Welcome to the Construction Dream Team Resources Section, a curated list of recommended tools for Construction Nation. Most of these tools come from our own personal experience with them, or our guests have recommended them. Please know that some of the links are affiliate links, which means that if you choose to make a purchase, we will earn a small commission. This commission comes at no additional cost to you. Each tool has been recommended because we believe they are helpful to you and your team. We hope that you will find them equally useful and that they will help you achieve your project goals.
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Managing Uncertainty and Expectations in Building Design and Construction
Recommended by Steve Jones in Episode 11.
The Project Delivery Practice Guide (affiliate link)
by Construction Specifications Institute – Recommended by Stuart Seiden in podcast episode 47
A Podcast That Builds
We highly recommend Dodge Data & Analytics Podcast. This is a great resource for Construction Nation.
The Transformation Challenge: The 6 Steps to Planning and Execution
Recommended by Rob Schallenberger
SmartMarket Reports recommended by Steve Jones in Episode 11. SmartMarket Reports provide research on emerging trends that are impacting and transforming the construction and building industry. Stay up-to-date on topics including risk management, building information modeling, world green building trends, and safety advancements.
The Labor Illusion: How Operational Transparency Increases Perceived Value
Recommended by Alex Barthet in Podcast Episode 42
Understanding the Psychology of Collaboration: What Makes an Effective Collaborator
from David Hawkins in podcast episode 48
- A Design + Consulting Operational Tool
Recommended by Zig Rubel on Podcast Episode 41
- Airport Consultants Council Young Professional
Recommended in Episode 21 by Faith Varwig
- Austin Commercial
Recommended by Kent DeRusha in Episode 20
Recommended by Jim Pappas in Episode 4 and Rob Schallenberger in Episode 10. Steven Shallenberger has developed the #1 Leadership Program in the world to empower your group with the mindset and skillset to become great leaders and build high-performing teams.
- Bosserman Center for Conflict Resolution
Recommended by Brian Polkinghorn in podcast episode 29
- Commercial Construction Index
Recommended by Donna Laquidara-Carr in Episode 28
- Construction Dive
recommended by Rob Smedley in Episode 39
Recommended by Kristin Allen in podcast episode 34
- Gallup Strength Finder
Recommended by Jeffrey Sims in Episode 25
- International Partnering Institute
Comprised of more than 150 member organizations, serving Owners, CM Firms, Designers, Contractors, and Facilitators. – IPI Provides the Following: Education, Research and Development, Recognition, Guidance, Facilitator Certification and Professional Development
- International Partnering Institute Shop
Recommended by Sinem Mollaoglu in podcast episode 32 (access to reports)
- Jobs for Life
Check out Jobs for Life to rethink what you really want to do vs. what you’ve been doing.
- Self-Assessment for Intellectual Humility
Take the Test recommended in Episode 18 by Shane Snow
- Shane Snow’s Courses on LinkedIn Learning
Recommended by Shane Snow during Episode 18.
- Smart Brief on Leadership
A daily email.recommended by Tania Gharechedaghy in Episode 12 and also by Sue Dyer in Bonus Episode 3.
- Superconducting X-Ray Laser Project
Jeffrey Sim’s project, mentioned in Episode 25
- The EOS Website
Recommended by Mike Paton in podcast episode 43
- The Institute of Collaborative Working
Recommended by David Hawkins in podcast episode 48
- The Leadership Freak Blog
Recommended by Stuart Seiden in podcast episode 47
From Our Partners...
TED Talk: How Great Leaders Inspire Action
by Simon Sinek – Recommended by Randy Iwaski in Episode 13.