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The Construction Management Podcast

English, Finance, 1 season, 39 episodes, 19 hours, 41 minutes
The Construction Management Podcast is a tool for new and seasoned construction professionals looking to take their career to the next level.
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Professional Development

Damien and Jason discuss how to evaluate your skill set and organize your professional development efforts.
11/14/202327 minutes, 2 seconds
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Managing Underperforming Trade Partners

Damien and Jason discuss the challenges of managing trade partners and how to build relationships with them. They also provide a framework for what to do when they are underperforming.
11/6/202325 minutes, 2 seconds
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Dealing with Difficult Bosses and Clients

This is a classic from the archives, Jason and Damien talk with a listener about their experience with a difficult boss and give their perspective on how to move forward.
11/1/202336 minutes, 57 seconds
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Reload Episode 54 How to Gain Respect as the New Guy

Damien and Jason discuss how to gain respect as the new guy in the job site and establish yourself as part of the team. Note: This was a previously released episode inadvertently removed from the line up during integration.
10/2/202331 minutes
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Episode 63 State of the industry and knowing your worth

Damien and Jason discuss the state of the industry, the effect of interest rates, and how to prove your worth in a very competitive market.
9/18/202315 minutes, 52 seconds
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Episode 62 Don't get ripped off

Damien and Jason discuss not getting ripped off. In classic style they are all over the map but spewing words of wisdom for any aspiring construction manager. I haven't tested the sound , so good luck.
9/12/202324 minutes, 1 second
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Episode 61 WE ARE BACK

Damien and Jason finally produce another podcast, this one is riddled with curse words and the editing is nonexistent.  Enjoy.    Seriously, we are talking about the great resignation and offering some advice to would be job hoppers and those that want to advance their career with their current employer.
5/12/202216 minutes, 58 seconds
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Episode 59 Lyvwell

Today on the show Damien and Jason host Lyv Guimond from Lyvwell. Lyv shares some awesome advice and strategies for staying centered and focused. She also explains how to minimize dailey stress and maximize your feeling of empowerment.
5/7/202144 minutes, 7 seconds
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Episode 58 Establishing a Routine

Damien and Jason discuss the importance of establishing a daily routine. Daily routines allow you to be consistent and efficient with your time while managing your build cycle. Your most important tasks should be included in your routine, this includes walking the units under construction and schedule maintenance. Quality inspections and communication should also be given priority when developing your daily task routine.  The sound quality for this podcast isn't great, Jason and Damien were both in parking lots during the recording of this podcast, our diehard fans should be used to it by now. Thanks for listing.
4/17/202129 minutes, 51 seconds
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Public Service Announcement

The construction industry needs you NOW!!! This is a public service announcement to remind you to take action now. The construction industry is booming and needs Construction Managers to manage projects all over the country. It doesn't matter if you are new to the field or a salty old soul, if you want to break in to Construction Management or accelerate your career send your resumes to [email protected]. Builders are looking for you now and beating down my door to get resumes from my audience. Now is your time.    [email protected]
3/28/20216 minutes, 32 seconds
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Episode 57 Personal Development Part 1

Damien and Jason discuss transitioning to new roles and how to add personal development tools to your professional life.
1/28/202128 minutes, 18 seconds
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Episode 55 Part two Dealing with newbuilding technology

This is part two of our latest round table. Damien and Jason discuss how to deal with new building technology, sort of. This was conducted at a brewery so the content tends to reflect that.  There is some good content buried in a see of dudes making fun of each other. Enjoy.
12/4/202024 minutes, 48 seconds
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Episode 55 Part #1What we wish we had known when we started

This is part one of a two part round table. Damien and Jason sat down with some of their buddies that have been in construction for years and asked them "What do you wish you had known when you got started in construction?". The conversation gets a little crude but there is a ton of great information, enjoy.
11/29/202027 minutes, 19 seconds
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Episode 53 Interview with Michael Zalle, founder of Yellowbird

