About The Show

The Time & Materials podcast, is a Construction only podcast powered by LiveCosts.com where we sit down with interesting people doing interesting things in construction. These construction experts kindly give us their time so that you can walk away with the ‘tools’ to make better day to day decisions in your construction career.

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Ciaran Brennan

Ciaran Brennan is co-founder & CEO of LiveCosts.com. Ciaran pins the success of LiveCosts down to one key factor, “knowledge of our customer” In his own words, Ciaran explains,

 “We built a solution to a cost management problem that builders & trade contractors face daily. We intimately understand the issue of cost. This is not a problem we have researched and decided to solve, we have lived it, felt in our own companies across Australia, UK & Ireland. We have served in the trenches with our customers, we speak their language, we get it, thankfully our customers are choosing to remove excel and partner with us to grow their business”

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  • Taking Modular Construction Mainstream | with Gaynor Tennant of The Offsite Alliance February 24, 2023
    "In construction, we drop a load of raw materials onto a site, with hand-drawn drawings, and ask a team that have never met each other to assemble that into a product that resembles the drawings." As the Co-Founder and Chair of The Offsite Alliance, and non-executive director of Modularize, Gavnor Tennant understands the huge upsides […]
    Ciaran Brennan
  • Adopting Modular Construction At Scale | Lucas Carsten of Modulize January 27, 2023
    As the Founder and CEO of Modulize, Lucas Carstens knows more than most about the potential of modern methods of construction. In this episode of The Time & Materials Podcast, Lucas explains: How collaboration, open standards, and data sharing could boost productivity in the construction industry Why off-site construction hasn’t been adopted at scale, and how it could […]
    Ciaran Brennan
  • How to Start a Tech Business in Construction | Sarah Crawley & John Ryan of SymTerra January 13, 2023
    Construction has been slow to adopt technology when compared to other industries. But those who have been on site will always remember someone saying “there must be an easier way to do that.” But where would you start if you did have an idea to improve construction? How does someone who only knows #construction build […]
    Ciaran Brennan
  • What To Expect From Construction in 2023 | Time & Materials Podcast December 30, 2022
    Be prepared for 2023 with deep insights from 7 leading construction industry experts. In this end of year roundup, Time & Materials looks back at some of the best advice from 2022 that forecasts what construction companies need to know in 2023.
    Ciaran Brennan
  • Irish Construction Industry's Biggest Challenges | Paul Sheridan of CIF December 9, 2022
    As the Director of Main Contracting with the Construction Industry Federation, Paul Sheridan has some great insights into the Irish construction industry's biggest challenges. In this episode, Paul shares the benefits of CIF and what he thinks the future holds for the construction industry in Ireland, including: How do we attract more talent into Irish […]
    Ciaran Brennan