The Art of Construction

The Art of Construction

The Art of Construction is here to help you grow your business. Together we explore the world of construction with some of the best minds in the industry. This insightful podcast is hosted by thought provoking entrepreneur, Devon Tilly. Devon has been recognized nationally for his innovation and creativity within the building industry. Join our tribe as we master the Art of Construction.

Episodes

April 29, 2021 29 min
Ryan Groth, President of the Sales Transformation Group, Inc. joins us for episode 215 of Art of Construction. ?

Sales Transformation Group helps growth-oriented construction companies get out of the “quote and hope” rut and build foreseeable sales models through assessing issues, e-learning, coaching and events. Being as results-driven as can be, they have assisted over 100 clients increase growth margins and closing ratios – with...
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Andy Bacchus, President and COO of Industrial Steel & Machinery and Owner and Developer of Skilled On Site, joins us for episode 214 of Art of Construction. 

Skilled On Site is a project management mobile application for small custom homebuilders and home remodelers that is focused on streamlining jobsite communication, crew management and client collaboration – with utmost simplicity in mind. Organized by project, contractors ...
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René Morkos, Founder and CEO of ALICE Technologies, joins us for episode 213 of Art of Construction. 

ALICE Technologies is the world's first AI-powered construction simulation platform. Founded in 2015 based on research from Stanford University, ALICE leverages artificial intelligence to analyze a project's complex building requirements and generate highly efficient building schedules and solutions.

Founder and CEO René Mo...
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Steve Weber, President and CEO of Liaison Home Automation, joins us for episode 212 of Art of Construction.  

As people evolve and homes become more sophisticated, wouldn’t it be nice to have an “Easy” button to help simplify our lives? It turns out that button IS possible, and it could have many positive impacts on our home and health.   

With an incredible medical and surgical background, Steve Weber has always had a passion for ...
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Jeff White, President and CEO of Holmberg Mechanical, joins us on episode 211 of Art of Construction. 

From mowing grass as a teenager, to becoming CEO of a full-service mechanical and engineering contractor, Jeff White has known the power of positive relationships within the workspace since the beginning. This shines through at Holmberg Mechanical, where state-of-the-art mechanical systems, servant-style leadership and workplace sa...
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Scott Jenkins and Dr. Doug Brown, CEO and CTO of ZS2 Technologies, join us for episode 210 of Art of Construction. 

Build better buildings. It’s what AOC and our tribe are all about. But how do we actually do it? By using more sustainable materials and processes. It sounds simple, but in an industry where too many builders are reluctant to change, the challenges seem impossible to overcome. Fear not, as Scott Jenkins and Dr. Doug B...
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Luke Miller, host of the Tile Money podcast, joins us for episode 209 of Art of Construction.  

Tile, like any trade within the construction industry, is a specialty all its own. Behind each home adorned with stunning tile floors is a contractor that’s also a craftsman. But having artistic ability with little to no business sense is what can break your hustle.  

Starting out as a day laborer at age 14 and becoming a tile contractor...
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Dr. Joe Burgett, professor in the Nieri Family Department of Construction Science and Management at Clemson University, aka Dr. Drone, joins us for episode 208 of Art of Construction. 

On our recent episode with Matthew Byrd, we discussed the plethora of reality-capturing tech products and services that are being heavily utilized in construction. All of them are astonishing and useful if implemented properly. But as we know, fear i...
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Amy Marks, Head of Industrialized Construction Strategy and Evangelism at Autodesk, aka The Queen of Prefab, joins us for episode 207 of Art of Construction and episode three of our Deep Dive Series on Industrialized Construction with Autodesk. 

Amy Marks is on a mission to bring the construction industry into the future. As we all continue to explore the adoption of different offsite construction systems and techniques in our proj...
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Matthew Byrd, President of Nexus 3D Consulting and host of the Reality Capture Network podcast, and Scott Hicken, AOC Executive Producer, join us on episode 206 of Art of Construction.  

