Season 1

Season 1, Episode 1
August 23, 2021

Construction Law, Legislation and Technology's Influence on Successful Projects

Paul V. Stocco, Partner at Brownlee LLP shares his insights from 30 years in the construction industry on how technology has evolved the industry and influenced project risk. With project budgets exceeding billions of dollars, project risk and exposure increases dramatically. Paul shares his thoughts on the importance of good communication, trends in construction law, legislation relating to prompt payments and the drivers of successful projects.

Paul Stocco

Partner - Brownlee LLP
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Season 1, Episode 2
July 26, 2021

Evolution of the Construction Industry: Technology as The Driving Factor

Gerard McCabe, Managing Director at Turner & Townsend shares his thoughts on the evolution of the construction industry and how technology and more collaborative approaches are yielding better results for all stakeholders. Gerard also shares his thoughts on COVID-19 and the role technology is playing in the industry's recovery and how technology is improving business operations at Turner and Townsend. Gerard closes with key thoughts on the importance of information management, productization, procurement methods and achieving sustainability goals.

Gerard McCabe

Managing Director - Turner & Townsend
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Season 1, Episode 3
November 8, 2021

Modern Methods of Construction and The Future of the Built Environment

Brandon Searle, Innovation Director - Off-site Construction Research Centre at the University of New Brunswick talks about new and innovative modern methods for construction. Prefabrication, off-site construction modularization and efficient manufacturing methods are making an impact in our industry. Brandon talks about how these new methods will allow constructors to build more efficiently, increase productivity, reduce waste and improve safety. From affordable housing, to vertical versus horizontal construction, to job creation these methods have tremendous potential to impact and improve our industry.

Brandon Searle

Innovation Director - Off-site Construction Research Centre, University of New Brunswick
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Season 1, Episode 4
November 15, 2021

Addressing The Problem of Waste in the Built Environment

Helen Goodland, Founder and Principal at Scius Advisory shares her 30 years of experience in consulting with sustainable construction, passive house and green building innovations. There is no question that waste in the construction and operation of our built world are significant contributors to emissions and our carbon footprint. According to the UN, operations of buildings contribute approximately 28% to global emissions and construction materials contribute another 11%. Helen shares her thoughts on the construction process, how to reverse the impact and how technology plays a significant role in delivering sustainable buildings. Reversing the carbon impact starts with "being aware" of the impact of the construction industry and then implementing tools and technologies that can help our industry build more efficiently, productively, safer and more reliably. The future is bright! watch the interview and hear Helen's prediction for the next ten years and the business case for digital transformation!

Helen Goodland

Head of Research and Innovation - Scius Advisory
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Season 1, Episode 5
November 22, 2021

The Culture of Innovation

Daniel Wade, President and General Manager Hilti Canada discusses Hilti Canada's experience throughout pandemic, and how Hilti is continuing on and moving forward through introducing new products to the market and working closely with their clients. Dan talks about the challenges of finding talent during a pandemic and nurturing the internal culture that supports team bonding. Hilti's ability to build a successful team, with more than 90% employee retention and very low attrition rates speaks to the success of Hilti's internal culture of putting people first. Dan speaks to the importance of safety, digitalization and products as significant drivers for innovation within Hilti. Listen to the full interview to hear about the importance of R&D, robotics, worker augmentation and safety as a current and future consideration at Hilti. Thanks to Dan for taking the time to speak with CanBIM!

Daniel Wade

President / General Manager - Hilti Canada
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