Damien talks safety with Michael Zalle, the founder of Yellow Bird. Yellow Bird is an on demand consulting company sorta like Uber for safety and environmental compliance.
10/2/202029 minutes, 33 seconds
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Episode 52 Round Table on Material Shortages

Damien and Jason invited some buddies to discuss the material shortages over a few beers. The conversation is riddled with advice for how to deal with the delays.  The Problem:  We are constantly being notified about delays and shortages of materials from our vendors and suppliers. Production never stopped but manufacturing has slowed or in some cases stopped. And without manufactures producing building supplies we can’t build anything. To make matters worse, new construction sales have taken off and now we are trying to build our current back log with less manpower and materials and we have a huge increase in production coming right around the corner.  Damien, Jason and their buddies provide some great advice on how to solve or at least manage through the delays.  Enjoy
9/3/202035 minutes, 56 seconds
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Episode 50 Taking advantage of the current situation and re-branding your skills

Damien and Jason discuss how to brand your self and prepare your resume to take advantage of the current situation. Companies are hiring again and now is the time to jump into construction or a new position.
7/30/202033 minutes, 39 seconds
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Episode 48 Purchasing materials and trades with Patti Wynkoop

Today Damien and Jason interview Patti Wynkoop. Patti is the Purchasing VP for a national home builder and has over 25 years experience in the business.  Her insight into the world of purchasing materials and setting up trade partner contracts is awesome. This is a must listen to for any construction professional.  We discuss topics including how to select trade partners, what to look for when comparing bids as well as how to award and reject bid proposals.
7/11/202041 minutes, 3 seconds
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Episode 47 Leadership styles

Damien and Jason discuss leadership styles and transitioning from a dictatorial style of leadership in the military to civilian leadership styles of today. I also included chapter 7 from the soon to be released Builder Tactics audio book. Enjoy.
6/27/202032 minutes, 45 seconds
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CMP Episode 44 Dynamic Scheduling and staying flexible

Damien and Jason vent about the current state of things and how much they hate wearing masks. They also discuss dynamic scheduling and the need to stay flexible while scheduling production tasks. Stay healthy and safe, we are always thinking about you guys.
5/1/202030 minutes, 10 seconds
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Episode 43 Interview with Brian Ciciora CEO of Truewerk

Damien interviews Brian Ciciora the CEO of Truewerk. During the interview Brian and Damien discuss how Truewerk came about, tree climbing competitions and how important essential workers are to keeping society running smoothly. Jason also chimes in on the interview and how he is doing in quarantine, just kidding.
4/10/202046 minutes, 3 seconds
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Episode 42 Interview with Yaron Dycian of Wint Water Intelligence

On this episode Damien interviews Yaron Dycian from Wint Water Intelligence. They discuss the impact of water damage to construction projects and what Wink is doing to help builders prevent catastrophic water damage as well as help preserve the worlds supply of water. Enjoy.
4/6/202027 minutes, 11 seconds
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Quick message to our listeners during this stressful time

Just a quick message from the Construction Management Podcast, If you have down time due the Corona virus let's make the most of it. Take this opportunity to be a builder in your our own life. Build a better relationship with your kids, spouse and extended family. Be a creator, write a book, make a podcast, learn something new. Once all that is done, bite the bullet and finish up all those home improvement projects you started then abandoned.  What ever you do, take this opportunity to be a better version of you when it's over.
3/23/20205 minutes, 47 seconds
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Episode 39 Home Aid NOVA

Damien and Jason interview Kristyn Burr, Kristyn is the Executive Director and CEO of HomeAid Northern VA. HomeAid connects regional builders and housing industry professionals with non-profits focused on ending homelessness. The theme for this year is to highlight the generosity of builders, developers and trade partners, there is no better example of their charity than HomeAid. Please listen to the podcast and reach out to your states local chapter of HomeAid to see how you can help end homelessness locally.
3/14/202029 minutes, 45 seconds
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Episode 38 Getting things done

Damien and Jason go on for what seems like an eternity about checking the weather, knowing your site conditions and just getting things done. They also get into the metrics that construction managers are judge on and the importance of building to them, they are metrics for a reason after all.
3/8/202039 minutes, 50 seconds
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CMP Episode 32 Owning your job site and maintaining expectations

