Tim Byrne Podcasts

I don't know when it happened. But at some point saving the planet became all of our responsibilities. That's a big ask. But climate change is getting harder and harder to ignore. Becoming more energy efficient is a big piece of this puzzle. It's also a no-brainer for businesses. That's why I invited Lucy Fan from Peak Power onto the show this week. Her company provides battery storage solutions and real-time energy analytics for big commercial buildings. It's an easy solution to a big problem INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/timbyrnealmostlive TWITTER: https://twitter.com/timbyrnealmost  FACEBOOK: http://www.Facebook.com/TimByrneAlmosLive
Who left the damn lights on? with Peak Power
I don't know when it happened. But at some point saving the planet became all of our responsibilities. That's a ...
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If there was one common theme at this year's REMI Show it was technology. Tech vendors have every imaginable solution for building managers. Some make sense. Others...not so much. One of the more interesting attempts is a joint effort by paper giant Kimberly Clark and Gojo, the inventors of Purell. They want to create a smart bathroom. Yes, you heard me right. The idea is to add internet connected sensors to things like paper and soap dispensers. No more waiting for complaints from irritated clients to fix the shitter. Not a bad idea. But I was skeptical. The guys from KC and Gojo tried to make the case for why the initial investment is worth it. ***************** INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/timbyrnealm... TWITTER: https://twitter.com/timbyrnealmost FACEBOOK: http://www.Facebook.com/TimByrneAlmos...
S03E28 – “Why the f*ck would I want a smart bathroom?”
 If there was one common theme at this year's REMI Show it was technology.  Tech vendors have every imaginable ...
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Everyone knows that things are changing fast.  But iRestify is the kind of company that is changing an industry you've never thought of before.  Janitorial services are a must for every business but the basic business model hasn't changed much for decades.  iRestify saw that technology could offer something their competition couldn't.  They like to call themselves the Uber of cleaning services.  It gives building managers a simple way interface to order cleaning services right from your phone.   I invited Aaron Mohammad and Tommy Brad onto the show to talk more about this.  These are two hungry young entrepreneurs that I was thrilled to be able to talk to.  Over the next 20 minutes was talk about the rapid progress occurring in their business.  And I give them some advice about how to survive for the long term.   ***************** INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/timbyrnealmostlive TWITTER: https://twitter.com/timbyrnealmost  FACEBOOK: http://www.Facebook.com/TimByrneAlmosLive
S3E27 – The internet eats everything with iRestify
 Everyone knows that things are changing fast.  But iRestify is the kind of company that is changing an industry ...
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S03E26 – How to climb to the top and have fun along the way
 Tracey Caville knows how to do it right.  She has been a business warrior for over two decades.  She ...
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I have seen a lot of attempts to bring technology into new buildings. Some of them make sense, but a whole lot more are just giant money sucks. That's not the case with today's guest. Adam Bartman is one of the most impressive young entrepreneur's I've met in a very long time. He started working as a plumber with his Dad when he was still a teenager. Now in his early 30's Adam is the co-founder of Reed Water. Reed promises to do something property managers have been dreaming about for decades. Their technology allows for total control and monitoring of every valve and fixture in your building. Trying to track down missing water inside older buildings can be a costly nightmare. Adam explains how the technology works. And he and Tim debate the merits of incorporating more "smart" technology in new buildings. ***************** INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/timbyrnealm... TWITTER: https://twitter.com/timbyrnealmost FACEBOOK: http://www.Facebook.com/TimByrneAlmos...
S03E25 – Are smart buildings smart enough?
I have seen a lot of attempts to bring technology into new buildings.  Some of them make sense, but a ...
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When John Mollenhauer speaks, I listen.  And so should you.  John has been working in the Toronto construction industry for decades.  Since becoming CEO of the Toronto Construction Association 13 years ago he has become something of an oracle.  I invited him back on the show this week to hear his thoughts on the state of the economy.  I boldly predicted earlier this year that we were headed for a recession.   That hasn't happened yet and John tells me why.  We also talk about: The state of the Canadian and US construction industries Why gold is topping $1400 an ounce Whether Trump and Trudeau will get re-elected Why construction companies are so terrified of new technology ***************** INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/timbyrnealmostlive TWITTER: https://twitter.com/timbyrnealmost  FACEBOOK: http://www.Facebook.com/TimByrneAlmosLive
S03E24 – The Oracle Speaks with John Mollenhauer
When John Mollenhauer speaks, I listen.  And so should you.  John has been working in the Toronto construction industry for ...
