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Building Whisperer – AABC 2019 Annual Meeting

  • January 16, 2020

My presentation at the 2019 AABC Annual meeting is now online. I ramble about Cx & TAB differences between the Brit's and North Americans, lessons learned from working on international mega projects and the potential disruption coming from IoT and 5G. Apologies for over use of the filler words "So…

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Farewell 2019

  • December 18, 2019

This will be my last post in 2019 and I want to sincerely thank everyone who takes the time to read my self medicating, rambling thoughts on the crazy that is the built environment design and development industry. When you think no more corners can be cut or skills lost the…

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Edifice Complex Podcast – Thank you 2019

  • December 18, 2019

Big thank you to everyone who subscribes to the Edifice Complex podcast. Robert and I are working hard to bring more hidden and not so hidden stars of our industry to your attention in 2020. We wish everyone a healthy and prosperous 2020.! Edifice Complex Podcast Podcast Website Podcast on YouTube…

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Edifice Complex Podcast #032 Henry Gordon-Smith – Agritecture

  • December 13, 2019

Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 222). Our guest this episode is international keynote speaker Henry Gordon-Smith talking about Urban Agriculture and the built environment. As founder of @agritecture, Henry guides entrepreneurs, cities, and companies on triple-bottom-line #localagriculture #urbanag #verticalfarming solutions. If you enjoy this episode, share it…

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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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