In the UK fire dampers should be tested (BS9999) at regular intervals not exceeding 2 years and spring operated dampers annually. NFPA requires testing 1 year after installation and then every 4 years (hospitals 6 years). How many construction teams do this? How many building maintenance team do this?
Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 128).
Firms have access to the same talent, hardware and software yet some flourish and some fail, Why?
IOT requires fully working hardware and systems or it is useless……you can install all the monitoring and software you want, but if the systems or buildings are not working at the same level as a laptop or car then it is just a feel good placebo….
Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 127).
A Gantt chart without an underlying logic network is just a pretty picture IMHO.
I have written about this before, however I am seeing project after project where the programme (schedule), has no functioning, underlying logic. However the Gantt chart looks amazing, with all sorts of pretty colours which everyone pretends is correct, complete and logical.
To keep things simple, lets talk about the commissioning programme, which is a “graphical strategy” for system completion and progress assessment.
Who is the equivalent of “Porsche” or “Google” in building design and construction?
Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 126).
Our guest this month (November 15th) is Andrew Bowerbank.
I worked with Andrew when he was on the board of CDML as an advisor to the firm and coach (read, help me get over myself) to me. He is an interesting industry figure and enthusiastic advocate for low carbon property development.
Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 125). 1. Should recruiters in property design and development be more like Hollywood agents? 2. Should high level talent in the property design and development world have agents and be paid signing bonuses? 3. Who is the one hire your firm can make…