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It's every contractors worst nightmare. Your client isn't paying. So, what do you do? The practice of big companies delaying payment to their contractors has become so widespread that it's threatening the survival of a lot of small businesses. In today's episode I talk about the problem with Doug Macy from Trust 1 Security. I share some horror stories from my 35 years in business. Including the story of what happened when I put a lien in a building owned by one of the biggest developers in Toronto. It wasn't pretty! ******************** INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/timbyrnealmostlive TWITTER: https://twitter.com/timbyrnealmost  FACEBOOK: http://www.Facebook.com/TimByrneAlmosLive
S03E23 – Cash Crunch – How to survive when your clients don’t pay
It's every contractors worst nightmare. Your client isn't paying. So, what do you do? The practice of big companies delaying ...
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S03E22 – Music Money Madness with The Noolands
I'm doing something really different this week. I've invited The Noolands to join us at our shop for a live ...
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Work order management is a scam. There I said it. 3rd party work order management software has become standard in the construction and property management industries. I think it's done nothing but cost companies money and slowed down the entire process. I'm joined this week by Ron Rau from Phoenix Energy technologies and Chris Blount from Filtrex. Together we discuss how to fix this broken system.
S03E21 – Fake Savings, Fake News
Work order management is a scam. There I said it. 3rd party work order management software has become standard in ...
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S03E20 – How to create a business that lasts
One question I get asked all the time is: "How did you do it?" How was I able to create ...
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S03E19 – How to spot a rogue employee
What do you do when an employee goes rogue? I'm joined this week by Ray Salzer from Ideal Services, a ...
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Chris Blount is one of the best people Tim has ever met. He loves the big guy. Chris joined Tim onstage live at Connex and things got a little uncomfortable at times. It prompted Tim to include some post-show reactions to this episode. Chris owns a company called Filtrex Service Group, an HVAC company based out of Oklahoma. The company is as the cutting edge of using software to better manage building heating and cooling. Chris is incredibly excited about what they've developed. But it took a long time and a huge investment to get there. Chris tells Tim about what he's learned about integrating new technology into a very old industry. And he shares his personal story about how becoming a better man led him to becoming a better businessman. INSTAGRAM: @TimByrneAlmostLive TWITTER: @TimByrneAlmost FACEBOOK: Facebook.com/TimByrneAlmostLive
S03E18 – If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it
 Chris Blount is one of the best people Tim has ever met.  He loves the big guy.  Chris owns ...
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I don't like working with people I don't like. Period. After more than 30 years in business it's the one thing I know for sure. You have to build a friendship with the people you're in business with. But these days that is absolutely frowned upon. I'm joined by Rob Atkocaitis from OceanAire to talk about this problem. INSTAGRAM: @TimByrneAlmostLive TWITTER: @TimByrneAlmost FACEBOOK: Facebook.com/TimByrneAlmostLive
S03E17 – No Collusion!
I don't like working with people I don't like. Period. After more than 30 years in business it's the one ...
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Managing work flow has become an obsession for most companies. For good reason. Getting high-quality information before you arrive at the job site can make a huge difference. Increasingly businesses are turning to third parties to manage their work orders. Today on the show Tim is joined by Patrick Griffith from CMI Mechaincal to talk about why that is a very bad idea. INSTAGRAM: @TimByrneAlmostLive TWITTER: @TimByrneAlmost FACEBOOK: Facebook.com/TimByrneAlmostLive
s03e16 Secrets to managing your work orders
Managing work flow has become an obsession for most companies.  For good reason.  Getting high-quality information before you arrive at the job ...
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Another year, another PRSM show. Woops. That should read another Connex show. They rebranded this year. Anthony Vinzi from Promain and Kat Byrne joined me live on the floor to critique why trade shows are dying. And we discuss what they have to do to survive in the future. We are super critical in this episode but I think we have some great ideas!
S03E15 – Everything that sucked at Connex 2019
Another year, another PRSM show. Woops. That should read another Connex show. They rebranded this year. Anthony Vinzi from Promain ...
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