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  Building Innovation: The Podcast

Welcome to the official podcast of the National Institute of Building Sciences! Tune in monthly while host Johnny Fortune and fellow subject matter experts convene to support advances in building science and technology. In this new show we will:

Episode List

Episode 7 – Fred Mills, with The B1M, and Sasha Reed, with Procore Technologies, discuss a critical initiative aiming to combat the mental health crisis in the construction industry, Get Construction Talking.

Episode 6 – Industry experts Jay Kline, Roger Grant, and Kimon Onuma explore the transformative impact of AI on digital twins, industry standards, BIM, resiliency, sustainability, and more.

Episode 5 – Catch up with the NIBS 2023 award recipients – Future Leaders, Exceptional Woman in Building, The Mortimer M. Marshall Lifetime Achievement, and NIBS Innovator – about their work and suggestions for others on making an impact in the industry. View the full list of 2023 recipients at

Episode 4 – Salla Eckhardt, Vice President of Innovation, OAC Services, discusses how digital transformation is socially equalizing the construction industry and explores trends such as AI, smart cities, the metaverse, and data governance.

Episode 3 – Kimon Onuma, President of Onuma Inc., discusses a range of emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and digital twins and explores their impact on the built environment.

Episode 2 – Adam Matthews, Head of Global Digital Transformation at Connected Places Catapult, shares a global perspective on how digital technology standards for the built environment are being developed and implemented around the world.

Episode 1 – Dr. John Messner, Chair of the U.S. National BIM Standard, dives into BIM, NBIMS V4, and challenges and opportunities facing the built environment.

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