The Building Talks Podcast

The Building Talks Podcast

A fortnightly podcast where we meet and talk to professionals in the Construction, Property Development, Engineering, Architecture and Consulting sectors across Australia's Built Environment. During our building talks, we discuss topics and issues faced across the industry and specialist sectors within it, discuss the careers and experiences of guests, whilst getting to know the people behind the projects, and the construction and development projects they have been a part of. Our guests span the built environment - so includes leaders from architects, engineers, builders, consulting Project Managers or Quantity surveyors, industry researchers, HR and business experts - all people 'in the know' who work within the build environment and have some insights and deep understanding of the industry.

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July 22, 2024 87 mins

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Hey, Legends! In this week’s episode of The Building Talks Podcast, we chat with Adrien Mamet, Managing Director of Mamet Homes and co-founder of BuildUp Australia and BuildUp Apprentice. Adrien shares his journey from a dedicated tradie to a successful luxury home builder in Queensland, addressing key issues like apprenticeships, mental health, and construction quality.

Adrien provides valu...

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Hey, Legends! Welcome to this week's episode of The Building Talks Podcast! Today, we're delving into the world of YIMBYism with Jonathan O'Brien, Lead Organiser of YIMBY Melbourne. YIMBY, or "Yes In My Backyard," offers proactive solutions to Australia's housing crisis, exploring planning regulations, heritage overlays, and the "missing middle" housi...

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Hey, Legends! Welcome to this week's episode of The Building Talks Podcast! We’re thrilled to bring you an in-depth chat with Greg Tupicoff, General Manager of Developments at Alder Group in Brisbane. Greg’s journey from planning to property development gives him a unique perspective on how these two worlds intersect.

In this episode, we dive into planning and development, foc...

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Hey, Legends! Welcome to this week's episode of The Building Talks Podcast! Have you ever noticed how on shows like Grand Designs, whenever they start digging for basements or substructures, they always hit some unexpected snag with costs or conditions? Well, we're diving into that today!

I had an amazing chat with Bobby Wang and Geordie McMillan, senior environmental specialists a...

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Hey, Legends! Welcome to this week's episode of the Building Talks podcast! We're excited to welcome back Robert Sobyra from BuildSkills Australia. You might remember Robert from when he was with the Australian Constructors Association. Now at BuildSkills Australia, he brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise.

In this episode, we dive into BuildSkills Australia, Robert's rol...

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Hey Legends! Welcome back to The Building Talks Podcast! Join us for a captivating conversation with Illan Samuel, founder of Samuel Property, as we delve into the dynamic world of construction and property development in Australia, specifically in Victoria. Discover valuable insights into market conditions, challenges, and opportunities in today's landscape.

Key takeaways inc...

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Hey Legends! Welcome to another insightful episode of the Building Talks Podcast!  In this edition, we're diving into the later stages of a construction career with our special guest, David Fisher. With over four decades of industry experience, David shares invaluable insights on navigating retirement age in construction. 

From his roots in New Zealand to wearing multiple hats...

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Hey Legends! This week's podcast episode is a real treat! I had a chat with two of the directors at St Ferrer, a mid-tier building contractor in Port Melbourne. They've got quite the story to share – from being a fit-out and refurbishment contractor to becoming a top player in cladding remediation projects. 

In this episode, we meet Dan Burmeister and Chris Bertacco, each...

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Hey Legends! This week, I had an awesome chat with Justin McGrath, the construction director at DeLuca Corp in Brisbane. Justin's journey to becoming Construction Director is super interesting – he started out as an Apprentice on the tools, worked his way up through different roles, and now he's killing it in his current gig. 

We talked about everything from the importanc...

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Hey, Legends! In this episode, I had a great chat with Jordan Skinner, who runs Moonshot Media, a cool company helping construction organisations build strong brands and ace their marketing game. We dove deep into how to make your company stand out, attract top talent, and create a killer recruitment strategy.

Oh, and Jordan hosts an awesome podcast called "Crushing It in Con...

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Hey Legends! This week, we took a fascinating dive into the world of property development with the one and only Steven Chandler! With over 20 years of experience in both construction and development, Steven's insights are like treasure troves - he's actively developing projects as the CEO of LEFTA Corporation whilst coaching and mentoring future Development professionals, in his r...

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Hey, Legends! In the latest episode of The Building Talks Podcast, we're venturing into the fascinating world of data centres, a booming asset class making waves in Australia's development landscape.

To unravel the mysteries, I had the pleasure of chatting with Simon McFadden, Industry Director at Aurecon, the International Consulting Engineering firm. Simon, with his wea...

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Hey Legends! Buckle up for a seriously cool chat in our latest episode! I hung out with Phil Hendy, the brains behind Innovation and Continuous Improvement at McConnell Dowell and also a Director of 'Lean Construction ANZ' (aka LCANZ).  Phil's breaking ground as our first guest from the civil infrastructure engineering scene, and let me tell you, it's a game-changer.

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Hey, Legends! This week, we've got a treat for you – the return of Jono Conley, the Director of Concise Recruitment, who rocked our podcast last year with one of the top five episodes! We go way back, so this episode has more of a matey vibe. Ignore any tech hiccups (such as 'Frank' my dog barking at a delivery driver) – just two mates having a chat. We delve into the past 12...

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Hey, folks! This week, I took a stroll into the academic side of construction with a laid-back chat featuring Matt Stevens, Senior Lecturer for construction at Western Sydney University. Matt, who's also a VP and fellow of the Australian Institute of Building, might not be swinging the hammers right now, but his academic insights into the construction world are golden. We dove into top...

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Hey, folks!  This week on the podcast, I had a ripper of a chat with Nick Hewson, the brain behind Arboralis.  Nick's journey from structural engineer to a timber maestro is a story worth tuning in for.  Arboralis is his brainchild, fuelled by a love for all things mass timber and engineered goodness.

We rolled up our sleeves and got into the nitty-gritty of wood—engineered ti...

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In our latest podcast, I sat down with one of the industry's most highly regarded leaders, Matthew Mackey, from Arcadis, and dived headfirst into the world of Aussie construction. If you're a construction enthusiast, this one's for you – it's like striking gold (Coast). We went deep into the future of Queensland's construction scene, which is about to explode! Matth...

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In this episode, I had the pleasure of chatting with Mark Hughes, a true legend in the construction world. With over 40 years of experience, he's left his mark on big-name projects with companies like Leightons, Mirvac, Multiplex, Probuild, John Holland, Kane, and more. Our conversation was a deep dive into the life of a Senior Site Manager, and Mark shared insights that can't be ...

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This week, I had a fantastic chat with Jeremy McLeod, a familiar name in Melbourne's architecture scene. He's the brains behind Breathe Architecture, known for their awesome sustainable designs in various projects, especially affordable urban housing in Melbourne.  Jeremy is also the Founder of Nightingale Housing, the specialist nonprofit property development company, specialisin...

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This week, I enjoyed chatting with another Martin - Martin Fenn. Martin is the Lead for Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) for the 'Chartered Institute of Building' across the entire Oceania Region.   He is widely regarded within the MMC / DfMA space and focusses his work on enhancing Modern Methods of Construction and Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA) processes and the...

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