ICI Digs Deep
By Indiana Constructors, Inc.
ICI Digs DeepApr 13, 2020
Mental Health in the Construction Industry with Jim Wood
In this week's episode, ICI President Richard Hedgecock and Director of Safety & Training Jim Wood discuss the reasons behind mental health being a major concern in the industry.
Workforce Development Update with Eric Fisher
ICI President Richard Hedgecock and Director of Talent Development Eric Fisher discuss engaging with students and influencers to support the future workforce in local communities.
Centennial Countdown - Industry Stories from Living Legends
This week's special Centennial Countdown episode of the ICI Digs Deep podcast features living legends sharing what brought them to the industry and why they stayed.
The episode features 2019 interviews of David Heyde (E & B Paving, LLC), Don Adamson (Fox Contractors Corp.), Tony Evans (E & B Paving, LLC) and Dan Brown (Phend & Brown, Inc.).
ICI/INDOT Statewide Joint Cooperative Committee Agenda Topics with Corey Baugh
Join ICI Director of Government Affairs Dan Osborn and VP/Area Manager Corey Baugh (Milestone Contractors, L.P.) on this episode of ICI Digs Deep. This duo of experts will break down what went down at the May 31st statewide meeting with INDOT, work zone safety, and more.
Effective Communication in Road Construction with Anthony Huey
On this week's episode of ICI Digs Deep, Anthony Huey from Reputation Management, LLC shares valuable insights on communication strategies and best practices for road builders in Indiana. Whether you're a CEO or a Project Manager, this podcast is a crash course you won't want to miss.
Safety Roundtable Wrap Up with Matt Favory & Russell Randle
This episode of ICI Digs Deep features ICI Director of Safety & Training Jim Wood and safety pros Matt Favory (Brooks Construction Co., Inc.) and Russell Randle (Milestone Contractors, L.P.). The crew will talk through elements of a successful safety program including tips you can use in your next safety huddle.
Getting to Know 2023 ICI Chairman - Jim Nordhoff
Indiana Constructors, Inc. President Richard Hedgecock interviews The Hoosier Company's Jim Nordhoff so members can get to know our association's 2023 Chairman better.
An ICI Member's Guide to the 2023 Legislative Session
ICI President Richard Hedgecock and Manager of Strategic Communications Charlie McCullough sit down and discuss what is happening "across the street" at the 2023 Legislative Session.
Year-End Wrap up 2022
Join us for the final ICI Digs Deep episode of the year featuring industry voices captured at the 2022 Membership Meeting. Listen in as members look back on 2022, forward to 2023, and go into detail on what being an ICI member really means.
ICI Digs Deep: In Good Company with Jana Chirico
Join Jana Chirico in this week's In Good Company as she talks about her journey at Laura Kopetsky Tri-Ax, Inc., from beginning as a truck driver, to bringing her newborn with her to the office, to becoming heavily involved in community service projects. Tune in to hear about her favorite aspect of the industry (hint: it's probably your favorite aspect as well!)
ICI Digs Deep: Introducing Eric Fisher, Director of Talent Development
Get the latest from ICI's new Director of Talent Development Eric "Fish" Fisher on this week's ICI Digs Deep podcast. Learn about the civil construction pathway, engagement with Indiana high schools and how members can get involved in developing the next generation of Hoosier highway, heavy and utility constructors.
ICI Digs Deep: Record-Keeping and INSafe
ICI Director of Safety and Training Jim Wood chats with IOSHA Interim Commissioner of Labor Michelle Ellison about record-keeping and employee safety performance. The dynamic duo will also shed some light on the Indiana Department of Labor's INSafe program.
ICI Digs Deep: ICI/INDOT Statewide Joint Co-Op Recap with Tom Rayburn
Tune in for a conversation between ICI's Director of Government Affairs Dan Osborn and Force Construction Company, Inc.'s Senior Project Manager Tom Rayburn. They'll be serving the hot takes on the June 1 ICI/INDOT Statewide Joint Cooperative Committee Meeting that you just won't get out of a set of meeting minutes.
ICI Digs Deep: In Good Company with Kimberly Arndt
ICI Digs Deep: Summer Events 2022
Tune in as ICI President Richard Hedgecock and Director of Member Engagement Andria Hine give you the inside scoop on ICI summer events – including special intel for podcast listeners.
ICI Digs Deep: HAAS Alert & Work Zone Safety
This week on the pod, Richard Hedgecock talks with Jeremy Agulnek of HAAS Alert. They dive into all the ways (or... Waze?) connected vehicles can positively impact traffic safety and give an update on testing and implementation of the technology.
