Host Peggy Smedley interviews world-class experts in construction, technology, occupational health and safety, regulations, and education so contractors can apply their lessons to optimize their jobsite.


Listeners discover how to implement the latest trends and technologies on their next construction project, allowing them to save time and money and win more bids.


CONEXPO-CON/AGG Radio releases one new episode each month. CONEXPO-CON/AGG Radio podcasts are brought to you by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM).

 

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Technology is helping construction companies break down silos on the jobsite and improve labor-productivity growth. Kris Lengieza, director of business development for the Marketplace at Procore, joins CONEXPO-CON/AGG Radio to discuss why collaboration technology is important and the challenges with user adoption today. He also identifies the practical ways that a construction company can ensure the successful implementation of new software and the areas where it will provide immediate value. Listen Now

procore construction software

There has been an uptick in construction companies leveraging fleet monitoring and management. Michael Ross, director of product, Takeuchi, joins CONEXPO-CON/AGG Radio to discuss trends in the space, share best practices for how companies can get started with fleet-management technology today, and provide examples of how construction companies have benefited. He also dives into the most important factors to consider when selecting the right equipment for the construction job. Listen Now

fleet management and monitoring

While slipform pavers have been around for a long time, many contractors still hand form concrete pavements and sections. Wade Bowman, national sales manager, Wirtgen America, joins CONEXPO-CON/AGG Radio to talk about the benefits that slipforming can provide and the challenges contractors face. He also dives into the topic of stringless paving and discusses if its time has come, identifying how a contractor can ensure success with stringless. Listen Now

concrete paving

2019 Construction Market Outlook

9.11.2018 | Episode 96

A number of big trends are already emerging in 2018—and they have set the course for what is to come in 2019 and beyond. Ken Simonson, chief economist, Associated General Contractorsjoins CONEXPO-CON/AGG Radio to discuss the overall outlook for the construction industry. He also discuss how trade disputes and tariffs are affecting the industry, the change in the labor market situation, and events that might make 2019 a better year for construction. Listen Now

2019 construction market outlook

Adopting Lean Construction Principles

8.21.2018 | Episode 95

Lean construction first began roughly 20 years ago; and it developed out of the need for principles and practices for design and management. Today, it can help workflows become more predictable. Michael Carr, president of MOCA’s software products division, Touchplan joins CONEXPO-CON/AGG Radio to discuss lean construction, last planner, and how to forecast the future of construction. Carr shares obstacles and benefits to using lean and where the industry needs to go to be successful.

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lean construction principles

Today’s construction equipment has more capabilities to get more done and with fewer machines. The challenge is successfully implementing new technology. Andrew Kahler, product marketing manager, John Deere WorkSight and ForestSight joins CONEXPO-CON/AGG Radio to discuss the biggest equipment technologies impacting the construction industry today and how it will impact work being done out at the construction jobsite. He also address how construction companies can go about implementing solutions and training operators. Listen Now

Intelligent Construction Equipment

Preparing for the Connected Jobsite

7.11.2018 | Episode 93

Why has it taken so long for contractors to embrace technology at the construction jobsite? Chad Hollingsworth, CEO and cofounder, Triax Technologies, joins CONEXPO-CON/AGG Radio to discuss the connected jobsite and what it means for the construction industry. He identifies what kind of data is being collected today and how it is adding value. Hollingsworth also shares some of the best safety practices he has seen implemented on the jobsite and how technology providers are working together today to create a connected ecosystem. Listen Now

connected jobsite

The construction industry needs to help build the new America. The challenge is the industry is facing a skilled worker shortage. This is where technology enters the equation. Peggy Smedley and Ralph Gootee, cofounder and CTO, PlanGrid, talk about the skilled labor shortage and how technology can help with recruiting. They also broach the topic of how technology can be used on many of America’s infrastructure projects, helping solve some of the challenges that teams face today. Listen Now

construction recruiting

Construction companies need to know where their assets are—and in the past this information hasn’t been readily available. Now, technology can help centralize all this information. Peggy Smedley and Doug Seyler, senior business analyst, B2W Software, talk about collaborative scheduling and dispatching in the heavy, civil construction sector. He gives some real-world examples of how a centralized software solution can connect schedulers and dispatchers with teams in the field to help optimize crews, equipment, and materials. Listen Now

construction scheduling and dispatching

The way major transportation infrastructure projects are being planned is changing at a rapid pace with the help of new technologies. This podcast focuses on advances in transportation construction including railways, roads, bridges, and more. Peggy Smedley and Terry Bills, global transportation industry manager, Esri, talk about major changes in transportation infrastructure projects, the integrations of new technologies, and the trend toward the “sensorization” or the digitalization of transportation assets and how that will impact the industry. Listen Now

transportation infrastructure

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