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New Year Purge

  • January 18, 2019

Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 178).    Each year I have a “purge” in an attempt to optimize. I ask myself: How can I have more fun? How can I simplify? How can I delegate more? This is my way to mentally and physically “lighten the load”…

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Edifice Complex line up for 2019

  • January 9, 2019

The Edifice Complex podcast alumni list is strong and we think you will love our guests in 2019. They include, in no particular order; Steve Burrows CBE - Engineering the Impossible ( ) Bill Browning - Biofiliac Design ( ) Murray Guy - Lean Construction ( )…

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Thank You 2018

  • December 19, 2018

Thank you 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 2019. We wish everyone a healthy and prosperous 2019. 

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2018, It’s a Wrap

  • December 19, 2018

Another year closing, time really does fly when you are having a great time.  This will be my last post in 2018 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…

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Ductwork is Difficult?

  • December 6, 2018

Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 174).    At the end of 2018 I am starting to reflect on the good and bad projects. However, I keep coming back to ductwork installations, they must be really difficult, right?  We can put a man on the moon, Elon Musk…

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“Me” People Vs “We” People

  • November 30, 2018

Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 173). NLP training teaches you to listen, I mean really listen.  If you listen to peoples “unfiltered” conversational language you can identify if their primary sense i.e. their preferred information intake path, is visual, verbal or kinaesthetic and then tailor your communications…

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Soft Skills

  • November 22, 2018

Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 172).       I have an evolving theory. The number of letters after someones name on their business card is inversely proportional to how good they are at their job.  Last month I was given a business card from an “engineer”…

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