July 25, 2021

New podcast launched that aims to give a voice to the construction industry

This week has seen the launch of Constructive Voices, a brand new magazine-style podcast that aims to share stories and interviews from across the construction industry.

Topics include, but are not limited to, mental and physical health, investigating organisations that are ahead of the pack when it comes to sustainability, collaboration and team building, and initiatives that do social good.

The Constructive Voices crew also have their eyes and ears alert for cutting edge technologies and new updates on the industry’s economy and outlook.

(Image courtesy of James Lee-Burgess of XLwerks)

Media veteran and producer, Jackie De Burca, said: “In a crucial time in history with a raging pandemic, rapid climate change, the fallout from Brexit and an ageing workforce, the construction industry is posed with a number of challenges but also with some opportunities.

“The Constructive Voices podcast is on a mission to address these issues with the best in investigative journalism and expert industry interviews.”

The eclectic team includes Henry McDonald, who is a freelance writer for The Sunday Times and is recently retired from The Guardian and Observer, Peter Finn, the Irish builder who stars currently on Home Rescue on RTE, Steve Randall, radio presenter and podcast training, Matt Banks, journalist and PR, and Jackie De Burca, author, podcast host and creative consultant.

The first episode, which launched on Monday (6th April), features an insightful interview with Michael Bryant of Biosite Systems, who was featured as a Highly Commended Rising Star, in November 2020. He speaks to presenter, Matt Banks, about how biometric technology can help your business, especially during the pandemic.

Henry McDonald investigates aggregates and how they can be used as an economic indicator for the construction industry in an interview with the editor of Aggregates Business, Guy Woodford. Peter Finn, the TV builder, talks about how a ‘normal’ builder like him ended up on television.

Listen on the podcast website: https://constructive-voices.com/podcast/episode-1-shifting-sands-economic-recovery-biometrics/

On Apple iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/constructive-voices/id1561520609

On Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2hHofZENdeESKvcoxAZOSf

The first episode is sponsored by the scaffold towers manufacturer, Lewis Access and the UK insurance family brokerage, Townsend Insurance.