Summary – Season Two
Just Curious…Did you enjoy season 2 of Curious Teams? In this last episode of the season, Fred and Barbara talk about the interviews and inspirations that formed this season.
Collaborative Project Closeout
In this episode, Barbara and Fred discuss the technical aspects of closing out projects but through the lens of collaboration? How can teams work together during closeout to minimize long term problems and to ensure success for all team members? Avoid Post Project Stress Syndrome by communicating and collaborating!
Total Cost of Ownership
Just Curious…Do you know what buildings really cost? Fred and Barbara discuss TCO, the Total Cost of Ownership, and why knowing the TCO is critical to effective decision-making during design. Shouldn’t you be curious about the energy costs, maintenance costs, interest costs, and other costs that may make it difficult to afford ownership?
Effective Communications for Design and Construction
In this episode, Barbara and Fred talk to two communications experts inside and outside the Design and Construction industries to explore how you can communicate more effectively. JD Schramm, communication consultant and author of Communicate with Mastery, joins Jeff Bryson, a construction industry communications educator and principal of Talking Forward, provide insight on when to…
Schedules – The Push and Pull
Just Curious…why are schedules so difficult to manage? In this episode Fred and Barbara deal with the difficulties and opportunities of using schedules as a tool for success. Like budgets, some professionals embrace the use of schedules to manage proactively and predictably.
Randy Deutsch: SuperUsers
Fred and Barbara talk to Randy Deutsch, FAIA about his book, SuperUsers: Design Technology Specialists and the Future of Practice. SuperUsers has won prizes for Best Future Technology of All Time and Best New Design EBooks both awarded by Book Authority. What characteristics should design technology (and other professionals) have? How can firms retain great…
How to be a Successful Owner
Just Curious…How can project owners be more successful? In this episode, Fred and Barbara discuss the characteristics of great owners. Six key elements and some straight talk can help owners be better team member and successful project owners. The six responsibilities of owners include: 1) Be present and ask questions 2) Make timely and informed…
Onboarding – A Critical Collaborative Tool
Just Curious…Do you know how it feels to be left out? In this episode of Curious Teams, Barbara and Fred discuss the importance of onboarding your team members when they are added to the team. The five critical components to onboarding in the design and construction environments include: 1) The leader must be present -…