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Reductionism

  • October 27, 2017

Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 124). In a world of complexity and noise it is useful to reduce things to their essence. Personally I use this technique to make sense of the chaos and muddled thinking I experience on some projects. IMHO reductionism is a powerful tool…

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Edifice Complex Podcast – Future Guests

  • October 20, 2017

Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 123).We are frequently asked who is coming up on the podcast so I thought I would address that and today and return to other matters next week. Podcasting is growing rapidly and works because it is “narrow casting”. The benefits of a "narrow…

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Tell Me Something I Don’t Know #35 – BMS Systems Sequence of Operations

  • October 18, 2017

Building systems controls sequences of operation must be completed, and approved prior to commissioning.…….To be clear; Design engineers write the controls sequences commensurate with system design; Controls specialist reviews and submits controls equipment solution based on system design and sequences of operation; Design engineer reviews and approves final controls solution and sequences of…

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System Effect – “the problem that keeps on giving”

  • October 5, 2017

Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 121) - All IMHO:There is a mismatch between misdeeds and consequences in the building design and construction process. The people and firms generating problems do not typically pay the price. A good example of this is system effect.  In North America we…

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