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The Primavera Emperor Has No Clothes

  • December 16, 2016

Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 90) - All IMHO:As a construction industrial complex court jester I can declare, "the Primavera emperor has no clothes"! Among the many delusions in the construction business, the emphasis given to the Primavera project programme (schedule, if you are North American) as a project management…

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Single Point of Effectiveness and VAV Systems

  • December 10, 2016

Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 89) - All IMHO: I want to introduce into the property development and HVAC lexicon a new term, "Single Point of Effectiveness” (SPE).  How does this matter? It is the difference between an HVAC system working efficiently or in some cases not working at all. Lets…

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HVAC – The Low Consequences Game

  • December 2, 2016

Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 88) - All IMHO:HVAC design and installation is a low consequences environment. The antidote, consumer disobedience!  If a HVAC design engineer messes up nobody dies, people just get hot or cold. However, if a structural engineer messes up the consequences can be huge and in…

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You Cannot Manage What You Do Not Measure

  • November 25, 2016

Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 87) - All IMHO:"You cannot manage what you do not measure” is an old management adage that I think is applicable to property development and project management. Lets break this down:"Manage": Verb; be in charge of, run, administer i.e. run the show"Measure": Verb;…

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The Global Calculator

  • November 18, 2016

Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 86) - All IMHO:Catching up on my reading while traveling, I read about an interesting tool (RICS July/Aug 2015 Modus)  modestly called the “Global Calculator” ( http://tool.globalcalculator.org ). So how is it interesting? Firstly I assume it was named by Dr Evil or some other megalomaniac. As…

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