Mass Construction Show

Mass Construction Show
I’d like to welcome you to Mass Construction Show where we talk about all things construction with a bit of a local (Massachusetts) bias. Covering Real Estate Development, Code, Risk Management, Technology and anything else construction. Glad to have you!

Best of MCS: Consigli, Fallon, Held
Oct 8 • 34 min
Three of the more informative segments of 2018 covering business strategy and market research. If you’re intrigued to learn more about Matt Consigli, Mike Fallon or Bill Held listen to the full shows here: Matt Consigli Mike Fallon Bill Held Let’s…
CMs Executing NFPA 241
Oct 1 • 44 min
This episode is a panel discussion on NFPA 241 execution with three construction managers Adam Kreitman Project Manager at Lee Kennedy Company, Rob Carson Director of Risk and Safety at Dellbrook JKS and Matt Combs Project Manager at Erland Construction.…
Insane ramblings: Feedback needed
Sep 27 • 13 min
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C&D Waste with John Fischer, MassDEP
Sep 24 • 83 min
In this episode John demystifies the process of construction and demolition waste. Covering the life cycling of C&D waste and explaining all the players in the process including haulers, transfer stations, processors, and reuse. We also discuss the…
Marketing with Mike Neilan of Focus Forward Media
Sep 17 • 78 min
In this episode we discuss how Mike and Focus Forward Media helped my business. We talk about staying on brand and stratagies for using video. As well as examples of what’s worked for other companies and what’s working now for paid social media ads. Enjoy…
Delivery Scheduling & Logistics with James Swanston
Sep 10 • 73 min
In this episode James speaks to us about Voyage Control and how it can be used to schedule site deliveries and use of exterior hoists. We also look further into the horizon of construction supply chain management and what our future of site deliveries…
Modular Construction with Will Galloway
Sep 3 • 64 min
In this episode we discuss the logistics of installing modular buildings. Will was a project manager on an extensive project in western Massachusetts and we sit down with him to discuss the pros and cons of modular construction. We also cover how modular…
Susan Grealy: Leveling Up Businesses
Aug 27 • 67 min
For the folks that didn’t listen to the prior episode this is part two of our conversation with Susan. We move beyond what went into creating her skill set and into the second part of her career helping businesses grow from “good to great”, to steal a…
Susan Grealy: COO, Perry Associates (Part 1)
Aug 20 • 49 min
Here’s come another two part show. We discuss how Susan got into construction, what it was like being part of a company going bankrupt, and what she learned during the bankruptcy that lead to her own consulting business and into multiple positions of COO.…
Emil Frei: CEO at Berkeley Building Company
Aug 13 • 70 min
In our discussion with Emil an experience builder and construction professional we talk about construction but only marginally. We do however really dig into the mental aspects of your personality that can be both an asset and liability with managing a…
Modular is Happening
Aug 6 • 18 min
Here’s the evidence that modular construction will continue to grow and continue to change the way we build. Buckle up and… Enjoy. The. Show Let’s hitch up for the ride! Linkedin Instagram Twitter Facebook Intro music by Sound Revolution —- Send in a…
Dr. Anthony Jay: How Artificial Estrogens are Effecting Your Health
Jul 30 • 61 min
In this episode we discuss how artificial estrogens are effecting your health, which is really setting the table for our future discussions we’ll have about building materials and building systems that affect the environment and our health. Anthony lays…
The Essential Craftsman: Scott Wadsworth
Jul 23 • 67 min
In this episode we discuss Scott’s atypical path through construction from logger, commercial construction worker, piece work carpenter, GC, dabbling in blacksmithing and now being a full time YouTuber in his 60’s and a legit YouTuber with 500k…
Career Decisions with David Toupin
Jul 17 • 57 min
An impromptu conversation with David Toupin a Wentworth Institute of Technology CM Major about his upcoming career choices and his path to building sustainably. —- Send in a voice message:
Fire Elimination & Technology w/ Jeff Hutchens
Jul 9 • 118 min
In this episode Jeff covers what Avalonbay is and what was it like to work for a company that had two large/total loss fires in two years. We discuss the insurance ramifications of those events and the shock that drove them to create their fire…
Mass Timber with Jeff Langlois
Jul 2 • 48 min
This part 2 of our conversation with Jeff where we focus our wood engineering discussion on Mass Timber. Enjoy the show! —- Send in a voice message:
Wood Engineering with Jeff Langlois of Simpson, Gumpertz, and Heger
Jun 25 • 39 min
Today is part 1 of our sit down with Jeff where we discuss the challenges, intricacies, and benefits of designing with wood. We discuss in situ grading of existing structures, and adaptive reuse. We also dig into wood piles which are typical in our older…
Mike Procopio Part 2: Metal stud highrise analysis
Jun 19 • 41 min
This part 2 of our discussion with Mike Procopio where we dig further into the Infinity system which is a panelized metal stud system that Procopio Companies will be using to build a 10 story high rise in Lynn, Massachusetts. We cover things like design,…
Mike Procopio: The Procopio Companies
Jun 11 • 42 min
This show is going to be the first of a two part discussion with Mike where we cover the scope of Procopio Companies which includes, General Contracting, RE Development, Consulting, Property Management and Subcontracting. That right there deserves a show…
Construction Insurance with Chris Sheppard
Jun 4 • 69 min
In this episode we speak with Chris Sheppard, Senior Vice President at Eastern Insurance. This show differs because it is a more educational based discussion of policies including General Liability, Professional Liability, Worker’s comp, Inland Marine and…
FPAM Panel Discussion: NFPA 241 “Where do we go from here?”
