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Rules for Productivity

  • May 29, 2020

Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 243). I am amazed by the high number of professionals who have no idea how to use e-mail or communicate effectively. Typically, they are all low productivity people.  High productivity requires discipline plus mastery over your communication tools. Being busy with communication…

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Commissioning in our New Age

  • May 28, 2020

Guest post by Andy Martin - President of BlueRithm Commissioning Software. The conflicting forces of higher quality, lower cost, faster delivery…and a pandemic Progress begets progress. We will never reach a time when society says, “OK, that’s good enough” and quits innovating and dreaming. It’s antithetical to human nature. Because…

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We need to agree on what Cx is!

  • May 22, 2020

Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 242). Confusion with building commissioning terminology came up again this week when a client asked for clarification on the difference between "start-up", "pre-commissioning" and "commissioning". This is a particular issue in the Middle East where engineering cultures clash and it is really…

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The Case Against Green Building Certifications

  • May 19, 2020

Here is the case against Green Building Certification in four slices. Edifice Complex Podcast #037 - Rochelle Ade - Green Building Certification is NOT Working The End of GreenBuilding Certifications Via Evidence Based Design Edifice Complex Podcast #011 - Jerry Yudelson - Reinventing Green Building Jerry Yudelson Edifice Complex Podcast…

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Commissioning Professionals Earning $200K?

  • May 1, 2020

Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 238). Have you hired a Millwright or a Cooper lately? Do you use a Blackberry? Everything changes. Jobs and whole professions can be displaced by technology. The days of careers for life are over due to acceleration in technological and societal change.…

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