30 September 2021 5 min read

Top 7 Construction Podcasts For Industry Pros

And Why They Are Worth Your Attention


Do you want to keep up-to-date with the construction industry’s newest trends, news and best practisies but you are lacking time to read a magazine? Visual media are not the best option for you? We got you covered! Check out our list of the 7 best construction-related podcasts and find your new favourite source of industry knowledge!

I bet you generally don't feel like you have much time on your hands, right? Yet, you would still be willing to find some time to learn and develop new skills? We’ve got you covered!
Since the majority of the media nowadays is visual, it's not always easy to find time for it. And this is where PODCASTS come in, just like a knight in shining armour riding in on a white horse.

If you wish, you could use the time wasted when stuck in traffic, in a crowded metro or a bus, or if you just enjoy listening to something while cooking or cleaning – podcasts can be your thing!

There are over 2 million podcasts to be found on the internet today, and they cover all sorts of things – crime stories, world news, politics, lifestyle, culture – you name it. But, more importantly, there are many great podcasts devoted to construction topics of high quality, on exciting topics and with charismatic hosts. And since, as we all know, the wider the range of choices, the harder the decision - we decided to put together a little starting list of some of the best widely available podcasts talking about construction news, new technologies, innovative ideas and running a construction business. Enjoy!

  • 01

    Art of Construction
    We start with a bang because “The Art of Construction” is a widely popular and appreciated podcast with thousands of listeners across different podcast platforms. If you want to start your journey with a construction-themed podcast, “The Art of Construction” is a great place to start from!

    The podcast's goal is to help you grow your business by exploring new ideas about the industry, technology, and run your own construction company with insightful and thought-provoking conversations with some of the greatest minds in the industry.

    The host of the podcast, Devon Tilly, who is an established leader in the industry, has a fantastic ability to connect with his guests and provoke deep conversations by asking the right questions. He is also very passionate and brings much excitement to the topic, which seems almost contagious and can definitely make you feel proud to be a part of the industry.

    Whether you are an accomplished leader in the industry or you’re just starting your journey in construction, this podcast can help you keep the ideas flowing and stay excited about the industry!

    Where to listen?
    The podcast is available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeartRadio and on their official website. Every week a new episode is published!

  • 02

    ConExpo Con-Agg Radio Podcast
    ConExpo Con-Agg is the biggest construction trade event hosted in the United States. While starting the podcast in 2016, the goal was to bring industry experts and leaders to explore running a business, trends, equipment, new technologies, demands of the industry and everything you would like to know while involved with construction.

    As they say, they are bringing the "boots-on-the-ground perspective" by staying in touch with the real needs, challenges and solutions within the construction and giving perspective from both the industry leaders and everyday contractors.

    Hosted previously by Peggy Smedly, a distinctive voice in the industry (we will get into that later) and now by Missy Schreber, the owner of T.Schreber and Excavating, who actively works in the business, is able to keep a conversation authentic and meaningful.

    The podcast hosts and guests bring valuable lessons for construction professionals at any stage of their career, giving you ideas and solutions to apply in your business from the best mentors in the industry.

    Where to listen?
    You can listen to them on Apple Podcasts, iHeartRadio, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and on their official website. A new episode is released every month!

  • 03

    Construction Brothers
    The next ones on our list are Eddie and Tyler Campbell, aka the Construction Brothers and their entertaining and highly knowledgeable podcast. Eddie and Tyler are the sixth generation builders, and work in the commercial construction sector, in Virtual Construction. They also own a BIM company.

    They have a passion for encouraging innovative thoughts and solutions and spreading new ideas, constantly looking for ways to improve the industry. So there is no other way than to brainstorm with different specialists from within and outside the industry, bringing new ideas and a fresh look – and this is exactly what's happening on the podcast.

    The podcast is highly informative and covers a vast range of topics, so you can never get bored and find something that resonates with you! It is all presented in a charismatic, funny and entertaining way with a pinch of brotherly banter, which is always a win-win situation.

    Aside from the long episodes, the Construction Brothers started to release a new format called "5 Minutes Friday" every week. Each episode focuses on one lifehack that can help you manage your business, such as: being a better employer, running a successful LinkedIn account or how to network with the right people.

    Where to listen?
    The podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Overcast, Google Podcasts and on their official website.

