Forward Construction

Forward Construction
This podcast provides information about the commercial construction industry in Wisconsin. Discussion and interviews are presented by construction industry leaders, educators, and legislative, labor and legal experts of commercial construction in Wisco…

AGC Specialty Contractor Interview - Wall-tech (7/31/20) - Episode 13
Aug 3 • 30 min
Listen in as Bob Barker interviews AGC Specialty Contractor, Wall-tech. Wall-tech provides cold formed steel framing and drywall solutions that result in faster construction completion times.
AGC Legislative Update (7/28/20) - Episode 12
Jul 28 • 9 min
Bob Barker, AGC Executive Vice President, provides an overview of AGC’s current legislative initiatives with the State.
Mark Breslin (6/10/20) - Episode 11
Jun 10 • 15 min
This episode of the “Forward Construction” podcast features an interview with Mark Breslin of Breslin Strategies who focuses on empowering and engaging future construction leaders. Mark also discusses the new partnership between Breslin Strategies and…
Crisis Communications with Anthony Huey (6/4/20) - Episode 10
Jun 4 • 18 min
This episode features Anthony Huey, crisis communications expert and International keynote speaker. Anthony provides insight into his upcoming programs with the AGC of Wisconsin on June 23rd and 30th, along with a new technology platform to help…
Insurance Industry Update (5/1/20) - Episode 8
May 5 • 24 min
Listen in as Bob Barker interviews Isaac Bechen from M3 Insurance and Phil Hausmann of Hausmann-Johnson Insurance to discuss the current status of the commercial construction industry as it relates to the pandemic.
Steve Sandherr, AGC of America CEO (5/1/20) - Episode 9
May 1 • 29 min
Steve Sandherr, AGC of America’s Chief Executive Office, joins Bob Barker for a discussion on current legislative issues impacting the construction industry related to COVID-19 and the AGC of America’s various resources for members.
Surety & Bonding Update (4/30/20) - Episode 7
Apr 30 • 33 min
In this episode, Bob Barker is joined by three (3) surety professionals; Brian Krause of AON Wisconsin, Brad Babcock of Babcock Solutions and Brian O’Neill of Travelers Insurance; to discuss the current status and future outlook of the construction…
Interview with Dawn Crim & Dan Hereth of WI DSPS (4/17/20) - Episode 5
Apr 17 • 20 min
Bob Barker from the AGC of Wisconsin interviews Dawn Crim, Secretary, and Dan Hereth, Assistant Deputy Secretary, of the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS) to discuss the current status of plan review, best practices for…
Impact of COVID-19 Federal Legislation on Construction (4/15/20) - Episode 4
Apr 15 • 35 min
In this episode of “Forward Construction”, Bob Barker interviews Tom Sheahan, Construction & Real Estate Partner at Baker Tilley; Josh Marron, Sr. Vice President of Chief Banking Officer at Park Bank; and Derek Allen, AGC of Wisconsin’s General…
Keeping Your Job Site Safe During COVID-19 (4/6/20) - Episode 3
Apr 6 • 17 min
In this episode of “Forward Construction”, Bob Barker interviews Larry Kinsman, Owner & Founder, of ORIN Technologies based in Verona, WI. ORIN Technologies specializes in oxidation, bioremediation, reduction, and advanced oxidation processes (AOPs)…
Legal Update on COVID-19 (3/25/20) - Episode 2
Mar 26 • 16 min
AGC of Wisconsin Legal Counsel, Derek Allen updates contractors on the latest legal, insurance and safety aspects of the COVID-19 outbreak and the state of Wiscosnin’s “Safer at Home” Executive Order.
Perspectives on COVID-19 - Episode 1
Mar 23 • 14 min
AGC Wisconsin’s Executive Vice President, Bob Barker, hosts the inaugural episode for the Forward Construction podcast series, which in this episode provides perspectives on the recent outbreak of the Coronavirus.