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The Construction Career Podcast

By Kent Jones

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Welcome to the Construction Career Podcast, where Kent Jones and Cliff Hampton interview people in various positions in the construction industry to shed insight on the different Cultures, Roles & Careers in construction today.

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Welcome to the Construction Career Podcast, where Kent Jones and Cliff Hampton interview people in various positions in the construction industry to shed insight on the different Cultures, Roles & Careers in construction today.

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Hey Kent

By Bennet G. - Sep 07 2018
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The sound level is terrible. I can barely hear anything when I outside. I can only listen to this podcast when I’m home in complete silence. I love the content though. Very insightful and helpful for young professionals. Can you try to include more questions and tips about interviewing for these companies?

iTunes Ratings

7 Ratings
Average Ratings
6
1
0
0
0

Hey Kent

By Bennet G. - Sep 07 2018
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The sound level is terrible. I can barely hear anything when I outside. I can only listen to this podcast when I’m home in complete silence. I love the content though. Very insightful and helpful for young professionals. Can you try to include more questions and tips about interviewing for these companies?

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Top 10 Episode of The Construction Career Podcast

Rank #1: Episode 12 - William 'Bill' Lee - The Austin Company - V.P. & G.M.

Dec 01 2018
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Welcome to the Construction Career Podcast, where Kent Jones and Cliff Hampton interview people in various positions in the construction industry to shed insight on the different Cultures, Roles & Careers in construction today. This month we interview William 'Bill' Lee, currently the Vice President and General Manager of The Austin Company. Bill talks about growing up in Alabama, Graduating from Auburn while working and serving in the Marine Corps. Reserves. He shares his thoughts on veterans as a much needed influx in the construction industry today.  He talks about his first Job with Turner Construction and the multiple positions at many companies he has held over the years. His real world experience and the time he spends discussing the good, and the bad of his career is of endless value to anybody in or out of our industry.  William 'Bill' Lee - Linkedin

Rank #2: Episode 11 - Andrew Raufi - McCarthy Building Co. - Project Director

Nov 01 2018
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Welcome to the Construction Career Podcast, where Kent Jones and Cliff Hampton interview people in various positions in the construction industry to shed insight on the different Cultures, Roles & Careers in construction today. Our Guest this month is Andrew Raufi, Andrew Graduated from Cal State Long Beach with a degree in Civil Engineering. He talks about his life growing up in Iran, Kenya, Switzerland and Greece before landing in Upland California. The story of his career and all the difficult positions he held until he finally landed at McCarthy, offers great insight into the importance of finding the right culture in an employer. And how you can help mold the culture for the better.  He also talks about certifications, burnout, and questioning your decisions about your career. Andrew's story and advice are motivational for people all through the industry today! Andrew Raufi - Linkedin

Rank #3: Episode 10 - Shaabini Alford - Murray Company - V.P. of Project Management and Design-Build

Oct 01 2018
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Welcome to the Construction Career Podcast, where Kent Jones and Cliff Hampton interview people in various positions in the construction industry to shed insight on the different Cultures, Roles & Careers in construction today. Our guest this month is Shaabini Alford. Shaabini gradutaed from Cal Poly Pomona with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. She began working at Murray Company and with her work ethic and can-do attitude has risen to the role of Vice President of Project Management and Design Build. She shares great advice for students that are looking to break through into the industry and seasoned professionals alike.  Shaabini is also the current President of WiOPS (Women in Construction Operations), an organization that she helped found. She talks at length of some of the struggles she has faced as a women in construction, and the support she has had along the way from both inside and outside of of Murray Company.  Shaabini Alford - Linkedin

Rank #4: Episode 9 - GerLonnie Moore - Atlas Moore - Founder and CEO

Sep 01 2018
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Welcome to the Construction Career Podcast, where Kent Jones and Cliff Hampton interview people in various positions in the construction industry to shed insight on the different Cultures, Roles & Careers in construction today. This month we interview GerLonnie Moore. GerLonnie, graduated from ASU. She went on to work for Hensel Phelps until she eventually left to start her own Company, Atlas Moore. Her Consulting Agency / Construction Managament Firm specializes in Aviation. She has worked on projects at various Airports in and around the West Coast. She talks about her career and how she dealt with being a Woman (& Minority) throughout her time in the industry. She gives some great advice for those pursuing a career in construction and specifically for women joining the workforce. Her attitude is contagious, and her knowledge is extensive!  GerLonnie Moore - Linkedin 

