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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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Dangerous Words

  • March 23, 2021

Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 276). If there are any of the following words in your fixed price, lump sum project management or commissioning contract you have a problem. Co-ordinate Manage Lead Ensure Discretion Why? Because they are unquantified verbs and unless you are billing on a…

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15 Second Information Commute

  • March 18, 2021

How long does it take to find the correct drawing and information you need to respond? i.e. How long is your information commute? The Drawing Specialists can get your information commute down to as little as 15 seconds. There is insightful algebra embedded in facilities management (FM) : Effective event…

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How do you Compete?

  • March 9, 2021

Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 274). What is your unfair advantage? Why should you or your firm win the project? How do you compete if you are a project management, architectural, engineering or commissioning firm? To win in business, you must be able to answer these three…

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Showboating Vs Doing

  • March 2, 2021

Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 273). I am so over the "green building" movement. The green building movement is a bit like WWE wrestling with all the theatrics, misdirection's and entertainment. Is it real? Or is it a way for us to outsource our thinking and worrying…

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