Own The Build
Own The Build
C-Link
Join C-Link’s very own Paul Heming. Paul is a Quantity Surveyor by experience and is now the Founder of C-Link (www.c-link.com) - each week, he interviews experts from the world of construction and asks the all-important questions about intelligent construction management.
How to avoid disputes in construction? (EP 86)
This week Paul is joined by Tom Hawkins from FTI consulting, a Global Consulting firm. Tom is a Quantity Surveyor and Quantum Expert Witness for Construction and Engineering Industry Matters. In this conversation, Paul and Tom discuss a recent report highlighting the primary reasons construction companies get into a dispute, how to avoid those disputes and best practices in general.This is a must-listen if you are starting a new project or are currently working on a difficult one.-----------The Own The Build podcast is brought to you by C-Link and is hosted by me, Paul Heming; feel free to connect on LinkedIn and send me a message.  If you like what we do, I would love to hear from you and to keep in touch. You can also subscribe to stay up to date with our latest articles, videos, and audio production.As I mentioned on the show, I am a QS and founded C-Link, an app that provides all the tools you need to get subcontract procurement done without the legwork. Head to www.get.c-link.com/podcast to learn more, or just email me at paul@c-link.com. 
Sep 25
42 min
A guide to patent defects, latent defects and structural warranties (EP 85)
This week Paul is joined by Joe Gooden, Head of Broking (Structural Warranties) at Build-Zone. They are one of the UK & Ireland’s leading providers of Structural Housing Warranties & Latent Defects Insurance. In our conversation, Joe explains the difference between patent and latent defects, the importance of structural warranties, and the pitfalls of using a non-A-Rated insurer. I learned a lot from the conversation, so this is a must-listen for all property developers and main contractors.-----------The Own The Build podcast is brought to you by C-Link and is hosted by me, Paul Heming; feel free to connect on LinkedIn and send me a message.  If you like what we do, I would love to hear from you and to keep in touch. You can also subscribe to stay up to date with our latest articles, videos, and audio production.As I mentioned on the show, I am a QS and founded C-Link, an app that provides all the tools you need to get subcontract procurement done without the legwork. Head to www.get.c-link.com/podcast to learn more, or just email me at paul@c-link.com. 
Sep 19
40 min
How smaller main contractors can spot timewasters at tender stage (EP 84)
In this episode, Paul is joined by Linden Dover, Co-Founder and COO at Weaver – an expert in the construction tender space for homeowners – to investigate how main contractors can better manage the tender process and, moreover, how they can spot clients who are timewasters. Weaver is a mobile app that matches main contractors to vetted residential projects. Weaver checks that homeowners are tender-ready have complete design information, and are serious about their project, reducing time wasted with prospects that lead to nothing. You can sign up for your business here.-----------The Own The Build podcast is brought to you by C-Link and is hosted by me, Paul Heming; feel free to connect on LinkedIn and send me a message.  If you like what we do, I would love to hear from you and to keep in touch. You can also subscribe to stay up to date with our latest articles, videos, and audio production.As I mentioned on the show, I am a QS and founded C-Link, an app that provides all the tools you need to get subcontract procurement done without the legwork. Head to www.get.c-link.com/podcast to learn more, or just email me at paul@c-link.com. 
Sep 11
38 min
Broken window theory with Danny Clarke (EP 83)
Paul is joined by Danny Clarke, Commercial Director at the National Federation of Builders. In this intriguing conversation, Danny – an occupational health expert – dispels some truths about misconceptions in the industry (not least Paul’s) about occupational health and why he talks about culture and women in construction with such passion. As promised, you can follow Danny’s LinkedIn here.Head to www.get.c-link.com/podcast to learn how you can save a minimum of 5% against budget construction costs on your next project. You can also subscribe to our blog to stay updated with the latest resources, articles, videos, and audio from C-Link.Own The Build now has its very own Youtube channel! Head over there to check out short clips of our previous episodes plus bonus video content from some of our favourite episodes. Make sure to subscribe to stay updated with our latest videos, and whilst you’re there, don’t forget to drop our videos some likes!The Own The Build podcast is brought to you by C-Link and is hosted by Paul Heming.
Sep 4
37 min
Specifications: your project needs one! (EP 82)
Paul is joined by Meena Sankar, Partner and Head of Specifications at Ride Levett Bucknall, a Global Construction and Property Consultancy. In this entertaining episode, Meena – an expert specification consultant – shares her ‘love’ for QS; talks about the art of writing a specification, how to avoid specification gaps and why specifications are imperative for project success. Head to www.get.c-link.com/podcast to learn how you can save a minimum of 5% against budget construction costs on your next project. You can also subscribe to our blog to stay updated with the latest resources, articles, videos, and audio from C-Link.Own The Build now has its very own Youtube channel! Head over there to check out short clips of our previous episodes plus bonus video content from some of our favourite episodes. Make sure to subscribe to stay updated with our latest videos, and whilst you’re there, don’t forget to drop our videos some likes!The Own The Build podcast is brought to you by C-Link and is hosted by Paul Heming.