ICI Digs Deep: Best Practices of the 2021 ICI Safety Program Award Recipients
ICI Director of Safety & Training Jim Wood sits down with 2021 ICI Safety Program Award recipients Bob Montel, safety manager, Rieth-Riley Construction Co., Inc.; Greg Bridges, senior safety manager, Irving Materials, Inc. for E & B Paving, Inc. and Specialties Company, LLC; and Sheryl Wiser, director of safety & risk management, Fox Contractors Corp. These industry safety icons will share how training, technology, positive reinforcement and management support contribute to the success of their safety programs.
ICI Digs Deep: Throwback with Tom Dapp
In 2024, Indiana Constructors, Inc. turns 100 years old. From now leading up to our centennial celebration, we'll periodically highlight stories from the last 100 years on the podcast. This week, Tom Dapp of Gradex, Inc. shares stories with ICI Manager of Digital Media & Communications Sara Marshall about his tenure in the industry.
Visit https://ici100.org/throwback-with-tom-dapp/ to view bonus content from this interview, like additional audio clips and photographs.
ICI Digs Deep: Stuart Buttrick with Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Learn about ICI's labor guru Stuart Buttrick of Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP in this week's Associate Spotlight episode. You'll learn how he got into law (hint: his mom) and why he stays!
To learn more about this week's sponsor, Jobsite Supply, visit: https://members.indianaconstructors.org/A-Z/Jobsite-Supply-1500
ICI Digs Deep: Discussing Inflation and Supply Chain Issues
This week on the pod, Dan Osborn (ICI) and Mark Nagle (Milestone Contractors, L.P.) recaps the March 22 ICI-Side ICI/INDOT Statewide Joint Cooperative Committee Meeting, with particular emphasis on inflation, supply chain issues and unawardable contracts.
To learn more about this week's sponsor, M.J. Schuetz Insurance Services, Inc., visit: https://members.indianaconstructors.org/A-Z/MJ-Schuetz-Insurance-Services,-Inc-1634
ICI Digs Deep: High School Internship Program
Learn how Brooks Construction Co., Inc. has structured its high school internship program (including tips on OSHA compliance, insurance and union collaboration) in this week's Skill Up episode, hosted by ICI Manager of Talent Development Julia Polston.
To learn more about this week's sponsor, BSALifeStructures, visit: https://members.indianaconstructors.org/A-Z/BSA-LifeStructures-1458
ICI Digs Deep: Safety Features in Heavy Equipment
Join ICI Director of Safety & Training Jim Wood as he chats with Cory Collins, MacAllister Machinery Company, Inc., about advances in safety technology available in heavy equipment.
To learn more about this week's sponsor, Cardinal CPA Group, LLC, visit: https://members.indianaconstructors.org/A-Z/Cardinal-CPA-Group,-LLC-2153
ICI Digs Deep: In Good Company with Terry Brookie
ICI Digs Deep: Introducing Andy Brooks, 2022 ICI Chair
Meet 2022 ICI Chairman Andrew F. Brooks. Learn about the importance of talking to your legislators – especially at the state level – and how generations coming up through the industry ranks should get involved in the association.
To learn more about this week's sponsor, Midland Tool & Supply, visit: https://members.indianaconstructors.org/A-Z/Midland-Tool-Supply-2245
ICI Digs Deep: ITT Partnering Conference
Listen to the voices of the Indiana Transportation Team recorded during Tuesday's Partnering Conference to get a sense of the event and what it means to Hoosier road builders.
ICI Digs Deep: In Good Company with Emily Bay
Tune in to this week's In Good Company episode as we chat with Rieth-Riley Construction Co., Inc.'s Emily Bay. Learn how contractors can use social media not only to market their business, but also to share company values with prospective employees.
To learn more about this week's sponsor, Somerset CPAs, P.C., visit: https://members.indianaconstructors.org/A-Z/Somerset-CPAs,-PC-1531
ICI Digs Deep: New Year, New You
ICI's Manager of Talent Development Julia Polston talks with Dr. Carolyn Goerner on the art of self-promotion. You'll learn why it's important, not only for career advancement but for relationship building. Find out how to toot your own horn without feeling awkward in this episode.
To learn more about this week's sponsor, Kosmos Cement, visit: https://members.indianaconstructors.org/A-Z/Kosmos-Cement-2240
ICI Digs Deep: Year-End Wrap Up 2021
Tune into the final ICI Digs Deep episode of the year featuring industry voices captured at the 2021 Membership Meeting. Listen in as members reflect on 2021 industry conditions, projections for the new year and everything in between.
ICI Digs Deep: Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging
Join Purdue University's John Haddock as he gives ICI members a behind-the-scenes look at the development of wireless electric vehicle charging technology.
