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Edifice Complex Podcast Host Quoted in Globe & Mail

  • April 7, 2020

Edifice Complex podcast host Robert Bean tells how humidity can impact virus transmission in Globe & Mail. Let this sink in; Bean said "international research has shown that less than five per cent of buildings currently comply with ASHRAE’s standard dictating the environmental conditions for human occupancy, which includes relative…

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BlueRithm Commissioning Software Get Started Offer

  • April 4, 2020

I hope things are well and that you and your family have stayed safe. BlueRithm Commissioning Software wanted to let you know about incentives they are offering right now. In addition to the regular 15% discount and waived fees to convert your custom forms you’d get with annual billing, BlueRithm…

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Building Envelope Commissioning, to do or not to do?

  • April 3, 2020

Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 234). Bravo to LEED certification for increasing awareness of Building Envelope Commissioning (BECx) and shame on LEED certification for letting it evolve into a meaningless paperwork exercise. To get value from BECx you have to do it properly. To be clear BECx…

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Tip of the Hat – Moduline VAV

  • March 27, 2020

Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 233). Its throw back Friday.........what if I told you there is a VAV system that is: • Capable of working in VAV or CV applications • System powered i.e. no field power or controls wiring required • Autonomous local control with no…

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Life Must Go On: Be Ready

  • March 22, 2020

History in the Making When we witness catastrophic events unfold before us, our natural reaction can be to retreat, conserve, and wait. I certainly feel this. There is validity to this natural reaction. But as adults and leaders of our companies and industry, we know we must find productive and…

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Will Things Change?

  • March 20, 2020

Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 232). Well that escalated fast! Hopefully the virus lock downs resolve quickly and we can all get back to business. However, will things change in the built environment due to the virus? I can't stop thinking about the hospitals and medical facilities…

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Max Salary $90k!

  • March 5, 2020

Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 230). To survive and grow AEC firms are evolving into large transnational organizations and taking advantage of labour cost arbitrage. One element of this evolution is that a maximum salary ceiling of ~ $90k is emerging for engineers. I am seeing this…

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RFP = Zero Trust

  • February 29, 2020

Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 229). If you obtain orders via a RFP in a competitive bid situation you and your business are a commodity. Not gonna lie, when I finally understood this it hurt. I was running a successful AEC consulting business yet it was getting…

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Self Education

  • February 21, 2020

Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 228). It seems to me the AEC world is shifting: General knowledge is not enough The fundamentals of your profession are not enough, they are now assumed and considered basic Specialist knowledge and artisanal skill is the new currency and pathway to…

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