Improving your knowledge in the skilled trades doesn’t just come from completing a job or getting hands-on training. Thanks to podcasts, it can also be when you’re driving, exercising, or just passing the time.
Our industry is a big one, and there are a lot of construction-focused podcasts out there. Here are seven we think you might like.
Fun, far-ranging, and insightful, The Construction DorkCast likely has an episode for every kind of construction worker out there. Listeners will enjoy a variety of guests talking about new industry tech and trends, as well as practical advice about all kinds of everyday issues that construction workers face.
Bonus: The hosts also record a video version of each episode.
The popular CONEXPO-CON/AGG construction expo event has been producing this great podcast since 2016. Host Missy Scherber interviews industry experts and business owners of all kinds, who discuss their challenges and successes, giving listeners a boots-on-the-ground understanding of how the industry works. This is the perfect podcast for skilled tradespeople who wish they had a mentor.
Our industry is always blazing new frontiers, and Bridging the Gap explores the many exciting ways that construction is advancing. In every episode, a different industry expert tells listeners about innovations in their respective fields, and how those innovations are impacting the construction world as a whole. Industry folks who love tech will love this podcast.
Construction law is a very important topic — and yeah, there’s a podcast for that! The Lien Zone zooms in on the many laws that impact various parts of the industry, dispensing legal advice on a range of topics. Host Alex Barthet is a lawyer who is board-certified in construction law, and he dishes out helpful legal advice that’s easy to understand. While he focuses on Florida’s construction laws, a lot of his advice is great for general construction projects, no matter where they happen.
If you’re wanting to keep up with industry news across the board, we recommend The Construction Record Podcast. It’s produced by Canada’s leading construction industry publications the Daily Commercial News and the Journal of Commerce and delves into the latest issues and trends that affect the industry worldwide. (This one will help you sound like an industry expert whenever you’re on the job site.)
Keep it casual with hosts Manny, Mike, and Carlito. The Construction Life is a fun and informal look at the everyday responsibilities of construction workers. From time management to contract negotiations, listeners will enjoy their practical advice and keep-it-real attitude. (Content warning: They use salty language sometimes.)
e-Builder’s Evan Hill and Matt Sprague host “The Connecting Construction Podcast,” which focuses on construction projects and program management. Every episode features a different guest who shares their expertise — everything from software history to environmental sustainability. Project managers and company owners will enjoy this one.
The Greater Phoenix Chamber Foundation‘s Construction Workforce Initiative, Build Your Future Arizona’s mission is to create a sustainable and skilled craft workforce by creating awareness about high-paying construction careers, training opportunities, and mapping career paths to employment in these high-demand occupations.