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Voices in Engineering
38 minutes | Oct 21, 2021
Driving Great Results with Luke Sheppard
In this podcast, Kevin Hague speaks with Luke Sheppard, Entrepreneur and Innovative Business Consultant, on: “Mastering The Tools You Need to Engineer and Run a Great Business”. In this episode, Luke shares insights into his new book 'Driving Great Results' which provides entrepreneurs and managers with nineteen practical and proven tools to build, launch, and manage a successful business.[spreaker type=player resource="episode_id=47077600" width="100%" height="200px" theme="light" playlist="false" playlist-continuous="false" chapters-image="true" episode-image-position="right" hide-logo="false" hide-likes="true" hide-comments="false" hide-sharing="false" hide-download="true"]You’ll Learn:How business owners and leaders can stop second-guessing, and make better, quicker, and more informed decisionsTips to hire the right people, supercharge their engagement, and limit employee turnoverStrategies to fix the time-sucking and dysfunctional aspects of a business so business leaders can spend more time with their familiesAn analytical approach to deciding where to best invest hard-earned money to grow a businessThree steps to better prioritize tasks, projects, and goalsWhy managing your own behavior is the first step in influencing othersAbout Luke:He is the Principal of Sheppard & Company, a firm he founded on the premise of helping others to apply the proven business principles he's honed over his 20-year career. Luke has spent most of his career with John Deere, a heavy equipment manufacturer, in engineering, operations, general management, and executive leadership roles. Luke's unique ability to focus on what's really important by filtering out noise, simplifying and solving problems, and driving better results with your people in less time with practical tools and solutions are what differentiates him from the average consultant.Luke's extensive business experience is backed by a solid education in Canada and the United States. He holds an Associate Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Algonquin College (Ottawa, ON), a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, an M.Sc. in Systems Engineering from Iowa State University, and an Executive MBA from the University of Iowa.Resources:To learn more, please visit www.drivinggreatresults.com.Connect with Luke on LinkedIn, and FacebookReview copies of Driving Great Results are available upon requestAarsleff's Podcast: Voices in Ground EngineeringThe Aarsleff podcast "Voices in Engineering" invites you to listen to real stories shared by industry experts, uncovering successes, challenges and their thoughts and ideas on key engineering topics from design to delivery. New episodes are available every 2 weeks, but you can also download our previous episodes on our website Podcast Player - AarsleffThank you for listening!We kindly ask that you share, rate, and review our podcast.[linkedin_share style="none"] [twitter style="horizontal" float="left"] [fbshare type="button" width="100"][comments_form]
34 minutes | Sep 29, 2021
How sportsmanship is reflected in leadership and business with Liz Johnson
In this podcast, Kevin Hague speaks with Liz Johnson, a Paralympic swimmer and founder of The Ability People. Tune into learn how sportsmanship is reflected in leadership and business, and the challenges businesses face when adapting to become more inclusive for people with disabilities.You’ll Learn:•How to normalise disabilities and create inclusion in the workplace•How to use a sportsmanship mindset to better yourself as a leader •Why and how to spark your motivation •Why leadership is about helping people understand the value of who they areAbout Liz:Elizabeth Johnson is a British swimmer who has won gold medals in the Paralympic Games and International Paralympic Committee world championships. She has cerebral palsy, placing her in the S6 classification. In 2018, Johnson launched "The Ability People", a recruitment organisation that empowers people with disabilities by helping companies enhance processes and adapt cultures, transforming professional lives and building better brands. Liz is a Paralympian, media commentator, public speaker, business leader, athlete mentor and community ambassador.The Ability People:In August 2018, Johnson became Founder and Managing Director of "The Ability People", a recruitment agency and consultancy advisory set up that is staffed entirely by people with disabilities or barriers to conventional working environments, which aims to help other people from other minority demographics find work. They have a completely remote team, who work from all over the UK, and people work the hours that suit them. The company is called The Ability People - they empower people with disability or impairments by helping companies enhance processes and adapt cultures, transforming professional lives and building better brands. The Ability People (TAP) is a ‘for profit’, social enterprise dedicated to empowering the skilled global disability population. They do that via their ‘consultancy’ group that advise, educate, empower and support positive change and specialist teams in ‘talent sourcing’ who recruit for household names companies and SME’s on both a permanent & contract basis. All of their consultants have overcome barriers to do incredible things in the worlds of sport, industry, community and education. This gives them a unique perspective on success and helps them source the very best talent across the UKResources: The ability person: https://www.theabilitypeople.com Liz Johnson: https://www.linkedin.com/in/liz-johnson-tap/
