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Paper Blizzards & New LEED Credit Idea

  • March 31, 2016

Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 58) - All IMHO:"In a world" where most people carry smart phones and tablets where we read our news, why do we still handover reams and reams of paper when a building project is completed?   I visited a recent airport project in…

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Construction & Carbon Accounting – Anyone?

  • March 24, 2016

Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 57) - All IMHO:Should the government or the building design & construction industry lead?  In my experience the government has to lead because the building design & construction industry is reactive based on minimum compliance. It should be remembered that building codes were…

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Carbon – Oh Canada!

  • March 17, 2016

Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 56) - All IMHO:Before we get into this post I should lay out my current world view: I believe climate change is a real thing; I think we have trashed the environment and are living beyond our means; I despair at the…

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P3 – Who’s Who in the Cx Zoo

  • March 10, 2016

Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 55) - All IMHO:While I am posting about P3 projects, what is the maximum number of  Commissioning (Cx) firms that can work on a P3 hospital building project? The short answer, 5 (see org chart below). Really! Lets list them,  Hospital (tenants) Commissioning…

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P3, unicorns and rainbows – the 2 biggest issues

  • March 3, 2016

  Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 54) - All IMHO:   ​Are P3 building projects too big to fail? Yes, because.... Are P3 building projects too big to fail? Yes, because they have to deliver or there are big consequences. So why are P3 projects such chaos when…

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