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14 Best Construction Podcasts to Listen to in 2023



Grab your headphones, fire up the bluetooth, or get ready to wish your commute was a bit longer. Constructible has 14 podcast recommendations that architects, engineers, contractors, and construction professionals need to listen to in 2023. 


Keeping up with trends in the ever-evolving construction industry is a job in and of itself. Thankfully, dozens of top players in the business host one-of-a-kind podcasts that do the heavy lifting for you. 2023's updated list of podcasts includes some old favorites but adds in some new picks that offer practical advice for designers and builders alike, as well as owners interested in digital transformation and industry innovations.

As always, we hope these podcasts help you track the latest tech, strengthen leadership skills, and remind you that it's incredible people that make construction the best industry in the world. 


14 Construction Podcasts Every Architect, Engineer, Contractor and Construction Professional Needs to Listen to in 2023


1. The World's Best Construction Podcast

Well, we couldn't start our list out with any other podcast, could we? The World's Best Construction Podcast comes from the B1M, the most-subscribed-to video channel for construction. It takes a deeper look at some of the industry's most incredible projects and innovations. The format is super down-to-earth and conversational, coined "pub talk" by the three co-hosts Fred Mills, Liam Marsh, and Luke Bligh. 

Bonus: The group discusses their latest B1M video releases in every episode in some way. Rest assured, you can follow along even if you haven't seen the video. 

Best for: Construction pros and enthusiasts interested in the largest and most mind-boggling projects going on around the world. 

Where to subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Acast

Start with these episodes: 

The TOP Projects Completing in 2023

Why It's so HARD to Build a Skyscraper Here

Engineering the World's Most COMPLEX Office Building


2. Construction Brothers

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“Entertaining” and “knowledgeable” are the two words most frequently used in reviews of Construction Brothers podcast. Brothers Eddie and Tyler Campbell are 6th generation builders who now own a virtual building and construction company. Their deep roots in the industry pay off here as they tackle a huge variety of construction topics and talk with leaders who are pushing the industry forward.

Bonus: Don’t have time for a full 45-minute episode? Construction Brothers recently started releasing 8-minute Episode Bites.

Best for: Contractors, architects, and consultants who want to grow their virtual design and construction business. 

Where to subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Overcast | Spotify

Start with these episodes: 

Reusing Demolished Materials

Design-Build Masterclass

How Baseball Strategies Can Improve Your Team


3. The Construction Engineering Show


Host and practicing civil engineer Bob Hildebranski covers a nice blend of career tips and tricks in this born-in-2020 podcast. His advice is thoughtful and practical, and it's such a mood-booster to listen to Bob, who is positive and excited to pave the way for younger professionals.

Bonus: Bob gets it. His episodes last 15-25 minutes. 

Best for: Civil engineers, technicians, and project managers who work in heavy civil and site development and need a mentor. 

Where to subscribe: Apple PodcastsSpotify | Listen Notes

Start with these episodes:

"Need to Knows" for Young Construction Engineers

Constructability Review Basics

Career Advancement in Construction (in My Humble Opinion...)


4. Bred to Build - Construction Podcast


Looking for a dose of realistic inspiration on your daily commute? Bred to Build has you covered. Brek Goin and Matt Panella are on a mission to empower the next generation of tradespeople. Get the stories of "people getting sh*t done" and tidbits of knowledge that will help you build a successful career in construction and move the industry forward.

Bonus: Brek and Matt bring on a guest to share how the podcast has positively impacted their life. Definitely different, definitely cool.

Best for: Young tradespeople who want to move up quickly and/or own their own business. 

Where to subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Spotify 

Start with these episodes:

Being a Bags-on Contractor

Winning in a Recession, When to Self-Perform, Hiring More Labor

Solve Your People Problems



5. The Connected Construction Show

Trimble's own Matt Sprague hosts the Connected Construction Show podcast, with new episodes every other week. Matt interviews industry leaders to keep you up-to-date on the latest construction technology happenings. As Matt puts it, the goal of the show is to "talk about the amazing projects that are now possible because of connected construction."

Bonus: If you prefer watching over listening, every episode of the Connected Construction Show is available on YouTube. 

Best for: Project managers and engineers, BIM/VDC leaders, and digital transformation leaders in the AECO space.

Where to subscribe: Apple PodcastsSpotify |SoundCloud

Start with these episodes: 

To Death with Drawings

Profit is Not a Dirty Word in Construction

What IS Connected Construction?


6. The ConTech Crew

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Want to geek out on the latest cool tech in construction? You gotta join the ConTech Crew. This podcast, hosted by James Benham, Josh Bone, Jeff Sample, and Rob McKinney, never fails to entertain and inspire. The hosts are passionate but brutally honest, which means it’s easy for listeners to understand the difference between what is blue sky and what will actually drive ROI. 

Bonus: James Benham dropped by Constructible in 2020 to talk about making more money in the trades with better processes and over 20 product recommendations. 

Best for: Construction pros who want to track construction’s latest tech news and developments; Contractors who need to be wise about their tech investments. 

Where to subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Spreaker | Spotify

Start with these episodes: 

The Influence of Innovation on the Construction Industry

The Keys to Tech Adoption Success

Your Time Is Money


7. Move Your Assets


For those immersed in all things transportation infrastructure, Move Your Assets is a must-listen. This podcast is hosted by AgileAssets-- the leading provider of enterprise solutions that manage infrastructure assets-- and packs a punch when it comes to the industry knowledge of each guest. Tune in to hear best practices, trends, and success stories from transportation engineers, professors, and directors. 