31 minutes | Sep 2, 2021
Sustainable initiatives and game-changing products with Jonas Henriksen
In this podcast, Jessica Banham speaks with Jonas Henriksen on sustainable initiatives and game-changing products within Ground Engineering including the latest groundbreaking foundation product, Energy Piles. You’ll Learn:2:30: The synergies between Centrum Pæle and Aarsleff Ground Engineering5:30 Insights into Centrum Pæle extensive product portfolio10:00 The innovation that led to creating Energie piles12:00 The vision of a low carbon future24:00 Why and how we should maximise geothermal energyAbout Jonas:Jonas Henriksen is a Sales Engineer, Advisor, Marketing Coordinator and all round sustainability expert from Centrum Pæle AS, based in Denmark. Jonas assists with production planning and selling Centrum Pæle's various other services and products and has been involved in the development of LCA/EPD's for Centrum's entire product range. He has a bachelor in Global Business Engineering and plays a vital role in leading innovation and driving business for Centrum's four European factories.Resources:LinkedIn: Jonas Schütt Henriksen | LinkedInCentrum De: Centrum PæleCentrum UK: Centrum Pile LtdEnergie Piles: Energipaele.dk
20 minutes | Aug 19, 2021
Find out how to build a successful career in construction from Graduate to Quantity Surveyor with Hayley Finney
In this episode, Kevin Hague speaks to our very own Quantity Surveyor, Hayley Finney who discusses her career entry into construction and her journey so far. You’ll Learn:00:50 How to go from a student to succeeding in a full-time role at Aarsleff04:30 The challenges and changes Hayley has been through since joining construction05:20 What a typical day for a Quantity Surveyor looks like07:20 Notable market changes in the last two years14:50: Advice for those wanting to enter the construction industry15:30: The future of intelligent data to drive business forwardAbout Hayley:Hayley Finney began her journey at Aarsleff whilst studying Commercial Management at Nottingham Trent University in 2018. In her third year, Hayley was given the opportunity to take a placement in Aarsleff’s commercial team. On completion of study, Hayley was offered a full-time position as a Graduate Quantity Surveyor and in less than a year, she was promoted to Quantity Surveyor.Hayley is responsible for managing contracts, negotiating terms, change controls and assists with driving success for all departments at Aarsleff.Resources:LinkedIn: Hayley FinneyLinkedIn: Aarsleff Ground EngineeringWebsite: Aarsleff Ground EngineeringApprenticeship Scheme: Email Robertspeakman@aarsleff.co.uk
26 minutes | Aug 2, 2021
Logistics, challenges and changes in major earthworks with Caroline Walliss
In this podcast, Kevin Hague speaks with Caroline Walliss about the logistics, challenges and changes in major earthworks You’ll Learn:1:03: How Caroline became a Geologist 3:00: What is greenfield consulting 4:55: Caroline's involvement in the Shed Market 10:30: Logistics, challenges and pressures of project management 18:50: Major Earthwork projects and key market insights About Caroline:Caroline has over 15 years’ experience in site investigations, project management and the supervision of large-scale engineering schemes.Recent projects that have been managed on-site by Caroline include major earthworks schemes for distribution centres for major high street and internet retailers.She is responsible for designing and undertaking complex site investigations for a variety of clients on both brownfield and greenfield sites and has been involved in the design, supervision and validation of a number of large earthworks and remediation schemes.Resources:LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/caroline-walliss-54620a92CrossField Consulting: hwww.crossfield-consulting.co.ukAarsleff's Podcast: Voices in Ground EngineeringThe Aarsleff podcast "Voices in Engineering" invites you to listen to real stories shared by industry experts, uncovering successes, challenges and their thoughts and ideas on key engineering topics from design to delivery. New episodes are available every 2 weeks, but you can also download our previous episodes on our website Podcast Player - AarsleffThank you for listening!We kindly ask that you share, rate and review our podcast.
