This Is Concrete

This Is Concrete

This is Concrete, a podcast where we speak with the people whose work revolves around concrete and coatings.

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February 6, 2024 41 mins

Douglas(Doug) Krause is the President of RUTE Foundation Systems, LLC, an industry-leading construction firm producing efficient, sustainable structural foundations for wind and solar industries. RUTE designs its modular concrete prefabricated structures to minimize the cost of clean energy and reduce CO2 for wind farms and cattle ranches. A construction industry pioneer, Doug specialized in precast concrete in the 2000s and introd...

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Alejandro Gomez Rivera is the Co-founder of binni, a construction technology startup focused on simplifying concrete and tunnel construction workflows through technology. With 15 years of experience delivering complex hydraulic transportation and energy infrastructure projects in North and Latin America, he is passionate about civil infrastructure. A Fulbright Scholar and technology enthusiast, Alejandro is revolutionizing the cons...

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Alex Iannessa is the Founder and CEO of EnRoads Paving LLC, a full-service commercial paving company founded to simplify site construction needs. Serving the Chicagoland area and national verticals, EnRoads specializes in a diverse range of services, including due diligence, parking lot maintenance, asphalt and concrete paving, and asset acquisitions and dispositions. With over 10 years of construction experience, Alex has complete...

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Don Ajamian is the CEO of Emergent 3D, a California construction company providing affordable workforce housing solutions with 3D printing technology. With 38 years of experience as a licensed general contractor, Don transitioned to the 3D construction printing industry following the 2018 Carr Fire in Northern California. His objective is to captivate the listening audience's interest by showcasing the vast possibilities that 3D pr...

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Karen Keyes is the President and Owner of The Art of Concrete LLC, a Denver concrete company renowned for its expertise in exterior decorative concrete. Karen has deeply entrenched roots in concrete, from learning the creative side of the industry at her family’s business to holding leadership roles across industry verticals, including business development, marketing, and consultancy. Karen is LEED BD + C AP certified and holds a m...

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Nick Dedmon is the Founder of ElectroLink Chargers, a California-based EV car charging solution with advanced software and hardware management. A seasoned construction industry professional, Nick's expertise has been instrumental in revolutionizing the field for over a decade. Before ElectroLink Chargers, he worked as a commercial contractor specializing in TI (tenant improvements).

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The electric vehicle (E...

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Mike Murray is the President of Mike Murray Concrete Solutions and the Marketing Director of Concrete Cares, a nonprofit helping families and children facing the challenges of cancer through donations and sponsorship. Having spent more than 25 years in the industry, Mike, a seasoned veteran, sold his construction company in 2012 and started Concrete Cares to raise awareness of cancer’s impact on families.

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Sven Bilén is the Professor of Engineering Design, Electrical Engineering, and Aerospace Engineering at Penn State University. He has over three decades of experience designing, building and fielding innovative systems for harsh and demanding environments. Sven has used his unique skill set to build satellites and their systems, wireless sensor networks, cognitive and software-defined radio systems, and robotic concrete printing sy...

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James Baty is the Executive Director at the Concrete Foundations Association, providing promotional materials, educational seminars, networking opportunities, and technical and informative meetings for members. As a technical specialist with over three decades in the industry, James has managed, taught, and certified concrete contractors, fulfilling his passion for developing industry-skilled leaders. He is also the Manager for Reg...

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September 19, 2023 30 mins

Jerry Green is the Founder, CEO, and President of Prestige Concrete, a full-service concrete and masonry contracting, restoration, and repair company known for its decorative concrete flatwork and hardscape. Jerry is an experienced estimator, project manager, and sales representative who has contributed to intimate and popular projects, including SeaWorld and Petco Park. Throughout his career, he’s relied on innovation, determinati...

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Daniel Bigman is the President and CEO of Bigman Geophysical, a consulting firm offering specialty training and support solutions to engineers, contractors, and government agencies responsible for scanning and testing concrete infrastructure. Daniel is also the Founder of LearnGPR.com, which provides ground-penetrating radar (GPR) training to environmental, engineering, and agricultural professionals across four continents. He rece...

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Dave Epp is the President of Epp Foundation Repair, a family-owned construction company specializing in residential and commercial concrete leveling, foundation repair, foundation settlement, and waterproofing. As a second-generation contractor, Dave is passionate about empowering his employees to succeed in the construction industry. His 30 years of industry experience have provided the business and product knowledge necessary to ...

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Nick Small is the Founder and CEO of U.S. Pave, a paving company specializing in commercial parking lot maintenance. Since 2013, Nick has committed himself to improving the industry through exceptional service and attention to detail. Before becoming a business owner, he gained valuable experience working for his family’s painting company. Nick also dutifully served six years in the United States Army Reserves as military police.

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Jim Schneider is the Executive Director of the PCI Mountain States, a construction trade association coordinating and providing a network of organizations and educational resources to help create, improve, and grow the precast/prestressed concrete industry. In his role, Jim oversees product marketing activities, manages the operating budget, and fosters relations with existing and prospective association members. His decades of exp...

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Shawn Davis is the Founder and CEO of Davis & Co. Custom Builders, a family-owned and operated full-service construction and remodeling company providing service to the greater Nashville, TN areas. Shawn’s experience includes facets of marketing, management, project planning, and strategic partnerships. Under his leadership, yearly revenue has more than doubled since the company launched in 2019. Shawn is passionate about prioritiz...

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April 18, 2023 27 mins

Kaushal Parikh is the Founder and CEO of Impact Floors India Pvt. Ltd. He founded the company in 2008, gathering a team of experts to design and build concrete floors for warehouses, retail, manufacturing, and commercial spaces for globally established companies. 

Kaushal specializes in ACI concrete flatwork and concrete floor and pavement design. He received a bachelor’s degree in commerce and a master’s in financial management. O...

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September 22, 2022 26 mins

Ike Casey is the Executive Director of the American Subcontractors Association of Metro Washington (ASAMW). This organization focuses exclusively on business issues affecting all subcontractors and specialty trade contractors — both union and non-union firms — from nearly every trade specialty. 

Ike has over 20 years of leadership experience, spearheading organization-wide initiatives to grow membership, increase customer satisfact...

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Phillip Ogilby is a contractor-turned-serial entrepreneur. He’s the Co-founder and CEO of STACK Construction Technologies, an all-in-one cloud-based construction takeoff and estimating software. 

In 1984, Phillip started his first construction contracting company. After witnessing the challenges of managing people, equipment, materials, and an ever-changing bid schedule, he decided to create a solution. In 2008, Phillip created STA...

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Nick Savage is a Business Unit Leader for the Concrete Flooring Group at PROSOCO, a company that provides specialty construction chemicals to make buildings look better and last longer. Nick has been with PROSOCO for over 12 years, starting as a Concrete Products Groups Specialist and working his way up. He previously worked in sales and account management at SASE, Transwestern Publishing, and ADT.

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Sarah McInerney is a Senior Project Manager at Walter Parks Architects, a company dedicated to creating buildings that support the continued growth of cities. Sarah has been with the company since 2003, combining her passion for historic buildings with extensive federal and state historic tax credit experience. Her design work honors and responds to existing spaces and communities while imagining exciting opportunities for new uses...

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