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Said Differently logo, a construction podcast from Barton Malow

Every project has a great story. With over 3,000 team members and almost 100 years of experience in the construction industry, we at Barton Malow have more than a few stories to tell that don’t fit the industry norm. In our podcast, we’re going to be bringing you the untold stories from the construction jobsite – the weird, the wild, and the unconventional paths to success. It’s construction, but it’s Said Differently.

Said Differently is available on Amazon Music, Apple, and Spotify. Click the link for your preferred streaming service to subscribe, rate, and share the podcast.


Transformation, Innovation, and Brick-Laying Robots

Season 1 | Episode 9

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Progress and back to zero. It’s not that construction has been completely absent of innovation, it’s just the start and finish nature of projects makes it difficult to carry over certain methods and technologies from one project to the next.

It’s been one of the major inhibitors in the construction industry, and as Director of Business Transformation Daniel Stone notes in this episode of Said Differently, “Transformation, Innovation, and Brick-Laying Robots,” there’s always a better way to do some of these more antiquated processes.

Beyond the Build: Morgan State University Partnership

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Barton Malow has been fortunate to have a decades-long relationship with Morgan State University, a public historically Black research university in Baltimore, Maryland, and its Construction Management program. In this latest installation of the podcast, Beyond the Build profiles Morgan State University Chairperson Dr. Lewis Waller and Barton Malow’s Senior Human Resources Manager Jeremiah Hovis to talk about our partnership and projects on and off the campus. 

Paving the Way to an Electric Future

Season 1 | Episode 8

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Since earning its first lithium-ion battery cell manufacturing plant job in late 2019, Barton Malow has emerged as the world leader in Electric Vehicle (EV) battery cell construction – and current projects are underway in Tennessee, Kentucky, Michigan, and Ontario, Canada. Senior Project Directors Alan Blanchette and Chris Hofe discuss the size and scale of these projects, the difference between EV battery cell construction and a typical automotive job, and the pride team members have, knowing they’re part of a paradigm shift in transportation.

Beyond the Build: Women in Construction Week

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To celebrate the 25th Annual Women in Construction Week presented by the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC), this special edition of Said Differently – Beyond the Build profiles Barton Malow team members Senior Project Manager Linda Hatcher and Project Engineer La’Toya Tyson. 

Beyond the Build: Octavous (Tavo) Crosby

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On this latest installation of the Said Differently Beyond the Build series, which focuses on the team members of Barton Malow, Octavous discusses his involvement with the Barton Malow Boot Camp and his work on the Marygrove Conservancy Campus in Detroit.

Downtown: A Hudson’s Story

Season 1 | Episode 7

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Standing on the corner of Woodward and Gratiot Avenues in downtown Detroit, the J.L. Hudson’s building was once as synonymous in describing Detroit as the automobiles that served as the Motor City’s chief export in the bustling metropolis. Fast forward to present day where a new development is rising on the historic site as Detroit continues its evolution.

Transforming How the World Is Built

Season 1 | Episode 6

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With an industry ready for change and advanced delivery methods in place that could increase efficiencies, Barton Malow accelerated its journey to transform construction in 2017 through the acquisition of key resources and innovative, patented technology. It’s when Barton Malow’s LIFTbuild entity was officially born.

Beyond the Build: Abi Richardson

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In this Beyond the Build episode, we’re excited to be joined by Abi Richardson, a Senior Project Engineer based out of our Charlottesville, Virginia, office. Abi joined Barton Malow in the summer of 2018. She’s currently working on the Boys and Girls Club of Central Virginia’s new Albemarle Campus Club project. She also worked on the newly completed University of Virginia Student Health and Wellness Center.

Beyond the Build: Sage Villeneuve

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Welcome to the groundbreaking episode of Said Differently’s Beyond the Build series, where we highlight various Barton Malow team members and how they’re living our core values on our project sites and in the community.

In our debut episode, we’re pleased to welcome LEAPS intern Sage Villeneuve. LEAPS is short for “Learning Practicum for Students,” a 12-week college internship program that Barton Malow established in 1984.

The Ballpark That Forever Changed Baseball

Season 1 | Episode 5

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Barton Malow has built more than 225 sports projects throughout North American professional sports leagues and Division 1-3 college athletics. But perhaps no sports project we’ve built is more iconic than Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland. After opening in 1992, the ballpark changed the way ballparks were designed and constructed. In this episode of Said Differently, we take a closer look at the “ballpark that forever changed baseball” as it celebrates its 30th anniversary and how it helped pave the way for subsequent developments.

Winds of Change

Season 1 | Episode 4

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Barton Malow entered the Wind Energy market in 2008 and has since established itself as a go-to builder in renewable energy. In this episode, we take a look at all-things wind energy and how Barton Malow is helping to build a more sustainable future. Our guests include Barton Malow Senior Project Managers Ryan Johnston and Curtis Brown, and DTE Manager of Renewable Energy Development Matt Wagner.

Building the Unbuildable

Season 1 | Episode 3

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Known for its unique design – there are no 90-degree angles throughout the building – and its challenging build, the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum is our focus in “Building the Unbuildable,” with a guest list that includes MSU Vice President for Strategic Infrastructure Planning and Facilities Dan Bollman, Craig Kiner of Zaha Hadid Architects, and Barton Malow Project Executive Kara Martini.

Hot Starts, Golden Arms, Can’t Lose

Season 1 | Episode 2

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Women are a largely untapped demographic with great potential to offset skilled labor shortages in construction. One Detroit-area organization is on the front lines of making this a reality – one welding course at a time.

Who You Gonna Call?

Season 1 | Episode 1

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The project is the new Center at Belvedere Senior Center and Hospital Clinic in Charlottesville, Virginia – a 48,000 square foot building that our team finished up in April of 2020. But a big part of this project was creating an inviting outdoor area complete with walking paths and a lawn space for entertaining. One problem our team ran into was a significant amount of invasive vegetation outside of the new structure. So who ya gonna call?