The Higher Purpose of Construction with Greg Murphy - Episode 21

The Higher Purpose of Construction with Greg Murphy – Episode 21

Level Up Claims
May 3, 2023

Episode Description

Galen and Greg Murphy, a construction expert in the healthcare sector, discuss the challenges and solutions in the property casualty law industry, focusing on reducing the carbon footprint of buildings, mental health issues, and collaboration. They talk about the importance of having a strong team, cultivating a positive culture, and supporting mental health in the construction industry.

Murphy shares his experience in environmental projects and emphasizes the importance of communication and collaboration among teams, especially during high-pressure tasks, such as post-disaster construction. Both Galen and Greg encourage listeners to address mental health issues within their organizations and support their teams’ well-being for better overall performance.

Who’s The Guest?
Greg has over 10 years of hands-on construction experience in the healthcare industry, upgrading existing infrastructure following the latest LEED building criteria. Overcoming the frequent unforeseen existing conditions when working in existing facilities, he has been able to complete projects while reducing the carbon footprint of these buildings.

‌Before joining the construction industry, he served in the US Army as a Captain in the Infantry. This gives him a unique leadership experience to manage large and complex projects within a restrained time and budget. Greg has worked for several construction companies in New York City, including Caldwell and Walsh Building Construction and Empire General Contracting; he is also ASHE certified. Greg is currently completing his Masters in Construction Management from Wentworth Institute of Technology. Greg has completed major projects at major facilities and institutions, some of which are New York University Langone Medical Center, Weill Cornell, Fordham University, New York University, and the Mount Sinai Hospital.


  • Transition from military to construction industry
  • Importance of handling stress in construction industry
  • Attracting A-players for the team during labor shortages
  • Identifying and eliminating potentially dangerous team members
  • Combating mental health problems within construction industry
  • Collaboration in addressing systemic issues in construction industry
  • Managing mental wellbeing of crew on a job site
  • Transitioning from Introduction to reducing carbon footprint
  • Building envelope analysis and prioritizing sustainability within a budget
  • Understanding customers’ needs and pain points
  • Contributing to the community with environmentally conscious projects
  • Providing structure and support to clients for a smoother project execution
  • Challenges of construction in crowded metropolitan areas
  • The importance of communication in project management

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