Building What's Next

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Synopsis

An in-depth look at the Architecture, Engineering and Construction industry, the innovations and technologies that are changing it, and the people who are leading the way. Featuring insights from the people of Mortenson, top renewables builder, major-projects developer, and one of the United States' top 20 builders.

Episodes

  • Episode 20 Continuous Improvement

    Episode 20 Continuous Improvement

    07/10/2019 Duration: 27min

    Continuous Improvement and Lean principles are paramount in manufacturing – especially the aerospace market – for a variety of reasons. Whether it’s to increase or maintain their high delivery rates to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), optimize labor and productivity, or embark on a new greenfield project, suppliers have a critical need to assess flow on the manufacturing floor and optimize their lines. Hear from Mike McCoy, former president of Korry Electronics, as he describes how Korry improved their margins through a successful Continuous Improvement journey.

  • Episode 19 Cost Index Analysis Q1-2019

    Episode 19 Cost Index Analysis Q1-2019

    30/04/2019 Duration: 09min

    Clark Taylor, Mortenson’s Vice President of Estimating breaks down the what the latest Construction Cost Index tells us about the state of the industry both nationally and in specific markets, and helps us understand what it means for owners as they plan for the future.

  • Episode 18 Fan Experience

    Episode 18 Fan Experience

    30/04/2019 Duration: 24min

    We're joined by Jason Jennings and Logan Gerken as they discuss the changing landscape of large venues, and the crossroads of sports and technology.

  • Episode 17 - Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

    Episode 17 - Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

    30/04/2019 Duration: 17min

    As municipalities and transit authorities begin implementing fleet electrification, they face challenges around infrastructure, technology choices, and long-term financial outcomes. In this episode of “Building What’s Next®” The Podcast, we’re joined Nicole Geneau and Joffrey Wilson, Strategy and Market Development Directors for Mortenson’s Integrated Energy Solutions business, who outline the state of fleet electrification and how owners can avoid some of the common pitfalls that can delay projects or result in unnecessary financial losses down the road.

  • Episode 16 - Mergers  Acquisitions

    Episode 16 - Mergers & Acquisitions

    19/09/2018 Duration: 15min

    The first half of 2018 saw record levels of M&A activity in the United States, increasing by 79% compared to the level of activity seen during 2017, according to Thomson Reuters data. The number of deals itself reflected a 13.1 percent decrease from a year ago, reflecting the increase in valuations. Hailed “the year of M&As” by Forbes, the consensus for 2018 is that strong deal activity is ahead. On this episode of Building What’s Next™ The Podcast, we’re joined by Sanchayita Ray, strategy and market development director, who shares insight into the food and beverage industry and the types of surprising risks that executives may encounter during and post-transaction. With M&A activity remaining strong, executives across multiple industries can benefit gaining better visibility into their real estate portfolio.

  • Episode 15 - Venue Performance

    Episode 15 - Venue Performance

    23/02/2018 Duration: 29min

    We're joined by Logan Gerken, Mortenson's Director of Project Development, Sports + Entertainment Group and Julianne Laue, Senior Energy Engineer, Energy Performance Group who talk about the unknown problems, trends and solutions owners of large venues are dealing with. From temperature control to technology, you'll be surprised at the innovation and engineering that goes into every new stadium, theater and arena. 

  • Episode 14 - 2017 Q4 Cost Index Insights

    Episode 14 - 2017 Q4 Cost Index Insights

    24/01/2018 Duration: 07min

    We’re joined by Clark Taylor, Mortenson’s Vice President of Estimating who breaks down the what the latest Construction Cost Index tells us about the state of the industry both nationally and in specific markets, and helps us understand what it means for owners going forward.

  • Episode 13 - Keeping Sports Fans Connected with DAS

    Episode 13 - Keeping Sports Fans Connected with DAS

    16/10/2017 Duration: 40min

    In today’s increasingly digital and social world, sports fans have come to expect seamless mobile connectivity when attending a game. On this episode of Building What’s Next™ The Podcast, Jason Jennings and Tod Caflisch join us to discuss how Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) can be leveraged to optimize both venue operations and the fan experience.

  • Episode 12 - The Transforming State of Healthcare

    Episode 12 - The Transforming State of Healthcare

    16/10/2017 Duration: 16min

    We're joined by Rachel Bartling, Senior Project Development Manager for Mortenson's healthcare group as she walks us through new industry survey results, and breaks down how and why care is becoming decentralized as it moves closer to where patients work and live through small clinics and multi-practice medical office buildings. 

