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O&M Manuals, why do they suck?

  • May 11, 2021

Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 283). It is entirely realistic to complete O&M Manuals to the specified standard at or before practical (substantial) completion! Just saying. So why are the O&M Manuals never completed on time to an acceptable standard? Short answer: The owner does not demand…

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Measure | Adjust | Improve

  • April 27, 2021

Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 281). Based on experience, I estimate 90% of buildings do not have any sub-metering, they only have basic utility meters that monitor total building electrical, gas and water consumption. This has to change if we are to manage our buildings operational foot…

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Getting Serious About Project Data

  • April 21, 2021

BlueRithm are often asked when is the best time to make a transition to digital and move up to BlueRithm. The answer is never – and right now! There’s never going to be a perfect time for change, but BlueRithm can help make the process easier on you and your…

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What would you do with $241,307?

  • April 15, 2021

What would you do with an extra $241,307? The other side of this question is, how much does it cost to store and protect your drawings? There is no way around it, storage, curation and protection of physical, paper drawings costs money. This is analogous to the cost of a…

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Sustainability Vs Actual Performance

  • April 13, 2021

Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 279). Some documentaries can really impact your thinking. For me, Seaspiracy is one of them and I urge you to watch it. To quote Bill Blain, Seaspiracy is about greenwashing, it is about the "exposure of greenfoolery on a missive scale, waking…

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Engineers and F.I.R.E

  • April 5, 2021

Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 278). I am a huge fan of the phenomenon known as F.I.R.E or Financial Independence, Retire Early. Thanks to the excellent David McWilliams Podcast (Ep#118) I am now aware of another F.I.R.E. Finance Insurance Real Estate These are all activities that extract…

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Resumes are Over

  • March 30, 2021

Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 277). We are in a period of change and the workplace is no exception. For example, it is now unusual for me to receive resumes. Instead, I get several messages per week asking me to review LinkedIn profiles for any open jobs.…

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New Charts, Reports & Performance Improvements

  • March 24, 2021

BlueRithm have released several updates recently. Here's what they have been up to: New charts Improved existing charts Work Matrix now available as a report section type for PDF exports Bulk follow subscription add/remove options Substantial builder performance improvements New Charts BlueRithm have added new charts and updated existing ones…

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