The Construction Life

The Construction Life

Our weekly construction podcast. The Construction Life podcast, featuring Manny Neves and Carlito Pavlovic (and some special guest appearances!) will shed light on the good, the bad, and the ugly parts of construction. Be forewarned – we may ruffle a few feathers. Stay tuned.

Episodes

April 20, 2024 101 mins
We talk about the schoolyard perception of the trades, taking a chance on an apprentice, teaching why, starting at the bottom, and paying it back to the industry. Remember that knowledge goes further than money with this episode of The Construction Life Podcast. Find Davidson's Electrical at DavidsonsElectrical.ca and @Davidsons_Electrical. Reach out at Info@DavidsonsElectrical.ca and 416-859-1159. Stay connected with The Const...
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They tell us about building student confidence, creating hands-on learning experiences, teaching good spending practices, and getting the best out of every student. Find out what they're doing to help with the labour and affordable housing shortage on this episode of The Construction Life Podcast. Find Community Builders at CommunityBuilders.co and @CommunityBuilders.co. Reach out at info@CommunityBuilders.co. Stay connected wi...
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#569 Reconnecting to life through woodworking with Paul Lentinello The Keen Woodworker by Manny Neves and Carlito Pavlovic
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We discuss century homes being torn down and why it's better to build homes that serve people than force them to accept the old. We also talk about learning from inspections, framing vs concrete, repairing tools, escaping the labor shortage, and dealing with overengineering on this episode of The Construction Life Podcast. Find D&A GTA Custom Framing at @DAGTA_Framing. Reach out at DAGTAFraming@gmail.com. Reach Dima at 416-716-105...
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The panel discuss fixed mindsets killing creativity, being forced into a survival mindset, learning to be disciplined, and how to operate with a growth mindset. Find your why with this episode of The Construction Life Podcast. Find Jonathan Cinelli of People First Leadership at JonathanCinelli.com and @JonathanCinelli. Reach out at JC@JonathanCinelli.com and 416-717-4139. Find Marc Fraser of Craigmhor Construction at Craigmhor.ca...
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We talk about misleading plumbing stigmas, grey water reuse, the importance of a water softener, advice for maintaining pipes, and understanding why clogs happen. We also discuss repetitive jobs in unions, the value of being well rounded, the small world of the trades, and the drive to learn as much as possible on this episode of The Construction Life Podcast. Find David Cedrone on Instagram @Daves.Drains. Stay connected with ...
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We talk about building on lakes, dealing with poor power situations, auction trucks, product price increases, and wood vs composite decking on this episode of The Construction Life Podcast. Find Anchor Construction at AnchorConstruction.ca and @AnchorConstruction. Reach out at 289-826-3044 and Info@AnchorConstruction.ca. Stay connected with The Construction Life Podcast by texting Manny at 416 433-5737 or emailing him at manny@...
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“You can’t control real tradespeople.” Manny and Bob tear apart social media influencers pretending to be tradespeople, selling out and lying to their audience. Learn to be a real influencer on this episode of The Construction Life Podcast. Find Baker Plumbing at BakerPlumbing.ca and @BakerPLBG. Reach out at 403-800-3007 and BakerPLBG@gmail.com. Stay connected with The Construction Life Podcast by texting Manny at 416 433-5737...
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Ryan shares lots of information on the why, when and how of the labour shortage, along with why construction isn't attractive and what we can do about it. We talk about tools and tips that increases efficiency to reduce the burden of the shrinking labour pool on this episode of The Construction Life Podcast. Find The Exterior Specialist at TheExteriorSpecialist.ca and @TheExteriorSpecialist. Reach out at 416-931-0973 and Info@TheE...
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#562 Paying for quality, not production with Carlos and Chris of Pinante Construction by Manny Neves and Carlito Pavlovic
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They tell us about water tanks, air returns, misunderstanding preventative maintenance, mechanical room issues, heated driveways, and filter differences. Learn about the path of least resistance on this episode of The Construction Life Podcast. Find Stott HVAC Systems at StottHVACSystems.ca and @Stott_HVAC_Systems. Reach out to JR at JR@StottHVACSystems.ca and SupremeAirflowHC@hotmail.com. Reach out to Jay at Jay@StottHVACSystem...
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Mike and Manny talk about avoiding losses, construction influencers, modern tools undervaluing skill, accent lighting overkill, retirement, and taking care of your health on this episode of The Construction Life Podcast. Find Mike DiMartino of Veracity Group at @Mike_DiMartino1978, @VGroupInc, and VeracityGroup.ca. Reach out at M.DiMartino@VeracityGroup.ca. Stay connected with The Construction Life Podcast by texting Manny at ...
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#559 Megan Weston-Jesso of Water Plumber Girl talks Water Treatment and real-world issues by Manny Neves and Carlito Pavlovic
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Stay connected with The Construction Life Podcast by texting Manny at 416 433-5737 or emailing him at manny@theconstructionlife.com. If you have something to contribute to the podcast, email info@theconstructionlife.com to schedule a time to join us in studio. Are you interested in the latest trends in building, renovation, home improvement, real estate, architecture, design, engineering, contracting, trades, and DIY? Look no furt...
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Find Tyler Stott of Stott HVAC Systems at StottHVACSystems.ca and @Stott_HVAC_Systems. Reach out at Tyler@StottHVACSystems.ca.
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“The rate of evaporation exceeds the rate of leakage”. Martin walks us through the big players of the pre-2000s, and the technological advancements that we have made and should make below grade. We discuss Eglinton crosstown issues, overengineering, Toronto terrain, Martin's patents, rebar issues and reducing the waterproofing footprint on this episode of The Construction Life Podcast. Find Footprint Engineering Inc at FootprintE...
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Preparing for the rainy days with Mark Romeo of Romeo Mechanical at CMPX 2024. Romeo tells us about working in commercial, the different rules for different industries, expanding into service, how technology is changing the industry, finding the competitive price point, and curating social media for hiring and networking on this episode of The Construction Life Podcast. Find Romeo Mechanical at RomeoMechanical.com and @RomeoMecha...
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Getting all the information up front with Sam the Plumber at CMPX 2024. He tells us about the 3 important details that he asks for from clients to save him future headaches. We discuss issues with off shore products, finding upstanding manufacturers, new creature comfort tech requirements, the joy of being paid quickly and the importance of hiring the right trade on this episode of The Construction Life Podcast. Find Sam the Plumb...
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Advice for new trades struggling to get a foot in the door with Elie Yaacoub of The Plumbing Expert at CMPX 2024. We talk about building skills for better employment chances, lack of government support, and missing commitment in apprentices. We also discuss the basics of customer relations, construction slowing down, lacking pushes for Canadian tech, and the disappearance of good faith on this episode of The Construction Life Podca...
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Reconstructing Notre Dame with French carpenter Brendan Goux. Brendan shares the extent of Notre Dame's fire damage, the precision of the replication efforts, the interesting material details and the stressful installations. He also tells us about carpentry school in France, teaching new carpenters, helping people find their passion in carpentry, and travelling to learn about carpentry from different places on this episode of The C...
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