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Said Differently Podcast

Every project has a great story. With over 3,500 team members and 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 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.

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Latest Episode

Safety Week: Keith Collett

Beyond the Build

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Keith’s role at Barton Malow involves training and ensuring construction safety protocols are implemented. However, his dedication to safety extends far beyond the workplace. A personal experience has emphasized the critical need for everyone to be well-versed in safety practices, including CPR and first aid. Keith joins us in the studio to share his compelling story, highlighting the significance of these essential safety measures.

Season 2

Episode 2: Under Pressure: Raising the Roof on the Pontiac Silverdome

Episode 2: Under Pressure: Raising the Roof on the Pontiac Silverdome

In this episode, we revisit the Pontiac Silverdome project which changed both sports construction and Barton Malow. From the use of the Construction Management delivery method, which helped the team quickly adapt to challenges, to the first-of-its-kind 12-acre inflatable fabric roof, the Silverdome was lauded as an engineering marvel of its time.

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Episode 1: Blueprints and Buried Treasure

Episode 1: Blueprints and Buried Treasure

There are a variety of challenges involved with building projects on undeveloped land – but uncovering historical artifacts or cultural finds might not be among the challenges that first come to mind.

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Season 1

Episode 9: Transformation, Innovation, and Brick-Laying Robots

Episode 9: Transformation, Innovation, and Brick-Laying Robots

Director of Business Transformation Daniel Stone shares some of the new ways Barton Malow teams have been innovating in an industry that is often slow to embrace change.

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Episode 8: Paving the Way to an Electric Future

Episode 8: Paving the Way to an Electric Future

Senior Project Directors Alan Blanchette and Chris Hofe discuss the size and scale of current EV projects and the pride team members have knowing they’re part of a paradigm shift in transportation.

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Episode 7: Downtown: A Hudson's Story

Episode 7: Downtown: A Hudson's Story

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. Now, a new development is rising on the historic site as Detroit continues its evolution.

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Episode 6: Transforming How the World Is Built

Episode 6: Transforming How the World Is Built

Barton Malow accelerated its journey to transform construction in 2017 through the acquisition of key resources and innovative, patented technology, through which the LIFTbuild entity was officially born.

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Episode 5: The Ballpark That Forever Changed Baseball

Episode 5: The Ballpark That Forever Changed Baseball

Take a closer look at the “ballpark that forever changed baseball,” Camden Yards, as it celebrates its 30th anniversary and learn how it helped pave the way for subsequent developments.

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Episode 4: Winds of Change

Episode 4: Winds of Change

Take a look at all-things wind energy and how Barton Malow is helping to build a more sustainable future.

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Episode 3: Building the Unbuildable

Episode 3: Building the Unbuildable

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 this episode.

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Episode 2: Hot Starts, Golden Arms, Can't Lose

Episode 2: Hot Starts, Golden Arms, Can't Lose

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.

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Episode 1: Who You Gonna Call?

Episode 1: Who You Gonna Call?

One problem our team ran into at the Center at Belvedere Senior Center and Hospital Clinic in Charlottesville, Virginia was a significant amount of invasive vegetation outside of the new structure. So who ya gonna call?

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Beyond the Build

Designed to publish in between feature-length podcast episodes, the Beyond the Build series focuses on the people of Barton Malow, allowing listeners into the lives and backgrounds of Barton Malow team members.

Project Manager Kim Hoffman

Project Manager Kim Hoffman

Barton Malow Project Manager Kim Hoffman opens up about her transition into construction, her experience as a woman in the industry, and offers valuable advice for those considering a similar path.

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40 Years of Building in Columbus

40 Years of Building in Columbus

We celebrated 40 years of building in Columbus in 2023, and in this latest episode of the Said Differently Beyond the Build podcast, we reflect on our tenure in Columbus with Project Manager Quentin Pruneau and Project Executive Adrienne Sraver.

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Intern Joe Holland

Intern Joe Holland

In this installment of the Said Differently Beyond the Build podcast, Joe discusses his internship experience, what attracted him to Barton Malow, and shares advice for future interns.

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Morgan State University Partnership

Morgan State University Partnership

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.

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Women in Construction Week 2023

Women in Construction Week 2023

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 for the 25th Annual Women in Construction Week.

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Superintendent Octavous Crosby

Superintendent Octavous Crosby

Octavous discusses his involvement with the Barton Malow Boot Camp and his work on the Marygrove Conservancy Campus in Detroit.

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Senior Project Engineer Abi Richardson

Senior Project Engineer Abi Richardson

Abi joined Barton Malow’s Charlottesville, Virginia office in the summer of 2018. She’s currently working on the Boys and Girls Club of Central Virginia’s new Albemarle Campus Club project.

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Intern Sage Villeneuve

Intern Sage Villeneuve

Intern Sage Villeneuve talks about her experience in the 12-week college internship program that Barton Malow established in 1984.

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