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“Should”

  • July 5, 2018

Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 158). Is there a more useless, passive aggressive word than should?  I worked on a project that specifies a standard using “Should, Shall and May” language plus the MEP specification liberally uses the word “Should” with regards to building commissioning.  Add a…

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Building Whisperer Reading List

  • June 22, 2018

Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 156).  Remember books? They are a bit like Google but made of paper.  I have been lucky to have a confucian respect for reading and knowledge acquisition pounded into me by my parents. Books have literally changed my life and worldview. I…

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Hiring Vs Recruiting?

  • June 8, 2018

Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 153). Do you hire or recruit?  This is an important question because the riskiest activity any firm undertakes is employing people. I say this with feeling after more than 20 years of employing people. The consequences of failing to employ the right…

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Why The Why Matters

  • June 1, 2018

Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 152).  People need to understand the “why", children always want to know why. Why is a small but powerful word that when answered, can provide purpose.  When you encounter poor performing teams, there is a leadership void and sometimes just clarifying the…

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Trust But Verify

  • May 28, 2018

The 3 word definition of building commissioning, "Trust But Verify". Currently this is a technical specialism, in the future it will be handled by IOT and blockchain technology.

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Building Whisperer Commencement Address

  • May 24, 2018

Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 151).  "You did it, class of ……”, every USA commencement speech I attend includes this for some reason.  I have attended UK and USA university commencements and the differences are fascinating. The British are the most formal and least cliche-riddled and the…

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Women in Engineering

  • May 18, 2018

Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 150). The Edifice Complex Podcast wants to explore the issues women in engineering face and how they can be addressed in mutually beneficial ways. The goal is to do this by “walking in the shoes” of someone living this experience and coaching where we can. Therefore, the Edifice…

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