  • Episode 11 - 2017 Q2 Cost Index Analysis

    Episode 11 - 2017 Q2 Cost Index Analysis

    27/07/2017 Duration: 08min

    In this episode of Building What’s NextTM – The Podcast, we’re joined by Clark Taylor, Mortenson’s Vice President of Estimating who breaks down the what the latest Construction Cost Index tells us about the state of the industry both nationally and in specific markets, and helps us understand what it means for owners going forward.

  • Episode 10 - The Future of Mega Data

    Episode 10 - The Future of Mega Data

    23/06/2017 Duration: 18min

    In this episode of Building What’s Next™ The Podcast, we talk with Andy Stapleton, General Manager of Mortenson’s Chicago office, who talks us through industry-changing shifts in the development of data centers, how these facilities are becoming more efficient, and how tech giants are strategically aligning to ensure the data we’ve come to rely on continues to flow.  

  • Episode 9 - Smart Cities

    Episode 9 - Smart Cities

    15/06/2017 Duration: 19min

    In this episode of Building What’s Next™ The Podcast, we talk with Gene Hodge, Mortenson’s Vice President of Project Development in our Denver office, who discusses an amazing Smart City project, and tells us how developers are planning for the technology, energy and mobility needs of the future as they develop properties and facilities today.

  • Episode 8 - Construction Cost Index Analysis (Q4 2016)

    Episode 8 - Construction Cost Index Analysis (Q4 2016)

    06/02/2017 Duration: 06min

    In this episode of Building What’s NextTM – The Podcast, we’re joined by Clark Taylor, Mortenson’s Vice President of Estimating who breaks down our new Construction Cost Index, shows us the big picture nationwide, explains a few surprises in some markets and helps us understand what it means for owners going forward.

  • Episode 7 - Wind Energy: Thriving in the Post-PTC Era

    Episode 7 - Wind Energy: Thriving in the Post-PTC Era

    13/12/2016 Duration: 22min

    In this episode, we’re joined by Wendy Davidson, Director of Business Development for our Wind group as she breaks down a new Renewable Energy Leadership Series Study on what the industry can expect as the Production Tax Credit phases out.

  • Episode 6 - Mortenson Energy Storage Study

    Episode 6 - Mortenson Energy Storage Study

    16/11/2016 Duration: 35min

    In this episode, we’re joined by Brent Bergland, General Manager of Mortenson’s High Voltage Transmission group, and leader of our new Energy Storage business. Brent walks us through the state of this cutting edge industry (and the inherent chaos that surrounds this all technology revolutions), breaks down our new Renewable Energy Leadership Series study on the state of the Energy Storage industry, and discusses what it all means for you as we move forward.

  • 2016 Q2 Cost Index Survey

    2016 Q2 Cost Index Survey

    20/07/2016 Duration: 08min

    We're joined by Clark Taylor, Vice President of Estimating at Mortenson, who breaks down our new Q2 2016 Construction Cost Index Survey, outlines the big picture (and a few surprises), and what it means for owners across the nation. Get your region's survey at www.mortenson.com/company/news-and-insights/construction-cost-index

  • Episode 3 - The 40-Year Turbine

    Episode 3 - The 40-Year Turbine

    17/05/2016 Duration: 21min

    Mortenson Wind Energy Executive Todd Bell joins us to talk about what a new Wind Energy study means for the future of turbine Operations & Maintenance. 

  • Episode 4 - Innovations in Wind Energy

    Episode 4 - Innovations in Wind Energy

    17/05/2016 Duration: 19min

    Tim Maag, VP & General Manager of Mortenson's Wind Energy Group sits down to talk about the history of the wind industry, where it's headed and how innovation will be the key to success.

  • Episode 2 - Finding Aha!

    Episode 2 - Finding "Aha!"

    01/03/2016 Duration: 28min

    We’re joined by Jon Bonkoski (Design Phase Manager – Minneapolis) and Mike Pedersen (General Manager, Healthcare – Minneapolis) who discuss how upfront planning and collaboration can be a game-changer for large-scale projects. By using Pull Planning to bring all players together to build a master schedule, resolve overlaps, and eliminate conflicts, the teams are able to find ways to increase efficiency and understand the role they play in the big picture.

  • Episode 1 - Building the Future with Technology

    Episode 1 - Building the Future with Technology

    26/02/2016 Duration: 31min

    In our inaugural episode, host Mike Wilson breaks down what to expect from the new show in the future and dives into a fun conversation with self-described “technology geeks” (but described by the rest of us at Mortenson as “geniuses!”) Rick Khan and Taylor Cupp from our Project Solutions group. Rick and Taylor cover Mortenson’s history in using emerging technologies, such as our early adoption of 3D modeling and Virtual Design & Construction (VDC) to pioneering new technologies like virtual reality and augmented reality to make the process of design, decision-making and construction more efficient and seamless.