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The Canary is Dead!

  • February 15, 2019

Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 182). Canaries were taken into Victorian coal mines as an early warning for gas leaks. If the canary died you had to run like hell and get out. I am calling it, the Australian property market canary has died ( https://voiceofthemarkets.blogspot.com/2019/02/australia-real-estate-its-economy-is.html )…

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How are you Paid?

  • February 1, 2019

Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 180). Property is a capital intensive business and cashflow is a perennial problem for most firms. How you and your firm are paid impacts ultimate success or failure.  Over the last 38 years I have seen firms go bust even when they…

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Building IOT and Cyber Security – The Next Frontier?

  • January 25, 2019

Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 179).    Is the built environment plus “IOT” an opportunity for cyber security firms such as Palo Alto Networks?  Current State of Play Big players such as Siemens, Honeywell and Johnsons dominate building automation. They are increasingly providing one stop, integrated solutions…

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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 ( https://www.linkedin.com/in/steve-burrows-cbe-7b49954/ ) Bill Browning - Biofiliac Design ( https://www.linkedin.com/in/bill-browning-a6b29227/ ) Murray Guy - Lean Construction ( https://www.linkedin.com/in/murray-guy-01402116/ )…

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Thank You 2018

  • December 19, 2018

Thank you everyone who subscribes to the Edifice Complex podcast (https://edificecomplexpodcast.com). 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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