Aug 28
32 min
How to recover from losing 50 million pounds (EP 81)
Paul is joined by Gavin Gallagher, Executive Director at Earlsfort Group & East Point Business Park in Dublin. Gavin is a commercial real estate Investor & Developer with a fascinating story: in this episode, he shares the highs and lows of a 25-year career in construction and property, including losing over £ 50 million in assets during the financial crash and how he bounced back. Head to www.get.c-link.com/podcast to learn how you can save a minimum of 5% against budget construction costs on your next project. You can also subscribe to our blog to stay updated with the latest resources, articles, videos, and audio from C-Link.Own The Build now has its very own Youtube channel! Head over there to check out short clips of our previous episodes plus bonus video content from some of our favourite episodes. Make sure to subscribe to stay updated with our latest videos, and whilst you're there, don't forget to drop our videos some likes!The Own The Build podcast is brought to you by C-Link and is hosted by Paul Heming.
Aug 21
47 min
How to change procurement - the construction playbook (EP 80)
In this episode, Paul is joined by Nicola Hodkinson, Owner and Director at Seddon Construction, a forward-thinking, culture-driven principal contractor with roots in Bolton. Nicola shares her recent experiences working on a project which followed the construction playbook’s way of working and why she believes it is a way forward for us all.Head to www.get.c-link.com/podcast to learn how you can save a minimum of 5% against budget construction costs on your next project. You can also subscribe to our blog to stay updated with the latest resources, articles, videos, and audio from C-Link.Own The Build now has its very own Youtube channel! Head over there to check out short clips of our previous episodes plus bonus video content from some of our favourite episodes. Make sure to subscribe to stay updated with our latest videos, and whilst you're there, don't forget to drop our videos some likes!The Own The Build podcast is brought to you by C-Link and is hosted by Paul Heming.
Aug 14
38 min
How to prove variations: a lawyer's 5-step guide (EP 79)
In this highly insightful episode, Paul is again joined by Michael Downes, a Solicitor/Construction Expert at Gordons LLP, a law firm from Yorkshire. In this conversation, Paul and Michael discuss what variations are, the rules for valuing variations and how best to manage the process to ensure you protect your profit margin.Head to www.get.c-link.com/podcast to learn how you can save a minimum of 5% against budget construction costs on your next project. You can also subscribe to our blog to stay updated with the latest resources, articles, videos, and audio from C-Link.Own The Build now has its very own Youtube channel! Head over there to check out short clips of our previous episodes plus bonus video content from some of our favourite episodes. Make sure to subscribe to stay updated with our latest videos, and whilst you're there, don't forget to drop our videos some likes!The Own The Build podcast is brought to you by C-Link and is hosted by Paul Heming.
Aug 7
38 min
Managing inflation claims from your supply chain (EP 78)
In this episode, Paul is joined by Sarah Fox, a construction contract expert and Director at 500 Words, who deliver simple digital trust-enhancing contracts to put construction companies in control. In this episode, we discuss the sky-high inflation we’re experiencing and how best to manage the rising cost of materials with a specific view on tendering lump sum contracts and claims.Head to www.get.c-link.com/podcast to learn how you can save a minimum of 5% against budget construction costs on your next project. You can also subscribe to our blog to stay updated with the latest resources, articles, videos, and audio from C-Link.Own The Build now has its very own Youtube channel! Head over there to check out short clips of our previous episodes plus bonus video content from some of our favourite episodes. Make sure to subscribe to stay updated with our latest videos, and whilst you're there, don't forget to drop our videos some likes!The Own The Build podcast is brought to you by C-Link and is hosted by Paul Heming.
Jul 31
37 min
Bridging the knowledge gap between Main Contractors & Subcontractors (EP 77)
Paul is joined by Rickie Lameks, Founder of Rev Consultants, a business passionate about bridging the knowledge gap between Main Contractors & Subcontractors. In this episode, Paul asks Rickie about his perspective on best practices for Main Contractors when tendering. Specifically, how they should craft tenders to attract the best quality subcontractors and pricing. Head to www.get.c-link.com/podcast to learn how you can save a minimum of 5% against budget construction costs on your next project. You can also subscribe to our blog to stay updated with the latest resources, articles, videos, and audio from C-Link.Own The Build now has its very own Youtube channel! Head over there to check out short clips of our previous episodes plus bonus video content from some of our favourite episodes. Make sure to subscribe to stay updated with our latest videos, and whilst you're there, don't forget to drop our videos some likes!The Own The Build podcast is brought to you by C-Link and is hosted by Paul Heming.
Jul 24
31 min
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