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Fantasy Project Team – Assemble!

  • December 17, 2015

​Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 46) - All IMHO:I am sometimes asked who I recommend for certain projects and services. This got me thinking about who would be on my fantasy project project team. Therefore based on two scenarios, my fantasy project team would consist of: Project…

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Small Detail?

  • December 11, 2015

​Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 45) - All IMHO:There is a general rule that says, any headline that ends in a question mark can always be answered, no. So, small detail? No.What is the opposite of an academic? I think its me, because I am looking for answers…

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Why care about Valve Authority?

  • December 4, 2015

​Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 44) - All IMHO:How difficult can it be to comment on control valve authority plus CHW & HTG coil standard details? It should have been an easy task, but it was not at all. Researching this post has both saddened and enraged me a…

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This is not OK!

  • November 27, 2015

​Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 43) - All IMHO:Quality is a million little things, that when done well, provides a cumulative effect that is greater than the sum of the parts. In effect, 2+2=5.For example, my laptop is an Apple Mac book. Whilst it looks nice, there is…

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The “Hot Potato” That Is The Controls Sequence of Operation

  • November 20, 2015

​Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 42) - All IMHO:As a project manager it is important to know who is responsible for developing the BMS points list and writing the controls sequences of operation for MEP systems. For me, there is only one answer, THE DESIGNER! (yes all cap’s…

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Balderdash, Commissioning RFP’s & The Benefits of Clarity

  • October 30, 2015

​Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 39) - All IMHO:Balderdash (a polite term for bulls*!t from the UK), is how I would describe many of the Commissioning RFP’s I see. If so, what should a Commissioning RFP contain? The key requirement here is CLARITY, what is required has to be clear. However it should…

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