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LEED V4 Cx

  • July 29, 2017

Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 116) - All IMHO:  My love hate relationship with LEED continues, particularly commissioning.Since the launch of LEED V4, new project registrations with the USGBC have fallen 75%! (source: Jerry Yudelson, July 2017). A dip is expected due to the rush to register…

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Tell Me Something I Don’t Know #31 – Credentials

  • July 25, 2017

"credentials aren’t nearly as important as competency” source @adamBraun founder of Pencils of Promise This fits with my developing theory regarding the relationship between letters after someones name on a business card Vs competency.....How many credentials on a business card are OK before you should run in the opposite direction?  

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4 Times Lucky?

  • July 22, 2017

Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 115) - All IMHO:  To get a high performance building that actually works the developer has to get lucky 4 times. I am talking about a building that works in the way a car works i.e. performs as designed, meets its aesthetic, energy,…

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Riddle me this…… who employes the Cx firm?

  • July 15, 2017

Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 114) - All IMHO:Riddle me this, who employs the commissioning firm? Sounds like an easy question? I was on an international project when the developer asked this and the design and construction team could not answer. Eye contact went everywhere and answers ranged…

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Ethics and the Wisom of Crowds

  • July 8, 2017

Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 113) - All IMHO:  When will it become unacceptable to design and build an energy inefficient, environmentally unfriendly building?  Unacceptable can mean illegal but what I mean is socially unacceptable via the wisdom of public opinion. There was a time prior to 2008…

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Staricase Pressurization Systems – Who Wants It?

  • July 1, 2017

Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 112) - All IMHO: I have to rant this week. Will someone please tell me definitively, who is responsible on new construction for the staircase pressurization system? Please note I said system! Is it: Designer (Architect, MEP)? Main contractor? Mechanical contractor? Electrical…

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