Business Tips

construction podcasts

6 Construction podcasts you should be listening to

With 81% of Americans now owning a smartphone, the rise of podcasts has been almost inevitable. They’re convenient and mobile—you can listen to them on your morning commute, while working out or as you’re making dinner. And as a construction industry professional, it’s important to stay ahead of the curve on trends and news related to the space, especially with how fast the landscape is moving nowadays. This makes podcasts a terrific vehicle for staying current on industry-related events and equipping yourself with knowledge to do the best job you possibly can.

ExakTime has put together a list of the top six podcasts related to the construction and field service industries that will keep you informed and entertained. Here they are.

1. Construction Leading Edge Podcast

Hosted by industry veteran Todd Dawalt, The Construction Leading Edge Podcast is perfect for business owners and project managers across the construction and field service industries. The podcast focuses on cultivating the leadership qualities needed to effectively manage your employees, as well as treating the more tactical aspects of running a construction business—from overcoming the skills gap in your organization to successfully promoting your business on social media. Whether you own your own construction shop, are in charge of a crew, or plan on reaching those milestones in the future, this podcast can provide value to you.

2. The ConTechCrew podcast

The ConTechCrew Podcast is a leading podcast that helps listeners navigate the murky waters of construction technology. If you run your own construction business, you’re probably have an inkling of the wide variety of technology available to you. And with construction technology on a meteoric rise—jumping from $352 million in venture capital funding in 2016 to over $6 billion in 2018—it’s clear the number of solutions in the space will only increase in the coming years.

Podcasts are a terrific vehicle for staying current on industry-related events and equipping yourself with knowledge to do the best job you possibly can.

In this show, four tech experts give you the lowdown on everything from BIM to risk management technology to employee time tracking—providing you with the insight to choose the right solutions for your company. Whether you’re the owner of a seasoned, well-established construction company or a newer one, this podcast can help you run it more effectively.

3. CONEXPO – CON/AGG Radio

CONEXPO-CON/AGG is the largest trade show in North America, showcasing innovations in the areas of concrete, asphalt, drilling, cement and more. Each year, experts and enthusiasts from all over the world meet to see what’s new. For those who don’t want to wait for the annual conference, you can tune in to CONEXPO-CON/AGG Radio for industry tips, news and discussions. Each episode features a guest who covers niche topics spanning from technology trends to regulatory compliance to improving safety across your job sites.

4. The Contracting Coachcast

Are you a new independent contractor? The Contracting Coachcast is a podcast geared toward helping up-and-coming contractors close more deals, accurately price their projects, avoid common missteps, use technology on their sites and much more. On top of that, the show airs almost daily, so you can enjoy actionable contracting advice over the course of your week on a variety of relevant topics.

5. GSAPP Conversations podcast

If your interests lie more in the architectural design side of the construction business, there’s a podcast for you as well. Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) puts together bite-sized episodes that are packed full of information to help you along in your architecture career. From Columbia professors to the industry’s top thought leaders, the interviews conducted in GSAPP Conversations will equip you with the knowledge you need to enhance your career-related skills.

6. The Wealthy Contractor

While The Wealthy Contractor podcast is geared toward home improvement contractors, the business principles that host Brian Kaskavalciyan brings to his listeners can apply to all industry professionals. The subject matter within the episodes range from where to find a contracting mentor to contractual tips to properly safeguarding financial assets. The years of experience Kaskavalciyan and his guests bring to the table can help improve your company’s bottom line.