Elevate Construction

Jason Schroeder

Elevating construction with interviews, training, and techniques that will make the build environment better for the workers, our customers, companies, and the industry as a whole.

Podcasts are published before noon every weekday.

All Episodes

In this podcast we cover: Learn the math Learn to use the equipment Learn note keeping Learn Civil 3D or CAD Overcoming the Error in Basic Tasks   If you like the Elevate Construction podcast, please subscribe for free and you’ll never miss an episode.  And if you really like the Elevate Construction podcast, I’d appreciate you telling a friend (Maybe even two 😊).

Nov 27

26 min 24 sec

In this podcast we cover: Being a Rodman/Technician Loading materials and preparing for work Personal preparedness, choosing tools Envisioning Work Orders Learn to read plans If you like the Elevate Construction podcast, please subscribe for free and you’ll never miss an episode.  And if you really like the Elevate Construction podcast, I’d appreciate you telling a friend (Maybe even two 😊).

Nov 27

27 min 17 sec

In this podcast we cover: The new Takt Miro board How you can use in in your career and on your project! If you like the Elevate Construction podcast, please subscribe for free and you’ll never miss an episode.  And if you really like the Elevate Construction podcast, I’d appreciate you telling a friend (Maybe even two 😊).

Nov 25

5 min 50 sec

In this podcast we cover: Why we have a problem in our industry Why people don't know it How realizing we have a problem is the key to fixing it If you like the Elevate Construction podcast, please subscribe for free and you’ll never miss an episode.  And if you really like the Elevate Construction podcast, I’d appreciate you telling a friend (Maybe even two 😊).

Nov 24

21 min 38 sec

In this podcast we cover: What diabetes is How overcommitting with our time is like being a life diabetic How we can be balanced and effective If you like the Elevate Construction podcast, please subscribe for free and you’ll never miss an episode.  And if you really like the Elevate Construction podcast, I’d appreciate you telling a friend (Maybe even two 😊).

Nov 24

13 min 26 sec

In this podcast we cover: Why writing skills will improve your career How you can approach learning good communication Why ignoring this will hurt your progress Questions: Are your emails professional? Are you proficient with writing? Are your messages too long? Are you communicating enough? Would a focus here help your career? If you like the Elevate Construction podcast, please subscribe for free and you’ll never miss an episode.  And if you really like the Elevate Construction podcast, I’d appreciate you telling a friend (Maybe even two 😊).

Nov 19

16 min 8 sec

In this podcast we cover: Why working hard is the most important fundamental principle How you can show up as a hard worker What you do after you have mastered that principle Questions and challenge: Are you running to your work? Do you understand the culture of work? Is your spouse understanding of your work? Are you adding more value than what you get paid? If you like the Elevate Construction podcast, please subscribe for free and you’ll never miss an episode.  And if you really like the Elevate Construction podcast, I’d appreciate you telling a friend (Maybe even two 😊).

Nov 19

31 min 8 sec

In this podcast we cover: Having a clear message Speaking with passion and volume Speaking often enough If you like the Elevate Construction podcast, please subscribe for free and you’ll never miss an episode.  And if you really like the Elevate Construction podcast, I’d appreciate you telling a friend (Maybe even two 😊).

Nov 15

9 min 18 sec

In this podcast we cover: Boot Camps Navy SEAL BUDS training Mindset Heaven Eternal Progress If you like the Elevate Construction podcast, please subscribe for free and you’ll never miss an episode.  And if you really like the Elevate Construction podcast, I’d appreciate you telling a friend (Maybe even two 😊).

Nov 15

35 min 18 sec

In this podcast we cover: The analogy of the moving walkways Adding your effort to the help The determining factor is the culture the strategy is deployed within If you like the Elevate Construction podcast, please subscribe for free and you’ll never miss an episode.  And if you really like the Elevate Construction podcast, I’d appreciate you telling a friend (Maybe even two 😊).

