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Carillion, a Game of Liars Poker

  • February 16, 2018
Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 137). There are more Carillion’s out there. Why? Because a modern construction firm is a game of liars poker, a cash flow Ponzi scheme. Harsh words and many will not agree, but…
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Fee for Service is Dead!

  • February 2, 2018
Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 135). Back in the day, fee for service was the way to make money. It went something like this: Go to college or university (with little or zero debt) and get a…
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Icebergs & Cx Reports

  • January 26, 2018
Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 134). “Isn’t a commissioning report just a lot of templated Bu!!$h!t?” Layered presuppositions in peoples language reveal true beliefs and intentions. Implied within this question is: Building commissioning has no value Building commissioning…
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Tipping Point?

  • January 19, 2018
Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 133). Happy New Year. New year is when I like to reflect on macro issues, review current market state of play and how I think it will develop. I believe the property…
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Reflections on Horrific MEP Spec’s

  • December 19, 2017

Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 131).

As this is my last post this year. I have been reflecting on my 2017 experiences and the thought I cannot shake is how horrific many MEP specifications are and the consequential additional client costs they generate.

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Design & Build? Nope…..

  • December 1, 2017

Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 129).

Is design and build (D&B) the worst procurement method ever for high quality outcomes? I am starting to think so.

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