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Ethics & Red Lines & Plastic Bottles

  • October 12, 2018

Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 165).    Where is the red line for ethics in the property industry and for you personally?  What are the externalities of poor ethics, corruption and cronyism?  Our next guest (dropping October 15th) on the Edifice Complex podcast discusses ethics with some…

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Still Not OK

  • October 5, 2018

Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 164) - All IMHO: I have been triggered while working on a project. If we really have to use old technology such as triple duty valves, can we at least install them correctly?  The photo below is from a project, that will…

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Amazons Housing Play

  • September 28, 2018

Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 163). If you are a residential developer, builder or contractor be afraid, be very afraid! The property industry is not famous for innovation,  R&D, productivity increases or happy customers but Amazon is excellent at all of these and it has just entered…

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Best Pen Ever!

  • September 27, 2018

OK, I am calling it…..the MUJI 0.5 Gel Ink Pen with blue black ink is the best $1.50 pen ever………! https://www.muji.us/store/4549738960430.html 

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Basic Phone?

  • September 21, 2018

I am considering ditching my iPhone and going to a basic call only phone to improve my productivity.  I heard an interesting take on this today.  “Having no mobile phone is a status symbol. People with phones work for people who do not need to carry phones”  Anyone out there…

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Peak LEED?

  • September 21, 2018

Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 162). How many projects convert from "LEED registered” to "LEED certified”? I have been doing some research on this for a client and the results have shocked me. The conversion from "LEED registered” to "LEED certified” varies by country but overall it…

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Bjarne W Olesen, ASHRAE President 2017–2018

  • September 7, 2018

Did you know the 2017-2018 ASHRAE president; Is not American, doesn’t even live in America; Wears a bow tie; Cycles to work. Is any of this even allowed!!! Is this unAmerican? Has the world gone crazy? I did not know these things until we interviewed Bjarne W Olesen, ASHRAE President 2017–2018 for…

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