The truth is, 3D scanning is the future, and it’s enticing. State-of-the-art products give us the ability to capture and utilize accurate data for every stage of a construction project, from checking off pre-insulation details in a newly built home...
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Bill Bullock, VP of MEP Engineered Solutions at Environmental Air Systems, joins us on episode 205 of Art of Construction and episode two of our Deep Dive Series on Industrialized Construction with Autodesk. 

As our industry progresses into the “Industrialized Construction Revolution,” there are plenty of misconceptions that go along with it – like the loss of individuality in buildings, or that there’s a limit in what prefabricatio...
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February 11, 2021 43 min
Todd Weyandt, host of the Bridging the Gap podcast and Director of Creative Marketing for Applied Software, joins us on episode 204 of Art of Construction.  

It’s no question that technological advancements in our industry are abundant. By leveraging data, we can create exact digital replicas of buildings. With prefabrication, we can systemize and streamline the building of modular homes and other construction projects. They’re abs...
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Fred Meeske, VP of BIM Services at Rosendin, joins us on episode 203 of Art of Construction and episode one of our Deep Dive Series on Industrialized Construction with Autodesk.  

Modular. Prefab. Volumetric. All these words represent different methods of offsite construction currently growing in popularity in our industry. Autodesk calls this overall trend the “Industrialized Construction Revolution.” 

While not necessarily in the s...
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Steve Burrows, leading engineering visionary, and Matt McMullen, AOC Executive Director, join us on episode 202 of Art of Construction.
 We first spoke with Steve on stage together at Digital Built Week 2019, which became AOC Show 153: “This is The Greatest Time in History to be in Construction.” And even with a worldwide pandemic and other global turmoil in between episodes, it still is the greatest time, as well as the most challe...
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Sachin Jain and Animes Sarkar, Senior Vice President and General Manager and Head of BIM Services at Pan Gulf Technologies, join us all the way from India for episode 201 of Art of Construction. 

Pan Gulf Technologies is a Multi-Disciplinary Engineering Solutions company based in India that works with contractors and architects around the globe. Our Executive Director Matt McMullen has a dedicated team from PGT working with him as h...
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January 7, 2021 95 min
Happy New Year! On this 200th episode of Art of Construction, we wanted to take a moment and reflect on this important milestone and what it means for us and for you, AOC Tribe. The Art of Construction journey began in 2014 as a podcast with a simple mission: to help contractors and affiliates learn and grow their business. Together, we've spent the last six years creating an amazing community of people from all over the world ...
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December 10, 2020 41 min
Evan Williams, Vice President of Product Management for PlanHub, and Scott Hicken, Art of Construction Executive Producer, join us for episode 199 of Art of Construction.

We first met PlanHub when we interviewed President and CEO Kevin Priddy on AOC Show 179. PlanHub is a cloud-based construction bidding software and online plan room that is made specifically for general contractors AND subcontractors to grow their businesses. It a...
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Jeff Sawyer, President and Co-Owner of TruNORTH Construction, joins us for episode 198 of Art of Construction. In this episode, Jeff gives us the rundown on why he and his company put so much emphasis on the importance of relationships. To Jeff, relationships are one of the most important aspects of business that tends to get overlooked. Companies tend to focus on profit and numbers, but by putting the focus on relationships with c...
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Dr. Sally Spencer-Thomas, mental health advocate, podcast host and founder of Construction Working Minds, joins us for episode 197 of Art of Construction.

In this episode, Sally takes us on a deep journey through Beauty and Beast: the importance of mental health, suicide prevention, and its correlation to the world of construction. More specifically, Dr. Spencer-Thomas assists construction companies with creating strategies for both...
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Chris Doyle, President and CEO of Billd, joins us for episode 196 of Art of Construction. 

The construction industry often has a money problem. The longstanding financial issue for contractors in our industry arises from the period of time between when they submit an invoice for a completed project and the eventual payment of that invoice. In the weeks – or even months – of that waiting period, they still must fund expenses such as ...
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