Maria Khokhlova is the Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer at TraceAir, a site work intelligence software and user-friendly technology that helps construction companies build advanced automation using drone flights, 3D mapping, analytics, and data processing services to accelerate site work and provide transparency to owners. Before devoting her work in TraceAir, Maria did a Ph.D. in laser physics and is now on the mission to empower land developers, homebuilders, and construction executives.
Today’s episode is all about Technology and how drones and camera technology can help us be more efficient and communicate better. It’s also a great reminder of how contractors are playing a big part in how we are shaping this earth.
2:30 Introduction into Construction
8:42 TraceAir Company mission goal
19:15 Closing questions
Andy Pace is a Healthy Home Concierge and Founder of The Green Design Center, a leading resource for homeowners and contractors looking to source products that are healthy and green and receive expert consulting advice on designing and building healthy homes. Andy is also the host of the weekly Non Toxic Environments Podcast. As founder of the oldest healthy building supply company in the United States, Andy has become a helpful, educational expert dealing with the day-to-day concerns of those individuals who suffer from allergies, asthma and chemical sensitivities.
6:00 Eco friendly but not health friendly (toxic)
8:30 Greenwashing in the Industry
22:22 Challenge as a contractor
25:00 HVAC systems
38:00 Chemical sensitivities
45:00 closing questions
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IG is: @gdc_buildingforhealth
#208 - Net Positivity with Dirk Christoph
Dirk Christoph, Dipl.-Ing. Mechanical Engineer and MBA from Germany, worked for Siemens and BMW; then exited the Corporate World. He co-founded and exited two successful Startups; then exited the conventional Startup World, bought a Sailboat and sailed through the Caribbean as part of his spiritual awakening process. He has since worked out his own masterplan for how to bring humanity on a path towards building his concept of the ideal world, driven by net positive business and the paradigm of net positivity.
9:50 What is net positive?
24:00 Soil Degradation and the climate crisis
44:15 Village Plans
1:11 Refugi - Modular Homes
The Video mentioned from Walter Jehne: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=123y7jDdbfY&t=3767s
Info on the Picture shared: https://didipershouse.medium.com/why-communities-should-invest-in-regenerative-agriculture-and-the-soil-sponge-431c27c8b34b
Video about Syntropic Agroforestry: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSPNRu4ZPvE
Hugh Seaton is CEO of The Link, a software company that's changing the way specifications are managed and used on site. Hugh spent over two years at the Construction Specifications Institute, and prior to that founded another AI-powered construction tech startup. Hugh spent the first half of his career in technology marketing at places like Sony, AOL, Philips and Google.
In this episode we talk technology that is changing the industry, why robots won't be taking your job even with the technology that is being developed, and two skills you need to learn as the owner of a construction company.
1:37 Intro into Construction
10:00 What is the Link?
14:00 How it Works?
18:40 New Technologies
31:15 Sales & Advertising
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Sheridan Foster spent the first half of her career designing computers before moving into executive management. After experiencing the frustration of trying to build her own green home, Sheridan left corporate America and founded Elemental Green, a digital media company focused on demystifying green home building and design.
In this episode we discuss why addressing poverty may be the best thing for the environment, ways to futureproof your home, and why long term thinking is always better.
2:55 Sheridan’s first Build
7:30 Sheridan's current home
8:00 What is green
14:20 Elemental Green
20:00 Future Proofing
24:30 What can we do
32:00 Zero Energy Project and Element Green Collaboration
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