May 28 • 50 min
Today’s show is going to be audio from a panel discussion held at the Fire Prevention Association of Massachusetts’ annual convention. This association is made up of fire departments from across the state, and there were some great questions and answers.…
Paul Griese: Building Envelopes
May 21 • 68 min
In this episode we speak with Paul Griese Sr. Building Envelope Consultant at Wheaton Sprague. Although exterior walls may seem quite simple in concept, they are in fact very complicated systems and because of that you’ll notice that Paul uses quite…
Mark Moore: President CMC Design Build
May 14 • 74 min
CMC Design Build is a leader in the design and construction of food processing and distribution facilities throughout the United States. In this episode Mark covers the entire life cycle of a project from feasibility study, to design, and finally…
Joe Lombardi: Superintendent Shawmut Design & Construction
May 7 • 73 min
In this episode Joe talks about the transition from residential construction to the commercial world. We discuss what were some of the hurdles in making the transition but also what are the transferable skills that ultimately made it a success. We also…
RI is better than MA & Banned Hot Dogs edition
Apr 30 • 19 min
In this episode we talk about news and current events in construction. Here are some links if you want to follow up. SF 100% Renewables NYC Banning Glass Skyscrapers and Hot…
Code Nerds with Mike Yanovitch
Apr 24 • 69 min
In this episode Mike and I nerd out on all things code including the basics of how code is structured, common points of confusion with things like the energy code vs stretch code and ADA vs AAB. Then Mike spends some time explaining what goes into a plan…
A little about me with “Up In Your Business” podcast
Apr 15 • 76 min
Today’s episode is audio from the Up in Your Business podcast interview I did with Mike & Mike of Focus Forward Media in Pawtucket, RI. I wanted to share this because I have been getting a number of messages from people and feel like I’m getting to know…
Andrew Colameta: President at Sterling Construction
Apr 9 • 67 min
In today’s episode Andy discusses how he and co-founder Nathan Pfleegor started and grew Sterling Construction into a 25M company in 3 short years. I encourage Andy to discuss the systems he put in place that enabled them to grow and I believe very much,…
Lt. Chris Towski: Cambridge Fire Dept.
