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Modern Built Environment

From the headquarters of Swinerton, featuring exclusive interviews with world class thought leaders, executives and civic leaders committed to a better and more beautiful built environment.

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SLI: Pushing the Envelope For The World's Sustainability Standards


26 Aug 2021

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Timberlab with Chris Evans, Erica Spiritos and Sam Dicke

Timberlab officially launched to market, delivering the full lifecycle of a mass timber project from inception to installation. With primary operations in the Pacific Northwest and the Southeast, Timberlab has grown to serve clients from coast to coast on projects such as the high-profile Ascent in Milwaukee, WI. A Swinerton Incorporated company, Timberlab expands on the product and service offerings of Swinerton Mass Timber under this new brand, while retaining and reinforcing their roots in general contracting. Transitioning the brand from Swinerton Mass Timber to Timberlab keeps true to their vision to accelerate the mainstream adoption of mass timber construction. Timberlab has mastery over timber engineering practices, timber fabrication, the mass timber supply chain and installation. Timberlab provides design-build timber structures, fully coordinated mass timber supply packages, and mass timber product development to the market. “Our goal at Timberlab is to make your mass timber projects pencil, and be your partner and resource wherever you require support in that process—we know how to design timber with the whole structure in mind. It’s part of Timberlab’s vision to promote the mainstream adoption of mass timber and show how sustainable development can be both financially beneficial and achievable,” said Timberlab President Chris Evans.


22 Jul 2021

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Learn about SAK Builders with Sam Riley & Chris Riley

Since 1998, SAK has provided concrete contracting services throughout the United States. Headquartered in Sumner, WA, SAK's  expertise ranges from turn-key cast-in-place structures to stand alone shotcrete, finishing, patching, steel reinforcing and small projects divisions.   Learn from Chris & Sam Riley what it takes to build a concrete contractor from scratch and take the business to the next level after joining the Swinerton family.


10 Jun 2021

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Introducing Perq: A Walker, Swinerton Parking Innovation

Parking Solutions that Propel You ForwardYou know how to take a project from start to finish. And you know how much better it would be if you didn’t have to start - well - from the start. With Perq, you have a parking product that rolls out with ruthless efficiency, kickstarting your project to success. Combining Walker and Swinerton’s decades of innovation and expertise, Perq’s quality, predictability, and flexibility, is the boost you can rely on for your project’s parking needs over and over.


4 May 2021

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Elsie Owusu, Architect and Specialist Conservation Architect


9 Feb 2021

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How a 132-year-old company innovates through a global pandemic

Effectively running a business legacy can be challenging, even in the best of times. How about a successful one of over 100 years old? In this unprecedented and rare in-depth interview, Eric discusses the keys and attitude needed to run a successful business that is over a century old, and still innovating and adjusting in these unique times, to say the least.  Are you an entrepreneur out there who wants the most relevant insights on how to start and run your business successfully? This is a must listen episode. Eric Foster, the Swinerton CEO who has been in the business for 38 years and Tom address a number of industry-related topic and have tons of golden insights, experiences information that they lay down in this episode that is a rare gem. The show provides an exclusive insight into the rarest of rare executives and one of the most successful building company, in America. Not to miss.


23 Sep 2020

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How to build a carbon free building with Susan Jones

Learn how to build a carbon-free building that is safe, economical, and healthy by the use of wood in this episode. Tom and Susan Jones dive deep into details of Mass Timber and its importance today. "And my dream more than anything is to have more and more buildings built ideally out of mass timber, but as sustainable as possible. "


12 Aug 2020

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Architects Have a Major Role in Shaping the Future of the Built Environment

This is a must-listen episode for all the architects and business owners who want to learn how to improve the quality of life for people living in cities and learn ways they can use policy to change the built environment.  We are joined by Kim Dowdell, the 2020 AIA Young Architects Award winner who discuses how to deal with the situation as a business and turn it to profits. “The duty of an architect it to protect the health, safety and welfare of the public.”


21 Jul 2020

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Building Client Relationships Through Difficult Times


24 Jun 2020

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Can specialized exteriors lower the cost of affordable housing? With Ron Llyod of CERACLAD

Ron Lloyd, National Sales Manager at CERACLAD join us for a discussion on specialized exteriors. CERACLAD is a revolutionary Fiber Cement Cladding with a high performance ceramic coating for long lasting performance. Installed exclusively with a Rain Screen cavity wall design.  It is being used in innovative ways to lower the cost of affordable housing projects and make design build projects more sustainable.


24 Apr 2020

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