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Luxury Hotel Design

  • December 6, 2019

Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 221). Following feed back from my previous post on "Robust CHW System Design" and things that do not survive human algorithms i.e. copy & paste design or value engineering, this post provides some additional recommendations for "super luxury" hotel design. To review,…

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Robust CHW System Design

  • November 28, 2019

Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 220). Last year I was asked to advise on how to design and implement a "robust, low maintenance" Chilled Water System. This client wanted a CHW system design to support a mission critical building plus a "super luxury" hotel. The clients past…

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Twilight of the AEC Owner Managed Firm

  • November 21, 2019

Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 219). To paraphrase a great man, "It is not the end, but it is the beginning of the end". In my opinion, the days of the AEC owner managed, small and medium sized firm (SME) are coming to an end. Why is…

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Edifice Complex Podcast #031 Ask Us Anything

  • November 14, 2019

Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 218).     This is a special “ask us anything” episode. We have picked 10 listener questions and tried to answer them in a respectful and thoughtful manner… ; )   Many thinks to all our listeners and especially those who sent…

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BlueRithm Cx Software – New Features

  • November 7, 2019

Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 217).        BlueRithm Commissioning software are excited to announce their latest feature updates. Starting November 1, 2019  a new update now allows email notifications to be sent to any or all project members. The notifications contain direct links to the…

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Property Development 101

  • October 31, 2019

Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 216).      I am always surprised by the architects and engineers I meet that do not understand the basics of property development i.e. the key assumptions that drive the development process.  To understand developers decision making it is important to understand…

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Chernobyl, the Cx Factor

  • October 24, 2019

Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 215).      I have just finished the excellent HBO series "Chernobyl " and it was awesome! The show did a great job of explaining the science and politics of the day. It also communicated, in a non-judgmental, terrifying way, how out…

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Commissioning Software – New Ways to View Cx Projects

  • October 15, 2019

Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 214).  BlueRithm Commissioning software are excited to announce their latest feature update. There are now new powerful ways to visualize and organize your Cx projects Along with the property Area Served, you can now add Location and Association (for grouping) to each…

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Cx Using Temporary Power?

  • October 9, 2019

Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 212).      Should building systems commissioning be undertaken using temporary power? Short answer, No! Sometimes in certain countries, systems commissioning using temporary power is necessary but you should always: Resist, Get an explicit instruction to do so, Be clear re-testing on…

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