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  • July 5, 2019

Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 202).      Have you noticed how all the small and medium sized AEC firms are being purchased and merged into larger entities like WSP, Stantec, Aecom etc.?  Some of the reasons for this are: 1. Industry trend towards large complex, mega…

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Process is not Outcome

  • June 20, 2019

Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 200).      “But I followed the process in full”, said everyone trying to explain a failure in expected outcome.  In construction, people sometimes mistake process with outcome. Just because you follow a process does not mean you achieve the required outcome…

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FAT

  • June 7, 2019

Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 198).         Life is a game of risk. This was beaten into me during my time as a property development manager. Risk management choices are “tactics” in the strategic game of property development. Ultimately the owner always carries the…

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New Everyday Driver – Lessons Learned

  • May 30, 2019

Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 197).        4 weeks ago I started an experiment to increase focus and productivity. I have been surprised by the results so far.  I changed my everyday driver phone to a flip phone (actually a Nokia 8110 banana phone) plus…

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If Navy Seals Ran Cx

  • May 24, 2019

Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 196).        What would it be like if Navy Seals ran building commissioning? Short answer, awesome!  It should be noted, the origin of building commissioning is derived from the Navy. Naval ships are commissioned, and go trough extensive sea trials…

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