In this construction-themed episode, Joe Campolo caught up with Alex Badalamenti, President and CEO of bld architecture. Badalamenti is an incredibly talented architect with a unique background in buildings of historic significance and landmark status. Topics ranged from the impact of the 2008 recession to strategies for attracting talent, as well as a discussion about the origins of today’s architect as a “master builder.”

Next, Joe chatted with Jack Kulka, Founder and President of the Kulka Group, about his experiences growing up in the Bronx, his career path from engineering to essentially founding “construction management” services on Long Island and completely changing the industry. Kulka shared details of his role in founding HIA-LI and how the organization has evolved over the years, as well as his company’s groundbreaking work on the Amneal Pharmaceuticals facility in Brookhaven.