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IST or no IST, that is the question!

  • February 22, 2019

Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 183). Why is building integrated systems testing (IST) not explicitly specified in specifications? Owners assume their building systems have been tested as an integrated whole i.e all systems cause & effects, including their software and hardware interfaces work as designed. This assumption…

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The Canary is Dead!

  • February 15, 2019

Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 182). Canaries were taken into Victorian coal mines as an early warning for gas leaks. If the canary died you had to run like hell and get out. I am calling it, the Australian property market canary has died ( https://voiceofthemarkets.blogspot.com/2019/02/australia-real-estate-its-economy-is.html )…

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How are you Paid?

  • February 1, 2019

Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 180). Property is a capital intensive business and cashflow is a perennial problem for most firms. How you and your firm are paid impacts ultimate success or failure.  Over the last 38 years I have seen firms go bust even when they…

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