  • 04

    The Peggy Smedley Show
    As promised before, we will now talk about Peggy Smedley, a great thought leader and technology enthusiast, formerly a host on the ConExpo Con-AGG Radio. But what she does on the Peggy Smedley Show has a bit more specific topic – and how fascinating one it is! Launched in 2008, The Peggy Smedley Show ranks as the number one IoT (Internet of Things) and digital transformation podcast. You know that at Archdesk, we are all about digitalisation and innovation, so we just had to mention this one.

    The host’s strong narrative skills and in-depth reporting of the highest quality brought the podcast international acclaim. Throughout the years, it has been the place of passionate discussions about the newest technologies and how they can transform the world around us.

    Whether it is an in-depth analysis of the industry's current state, delivered by Peggy herself or a passionate discussion on how tech can address loneliness, the podcast is just captivating. So even if you weren't much into the newest tech solutions, give it a try – it may be the best place to start your education from.

    Where to listen?
    The podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Amazon Alexa, Google Home, iHeartRadio and more. It's also on the show's official website. New episodes are released every week.

  • 05

    Construction Leading Edge
    This podcast is for you if you are looking to learn more about running a construction business better and more efficiently. The Construction Leading Edge claims to be a place for construction professionals who want to become more effective entrepreneurs and leaders.

    Todd Dawalt, a business coach, is hosting the podcast, setting out to help business owners and managers in the construction industry "eliminate chaos and maximise revenue". He is handing out tips and solutions to implement in your business strategy in the form of a podcast, and if you are looking for ways to set up your game in that area – this is a great place to start.

    Conversations with invited business owners and managers bring the concrete, practical touch to the theory and let you learn from the experience of professionals who made it.

    Where to listen?
    The podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, YouTube, Stitcher, Spotify and more. New episodes come out every week!
    Check out their website!

  • 06

    About Buildings + Cities
    This one is for all you architecture buffs out there. Most of the podcasts on our list were focused on running a business, news from the industry and best practices to be applied in your own professional life. But we humans are curious creatures who love great ideas and art – and that’s the type of content we have here.

    It is an educational podcast hosted by British architects Luke Jones and George Gingell, who discuss the history of architecture, the greatest names in the industry while covering technology and the future from time to time and making all sorts of cultural references.

    The effect is a good-spirited, captivating, highly informative chat and really passionate hosts, who make you feel just as excited about the topic. I would recommend checking it out if you want to get some background knowledge about architecture, but even if you haven't thought about it – I would give it a try; maybe it will become your thing!

    Where to listen?
    The podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, RSS, YouTube, Spotify, Google Podcasts and more. The episodes don't come out regularly, but roughly once a month.
    Check out their website!

  • 07

    99% Invisible
    Last but not least, this podcast is probably the most known one from our list and from outside the construction industry—a cherry-on-top sort of thing.

    99% Invisible was started by Roman Mars as a radio programme for KALW public radio recorded in Mars's bedroom and transformed into a world-famous podcast with listeners from all around the globe, a professional studio and multiple members of staff based in different parts of the world.

    Each episode talks about one design from everyday life that usually goes unnoticed but plays a crucial role in the functioning of the world (or is just extremely interesting and not talked about enough). And it can be all sorts of things from plane seats to algorithms that run our lives, ending at Sagrada Familia. The best thing about this podcast is that it beautifully shows how this almost invisible thing affects our experience and reality. Yet, after getting to know about all this, the world seems to be a bit fuller.

    The host Roman Mars has a chilled presence and a great sense of humour, which along with all the extra sounds, recordings and the experts’ knowledge creates a fantastic narrative phenomenon. Thanks to both hosts’ and guests' enthusiasm for these hidden gems, the chances are that it will become your next favourite podcast, even if not directly connected to construction.

    Where to listen?
    Available on Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, Spotify and their official website (where you can also search for the episodes by the category you are most interested in – a really cool option!). A new episode is released every week!

That is our list of the best podcasts that we highly recommend checking out. We are sure it can give you valuable insights from the industry, such as news, solutions, informative content of high-quality and much fun. If you are more of a visual person, check out our articles on the best construction-themed YouTube Channels and TV series.

Do you have any recommendations for a great construction podcast that we haven't included? Let us know in the comments!

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