To learn more about this week's sponsor, D2 Land and Water Resource, Inc., visit: https://members.indianaconstructors.org/A-Z/D2-Land-and-Water-Resource,-Inc-1471
ICI Digs Deep: Corey Baugh on Subgrade Treatment
ICI's Director of Government Affairs Dan Osborn chats with Milestone Contractors, L.P.'s Corey Baugh about the ICI/INDOT Joint Cooperative Committee experience and one of the hot-ticket items on today's statewide meeting agenda: subgrade treatment and how to improve it.
To learn more about this week's sponsor, Quality Bridge & Fab, Inc., visit: https://members.indianaconstructors.org/A-Z/Quality-Bridge-Fab,-Inc-2033
ICI Digs Deep: In Good Company with Mark Bentley
Meet Mark Bentley of Rieth-Riley Construction Co., Inc. and learn what it takes to deliver Thanksgiving meals to 600 local families.
To learn more about this week's sponsor, Indiana Logo Sign Group, visit: https://members.indianaconstructors.org/A-Z/Indiana-Logo-Sign-Group-1494
ICI Digs Deep: Throwback to the Lincoln Highway
Eccentric businessman Carl G. Fisher was full of ideas, like flying an automobile attached to a hot air balloon and bargaining with Henry Ford over a pigpen at the Michigan State Fair. Hear the tale about how one of his grandiose ideas inspired Dwight D. Eisenhower to sign the National Interstate and Defense Highways Act into law nearly 40 years later.
To view the accompanying photo gallery to this podcast, visit: https://ici100.org/lincoln-highway-bonus-content/
ICI Digs Deep: OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard
On Nov. 4, OSHA announced its Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) requiring employers with 100+ employees to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations or require weekly testing. The ETS faced an immediate challenge and is now making its way through the courts. Learn from ICI's labor team how the ETS impacts Hoosier employers.
To watch the Faegre Drinker webinar, visit: https://event.on24.com/wcc/r/3478427/282C21BE479356BA01C7B3E796287B53?partnerref=Website
To learn more about this week's sponsor, Zurich Surety, visit: https://members.indianaconstructors.org/A-Z/Zurich-Surety-1547
ICI Digs Deep: EO 14042: Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors
ICI's labor experts delve into Executive Order 14042: Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors – who it applies to (and who it doesn't) and what Hoosier contractors should know about compliance.
Additional EO 14042 resources:
Additional OSHA ETS resources:
To learn more about this week's sponsor, Hercules Machinery Corp., visit: https://members.indianaconstructors.org/A-Z/Hercules-Machinery-Corp-1490
ICI Digs Deep: One Year Later, Workforce Development - Part 2
In this second part of our two-part workforce development update, David Dalton of INDOT and Eric Fisher of Hamilton Heights High School talk about the first BY Roads class of adult learners, as well as their main takeaways from the AGC workforce summit they attended.
To listen to the episode we published one year ago, click here: https://anchor.fm/indianaconstructors/episodes/ICI-Digs-Deep-Workforce-Development---Part-2-ei3a71
To learn more about this week's sponsor, Hare Truck Center, visit: https://members.indianaconstructors.org/A-Z/Hare-Truck-Center-1489
ICI Digs Deep: One Year Later, Workforce Development - Part 1
The kids are alright, thanks to the partnerships formed between our members and local schools. Check in with Chad Sutton (Garrett High School) and Eric Fisher (Hamilton Heights High School) in the first part of this two-part workforce development update.
To listen to the episode we published one year ago, click here: https://anchor.fm/indianaconstructors/episodes/ICI-Digs-Deep-Workforce-Development---Part-1-ehm4f3
To learn more about this week's sponsor, Parsons, visit: https://members.indianaconstructors.org/A-Z/Parsons-2211
ICI Digs Deep: Rob Baumgartner with MJ Insurance, Inc.
Get to know Rob Baumgartner of MJ Insurance, Inc. and learn about the company's commitment to giving back to the community in this week's Associate Spotlight episode.
To learn more about this week's sponsor, Rudd Equipment Company, visit: https://members.indianaconstructors.org/A-Z/Rudd-Equipment-Company-1523
ICI Digs Deep: Safety First with Brian Triska
Spend your morning with Brian Triska, Traffic Control Specialists, Inc., as he talks about the family business, the importance of communication and his thoughts on how to make work zones safer.
To learn more about this week's sponsor, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, visit: https://members.indianaconstructors.org/A-Z/Faegre-Drinker-Biddle-Reath-LLP-1480
ICI Digs Deep: Discussing Material Costs and LEOs
In this week's episode, ICI's Dan Osborn and guest Don Adamson (Fox Contractors Corp.) take a deeper look at materials cost escalation and its impact on the industry, as well as the importance of law enforcement officers on jobsites.
