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Welcome to Pryda Pod - where our mission is to improve the productivity and profitability of the construction industry. Our mantra is Safer / Faster / Smarter / Easier and our measure of success is making a positive impact on your business. Join us each fortnight as we'll feature some of the industry's most respected experts in fabrication, building, design and the cutting edge of research. read less
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The end of 90mm framing with Kim Aitken (Truss House)
23-06-2023
The end of 90mm framing with Kim Aitken (Truss House)
In this episode we’re pleased to welcome back Kim Aitken, the founder and co-director of Truss House. This time we’re tapping into Kim’s knowledge of building science, design and regulation, and her experience in the Canadian and New Zealand markets to help us explore the question “is this the end of 90mm framing?” Kim believes that the global network of Frame and Truss designers, fabricators and merchants hold the key to ending an era of code minimum homes. Her journey brought Kim from her home country of Ireland to Scotland to study engineering and onto Canada to work as a specialist structural design engineer.  Tackling structural and sustainable design in a region known for 6-month winters gave Kim a profound understanding of the risks sub-par housing can pose to individuals and communities, which inspired her to design and patent the Truss House systems (known in Canada as Aitken Frame Homes).   On a mission to introduce Truss Housing to the Asia Pacific region, Kim realised New Zealand would be her future home, securing a place there as an Edmund Hillary Fellow which honours her commitment to creating more sustainable and climate resilient housing outcomes for ANZ and the world. Show notes and further reading Truss House website New Zealand Building Code Regulations How to follow us: www.pryda.com.au / www.pryda.co.nz LinkedIn Instagram Facebook YouTube Follow hosts and today’s guests: Adam Dawson and Kim Aitken on LinkedIn.   Send us an email: adawson@prydaanz.com    If you liked our podcast, please remember to like, share and subscribe. Thanks for listening.
Improving construction planning and operations with advanced weather modelling – with Wade Lamberth (Chief Executive Officer, WeatherEye)
18-04-2023
Improving construction planning and operations with advanced weather modelling – with Wade Lamberth (Chief Executive Officer, WeatherEye)
Wherever you live, chances are you’ve had your best laid plans ruined by inclement weather recently. Adverse weather conditions are causing major disruptions in the construction industry, adding delays, costs and complexity.  In this episode, we are joined by Wade Lamberth, CEO at WeatherEye, a weather risk consultancy founded by former Royal Australia Navy meteorologists.  With his experience in the Navy as a maritime warfare officer, Wade is bringing his military planning expertise to help the construction industry to utilise better decision making and manage operational risk more efficiently.  Using climatology data from the last 30 years, WeatherEye’s scheduling application helps construction companies to build their own weather thresholds for each build component and develop a weather operational plan with more confidence.  WeatherEye is on the lookout for case study participants. You can contact Wade on LinkedIn if you’re interested. Further reading and show notes:WeatherEye Weatherspark BOM climate predictions ENSO Windy.com ISO31000 How to follow us:www.pryda.com.au / www.pryda.co.nz LinkedIn Instagram Facebook YouTube Follow hosts and today’s guests: Adam Dawson and Wade Lamberth on LinkedIn. Send us an email: adawson@prydaanz.com If you liked our podcast, please remember to like, share and subscribe. Thanks for listening.
