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Rising Factories

  • October 26, 2018

Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 168). Rising Factories, now this is progress. What is your response North America? I can’t hear you…….. I am a huge fan of pre-fabrication to minimize onsite work. Rising Factories take things to whole new level.  Mace, a UK construction firm has…

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Design & Build? Still Nope!

  • October 19, 2018

Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 167).    Design & build in the property industry comes under the general heading of “stupid things we continue to believe in despite mountains of evidence to the contrary that it produces poor outcomes”.  The purpose of design and build is to:…

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Ethics & Red Lines & Plastic Bottles

  • October 12, 2018

Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 165).    Where is the red line for ethics in the property industry and for you personally?  What are the externalities of poor ethics, corruption and cronyism?  Our next guest (dropping October 15th) on the Edifice Complex podcast discusses ethics with some…

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Still Not OK

  • October 5, 2018

Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 164) - All IMHO: I have been triggered while working on a project. If we really have to use old technology such as triple duty valves, can we at least install them correctly?  The photo below is from a project, that will…

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