Apr 2 • 93 min
In today’s episode Lt. Towski brings a unique perspective having served in a fire house, the fire prevention division and now as part of the office of Emergency Preparedness and Coordination for the City of Cambridge. Outside of his day job he sits on the…
Jesse Conklin: Co-Gen Part 2
Mar 26 • 42 min
In this episode Jesse talks more about what goes into the decision making process when an institution considers installing or upgrading to a Co-Gen plant. We also discuss the district energy model and unexpectedly go into water reclamation and the…
Jesse Conklin: BOND, The Co-Gen Episode Part 1
Mar 19 • 37 min
In this episode we speak with Jesse Conklin of BOND Brothers who has a background in the utility space and in particular the building and planning of Co-Gen plants for college campuses. This episode is going to be a bit more educational in nature…
Kelsey Gauger: Part 2 at the Smart Lab
Mar 12 • 42 min
This is Part 2 of our sit down with Kelsey, In Part I of this interview she described what the Smart Lab is and talked about the various forms of technology that Suffolk is implementing on their projects. In this episode we move deeper into the tech and…
Kelsey Gauger: Smart Lab Director at Suffolk Construction
Mar 5 • 44 min
In Part I of this interview Kelsey describes what the Smart Lab is and talks about the various forms of technology that Suffolk is implementing on their projects. She also discusses field or project generated discovery of technology versus Smart Lab…
Mike Fish: President & CEO of Dellbrook JKS
Feb 26 • 64 min
In this episode Mike speaks about having “Large company sophistication, with small company love” and how that plays out in his firm. During our conversation it becomes clear that Dellbrook JKS focuses heavily on investing in their people’s; education,…
Paul Mordarski: Partner at Morrissey, Hawkins & Lynch
Feb 19 • 75 min
This episode should be an education for construction professionals as to how attorneys interface with your companies. We cover the basic roles they play, drafting good contracts, and what avenues are available when something goes wrong. Paul has a wealth…
Fran Colantonio: CEO at Colantonio, Inc.
Feb 12 • 76 min
In today’s episode we speak with Fran Colantonio who falls into the unique camp of being a true GC that never drifting during the CM age. Because of that, it’s interesting to hear his perspective on self performing, risk mitigation as an entrepreneur, and…
Mike Weber: Principal at Gaston Electrical
Feb 5 • 66 min
In this episode we cover a lot of ground with Mike. Including building a business, company culture, effective use of social media and a lot of time on digging deep on lean principals, pre-fabrication and limiting waste. Now we’ve finally let a…
Josh Bilotta: Dir. of Operations & Precon, Walsh Brothers
Jan 29 • 77 min
In this episode our discussion covers pre-construction quite extensively, and how the role blending pre-con and operations came about. Josh also brings up the lost position of a field engineer, staffing hurdles, and then we have some plain old…
Mass Timber Part 2
Jan 22 • 44 min
In this episode we finish our conversation with Peggi and Alex covering cost, structural elements acting as finish materials, concrete and wood composite floors, and the experience contractors had with new products. Here’s a link to the time lapse video…
Mass Timber w/ Peggi Clouston & Alex Schreyer
Jan 16 • 37 min
In this episode we chat with Senior Lecturer Alex Schreyer and Associate Professor Peggi Clouston who are both tremendously accomplished in their fields. Please click the links to read their full bios, but I will say that between the two of them there is…
Basics of NFPA 241 (the tyrant edition)
Jan 8 • 20 min
In this episode we cover what is NFPA 241 and some of what’s required by the document. You’ll understand when 241 applies, when a plan is required and what an FPPM is and who it should be. —- Send in a voice message:
What’s 2019 look like? With Erik Sanford of Dimeo
Jan 1 • 68 min
In today’s show I have Erik back to bring some expertise about Construction Technology. We cover Virtual Reality, Augment Reality and how Dimeo is currently using the technology for safety education. We also discuss what Erik sees us using more of in the…
The Wellness Trend in Real Estate & Construction
Dec 19, 2018 • 19 min
Today will be another solo episode, talking about Wellness in Real Estate & Construction. We’ll cover what that means, what get measured when determining “wellness” and what are the certifications on the market. We’ll also chat briefly about the two…
Matthew Consigli: President at Consigli
Dec 12, 2018 • 57 min
In this episode we hear the origin story of Consigli a fourth generation General Contractor that has had impressive growth under the latest generation of leadership. Specifically going from a $1M annual revenue to $1.6B and opening an addition six new…
The GRLZ Radio edition with Kelly Gillen
Dec 4, 2018 • 60 min
We’ve got a full house in this episode. It was recorded at GRLZ Radio, a program that supports young women whose circumstances often mean that they have more to overcome than an average teenager, but with the support of GRLZ Radio their futures are…
Nick Schiffer: Founder of NS Builders