Damien and Jason cover a huge range of subjects from safety to trash. The overwhelming message is to be a Construction Manager that owns their job and maintains high standards for the conduct and quality of the trade partners working for them. This one has a little cursing, listener beware. Enjoy.
1/18/202043 minutes, 19 seconds
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Trade Tactics #3 Interview with Danny Kerr from The Breakthrough Academy Part 2

This is part 2 of our interview with Danny Kerr from The Breakthrough academy. Damien and Danny continue their conversation and touch on topics including employee training, on site marketing and Danny provides some wisdom for entrepreneurs on how to be successful in business and in life.
1/10/202033 minutes, 34 seconds
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Trade Tactics Episode 2 Interview with Danny Kerr from The Breakthrough Academy

This is part 1 in a 2 part interview with Danny Kerr from the Breakthrough Academy. Damien and Danny discuss some of the tools that BTA uses to maximize the success of their clients including financial management, goal setting and recruitment.
1/5/202040 minutes, 46 seconds
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CMP Episode 30 Pre-Construction Planning

Damien and Jason discuss how to plan for new projects to guarantee success, or at least make some money while delivering a quality product.
12/22/201927 minutes, 33 seconds
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Trade Tactics #1 Paint and Drywall

Damien and Jason interview Mitch Elmore, Vice President of HDS Drywall. The guys discuss the demands placed on drywall and paint contractors and how HDS is able to manage their production schedules as well as the customer service requests from construction managers.
12/11/201936 minutes, 3 seconds
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CMP Episode 27 STRESS

Damien and Jason talk about the health implications of stress and give some advice for how to manage it.
11/22/201930 minutes, 31 seconds
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Episode 24 Trust but Verify

Damien and Jason discuss the importance of trusting our trade partners but also verifying the work they do meets our quality standards is and is completed per your instructions. We also discuss the importance of making sure our instructions are clear and that you are understood when managing trade partners.
10/17/201932 minutes, 9 seconds
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CMP Episode 21 Hard conversations for managers

Damien and Jason discuss the importance of setting clear expectations for employees.  They discuss daily corrections as well as how to manage annual evaluations and everything in between. This is a must listen to for any manager that wants to elevate the people around them.
9/12/201935 minutes, 58 seconds
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CMP Season 2 Episode 6 Frame Checks

Damien and Jason discuss the importance of conducting frame checks immediately after the home is "dried in" and again after your mechanical trades are complete. They also discuss Damien's new blood lust to go hunting.
8/2/201931 minutes, 37 seconds
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CMP Season 2 Episode 4 Ethics

Damien and Jason discuss ethics on the job. We talk about the role of the construction manager as the leader on the job and how they influence others around them. This is a must listen too for anyone in the building industry.
7/14/201926 minutes, 15 seconds
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Season 2 Episode 3 Building Science

Damien and Jason discuss Building Science with Matthew Cooper of We discuss the thermal envelope, building systems and how the separate components work together to produce high performance homes.
6/26/201928 minutes, 7 seconds
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S2 Episode 2 Critical Path Inspections

Damien and Jason discuss inspections for critical stages of a construction project and give tips for what to look for and why.
6/11/201935 minutes, 9 seconds
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Season 2 Episode 1 Technology

Damien and Jason talk tech through the years in construction, sort of.  Their focus is on construction management software programs and what to look for when selecting a program.
6/1/201931 minutes, 6 seconds
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CMP Episode 6 Dirt

Damien and Jason discuss sediment and erosion control AKA Dirt.  In this episode the guys break down sediment and erosion control to it's simplest form and explain the importance of keeping dirt and trash in their place.
3/2/201925 minutes, 35 seconds
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CMP Episode 4 Job Site Safety

Damien and Jason continue their discussion on job site management. This week they are discussing safety on the job with their guest Jake Edwards.  The guys share their experiences about accidents on the job site and discuss what to do in case you have an accident or a visit from OSHA.
1/21/201933 minutes, 52 seconds