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4 Laws of CxM

  • November 30, 2021

Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 304). Why are good Commissioning Managers so hard to find? The caliber of people in commissioning management really does matter. There are a lot of spreadsheet shufflers out there, but commissioning managers that have the "right stuff", are an elite minority. How…

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Algebra of Facilities Management

  • November 29, 2021

Facilities Management (FM) is going to have its 15 minutes of fame. Demand for safe, healthy, optimized buildings is starting come to the attention of politicians due to combination of: Tragedies such as the Grenfell Tower fire in the UK. Environmental degradation. Increasing awareness of just how bad IAQ and…

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Learning Vs Credentialing

  • November 23, 2021

Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 303). I read a great opinion piece recently (shout out to Prof G) that observed the best run, most efficient cartel in North America is the university system. Universities seem to have morphed into a luxury brand and debt trap. They suck…

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Short Vs Long Term Influence

  • November 9, 2021

Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 301). Influence is an exercise in soft power and if used carefully, can be a net benefit. This post is about different forms of influence. However, it is also in praise of great teachers who shape our lives if we realise it…

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Evidence

  • November 2, 2021

Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 300). The real genius of Google and Facebook was to link everything to identity. Whilst there are huge externalities due to surveillance and lack of privacy, linking identity to actions leads into a world of evidence based work and deliverables. The algebra…

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Drawing Side Hustles

  • October 28, 2021

What's the deal with building engineering drawings? How many jobs do they do? A building engineering drawing has layers, it is the original multi tasker. Think about it, drawings are like Swiss Army knives, they; Communicate what a building is on 1 page, Co-ordinate engineering disciplines, Organize large amounts of…

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The “Passive House” of Traffic Management

  • October 26, 2021

Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 299). We live in a world of contradictions and misdirection. I will scream if I hear another virtue signaler telling me about a new green building certification or lecturing on carbon foot prints as they get into their V6 engine car and…

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