planning a budget, finding the right subcontractors and self-motivation.

Booth offers advice on starting a project on the right foot by not only providing tips on drafting estimates, accounting, and planning but also having the right mindset and not beating yourself over missteps. Booth's coaching and advice at times is not only valuable to contractors but also any business owner.

The Constructrr

This podcast is hosted by construction manager and consultant Brittanie Campbell-Turner, bringing insights on how to revolutionize the construction industry. The Construction project manager and business consultant Campbell-Turner interviews construction company owners and managers to highlight their accomplishments and business practices. Much of the content is focused on the companies' core values, company culture and how they use them to achieve their goals and vision. The podcast also examines the state of the industry, the latest trends and the positive impacts made by guests and their companies.

The Lien Zone

This podcast comprises of a team of construction lawyers providing knowledge on different legal issues engineering contracts and construction insurance. Miami construction lawyer Alexander Barthet answers some of the most asked questions regarding construction law, liens and contracts on his weekly podcast. Barthet breaks down some of the most complicated and confusing aspects of the construction industry for contractors and managers.

The episodes are short, usually around 15 minutes long, allowing Barthet to directly address specific questions and subjects. Some episodes are specific to Florida state law or the Florida construction industry, but most of the legal information Barthet imparts is useful to construction companies nationwide. He explores subjects such as what to include in a contract, what are your legal responsibilities on the construction site, and, just as the title implies, everything you need to know about construction liens.

The Art of Construction

This is a podcast hosted by active professionals in the building industry, Devon Tilly and Kevin Keefe of Mountain View Window & Door in Denver. The pair interview fellow professionals, contractors and construction experts about such topics as architecture, industry trends, and the latest tech tools. Interviews with businesses will often include stories from architects and contractors on how they overcame problems and led their businesses to success.   

Construction Industry Podcast with Cesar Abeid

In this podcast, Abeid interviews top industry professionals. Subjects of focus include lean construction, BIM or PR. Abeid also touches on trends and provides tips relevant to professionals and businesses in the construction sector.

Modular Podcast

This podcast specializes in modular building. It features both video and audio. 

99% Invisible

This is a creative podcast hosted by Roman Mars. Episodes last five to 10 minutes long and cover interesting topics about construction and design in everyday life. 99% Invisible focusses on things that are likely to go unnoticed, such as architecture or special designs that we may not be familiar with.

Build Your House Yourself University

This podcast encourages its viewers to build with or without a constructor. It focuses more on labor management and making better decisions to cut down on costs when making residential houses.

Build Your Dream Home

This podcast is for beginners and experts offering in-depth interviews with construction experts and residential designers. It offers tips on where to begin and get the best tools.

Construction Zone Radio

This podcast responds to questions about remodeling, home repair and improvements. It responds to emails and call-in questions.

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