Recycling - good for the planet and the bottom line - with John Recourt (MB PreFab Big River Group) and Russell Norton (The Mulch Centre)
23-03-2023
Recycling - good for the planet and the bottom line - with John Recourt (MB PreFab Big River Group) and Russell Norton (The Mulch Centre)
Today's episode is one of the first steps we're taking in our Pryda for the Planet campaign. We want to celebrate and promote businesses going above and beyond in the pursuit of more sustainable practices. This is a two part episode. First we'll be joined by John Recourt (HR & WHSE Site Manager) from MB PreFab Big River Group. John is on a mission to eliminate waste from the fabrication process and find sustainable alternatives to disposing of timber off cuts, plastics, metals, cardboard, paper, printer cartridges and more. MB PreFab is achieving some fantastic results and they're on target to reduce their landfill impact by 95%. Reducing the environmental footprint is just the start. These initiatives are also supporting local businesses, empowering their employees to take ownership of waste management processes, and having a positive impact on the bottom line with an estimated cost saving of $65k AUD per annum. Then in part 2, we'll be joined by Russell Norton from the Mulch Centre in Geelong, Victoria. Russell and his team are working with MB PreFab to take their timber off cuts to be processed into other products. Show notes and further readingMB PreFabMulch CentreOther recycling partners Visy Sims Metal Planet Ark Easy Waste GT Recycling Follow us:www.pryda.com.au / www.pryda.co.nz LinkedInInstagram FacebookYouTubeFollow hosts and today’s guests: Adam Dawson,  John Recourt and Russell Norton. Send us an email: adawson@prydaanz.com. If you liked our podcast, please remember to like, share and subscribe. Thanks for listening.
Mental health & wellbeing in construction with Fleur Heazlewood (Managing Director, The Blueberry Institute)
08-03-2023
Mental health & wellbeing in construction with Fleur Heazlewood (Managing Director, The Blueberry Institute)
This week on the Pryda Pod, we're having an important conversation about mental health and wellbeing. The past few years have presented many challenges for people working in the construction industry - cost increases, labour shortages, weather delays, supply chain uncertainty - which are further compounding the challenges of a large backlog of work.  This week we're joined by Fleur Heazlewood, Managing Director for The Blueberry Institute and award-winning author. With over 20 years' corporate experience and as a past CEO, Fleur is an expert in creating sustainable healthy high performance for leaders and their teams. In this episode, Fleur explains how we can make mental health and wellbeing conversations part of our everyday interactions and the importance of looking out for ourselves and each other. This episode is a treasure trove of practical advice and we hope you find it helpful to take back to your teammates, friends and family. Don't forget to enter our competition to win a gift pack including Fleur's book, Resilience Recipes and some other treats. All you need to do is email Adam at adawson@prydaanz.com and suggest a topic you'd like to learn more about on the Pryda Pod. Show notes and further readingBlueberry InstituteFleur's book Resilience RecipesFleur's personal websiteFollow uswww.pryda.com.au / www.pryda.co.nz  LinkedInInstagramFacebookYouTubeFollow hosts and today’s guests: Adam Dawson and Fleur Heazlewood on LinkedIn. Send us an email: adawson@prydaanz.com If you liked our podcast, please remember to like, share and subscribe. Thanks for listening.
Home truths and timber's exciting future with Pryda's wise wizards of timber
08-12-2022
Home truths and timber's exciting future with Pryda's wise wizards of timber
It's our last podcast of the year and Pryda's wise wizards of timber are here to share their words of wisdom (try saying that fast!). Adam is joined by Greg Hay (Software Product Owner), Ian Currie (Business Development Manager), Bernard Kennelly (Marketing Development Engineer) and Ian Hayward (Engineering Manager). Between them, they have more than 100 years of experience in the timber industry in a range of roles across Sales, Marketing, Engineering, Design and Product Development.  The team share their reflections on what's changed in the industry over their careers, the fundamentals that never seem to change and provide their thoughts on where the industry is headed. It's a fun, light-hearted conversation with a healthy dose of banter.We've been blown away by the support for the Pryda Pod and we'd like to thank each and every one of you for listening, subscribing and sharing with your friends. The Pryda Pod will be taking a break over the festive season and we'll be back for an exciting program in February 2023. Missed any episodes? It's the perfect time to catch up over the break so make sure to check out the full catalogue on your favourite podcast platform. On behalf of the Pryda team, we wish everyone a safe and happy festive season. See you next year!  How to follow us: www.pryda.com.au / www.pryda.co.nz  LinkedInInstagramFacebookYouTubeFollow hosts and today’s guests: Adam Dawson,  Greg Hay, Ian Currie, Bernard Kennelly and Ian Hayward. Send us an email: adawson@prydaanz.com If you liked our podcast, please remember to like, share and subscribe. Thanks for listening.