Mark Wille, host of The Dirt Series, #greenstepsforward explains how having all the plumbing in the core area of the house or building can save you money. Once you place insulation around those pipes the additional dollars add up immediately. Talk with your architect and ask how to save on pipe materials in the plumbing design. Ask if you can have the bathrooms, kitchen and mechanical room all in one place. A well throughout design and using less pipes will conserve on how
Quantum Insurance Services, Jennifer Burnham-Grubbs CEO, offers business solutions for employee benefits and life insurance. Audree Grubesic host of Offsite Dirt learns some helpful specific details about Key Person insurance, and finding a qualified broker such as Quantum Insurance Services, which gives companies better value, pricing and opportunity to expand policies as needed. Connect: Jennifer Burnham-Grubbs Co-Founder / CEO QUANTUM INSURANCE SERVICES Exponentially Bette
Mark Wille, host of The Dirt Series, #greenstepsforward explains several products from SPIDER Connection System, Cross Laminated Timbers, Fiberglass Insulation Framing, DensGlass Exterior Sheating, Mineral Wood Insulation, T-Stud and Bird-Safe Glass. Each one of these materials have specific uses, including the structural durability of how it performs. These products are selected for a specific design purpose when creating the project and overall construction output. "As Mad
Edie Dillman and Jonah Stanford owners of B Public Prefab, offer an update of their one of a kind builder training program. This program had many experts in the high performance, low carbon wall panel systems space, along with crane operating specialists. Each person that attended this program, felt the need to build better and understand how these applications work better in building. It was an exciting 2 day event to see so many builders wanting more knowledge and workin
Challenges allow us to grow. Opportunities along with problems allow us to learn new things and figure out solutions. Enter Michael Ingui & Dylan Ingui. These creative PHriends always share what they are learning and what they are trying to figure out. Dylan created a record that I hope others will shatter. He became the Youngest Passive House Consultant/Designer and this was during his early years in High School. Fast Forward he entered the www.wallassembly.com competition
On the Dirt Series hosts, Audree Grubesic and Mark Wille dive deep into conversations with experts in the passive house, sustainable materials and building "GREEN" community. We have a father and son team that speak to us about Passive House design. Meet Michael and Dylan Ingui. They discuss what is Passive House technology, why do we need it and what are the trends? Mike Ingui Bio: A partner at Baxt Ingui Architects since 2000, Michael believes in creative collaborations an
Sandra Henry is the CEO of Slipstream and our featured woman in construction. She is a thought leader and offers the important impacts of reducing carbon in construction. One of her goals is to drive down our carbon footprint and foster opportunity and equity. What attracted you to this new role? Slipstream is an implementing contractor for ComEd’s New Construction program, and I had the pleasure of connecting with Slipstream when I worked as a ComEd Senior Program Manager.
Antony Kountouris, CEO of Villavo and BMarko Structures speaks with the host of Offsite Dirt, Audree Grubesic about factory operations, design, and his new vertically integrated apartment development company, Villavo. He explains how BMarko’s containerized steel modular division is an efficient and effective solution for their clients needing custom builds and how the structures are created for an easy onsite application. Their newest company, Villavo, will be bringing desig
Joshua McShanog, Business Development for T&M Construction speaks with Offsitedirt.com host Audree Grubesic about modular construction. He explains their construction process for set and stitch, along with logistics for volumetric and modular construction projects for multifamily buildings. This process starts at the very beginning of the project. These systems are crucial for the project to be connected together correctly for a fully finished product. Set and Stitch is one
Did you know, Wesco series, we meet Charlie Williams with Matco Norca. This company provides plumbing products that provides a unique plug-and-play faucet for offsite manufacturers. This innovation has made it easy to install for assembly line plumbers. This quick story explains why Wesco was able to provide a new channel of business for Matco Norca. Charlie explains the quick connection experience with a modular factory. The time saving application has assisted their plu
Edie Dillman is CEO and co-founder of B.Public Prefab – a component-based high-performance building company that prioritizes energy reduction and housing creation. As co-founder of a decidedly disruptive company, she is committed to systems change and the rapid adoption of solutions for the natural and the built environment. What attracted you to your role/position? I hit a moment in my career (or a specific birthday) where it was impossible for me to ignore the environmental
Matt Blomquist a high school teacher in Taylorville, IL is changing the way shop class is educating its students. Construction is not only about building, it is about understanding energy performance and the science behind it. "Our students are already learning these technics in math class." said Matt Blomquist. It's time to translate this information into building applications. Matt explains this new approach and why students are excited about learning it. Building in sh
By Mark Wille In this episode we interview two of The Harbor Freight Tools for Schools 2022 Award winners. Matt Blomquist and Leif Sorgule. To Kick-off the episode we have Tae Kang, program director for Harbor Freight Tools for Schools. As you may know, Matt has been on a roll bringing awareness to the shop classes by connecting the industry to his unique shop class. Matt's students build a house from scratch ground up every single year. https://harborfreighttoolsforschools.
By Mark Wille Twenty neighborhoods welcomed the community to 150 destinations at no cost on October 15 - 16, 2022 in Chicago. Lawndale, Chinatown, Humboldt and Avondale to name a few of the existing neighborhoods. If you like cool photos scroll to the end (wink). Back in 2011, is where this all started. I worked with this group to showcase our facility on Pulaski just north of Fullerton. GreenDepot aka GreenMaker was the home for over 36 presentations in 48 hours. Grass Ro
The current US housing shortage has peaked at over five million homes while construction companies struggle to keep up. Coinciding with the housing shortage is a labor shortage in the construction industry that is hindering companies from trying to meet the needs of traditional construction.
BMarko Structures, an industry-leading shipping container modification company, believes they have what it takes to be a part of the solution, by utilizing volumetric construction method
Edie Dillman, Co-Founder of B.PUBLIC Prefab, Shannon Pendleton, CPHC of Sanderson Design, and Ilka Cassidy with Holzraum System all expand on they way they build high performance wall panel structures. These companies are changing the way homes are being built. The panel systems are measured for of LEED, Passive House and Green certification if requested by the client or homeowner. Silvergreen Photos - Credit Steven Conroy Hosts Mark Wille and Audree Grubesic dive deep into
Kemo' A'akhutera is leaning into building his dream of a metal frame container plant. His goal is to help others in Ohio to have an obtainable place to live. This existing manufacturing facility will meet the needs of starting his business including a team of people to design, construction and build out of containers. Volumetric building is the mission to create many homes throughout the year. Kemo's dream takes an investment, here is a way you can help www.WunderFund.co/d
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded $30 million to 32 nonprofit organizations, state and local governments, and public housing authorities to help low-income elderly homeowners “age in place”. Essentially, the Older Adult Homes Modification Program will fund comprehensive initiatives that make safety and functional home modifications for senior homeowners wanting to stay in their homes permanently rather than move to nursing homes or other care gi
Wesco introduces us to Chris Tate of Nichiha USA Inc. to explain more about their product solutions, distribution capabilities and trusted relationship in the expanding modular and offsite construction segment. Nichiha USA Inc. provides exterior cladding or wall systems for offsite construction projects that make installation easy. Their team of experts can provide a list of certified installers, helping to ensure your project is completed with quality and efficiency. Conne
Dr. Brigitte Bojkowsky a global and personal branding strategist, with Bridget Brands offers insight on personal brands. She explains the importance of your employee's personal brand interpretation from the top leaders within the company. As we work from home, it is important that our brand is in connection with the company's mission, values and portrayed with customer and client interaction. Learn several ways on how to cultivate your personal values and connect those to