Bricks And Bytes Podcast
Bricks & Bytes Podcast

#037 – Brendan Ardagh – The AI revolution in construction


In this episode, we sit down with Brendan, Co-Founder of Provision, who made the jump from a traditional QS role to a technology role. He shares with us his interesting journey and how he fell in love with construction.

During the episode we dive into: 

  • Brendan's experience with the startup world 
  • His Journey through Y Combinator 
  • World of AI 
  • Machine learning 

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Brendan Ardagh  Co-Founder of Provision


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00:00:00 –> 00:01:22 – Intro

00:01:22 –> 00:02:04 – Sponsor

00:02:04 –> 00:04:35 –  Brendan's journey from Quantity Surveyor to entrepreneur

00:04:35 –> 00:05:55 –  Differences between the startup and technology scene in South Africa and Canada/US

00:05:55 –> 00:07:25 – Brendan's involvement with Y Combinator and how he got in

00:07:25 –> 00:13:29 – Innovation in construction industry and the difficulty in changing it 

00:13:29 –> 00:16:13 – Discussing Y Combinator and the value it provides to startups

00:16:13 –> 00:18:16 – The dinosaur-like view of the construction industry and the potential advantage of being associated with Y Combinator 

00:18:16 –> 00:30:31 – Introducing Provision and discussing AI & Chat GPT 

00:30:11 –> 00:35:30 – Getting involved in using AI and where to start learning about it 

00:35:30 –> 00:39:56 – Chat GPT and how it will impact construction industry in the future 

00:39:56 –> 00:41:47 – The importance of utilising GPT effectively and jumping on opportunities presented by it

00:41:47 –> 00:42:55 – How open is OpenAI

00:42:55 –> 00:46:03 – Brendan’s routine 

00:46:03 –> 00:46:53 – More about Brendan

00:46:53 –> 00:47:10 – Outro

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