Nov 27, 2018 • 71 min
In this episode we chat with Nick Schiffer owner of NS Builders, a General contractor specializing in design build custom renovations and homes. NS Builders custom builds all their millwork in-house and has grow to be one of the most sought after high-end…
Bob Petrucelli: CEO and Executive Director at the AGC MA
Nov 19, 2018 • 60 min
In this episode you’ll hear what Bob and the AGC MA do for their members and more importantly what they do for our industry and General Contractors as a whole. The most in-depth part of our conversation involves advocacy and what the AGC does on the…
The Energy Storage trend
Nov 12, 2018 • 26 min
In this episode we cover the trend of energy storage and how it will affect the real estate and construction industry. Explaining terms you should be familiar with and the 3 factors driving the trend. We’ll also discuss the hazards you should be looking…
Alex Schwarzkopf: CEO & Co-Founder at Pillar Technologies
Nov 6, 2018 • 53 min
In this episode Alex discuss what Pillar does through data collection via environmental sensors on construction site and what the future of construction will look like as a result of construction data and machine learning. Enjoy the show. —- Send in a…
Technology & Data for Mold Prevention
Nov 3, 2018 • 5 min
Here’s a quick episode about a conversation I had with Rob Carson Director of Risk & Safety at Dellbrook JKS and Alex Schwarzkopf CEO of Pillar Technologies about how we could leverage technology and data to prevent mold on construction sites. Have a…
Michael Yanovitch: Deputy Building Commissioner Town of Brookline
Oct 30, 2018 • 59 min
In this episode we talk code, zoning, 40B, code changes in the 9th edition and upcoming work in Brookline. Enjoy the show! —- Send in a voice message:
Adam Kersnowski: Co-Founder of Airworks
Oct 22, 2018 • 62 min
In this show we’ll hear how Adam went from owning a masonry subcontracting firm to starting a drone company and taking what he learned from both to become one of the Co-founders of Airworks, a software company that uses data collected from drones and…
CLT - Mass Timber Construction
Oct 15, 2018 • 23 min
In this episode we discuss Mass Timber construction commonly referred to as CLT Cross Laminated Timber, explaining the difference between the two. We also covering Mass timber projects happening locally in the US and internationally. The overall…
Erik Sanford: VDC Director at Dimeo Construction Company
Oct 9, 2018 • 57 min
In this episode you’ll hear how Erik after leaving the Army went from a surveying crew to geo-tech to field engineer and how that lead him into virtual construction when it was just coming to our industry. Then comes a sharp turn to discuss what it was…
Chris Lynch: Principal, Code Red Consultants
Oct 1, 2018 • 55 min
This episode of the Mass Construction Show is with Chris Lynch, Principal at Code Red Consultants. In this show Chris will explain what code consultants do and what a code compliance alternative is, and he’ll talk in depth about the new requirement for…
Rob Carson: Director of Safety & Risk Mngmt at Dellbrook JKS
Sep 24, 2018 • 64 min
In this episode of the Mass Construction Show we speak with Rob Carson, Director of Safety & Risk Management at Dellbrook JKS. We discuss how Rob and his team look at risk across the life of a project including safety, QA/QC, and property damage. We…
Mike Fallon: Chief Investment Officer at The Fallon Companies
Sep 10, 2018 • 60 min
A discussion about how commercial real estate deals get done. What goes into choosing a site; demographics, cost of construction, pro forma, and more. We also answer the question can a real estate company have a brand? —- Send in a voice message:…
William Christopher: City of Boston, Commissioner of ISD
Sep 4, 2018 • 56 min
In this episode we speak with William “Buddy” Christopher, Commissioner of ISD Boston. For folks who don’t know, the Inspectional Services Department encompasses the Building Department along with Health, Housing, and a number of other agencies. Buddy…
Bill Held: Principal at The Cardinal Group
Sep 3, 2018 • 58 min
In this episode we are joined by Bill Held Principal at The Cardinal Group a Construction Management firm specializing in Life Science industry. We discuss the life science and manufacturing industry and how working in and building those facilities differ…
Mikael Reckley: Customer Success Manager at
Aug 26, 2018 • 51 min
This episode’s guest is Mikael Reckley, Customer Success Manager at We discussed what it is that smartvid does and what the future looks like for their product. We dabbled in AI, predictive analysis, and machine learning. Finally, at about…
Andrew Starr: Real Estate Strategist at Gensler
Aug 20, 2018 • 62 min
In this show Andrew will cover what a real estate strategist does for an architecture firm. We’re also going to talk a lot about data. Andrew explains which external sources Gensler uses to track data like rental rates, demographics and -a term I hadn’t…
Mass Construction Show: What’s this podcast about?
Aug 17, 2018 • 2 min
Here’s our introductory episode that breaks down; what the show’s about, why we’re doing it, and gives you some insight on what’s in it for you? Thanks for listening! —- Send in a voice message: