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July 28th, 2016

  • July 28, 2016

Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 75) - All IMHO:Breakthroughs come from unlikely places. Recently one came from a Malcolm Gladwell podcast referencing a book called “The Numbers Game” (a book about soccer by two economists, Chris Anderson & David Sally). Personally I could not care less about…

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Solar Power and Pensions

  • July 21, 2016

​Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 74) - All IMHO:What is the relationship between power utility firms and their pension fund commitments? Answer, reduced pension payments in the long run.  IMHO, going forwards firms, particularly public power utility firms, will lose their ability to meet their pension payout obligations.…

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Retentions (Holdbacks) Must Go!

  • July 14, 2016

Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 73) - All IMHO:At the start of every building project there is an assumption of a low performance outcome.  How? Because money is “retained” by clients and general or main contractors (GC’s/MC’s) which enables bullying and coercion by application of financial pressure. We have…

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Water, the issue that dare not speak its name!

  • July 7, 2016

Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 72) - All IMHO:The real global environmental issue of our age is water NOT energy. Energy is an issue of cost, water of availability. Energy has substitutes, water has none. I have been researching water issues within the built environment and frankly,…

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