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Delusion is an Opportunity

  • April 28, 2018

Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 147). During a light hearted discussion about the current state of the building design and construction industry I was challenged to list all the delusions I see today in the industry press and in actual practice.  My conclusion? There is a “bubble”…

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Lemon Laws for Buildings

  • April 20, 2018

Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 146). To misquote Henry David Thoreau, the property industry is "hacking at the branches of the problems and not striking at the root”.  What problems?  Poor design. BTW, copy and paste is not design. Low quality outcomes. High energy, high carbon outcomes.…

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Where is Elon Musk? – Cars Vs Buildings

  • April 6, 2018

Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 144). I got some interesting love & hate feed back on my "Site House Keeping is a KPI” piece ( https://bldwhisperer.com/site-house-keeping-is-a-kpi/ ).  So to double down on the theme, my question this week is, “where is Elon Musk?" There are no commissioning…

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