Nov 15

14 min

In this podcast we cover: Why communication is so important in a team How you can change your mindset and better align with others Why siloed thinking is so destructive to teams If you like the Elevate Construction podcast, please subscribe for free and you’ll never miss an episode.  And if you really like the Elevate Construction podcast, I’d appreciate you telling a friend (Maybe even two 😊).

Nov 15

13 min 4 sec

In this podcast we cover: Getting in sync How trades can get into a flow Why it is important to schedules If you like the Elevate Construction podcast, please subscribe for free and you’ll never miss an episode.  And if you really like the Elevate Construction podcast, I’d appreciate you telling a friend (Maybe even two 😊).

Nov 12

19 min 44 sec

In this podcast we cover: How we show up when we lack capacity What we miss out on when we are too busy Why it matters in relation to our performance If you like the Elevate Construction podcast, please subscribe for free and you’ll never miss an episode.  And if you really like the Elevate Construction podcast, I’d appreciate you telling a friend (Maybe even two 😊).

Nov 10

24 min 44 sec

In this podcast we cover: Look-ahead schedules Weekly work plans How to win with short interval planning If you like the Elevate Construction podcast, please subscribe for free and you’ll never miss an episode.  And if you really like the Elevate Construction podcast, I’d appreciate you telling a friend (Maybe even two 😊).

Nov 8

12 min 40 sec

In this podcast we cover: Why a 5 day takt time may not work How it prevents you from gaining buffers How if prevents you from eating into those buffers If you like the Elevate Construction podcast, please subscribe for free and you’ll never miss an episode.  And if you really like the Elevate Construction podcast, I’d appreciate you telling a friend (Maybe even two 😊).

Nov 8

23 min 18 sec

In this podcast we cover: Implementing in silos Knowing what you are good at Making decisions with the people on the ground who have the best input If you like the Elevate Construction podcast, please subscribe for free and you’ll never miss an episode.  And if you really like the Elevate Construction podcast, I’d appreciate you telling a friend (Maybe even two 😊). If you want to learn more we have: Certification Courses On Takt " Upcoming Events"  A great podcast called "The Elevate Construction Podcast with Jason Schroeder"   The leanTakt YouTube Channel dedicated to showcasing how to do takt and sharing. The leanTakt Website with tons more resources and content www.leanTakt.com  The Takt Book "Takt Planning and Integrated Control" by Jason and Spencer Builder, Foreman, and Field Engineer Bootcamps " Upcoming Events"  Further light and knowledge from our Expert counterparts in Germany Takt.ing If you need help with anything you can always reach out to either Jason Schroeder or Spencer Easton. 

Nov 5

20 min 2 sec

In this podcast we cover: Visual interfaces Mural Miro If you like the Elevate Construction podcast, please subscribe for free and you’ll never miss an episode.  And if you really like the Elevate Construction podcast, I’d appreciate you telling a friend (Maybe even two 😊). If you want to learn more we have: Certification Courses On Takt " Upcoming Events" A great podcast called "The Elevate Construction Podcast with Jason Schroeder" The leanTakt YouTube Channel dedicated to showcasing how to do takt and sharing. The leanTakt Website with tons more resources and content www.leanTakt.com The Takt Book "Takt Planning and Integrated Control" by Jason and Spencer Builder, Foreman, and Field Engineer Bootcamps " Upcoming Events" Further light and knowledge from our Expert counterparts in Germany Takt.ing   If you need help with anything you can always reach out to either Jason Schroeder or Spencer Easton.  

Nov 4

11 min 56 sec

In this podcast we cover: Reflections on Takt as a governing flow production system What the industry must do to reverse the downward production trend How someone can get started on their lean journey with these concepts. If you like the Elevate Construction podcast, please subscribe for free and you’ll never miss an episode.  And if you really like the Elevate Construction podcast, I’d appreciate you telling a friend (Maybe even two 😊).

