The ConTechCrew 129: “If Ya Buy ‘Em, Ya Gotta Fly ‘Em!” with James Hillegas from Shook Construction
Episode 129 of The ConTechCrew podcast we are joined by James Hillegas of Shook Construction! This episode is packed with Legos, composite bridges, demo fails, Microsoft GO, and more.
Kris Lengieza stopped by to step in as a guest co-host.
Geek of the Week
We Interviewed: James Hillegas
Day Job: Project Engineer at Shook Construction Co.
Fun Fact: Planned to study mechanical engineering to test-drive high performance sports cars. (What’s up, Lamborghini?)
Resume: Third generation construction family with a lifelong fascination with construction. Started in the industry at a landscaping company, working for a hardscaping crew. Studied mechanical engineering before moving into civil engineering then finally finding a niche in structural engineering with an emphasis in bridges.
Joined the Podcast to Geek Out On: No more being over-budget and over-schedule! James is committed to using construction technology such as drones, 3D printing, and VR to push the construction industry forward into the new frontier!
Construction Tech News
Autodesk is using Legos to begin reforming the way we manufacturing process.
Technology is making a jobsites safer than ever now that a VR Fall Protection app exists!
University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center created a composite bridge that can withstand more than steel or concrete.
We’re not positive of the particulars of this demo…but something definitely didn’t go according to plan.
In the market for a new tablet? The new Surface Go is pretty fly!
The construction technology report by JLL is a great tool for investors.