Bonus: Agile Assets host Nick Franck pulls out top tips from each episode as an Ask the Expert video. Check them out here.

Best for: Project managers, engineers, program managers, and field managers in the transportation industry who are looking for ways to save time, money, and lives.

Where to subscribe: Google Podcasts Apple Podcasts | Spotify

Start with these episodes: 

Segmental Bridges and Their Long-Term Sustainability

Autonomous Vehicles and Their Impact on the Infrastructure Network

Long-Term Pavement Performance


8. SketchUp Talk

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Our favorite 3D modeling and visualization software got into the podcast game a couple of years ago — thank goodness! The formula is one SketchUp user per episode, answering all kinds of questions about workflow, extensions, native tools, and the secrets of good design. 

Bonus: There’s never a shortage of things you can learn to do in SketchUp. That’s why they created a series of skill builder videos for all skill levels.

Best for: Architects who need to communicate design quickly and SketchUp users who like to push boundaries. 

Where to subscribe: SketchUp’s blog

Start with these episodes: 

Collaborative Reviews

Realtime Rendering

Single File BIM


9. Digital Builder


Join Autodesk's Eric Thomas, a construction veteran for nearly a decade, for monthly episodes of this podcast. Industry trailblazers share their insights around a common theme of innovating and using technology to improve construction -- redefining the future of the built environment. 

Bonus: Bonus content that supplements each podcast episode is available on the Digital Builder blog. 

Best for: Designers, engineers, and contractors who work in virtual design and construction.

Where to subscribe: Apple Podcasts |Google Podcasts | Spotify

Start with these episodes: 

Embracing BIM Throughout the Construction Industry

The Reality of Construction's Changing Workforce

Optimizing Outcomes in Construction During Times of Uncertainty


10. Elevate Construction

Looking for a quick hit of construction advice before hitting the jobsite each day? Check out Elevate Construction. Jason Schroeder, a field engineer turned project director, created the podcast to share his (and the occasional guest's) thoughts on solving some of the industry's biggest challenges. 

Bonus: Most episodes are just 4 to 10 minutes -- but you'll likely never run out of advice as new episodes drop almost daily.

Best for: Ambitious construction professionals with only a few minutes to spare.

Where to subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts

Start with these episodes: 

The Insanity of Punch List Processes

How to Run a Trade Partner Meeting

Decisions by Consensus or Council


11. InfraTalk America

InfraTalk America shares what's going on around the country in the transportation and infrastructure industry, and there's never been a more important time to have these vital discussions on the future of infrastructure in America. Each episode features a conversation with industry experts discussing innovations and challenges in project delivery, safety, and sustainable practices. 

Bonus: InfraTalk America's site is a treasure trove of resources for agencies who are focused on transforming the entire asset management lifecycle. 

Best for: Leaders in transportation infrastructure. 

Where to subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Spotify

Start with these episodes: 

Chasing Innovation

Mainstreaming Technology

Empowering Women


12. TRXL

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This fascinating listen is the latest from Gābl Media — home to six(!) AEC focused podcasts. Host Evan Troxel, architect and technology expert, interviews well-known industry guests about how tech is changing the architectural profession. The discussions about generative design, dynamic systems, blockchain, one-button buildings, etc. are thought-provoking and Troxel’s soothing voice never fails to make you feel hopeful about the future. 

Bonus: TRXL is just Troxel’s side gig. He co-hosts Archispeak, where he interviews architects about favorite design tools, work/life balance, mentoring, job hunting, and more. 

Best for: Creators, designers and builders who want to avoid becoming obsolete.

Where to subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Spotify 

Start with these episodes: 

Systematization Before Automation

Continuous Improvement Culture

What Other Dials Do You Have to Turn


13. The Peggy Smedley Show

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Few hosts on this list carry the clout that Peggy Smedley does. With over 700 episodes and guests from Microsoft, ThyssenKrupp, Princeton University, AT&T, and more, this podcast is a must-listen for established enterprises that want to dominate in  today’s digital construction ecosystem. Smedley calls herself the “podcasting voice of IoT and digital transformation” and she doesn’t disappoint. 

Bonus: Episodes are blessedly short! Some run almost 30 minutes but most are between 8-15 minutes. 

Best for: CEOs, CIOs and IT leaders, building product manufacturers, and procurement and supply chain management. 

Where to subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher

Start with these episodes: 

The Three C’s of Construction 

A Smart, Connected Supply Chain

Cybersecurity: Who Is Responsible? 


14. The Structural Engineering Podcast

Professional engineers Max Loeb and Zach Bowden can't get enough of structural engineering in their day jobs, so they created a podcast to continue exploring and enjoying the subject. Most episodes feature the best engineering-related story of the year, a 1-minute trivia question for those looking to stay sharp, and an experienced engineer talking about topics such as: Newer materials, freelancing, 3D printing, carbon emissions, retrofitting, motioneering, and much more.

Bonus: Follow Zach Bowden on LinkedIn for more useful discussions around structural engineering. 

Best for: Who else? Structural engineers. Everyone is welcome -- from students to senior-level. 

Where to subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Spotify 

Start with these episodes: 

Building with the Future in Mind

A GC and SE walk into a bar...

Starting Your Own Firm?


Can't get enough of construction tech talk? Watch James Benham, co-host of the ConTech Crew Podcast, talk to us about staying focused on double-digit margins, survival bidding, future data sets, improving productivity through process, and what Pepsi vs. Coke will look like in the construction industry.

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Rachel is the Content Marketing Manager for Trimble Construction. She's written for finance, SaaS, manufacturing, telecom, and healthcare companies for 16 years. Writing about construction is her favorite gig yet.

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