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Build The Future

This is a construction podcast where we will be interviewing some of the most outspoken thought leaders in the Middle East

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Working As A Chartered Surveyor In UAE

In today's episode, we are joined by Jake Suthers, MRICS, Founder at Your QS Company & JOS Capital Invest.In this episode you will get insight into:Landing your first job in SurveyingFinancial realities of living in Dubai as an expatWorking on Giga Projects and the challenges facedThe effects of cultural barriersMoving back to the UKMoving away from a corporate job and starting your own companyTimestamps:4:30 - 10:00- Background and education10:00 - 12:44-  How to land the first job in Surveying after university12:44 - 18:32- The journey of gaining the MRICS qualification, and the importance of mentorship 18:33 - 25:52 - Moving to Dubai and the realities of living in the UAE25:52 - 29:20 - What it is like to work on Giga projects29:20 - 30:40 - Overcoming cultural barriers whilst working in the UAE30:50 -  35:00 - Working as a manager in the Middle East35:00 - 42:38 - Leaving the UAE and moving back to the UK42:38 - 53:30 - Leaving a corporate job and starting your own business53:30 - Lightning Round 

59mins

9 Jul 2021

Rank #1

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Construction Start-Ups in the Middle East

In today's episode, we are joined by Karim Helal, Co-Founder and CEO of Protenders.In this episode you will gain insight into:Early stages and working with familyUnderstanding and realising the potential of your start-upGrowing your start-upWorking in the Middle EastTimestamps:0:00 - 12:00 - Early stages and introduction to the construction industry12:00 - 15:00 - Early disruption in the construction industry19:35 - 34:00 - Realising the potential of your start-up & changing industry norms34:00 - 39:00 - Building relations with customers and understanding them39:00 - 41:45 - Realities of being a founder of a start-up41:45 - 46:25 - The emotional journey during the early stages of building a start-up46:25 - 54:00 - How to source and seek investment for your start-up54:00 - 59:07 - What is happening to the Construction Industry59:07 - 1:03:00- The next stages for Protenders1:03:00 - 1:11:43 - Hotspots for ConTech businesses1:11:43 - The Lightning Round

1hr 21mins

7 Jun 2021

Rank #2

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Winning Work In Construction

In today's episode, we are joined by Daniel Leese, head of business development at KOJ Interiors. In this episode you will gain insight into:Early years - AdversitiesBreaking into the industry Methods to win workBuilding your network Cultivating clients TImestamps:0 - 15:05 - The early years17:00 - 23:18 - Education and gaining real-life experiences23:20 - 33:00 - Changing career sectors and moving to UAE33:00 - 41:50 - Building the correct foundations41:50 - 58:22 - How to prepare and execute successful business development58:22 The Lightning Round Resources:https://workpanda.io/https://www.linkedin.com/company/workpanda/https://www.linkedin.com/in/danielleese/https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkXmjSSf_jiBlj9G4tJdViQFollow us on social media:https://www.instagram.com/workpandahq/https://twitter.com/WorkPandaHQhttps://www.linkedin.com/company/workpanda/

1hr 6mins

24 May 2021

Rank #3

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Empowering Women In Construction

We’re proud to launch 'Build the Future' 🚀👷🏽‍♀️. A new construction podcast interviewing some of the most outspoken thought leaders in the Middle East.  In today's episode, we are joined by Chanda Kayumba, Quantity Surveyor at Dubai Airports.In this episode, you will gain insight to:Chanda's career journey into constructionHow the Construction Industry is evolvingDiversity and inclusion within the industryTimestamps:06:08 - 14:00 - Introduction to Chanda's life14:00 - 15:34 - The Early Years16:24 - 19:00 - First Impressions of the Construction Industry19:00 - 28:00 - Changing the Face of the Construction Industry28:00 - 34:00 - Ageism in Construction34:00 - 36:00  - Moral Ethics in the Industry36:00 - 42:00 - Women Empowerment in the Construction Industry42:00 - 47:30 - Diversity and Inclusion in the Industry47:30 - 49:43 - The Art of Networking49:43 - 58:30 - The Initiation of Change58:58 - The Lightning RoundResources:https://workpanda.io/https://www.linkedin.com/in/chanda-kayumba-b3454431/https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkXmjSSf_jiBlj9G4tJdViQFollow us on social media:https://www.instagram.com/workpandahq/https://twitter.com/WorkPandaHQhttps://www.linkedin.com/company/workpanda/

1hr 10mins

29 Apr 2021

Rank #4

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My Career Journey in Construction

We’re proud to launch 'Build the Future' 🚀👷🏽‍♀️. A new construction podcast interviewing some of the most outspoken thought leaders in the Middle East. In this episode, you will gain insight to:Prakash's career journey into constructionHow technology has influenced the efficiency of the construction industryLife working in Saudi ArabiaHow the construction industry has transformed over the yearsTimestamps:0-3:45 Introduction4:18 - 15:00 - The Early Years  15:15 - 18:30 - Building the Perfect Foundation  18:30 - 31:00 - Working Abroad31:00 - 39:00 - Launching a Construction Start-Up39:00 - 48:00 - Evolving Construction Culture  48:00 - 54:30 - The Future  54:30 - 1:02:30 - Working & Living in Saudi Arabia1:02:30 Lightning RoundResources:https://workpanda.io/https://www.linkedin.com/in/prakash-senghani/https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkXmjSSf_jiBlj9G4tJdViQFollow us on social media:https://www.instagram.com/workpandahq/https://twitter.com/WorkPandaHQhttps://www.linkedin.com/company/workpanda/

1hr 9mins

19 Apr 2021

Rank #5