Nov 4

1 hr 1 min

In this podcast we cover: Why a schedule made separately is toilet paper Why Supers must plan the project with the PMs Why Super must update the schedule weekly and be in the schedule daily Questions and challenge: Are your Supers planning the jobs? Are your Supers maintaining the schedule? Are your Supers updating the schedule? Are your Supers in the schedule every day? If you like the Elevate Construction podcast, please subscribe for free and you’ll never miss an episode.  And if you really like the Elevate Construction podcast, I’d appreciate you telling a friend (Maybe even two 😊).

Nov 3

19 min 10 sec

In this podcast we cover: Professional conduct How it will affect your career Why it is important to evaluate Questions: How is your verbal conduct? How do you behave at work? Are you honest, and do you have integrity? Are you above reproach If you like the Elevate Construction podcast, please subscribe for free and you’ll never miss an episode.  And if you really like the Elevate Construction podcast, I’d appreciate you telling a friend (Maybe even two 😊).

Nov 2

25 min 58 sec

In this podcast we cover: Brainstorming the critical components of a system Reducing friction How you can apply this to your scaling and improvement efforts If you like the Elevate Construction podcast, please subscribe for free and you’ll never miss an episode.  And if you really like the Elevate Construction podcast, I’d appreciate you telling a friend (Maybe even two 😊).

Oct 29

5 min 38 sec

In this podcast we cover: The aggregation of marginal gains Why it may be better to improve all needed aspects by 1% instead of one things by 10% How we can know when we are lopsided If you like the Elevate Construction podcast, please subscribe for free and you’ll never miss an episode.  And if you really like the Elevate Construction podcast, I’d appreciate you telling a friend (Maybe even two 😊).

Oct 29

34 min 26 sec

In this podcast we cover: Life changing experiences when young people get to work in the field Why it is impactful to them and their careers How we can create flow and invite them into the ranks If you like the Elevate Construction podcast, please subscribe for free and you’ll never miss an episode.  And if you really like the Elevate Construction podcast, I’d appreciate you telling a friend (Maybe even two 😊).

Oct 27

21 min 38 sec

In this podcast we cover: Focusing on flow Focusing on team balance Ensuring you do not get distracted Questions and challenge: Are you clearing the path for work? Are you keeping the team balanced? Are you distracted in the thick of thin things? If you like the Elevate Construction podcast, please subscribe for free and you’ll never miss an episode.  And if you really like the Elevate Construction podcast, I’d appreciate you telling a friend (Maybe even two 😊).

Oct 27

15 min 26 sec

In this podcast we cover: Why cleanliness is so important How you can assess your performance How you can make a change to adopt clean practices Questions: What does your desk look like? What does your phone or computer look like? Are you clean in your thoughts and behavior? Are you trying to get better? Have you had your awakening moment? If you like the Elevate Construction podcast, please subscribe for free and you’ll never miss an episode.  And if you really like the Elevate Construction podcast, I’d appreciate you telling a friend (Maybe even two 😊).

Oct 27

13 min 10 sec

In this podcast we cover: Standard work The role of foremen How to prevent defective work from passing to the customer Questions: Do you have standard work? Are you teaching your people? If you like the Elevate Construction podcast, please subscribe for free and you’ll never miss an episode.  And if you really like the Elevate Construction podcast, I’d appreciate you telling a friend (Maybe even two 😊).

Oct 22

17 min 14 sec

In this podcast we cover: Dress and appearance How to prepare for your next promotion Questions: Are you dressing like you should? Are you being stubborn or careless with your appearance and dress Are you dressing for your next promotion If you like the Elevate Construction podcast, please subscribe for free and you’ll never miss an episode.  And if you really like the Elevate Construction podcast, I’d appreciate you telling a friend (Maybe even two 😊).

Oct 22

20 min 4 sec

In this podcast we cover: Being a guardian What being a guardian in construction really means If you like the Elevate Construction podcast, please subscribe for free and you’ll never miss an episode.  And if you really like the Elevate Construction podcast, I’d appreciate you telling a friend (Maybe even two 😊).