To learn more about this week's sponsor, County Materials Corporation, visit: https://members.indianaconstructors.org/A-Z/County-Materials-Corporation-1469
ICI Digs Deep: In Good Company with Amy Zakutansky
Spend your Friday morning with Amy Zakutansky, President of Indiana Sign & Barricade, Inc., as she recounts her career journey and talks about the importance of investing in people.
To learn more about this week's sponsor, Travelers Companies, visit: https://members.indianaconstructors.org/A-Z/Travelers-Companies-1534
ICI Digs Deep: Safety First with Virtual Reality
Join Jim Wood and Jennifer Lastra, CEO of 360 Immersive, LLC, to see how technology can enrich your safety training—no VR headset required.
To learn more about this week's sponsor, Rogers Group, Inc., visit: https://members.indianaconstructors.org/A-Z/Rogers-Group,-Inc-1730
ICI Digs Deep: Speed in Work Zones
Find out how Purdue University's Darcy Bullock is using technology in creative WAZE (you'll see what we did there) to help make work zones safer.
To learn more about this week's sponsor, BP Asphalt, visit: https://members.indianaconstructors.org/A-Z/BP-Asphalt-1456
ICI Digs Deep: Throwback with Kevin Kelly
In 2024, Indiana Constructors, Inc. turns 100 years old. From now leading up to our centennial celebration, we'll periodically highlight stories from the last 100 years on the podcast. This week, Kevin Kelly of Walsh & Kelly shares stories with ICI Communications Associate Sara Marshall about growing up in the family business.
Visit https://ici100.org/throwback-with-kevin-kelly/ to view bonus content from this interview, like family photos, historic documents and a never-before-seen interview between Kevin's grandfather John F. Kelly and Jim Newland, former Executive Director of ICI.
ICI Digs Deep: Safety and Human Error
If you see something, say something. Don't look away. ICI Director of Safety & Training Jim Wood discusses how most accidents aren't OSHA violations, but simple human errors in this Safety First episode.
To learn more about this week's sponsor, USI Consultants, Inc. visit https://members.indianaconstructors.org/A-Z/USI-Consultants,-Inc-1541
ICI Digs Deep: BIC PAC
Join ICI President Richard Hedgecock and Build Indiana Council Executive Director Brian Gould as they discuss the BIC PAC. What is it? Why is it important? How can your company contribute?
To learn more about this week's sponsor, Ice Miller LLP, visit: https://members.indianaconstructors.org/A-Z/Ice-Miller-LLP-1493
ICI Digs Deep: Region Joint Coop Meetings Preview
Join Dan Osborn, ICI Director of Government Affairs, and Richard Hedgecock, ICI President, as they discuss the hot topics coming to the Region Joint Coop Meetings this month.
To learn more about this week's sponsor, Midwest Tile & Concrete Products, Inc., visit: https://members.indianaconstructors.org/A-Z/Midwest-Tile-Concrete-Products,-Inc-1512
ICI Digs Deep: In Good Company with Rick McCarthy
Superior Construction's Rick McCarthy has been at it long enough that he's right back at the location where he began working 15 years ago. Tune in to this week's In Good Company episode to hear some lessons he's learned along the way.
To learn more about this week's sponsor, Precast Solutions, Inc., visit: https://members.indianaconstructors.org/A-Z/Precast-Solutions,-Inc-2151
ICI Digs Deep: Team Huddle in the Fort Wayne District
In this week's Team Huddle episode, the Fort Wayne Indiana Transportation Team shares what they've learned about cross-training and why it's important.
To learn more about this week's sponsor, Katz, Sapper & Miller, visit: https://members.indianaconstructors.org/A-Z/Katz,-Sapper-Miller-1502
ICI Digs Deep: Accident Investigation with Adele Abrams
This week's Safety First episode offers a sneak peek of the Wednesday, July 28 Safety Forum. ICI Director of Safety & Training Jim Wood sits down with Adele L. Abrams, Esquire, CMSP for a high-level overview of accident investigations.
To sign up for the Safety Forum, visit: https://members.indianaconstructors.org/events/Safety-Forum-338/details
To learn more about this week's sponsor, Blue & Co., LLC, visit: https://members.indianaconstructors.org/A-Z/Blue-Co,-LLC-1453
ICI Digs Deep: Larry Simons with Assured Partners
Talking about a topic plucked from current news headlines, Larry Simons of Assured Partners of Indiana shares what you can do to protect your company from cyber-attacks.
To learn more about this week's sponsor, Buzzi Unicem USA, visit: https://members.indianaconstructors.org/A-Z/Buzzi-Unicem-USA-1459