• Episode 28 - The Advantages of 4D & 5D in the Execution Stage feat. Omar Habib

    1 GIU 2024 · Planning and running a construction project at the execution stage is no small feat. Client, contractor and subcontractors all need to know, what is going on at all times. 4D makes that a lot easier. But, what is 4D actually, and what are the advantages of using 4D at the execution stage? That is today's topic.  We have invited Omar Habib, Co-Founder & CTO of WiiGroup. A company providing BIM & digital project control services to the global AEC Industry.  What you'll learn from today's episode of Inventing Construction: - What is 4D actually? - The advantages of using 4D - How to start implementing 4D & 5D in the execution stage - How to get the most out of your models We would love for you to continue the conversation with us on LinkedIn: Ross: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ross-griffin-kosmos/ Elia: https://www.linkedin.com/in/eliaarquitectatecnica/ Omar: https://www.linkedin.com/in/omarhabib7/ KOSMOS: https://www.linkedin.com/company/kosmos-dk Thanks for listening!
    57 min. 18 sec.
  • Episode 27 - Contractors outsourcing Quantity Surveying feat. Patrick Carroll

    15 MAG 2024 · Ever heard of a contractor, or specialist subcontractor, that outsourced the quantity surveying and estimating part of their business? Our guest today offers this type of outsourced service.  Patrick Carroll, Director of Carroll Estimating has seen succes from offering this service to contractors and subcontractors in Ireland and the UK. But why is that? Could outsourcing specialist services be the future? As opposed to employing your own specialists?  In this episode we are going to dig deep into the pros and cons of this outsourcing model. And we'll do so, with the help from all of Patrick's practical experience. What you'll learn from today's episode of Inventing Construction: - Why you might be relying too heavily on your employed quantity surveyor - Why you should outsource work to a specialist company - Why it can actually be cheaper to do so We would love for you to continue the conversation with us on LinkedIn: Ross: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ross-griffin-kosmos/ Elia: https://www.linkedin.com/in/eliaarquitectatecnica/ Patrick: https://www.linkedin.com/in/paddy-carroll-095488b0/ KOSMOS: https://www.linkedin.com/company/kosmos-dk Thanks for listening!
    41 min. 41 sec.
  • Episode 26 - AI in the Construction Industry feat. Dr. Houssem Jerbi

    1 MAG 2024 · AI is becoming more popular in the construction industry. But what can it help you with? How will it change the industry? We’ve invited Dr. Houssem Jerbi, a PhD in Artificial Intelligence, and CEO of Smart PMO, to answer those questions. Houssem has several years of experience working in the construction industry with AI. This episode is all about AI in construction. What you'll learn from today's episode of Inventing Construction: - What can AI do for construction? - How AI will change procurement - Why data is becoming a business asset - How to get started with AI in your construction business We would love for you to continue the conversation with us on LinkedIn: Ross: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ross-griffin-kosmos/ Elia: https://www.linkedin.com/in/eliaarquitectatecnica/ Houssem: https://www.linkedin.com/in/houssemjerbi/ KOSMOS: https://www.linkedin.com/company/kosmos-dk Thanks for listening!
    38 min. 9 sec.
  • Episode 25 - BIM, what is the Bloody Point? feat. Ralph Montague

    15 APR 2024 · BIM is here to stay. But why is that? That is today's topic. We've invited Ralph Montague, Director of ArcDox BIM Consultants. Ralph has been spreading the good message of BIM for many years now. He joins us on this 25th episode of Inventing Construction, to discuss BIM, the current development of BIM, and the future of BIM. Be prepared for an episode all about BIM.  What you'll learn from today's episode of Inventing Construction: - What is the problem with BIM? - Why is BIM so powerful? - Why BIM is actually communication - How BIM can help our Industry increase supply - What is the future of BIM development? We would love for you to continue the conversation with us on LinkedIn: Ross: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ross-griffin-kosmos/ Elia: https://www.linkedin.com/in/eliaarquitectatecnica/ Ralph: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ralphmontague/ KOSMOS: https://www.linkedin.com/company/kosmos-dk Thanks for listening!
    51 min. 3 sec.
  • Episode 24 - MMC is it really modern? feat. Pat Kirwan

    1 APR 2024 · Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) is becoming a popular term in both Ireland and the UK, but is it really modern? And, what exactly does MMC imply? What are the advantages of MMC, and what needs to change in our industry for MMC to become a success? That is today’s topic. We are joined by Pat Kirwan, Director of C+W O’Brien Architects and Coauthor to the DFMA Guide to integrating MMC within the construction sector. What you'll learn from today's episode of Inventing Construction: - What will modern construction look like? - What exactly is MMC? - What exactly is DFMA? - How necessity is actually making us more efficient - How MMC could help reduce our carbon footprint We would love for you to continue the conversation with us on LinkedIn: Ross: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ross-griffin-kosmos/ Elia: https://www.linkedin.com/in/eliaarquitectatecnica/ Pat: https://www.linkedin.com/in/patkirwan/ KOSMOS: https://www.linkedin.com/company/kosmos-dk Thanks for listening!
    39 min. 16 sec.
  • Episode 23 - What is the Cost of Sustainability? feat. Simon, Roger & Archie