Oct 20

17 min 20 sec

In this podcast we cover: Keeping to do lists How to make it successful? Why it is important to your career? Questions: Do you have a successful to do list? Are you organizing waste and doing things that should not be done at all? Do you have a system you can rely upon? Is your mind open to inspiration and ideas? If you like the Elevate Construction podcast, please subscribe for free and you’ll never miss an episode.  And if you really like the Elevate Construction podcast, I’d appreciate you telling a friend (Maybe even two 😊).

Oct 20

28 min 6 sec

In this podcast we cover: Culture How story is key to culture How culture must focus on belonging Evaluation Questions: Are you creating a culture? Do you have a story? Is the path clear? Do you motivate people on the path, and leave people behind that are off? If you like the Elevate Construction podcast, please subscribe for free and you’ll never miss an episode.  And if you really like the Elevate Construction podcast, I’d appreciate you telling a friend (Maybe even two 😊).

Oct 18

13 min 22 sec

In this podcast we cover: Your focal point Why focus is key to success How you can leverage your time and resources Implementation Questions: What should you do more of? What should you do less of? What should you stop doing? What should you start doing? Are you willing to make this change? If you like the Elevate Construction podcast, please subscribe for free and you’ll never miss an episode.  And if you really like the Elevate Construction podcast, I’d appreciate you telling a friend (Maybe even two 😊).

Oct 18

22 min 56 sec

In this podcast we cover: Letters of appreciation Giving a dog a good name Why it is important to relationships to show appreciation Questions and challenge: Are you showing appreciation? Have you sent an appreciation email recently? What would happen with relationships if you did? What would happen to you if you did? How would you feel that day? If you like the Elevate Construction podcast, please subscribe for free and you’ll never miss an episode.  And if you really like the Elevate Construction podcast, I’d appreciate you telling a friend (Maybe even two 😊).

Oct 14

10 min 4 sec

In this podcast we cover: How desire drives progress How you can transmute desire to action How action bring to pass the vision of your life Ask yourself these questions: What is your purpose? What do you want? Do you want it bad enough to go get it? Are you blaming someone else? Are you studying to get where you want to go? What massive action are you taking to get this done? If you like the Elevate Construction podcast, please subscribe for free and you’ll never miss an episode.  And if you really like the Elevate Construction podcast, I’d appreciate you telling a friend (Maybe even two 😊).

Oct 14

23 min 32 sec

In this podcast we cover: How to deal with difficult customers How to find the win-win What methods must be in place to win on a project If you like the Elevate Construction podcast, please subscribe for free and you’ll never miss an episode.  And if you really like the Elevate Construction podcast, I’d appreciate you telling a friend (Maybe even two 😊).

Oct 13

37 min 24 sec

In this podcast we cover: The importance of visualization The levels of good visualization How to engage with trades and professionals to really make work ready If you like the Elevate Construction podcast, please subscribe for free and you’ll never miss an episode.  And if you really like the Elevate Construction podcast, I’d appreciate you telling a friend (Maybe even two 😊).

Oct 12

25 min 38 sec

In this podcast we cover: Why fixing problems is a great culture How to keep them fixed If you like the Elevate Construction podcast, please subscribe for free and you’ll never miss an episode.  And if you really like the Elevate Construction podcast, I’d appreciate you telling a friend (Maybe even two 😊).

Oct 8

9 min 16 sec

In this podcast we cover: A story about problem solving The process of problem solving If you like the Elevate Construction podcast, please subscribe for free and you’ll never miss an episode.  And if you really like the Elevate Construction podcast, I’d appreciate you telling a friend (Maybe even two 😊).

Oct 8

19 min 54 sec

In this podcast we cover: Quality in the team weekly tactical The Quality process The outcome of the Quality process, the visual FOW board If you like the Elevate Construction podcast, please subscribe for free and you’ll never miss an episode.  And if you really like the Elevate Construction podcast, I’d appreciate you telling a friend (Maybe even two 😊).

