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The Construction User 2.0 - Episode 18: Construction From a Bird's-eye View, a discussion with Marty Mulcahy

September 12 2023

In this episode, host Kirk Westwood speaks with Marty Mulcahy, Managing Editor of The Building Tradesman – the Official Publication of the Michigan Building and Construction Trades Council. The Building Tradesman has served the highly skilled men and women in Michigan’s building trades unions in Michigan since 1952. Marty’s decades of experience reporting on the building trades gives him special insight into the construction industry. Join us as Kirk and Marty delve into an alternative perspective on the building trades, discussing the industry’s current challenges and biggest issues, emerging trends, and the ever-evolving landscape of union construction.

The Construction User 2.0 podcast is brought to you by The Association of Union Constructors (TAUC). Your host, Kirk Westwood, is Director of Marketing for TAUC. Kirk has helped many organizations tell their stories as a photographer, blogger, web-streamer, and consultant. In each episode, we’ll explore the latest labor trends, industry insights, and important issues in the world of construction. Our guests are industry leaders, subject matter experts, and innovative visionaries discussing how we are building the ‘world of tomorrow.’ TAUC is made up of more than 1,800 contractor companies that utilize union labor for their projects, as well as local contractor associations and vendors in the industrial maintenance and construction fields. TAUC’s mission is to act as an advocate for union contractors and enhance cooperation between all parties to achieve the successful completion of construction projects.

Discussion points:

  • The song- B-52s Roam
  • Background and guest intro
  • Construction journalism and publications
  • Strikes and other challenges in the industry
  • Current major stories in the construction space
  • Michigan and the change in legislature- a sea change in laws
  • Looking forward – what is the outlook for dems vs. republicans?
  • Staying current in the industry – what gets column space


Marty Mulcahy LinkedIn

The Building Tradesman

IGI Conference Sept 6-7 2023

Kirk Westwood TAUC

TAUC Website

Kirk Westwood LinkedInThe Construction User Magazine back issues

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