Rank #5: Episode 8 - Jayme Connors - Fluor - Project Manager

Aug 01 2018
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Welcome to the Construction Career Podcast, where Kent Jones and Cliff Hampton interview people in various positions in the construction industry to shed insight on the different Cultures, Roles & Careers in construction today. This month we interview Jayme Connors. Jayme was recognized in ENR's "California's 2018 Top Young Proffessionals" Her work at Fluor has given her the opportunity to excel on the Global Stage. Her story is as amazing as her career accomplishments. She also has advice for women starting in the industry, and talks at length about what she wishes she had know when she was starting out. 

Rank #6: Episode 7 - Elton Murakami - PCL - Construction Area Manager

Jul 01 2018
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Welcome to the Construction Career Podcast, where Kent Jones and Cliff Hampton interview people in various positions in the construction industry to shed insight on the different Cultures, Roles & Careers in construction today. In today's episode we interview: Elton Murakami. Elton talks about his career which has spanned from Hawaii to California, his Civil Engineering studies at Purdue and his time at Morse Diesel, Pankow and now PCL. Elton shares lots of insight on the industry as he reflects on the many things that he has learned along the way.  Elton Murakami - Linkedin  

Rank #7: Episode 6 - Bruno Piana - Deputy Project Director - Satterfield & Pontikes/STV

Jun 01 2018
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Welcome to the Construction Career Podcast, where Kent Jones and Cliff Hampton interview people in various positions in the construction industry to shed insight on the different Cultures, Roles & Careers in construction today. In today's episode we interview: Bruno Piana. Bruno Talks about his experience graduating as a Civil Engineer in Mexico, Working in Cabo, Coming to the United States and his career since. He spent a year working for the Jet Propulsion Laboratories before signing on as the Deputy Project Director for the Delta Terminal 2/3 Modernization Program at LAX. Bruno offers some great advice on skills that are necessary in a career in construction. Bruno Piana - Linkedin

Rank #8: Episode 5 - Ryan Dain - Westland Construction - Superintendent

May 01 2018
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Welcome to the Construction Career Podcast, where Kent Jones and Cliff Hampton interview people in various positions in the construction industry to shed insight on the different Cultures, Roles & Careers in construction today. In today's episode we interview: Ryan Dain of Westland Construction. Ryan was recently our superintendent on separate projects in Chicago and Denver. Ryan has worked on LDS Temples in various locations around the world. He talks about some of the problems that come from working overseas. He also discusses some of what he believes are the most important keys to success in his career: Family and Construction can mix. Hard Work is what makes the difference. Relationships are the primary key to success and/or failure. Honesty and Integrity (especially in construction) cannot be emphasized enough. Westland Construction

Rank #9: Episode 4 - Randy Gellert - W.E. Oneil - Project Manager

Apr 16 2018
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Welcome to the Construction Career Podcast, where Kent Jones and Cliff Hampton interview people in various positions in the construction industry to shed insight on the different Cultures, Roles & Careers in construction today. In today's episode we interview: Randy Gellert. We worked with Randy on one of the most problematic jobs we have undertaken. We were impressed with his ability to cope with the headaches presented on a project like that. He talks about some strategies to cope with a difficult project and how he feels his backround in the field helps him as a PM.  Randy Gellert - Linkedin

Rank #10: Episode 3 - Bryan Low - City of LA - Architect

Apr 16 2018
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Welcome to the Construction Career Podcast, where Kent Jones and Cliff Hampton interview people in various positions in the construction industry to shed insight on the different Cultures, Roles & Careers in construction today. In this episode we interview: Bryan Low. Bryan is an Architect with the Port of Los Angeles. He has been involved in modernizing the Port and talks about some of the imporvements he has worked on. We also discuss the differences between his current job, and what he thought working as an Architect would entail. Bryan's story of how he started with the City of Los Angeles is as entertaining as it is mind blowing. (Cliff still can't believe it!) Bryan Low - Linkedin