Oct 6

19 min 8 sec

In this podcast we cover: Why apostates should leave their firm Why fixed mindset people should leave their firm Why we have not better identified the problems with current generations and being a cultural fit If you like the Elevate Construction podcast, please subscribe for free and you’ll never miss an episode.  And if you really like the Elevate Construction podcast, I’d appreciate you telling a friend (Maybe even two 😊).

Oct 5

28 min 34 sec

In this podcast we cover: How to be nurturing to your project sites Ideas that will make connection easier on your project sites If you like the Elevate Construction podcast, please subscribe for free and you’ll never miss an episode.  And if you really like the Elevate Construction podcast, I’d appreciate you telling a friend (Maybe even two 😊).

Oct 1

26 min 35 sec

In this podcast we cover: How it is natural to take How we can change our mindset to giving How giving heals and brings hope If you like the Elevate Construction podcast, please subscribe for free and you’ll never miss an episode.  And if you really like the Elevate Construction podcast, I’d appreciate you telling a friend (Maybe even two 😊).

Oct 1

40 min 13 sec

In this podcast we cover: The detailed steps to becoming an executive If you like the Elevate Construction podcast, please subscribe for free and you’ll never miss an episode.  And if you really like the Elevate Construction podcast, I’d appreciate you telling a friend (Maybe even two 😊).

Oct 1

7 min 44 sec

In this podcast we cover: How to create capacity vs. pushing What drive and urgency really is How we can drive and not push If you like the Elevate Construction podcast, please subscribe for free and you’ll never miss an episode.  And if you really like the Elevate Construction podcast, I’d appreciate you telling a friend (Maybe even two 😊).

Oct 1

19 min 33 sec

In this podcast we cover: The state of the pandemic on supply chains What each project can do to combat this problem If you like the Elevate Construction podcast, please subscribe for free and you’ll never miss an episode.  And if you really like the Elevate Construction podcast, I’d appreciate you telling a friend (Maybe even two 😊).

Oct 1

20 min 28 sec

In this podcast we cover: My experience with Field Engineering How field engineering make the best Supers How we as an industry can begin training builders If you like the Elevate Construction podcast, please subscribe for free and you’ll never miss an episode.  And if you really like the Elevate Construction podcast, I’d appreciate you telling a friend (Maybe even two 😊).

Sep 30

22 min 48 sec

In this podcast we cover: What do we do when people won't respond to training? What is our duty to provide the right environment? What can we do when we have identified those how may not have our same vision? If you like the Elevate Construction podcast, please subscribe for free and you’ll never miss an episode.  And if you really like the Elevate Construction podcast, I’d appreciate you telling a friend (Maybe even two 😊).

Sep 28

26 min 14 sec

In this podcast we cover: How we can process feedback The different types of feedback How we can use it to leverage success If you like the Elevate Construction podcast, please subscribe for free and you’ll never miss an episode.  And if you really like the Elevate Construction podcast, I’d appreciate you telling a friend (Maybe even two 😊).

Sep 28

25 min 34 sec

In this podcast we cover: Goodhart's Law How you can use Takted systems wrong Why you must have buffers and stop the system when you have problems If you like the Elevate Construction podcast, please subscribe for free and you’ll never miss an episode.  And if you really like the Elevate Construction podcast, I’d appreciate you telling a friend (Maybe even two 😊).

Sep 23

21 min 40 sec

In this podcast we cover: How holidays can be a fun part of project teaming How you can use it as a break at the end of the year Some challenges for you as October begins If you like the Elevate Construction podcast, please subscribe for free and you’ll never miss an episode.  And if you really like the Elevate Construction podcast, I’d appreciate you telling a friend (Maybe even two 😊).

Sep 23

26 min 40 sec

In this podcast we cover: What are Elevate's big goals? Where will Elevate end up? What will be the focus? If you like the Elevate Construction podcast, please subscribe for free and you’ll never miss an episode.  And if you really like the Elevate Construction podcast, I’d appreciate you telling a friend (Maybe even two 😊).

Sep 22

13 min 54 sec