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Winthrop Center Focuses on Well-Being, Diversity

Winthrop Center Focuses on Well-Being, Diversity

| August 29, 2019

by Emily Langner On episode 14 of the Build Better podcast, Anastasia sat down with Kathy MacNeil, principal at Millennium Partners (MP) Boston, to talk about the Winthrop Center, a $1.3 billion development in downtown Boston, and the many ways MacNeil and her team are breaking ground with the design and construction of the building, […]

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Boot Camp Fosters DECCO’s Next Generation of Employees

Boot Camp Fosters DECCO’s Next Generation of Employees

| August 22, 2019

by Emily Langner In episode 13 of HP’s Build Better podcast, Anastasia sat down with Kyle Reagan, managing partner and executive vice president at DECCO, Inc., and Paul Rocha, group manager of DECCO Fabrication Group, to talk about their company’s unique program designed to recruit and train new employees. DECCO is a specialty contractor based […]

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Building Communities Through Volunteering with Building Impact

Building Communities Through Volunteering with Building Impact

| July 25, 2019

by Emily Langner In episode 12 of High-Profile’s Build Better Podcast, Anastasia welcomed Bridget Akinc, the CEO of Building Impact, to talk about how the firm is transforming volunteering by connecting companies with nonprofits in a more meaningful way. By “co-designing” volunteer opportunities and events, employees can make a greater impact by better serving the […]

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Creating a Living Building with Jessica Schultz and Sam Batchelor

Creating a Living Building with Jessica Schultz and Sam Batchelor

| July 18, 2019

by Emily Langner In episode #11 of the Build Better podcast, Anastasia welcomed Sam Batchelor, partner at designLABArchitects, and Jessica Schultz, LFA, communications and living building coordinator of the Hitchcock Center for the Environment, to talk about the new Living Building Challenge (LBC) certification, a rigorous performance standard for buildings, and the Hitchcock Center’s recent […]

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The Importance of Crisis Management with Lisa Nickerson

The Importance of Crisis Management with Lisa Nickerson

| June 27, 2019

On episode 10 of the Build Better podcast, Anastasia welcomed Lisa Nickerson, CEO and founder of Nickerson People Relations and Nickerson Real Estate Partners, to talk about the importance of having a good crisis management plan in place, and what companies and individuals can do to better manage a crisis. According to Nickerson, one of […]

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Promoting Professionalism in Construction with ASM’s Mike McDonagh

Promoting Professionalism in Construction with ASM’s Mike McDonagh

| June 24, 2019

By Emily Langner In episode 9 of HP’s Build Better Podcast, Anastasia welcomed Mike McDonagh, CEO of the Associated Subcontractors of Massachusetts (ASM), for an update on the state of the construction industry in 2019. McDonagh is responsible for overseeing ASM’s programs and services and serving the needs of subcontractors through legislative and regulatory advocacy […]

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Above and Beyond: How One Man’s Vision is Transforming Lives

Above and Beyond: How One Man’s Vision is Transforming Lives

| April 3, 2019

by Emily Langner Earlier this year, the Associated General Contractors of Massachusetts (AGC MA) held a summit in Boston titled The Opioid Epidemic: Crisis in the Workplace. Over 170 representatives from the construction industry came together to learn more about the challenges of, and the solutions to, the epidemic that affects so many in the […]

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Finding Connection in the Built World

Finding Connection in the Built World

| March 27, 2019

by Emily Langner On the third episode of High-Profile’s Build Better Podcast, publisher Anastasia Barnes sat down with Julia McFadden, associate principal of Svigals + Partners, a New Haven, Connecticut, architectural firm offering architectural, master planning, interior design, and FFE services. McFadden talked with Anastasia about how the team at Svigals + Partners ultimately found […]

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Creating Future Leaders with Gilbane’s Karrie Kratz

Creating Future Leaders with Gilbane’s Karrie Kratz

| February 25, 2019

by Emily Langner In the second episode of High-Profile’s Build Better podcast, HP’s publisher, Anastasia Barnes, welcomed Karrie Kratz, operations manager of Gilbane Building Company, to discuss the importance of investing in employees and placing them in positions where they can grow, be heard, and collaborate with other team members to deliver a successful project. What […]

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Taking a Lean Journey with IESC’s Luiza Mills

Taking a Lean Journey with IESC’s Luiza Mills

| February 25, 2019

by Emily Langner In the first episode of High-Profile’s Build Better podcast, HP’s publisher, Anastasia Barnes, sat down with Luiza Mills, vice president of human resources and public relations at Interstate Electrical Services Corporation (IESC). IESC provides electrical construction, design-build, and electrical services to commercial customers of all sizes. With over 600 employees, IESC was […]

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