28 minutes | Jul 21, 2021
Influencing and creating lasting change through collaboration with Paula McMahon
You’ll Learn:1:24 Paula’s career journey into civil engineering and the fascinating projects she is involved in5:31 Why educating society is key in creating a sustainable future9:40 The importance of attracting new talent into the construction industry11:20 Paula’s thoughts on the current market’s rate of growth18:00 The critical ingredients of listening to increase inclusivity to resolve problems.About Paula:Paula McMahon is a Chartered Civil Engineer, current holder of the European WICE Award Life in Engineering Award (https://wiceawards.com/2021-winners.html), and currently works for Sir Robert McAlpine where she looks after the people, their personal development and social value. Paula is also the local chair of civil engineers at the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).Over the course of her career, Paula has worked on a variety of construction projects in many roles where she has managed multi-discipline teams for companies such as Dubai Aluminium. She has a breadth of experience working with highway networks and projects including the Hinkley Point Nuclear New Build and oil and gas industrial sites.She has recently taken on a passion project comprising a newly launched campaign to help children and the public understand Climate Change and work towards solutions Primary Voices
33 minutes | Jul 8, 2021
How to create social value with Sarah Stone
In this podcast, Kevin Hague speaks with Sarah Stone about the fundamentals of social value.You’ll Learn:1:46 Why Sarah set up social value agency Samtaler and her career journey so far5:10 Why being nice does make you money5:40 Understanding social value and how to implement it12:08 The benefits and importance of local recruitment18:41 Why mapping the supply chain is key for positive social valueAbout Sarah:Sarah Stone is Founder and Director of social value agency Samtaler. Sarah is a senior stakeholder engagement and communications specialist. She is a former Downing Street External Relations Adviser to David Cameron and was assistant to Steve Hilton, the architect of the Big Society.Sarah is passionate about empowering communities. She founded and ran the world's first public affairs company for community groups and grassroots campaigners, spending two years advising communities all over Scotland before moving on to found Samtaler. Since 2015 has been working in Scotland to help procurers and suppliers implement the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act.Resources:Website: LinkedInSocial value filesThank you for listening!
29 minutes | Feb 8, 2021
The UK’s Largest Retaining Wall with Steven Garrigan
S2E4: Project director Steven Garrigan is from the Esh Group. In this episode we discuss one of our most successful projects, the Sunderland strategic corridor, and how we successfully collaborated to construct the UK’s largest soil nailed wall.
35 minutes | Feb 1, 2021
Inspirational Stories with reBUILD Globally
S2E3: Julia Colombino-Billingham is founder and CEO of Rebuild Globally and Sarah Sandsted is their Director of International Programming. In this episode, Julia and Sarah take us through their inspirational journey, uncovering the real story behind their tremendous charity, Rebuild Globally.
30 minutes | Jan 25, 2021
Technological advancements with Ryan Robson
S2E2: Ryan Robson is Design Manager for Robertson Construction. In this episode, we talk about the impact the Coronavirus has had on the marketplace, and how technology advancements will revolutionise the industry. Happy listening!
28 minutes | Jan 18, 2021
Identifying quality candidates with James Donaghy
S2E1: James Donaghy is Director of the Dewey Group, a firm who recruit and train piling and ground engineering specialists. In this episode, we discuss how Dewey have reinvented the structure of recruitment, and how they identify credible candidates. Enjoy!
28 minutes | Oct 4, 2020
Price-led versus Value-led with Alistair Macdonald
Alistair Macdonald is the Group Deputy Managing Director for Franki Foundations, an internationally known ground engineering firm specialising in deep foundation techniques.Alistair and Kevin discuss Franki's acquisition of Martello Piling, the importance of ground conditions and price-led decisions versus value-led decisions,
25 minutes | Oct 4, 2020
Geo-technology with Terry Mcmenam
Terry McMenam is a Chartered Environmentalist and Chartered Scientist who has been working within the geotechnical and geo-environmental industry since 1992. A Member of the Institute of Directors and Treasurer for the Geological Society, Terry is also a Director at Geol Consultants. Site investigation specialists Geol Consultants provide a wide range of geotechnical and environmental services, ranging from basic site investigation works and coal mining risk assessments to hazardous ground gas risk assessments.In this episode, Terry and Kevin discuss attitudes towards ground investigation, managing risks of shallow mine workings and commonly asked questions from clients.
28 minutes | Oct 4, 2020
3D Technology in Construction with Ben Bennett
Ben Bennett is the founder and director of Luminous Group, a digital transformation company based in Newcastle. The Luminous Group is a constantly evolving 3D technology & software development studio of which Ben leads a diverse and experienced team, allowing them to develop innovative new solutions using VR, AR, mixed reality, spatial computing, and computer vision. In this episode, Ben and Kevin discuss virtual reality technology in construction, augmented reality on site, along with new immersive technology for office space.
31 minutes | Oct 4, 2020
Leadership in Construction with Nick Shilling
Nick Shilling is the Managing Director at Thompsons of Prudhoe. In 1993, and fresh from school, Nick first joined the business as a costing clerk within the contracts department. He became MD earlier this year. In this episode, Nick and Kevin discuss leadership style, having trust in your employees and groundworkers response to Covid-19.
28 minutes | Sep 29, 2020
Coronavirus' Impact on Construction with Dr Dan Adams
1. Dan Adams is a Senior Geotechnical Consultant and a key member in the expansion of Aarsleff Ground Engineering’s geotechnical department. Kevin and Dan chat about coronavirus' impact on construction, social togetherness and the future for Aarsleff in the UK.
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