    15 MAR 2024 · What is the cost of sustainability in construction? That is today’s topic. If you are trying to find sustainable solutions for your construction projects, this episode is a must-listen. We’ll be covering the challenges of a sustainable construction industry, and most importantly, what this transitionary period could mean for you and your projects. What you'll learn from today's episode of Inventing Construction: - Why decarbonizing construction could become VERY expensive - Whether or not we can afford not to become sustainable - Why your construction project could become stranded - Whether or not your buildings are ready for the future - How you can find the capital for sustainable solutions We would love for you to continue the conversation with us on LinkedIn: Ross: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ross-griffin-kosmos/ Elia: https://www.linkedin.com/in/eliaarquitectatecnica/ Simon: https://www.linkedin.com/in/simon-top-laustsen-025131207/ Roger: https://www.linkedin.com/in/roger-barkley-58230450/ Archie: https://www.linkedin.com/in/passivearchie/ KOSMOS: https://www.linkedin.com/company/kosmos-dk Thanks for listening!
    40 min. 22 sec.
  • Episode 22 - LCA: Denmark vs. Ireland PART 2/2 feat. Simon, Roger & Archie

    1 MAR 2024 · LCA in Ireland vs LCA in Denmark, part two. Where and how do you start your LCA/sustainability journey as a Developer? That is today’s topic. We’ve brought on, again, three guys from the KOSMOS team, who all have experience with the sustainability challenges in the construction industry. What you'll learn from today's episode of Inventing Construction: - Developers problem with sustainability - How to start your construction sustainability journey - Why carbon is the new nexus in construction - The two approaches to carbon emissions - Why carbon and cost are the same thing - Why the value is created at the front-end of projects We would love for you to continue the conversation with us on LinkedIn: Ross: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ross-griffin-kosmos/ Elia: https://www.linkedin.com/in/eliaarquitectatecnica/ Simon: https://www.linkedin.com/in/simon-top-laustsen-025131207/ Roger: https://www.linkedin.com/in/roger-barkley-58230450/ Archie: https://www.linkedin.com/in/passivearchie/ KOSMOS: https://www.linkedin.com/company/kosmos-dk Thanks for listening!
    25 min. 17 sec.
  • Episode 21 - LCA: Denmark vs. Ireland PART 1/2 feat. Simon, Roger & Archie

    15 FEB 2024 · LCA in Ireland vs. LCA in Denmark. That is today’s topic. We’ve brought on three guys from the KOSMOS team, who all have experience with the sustainability challenges in the construction industry. This episode is all things LCA (Life Cycle Assessment). This is part one. Part two will be on the air, on the 15th of February. What you'll learn from today's episode of Inventing Construction: - What is an LCA calculation? - Denmark's sustainability journey in construction - How Denmark has a standard for calculating LCAs - Why consistency is key when doing LCAs - What can Ireland learn from Denmark? We would love for you to continue the conversation with us on LinkedIn: Ross: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ross-griffin-kosmos/ Elia: https://www.linkedin.com/in/eliaarquitectatecnica/ Simon: https://www.linkedin.com/in/simon-top-laustsen-025131207/ Roger: https://www.linkedin.com/in/roger-barkley-58230450/ Archie: https://www.linkedin.com/in/passivearchie/ KOSMOS: https://www.linkedin.com/company/kosmos-dk Thanks for listening!
    45 min. 33 sec.
  • Episode 20 - Changing the Consultancy Landscape feat. Jon Blasby

    1 FEB 2024 · The consultancy landscape is changing within the construction industry. We are seeing changes in how we collaborate on projects, digitization, remote working etc. What do these changes mean for us as clients and consultants? How can we accelerate these processes? To help us unfold this topic, we are, once again, speaking with Jon Blasby, Organisation Lead from Castiel Consultants in Spain. What you'll learn from today's episode of Inventing Construction: - How consultancy is changing - Why our Industry is broken - Why you shouldn't focus on cost - How we advise our clients on commercial impact - How we work in collaboration - What happens if we only focus on profit - The opportunities of remote working We would love for you to continue the conversation with us on LinkedIn: Ross: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ross-griffin-kosmos/ Jon: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jon-blasby-33732832/ Elia: https://www.linkedin.com/in/eliaarquitectatecnica/ KOSMOS: https://www.linkedin.com/company/kosmos-dk Thanks for listening!
    48 min. 45 sec.
  • Episode 19 - Leadership feat. Jon Blasby

    15 GEN 2024 · For this one we have invited Jon Blasby, Organisation Lead from Castiel Consultants. He flew all the way from Spain to help us unfold this topic. He has over 30 years of experience, and is currently leading a company of consultants using the principles of Regenerative Leadership. In this episode you can expect to learn a lot about modern leadership. What you'll learn from today's episode of Inventing Construction: - Why everyone has leadership potential - Do you lead or do you manage? - What is Regenerative Leadership? - Why you should have a transparent business - Why the technical expert might not be the best leader - Why celebrating failure is important We would love for you to continue the conversation with us on LinkedIn: Ross: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ross-griffin-kosmos/ Jon: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jon-blasby-33732832/ Elia: https://www.linkedin.com/in/eliaarquitectatecnica/ KOSMOS: https://www.linkedin.com/company/kosmos-dk Thanks for listening!
    47 min. 29 sec.

A KOSMOS podcast. Detailed conversations about a rapidly changing Construction Industry. Discussions about the future of Construction: BIM, digitization, sustainability, industry collaboration, the power of data, digitalization and much more....

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A KOSMOS podcast. Detailed conversations about a rapidly changing Construction Industry. Discussions about the future of Construction: BIM, digitization, sustainability, industry collaboration, the power of data, digitalization and much more.

Topics that all need to be considered, if you want to secure your place in the Construction Industry of tomorrow.

Come take part in the discussions, alongside us and our guests.

New episode every two weeks.

Hosted by Elia González Salas and Ross Griffin from KOSMOS.
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