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8 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Christine Williamson. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Christine Williamson, often where they are interviewed.

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8 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Christine Williamson. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Christine Williamson, often where they are interviewed.

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"It's The Bald Girl" (Christine Williamson) of ESPN on her Adventures in Digital Media

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Christine Williamson of ESPN has carved out a special place in the digital media world. Her distinctive "Bald Girl" look is unique and a source of real pride. But it's her intelligence and sharp opinions that grab your attention. In this discussion with Monica and King, Christine shares her story, sounds off on life during the pandemic, and even joins in on the always exciting "Who's Trippin" segment. Check it out!

Oct 29 2020 · 54mins
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#102 - Building Science Fight Club with Christine Williamson

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Casey is joined by Christine Williamson, creator of the popular Instagram page @BuildingScienceFightClub, an educational project that teaches architects about building science and construction. They discuss why building assemblies is important, finding the sweet spot for owners, the true meaning of "green", and how Christine's popular Instagram page came to be.

Christine Williamson has spent her career in building science forensics, discovering why buildings fail, and working with owners, architects, and builders to remedy the problems. Her new construction consulting helps architects use building science not only to mitigate risk of failure, but also to help them make their projects as energy efficient as they are beautiful.

She graduated from Princeton University and studied at Boston Architectural College before completing her Master's of Architecture at NewSchool of Architecture + Design. She is the chair of ASHRAE Technical Committee 1.12, Moisture Management in Buildings.

Jun 17 2020 · 1hr 4mins

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015 - Better Construction with Sean McStay - Christine Williamson

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This week we talk with Christine Williamson from Building Science Fight Club. On Instagram and in her practice, she makes recommendations that promote appropriate water control, air control, energy efficiency, constructability, and durability. She is also a speaker and a teacher of build science. We talk about her career, the origins of Building Science fight club, and how she hopes it can contribute to the overall conversation about better construction.

May 02 2020 · 39mins
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17: Christine Williamson - ESPN Reporter & Host

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The #3OT Crew is joined this week by ESPN’s, Christine Williamson to talk about her path to journalism, working for ESPN, women in sports, approaching her job creatively amidst a Covid-19 lockdown and a few insights into her favorite interviews and fellow co-workers. Finally, the 'Quotes' segment is back and Christine joins in to test her sports knowledge with the crew. Stay Home, Stay Safe & Stay Tuned for all NEW episodes. This is #3OT.

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May 02 2020 · 1hr

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098 - Building Science Fight Club with Christine Williamson

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In today’s episode, Christine Williamson joins the podcast to talk about changing careers, teaching and pursuing knowledge, and learning to look at things in different ways.

Feb 27 2020 · 48mins
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#42: Up Your Building Science Game with Christine Williamson

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Christine Williamson is one of the top minds in the field of building science. She travels the continent consulting for architects and developers and also forensically investigating building failures.

A few of her projects include the restoration of Belvedere Castle in New York City’s Central Park, forensic investigations of building failures at the air traffic control tower of LAX and the Wheeler Opera House in Aspen, Colorado. Not a bad place to get called out to.

And of course, her other project you may know her for is her Instagram account, @buildingsciencefightclub, where she takes her wealth of knowledge and distills it into actionable, insightful lessons that just about anyone can understand.

This is also the second part of our series featuring women leaders in the industry. I’m excited to have Christine on the show. I’ve wanted to visit with her for a while. I hope you all enjoy the episode.

By the way, let us know by the way what you’re enjoying, what you want to hear more of. Drop us a line at hello@buildingoptimal.com, or send us a message on Instagram.

Show Notes

[2:20] – Christine’s story and rise in the business of building science.

[8:40] – Story behind @buildingsciencefightclub

[9:50] – Is the building industry broken? What’s the fix?

[18:30] – Have we outpaced ourselves with some of our new building innovations?

[22:25] – How does a builder up their building science game?

[27:30] – The nuances of following manufacturer instructions.

[30:30] – Christine’s advice on low hanging fruit to improve the performance of your builds.

[34:00] – Where to find Christine online.

Oct 31 2019 · 35mins
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Mother's Day | Christine Williamson

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May 13 2019 · 41mins
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#014: Better and safer work environments in the aid sector | Christine Williamson

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Christine Williamson runs a consultancy firm called Duty of Care International, and has spent twenty years in human resources management in the aid world.

It’s well-known that this is a very difficult area. The sector puts large numbers of people into tough operating environments, with a tiny fraction of the support that’s available for diplomatic or military personnel. It’s built on short-term funding contracts which interfere with efforts to professionalise and plan the workforce.

Perhaps most difficult of all, there are a range of equity and oversight issues that come with shipping expatriate staff into places with weak regulatory systems.

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[2:20]  Christine's early days in the aid sector, and latter days starting her own company. The common thread of working for justice and fairness in human resources management.

[09:30]  Key challenges for human resources management in the aid sector. Distinctions between expatriate and “national” staff, and the bad practices that tend to follow.

[13:00]  Professional development in the aid sector (or lack thereof). The need to think at a system level about the labour market, rather than organisations blindly competing with each other.

[20:20]  The current trend for tighter “safeguarding” to prevent abuses, in the wake of the Oxfam Haiti scandal. The role of proactive HR management and the true costs of cutting corners.

[30:35]  Developing a healthier overall work environment for people in the aid sector. Individual and organisational responsibilities to sustain mental health.

[39:40]  Whether a lifelong career in the aid sector is sustainable, or even a good idea. What individuals and organisations can do to improve both longevity, and the quality of the experience at any given time.

[48:30]  Takeaways from a few decades in the aid sector and elsewhere. Embracing the “wacky” ideas.
Jan 14 2019 · 53mins