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Existing Buildings, the Elephant in the Room

  • May 9, 2019

Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 194).        The elephant in the room in any discussion about the built environment’s impact on green house gas (GHG) emissions is the existing building stock.  Existing buildings represent ~99% of the built environment and is a “sunk cost” in…

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Kontrol Energy CEO Paul Ghezzi on the OTCQB podcast

  • May 6, 2019

Edifice Complex Podcast alumni Kontrol Energy Corp (CSE:KNR,OTCQB:KNRLF,FSE:1K8) CEO Paul Ghezzi joined the OTCQB podcast to discuss how the company provides market-based energy solutions to its customers through the company’s M&A  and organic growth strategy. Listen to Paul on the OTCQB podcast here: http://www.otcmarkets.com/otcqb-podcast?utm_source=LinkedIn&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=OTCQB%20Podcast  Check out Paul on the Edifice…

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Saeed Al Abbar – Construction Week

  • May 6, 2019

Shout out to Edifice Complex Podcast alumni Saeed Al Abbar for being photogenic and on the front cover of Construction Week.  Access Construction Week here: https://www.constructionweekonline.com/business/182304-saeed-al-abbar-on-how-dubais-aesg-is-targeting-stalled-projects-and-saudi-arabia  Check out Saeed on the Podcast here: https://edificecomplexpodcast.com/episodes/018-saeed-al-abbar-chairman-emirates-gbc/ 

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NFPA 3 2018 Cx Liability Issue

  • May 3, 2019

Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 193).  Has anyone: used,  referenced,  specified, commissioned in accordance with; “NFPA 3, Standard for Commissioning of Fire Protection and Life Safety Systems”? It never ceases to amaze me how few building design, construction and commissioning professionals know that this standard exists. Even…

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New Everyday Driver

  • May 3, 2019

Trying an experiment to increase focus and productivity. My new everyday driver is now a flip phone (actually a Nokia 8110 banana phone) plus an iPod so I can listen to podcasts and take the occasional photo.  The iPod is striped down to iTunes, Audible, iPhoto, FaceTime and Skype. There…

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The Algebra of Choice

  • April 26, 2019

Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 192).        Do what you always do, get what you always got.  Not sure where I heard this but IMHO, it is a truism that can be impacted when using Life Time Value (LTV) to select projects and work assignments.…

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1960’s Modular Construction

  • April 19, 2019

Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 191).        What will it take to move the new building supply chain to modular construction?  I was in San Antonio Texas recently and took a river boat trip that went past the 1960’s Hilton Palacio del Rio. So far…

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