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Showboating Vs Doing

  • March 2, 2021

Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 273). I am so over the "green building" movement. The green building movement is a bit like WWE wrestling with all the theatrics, misdirection's and entertainment. Is it real? Or is it a way for us to outsource our thinking and worrying…

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Regulatory Compliance Using Echo DMS

  • February 26, 2021

"A picture is worth a thousand words". DCM are drawing specialists for one simple reason, drawings are the most valuable building information assets. Drawings can: Memorialize as built information. Communicate complexity and multiple data points on a single page. Be used as evidence of regulatory compliance. What would you rather…

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Building Transportation Systems Cx

  • February 23, 2021

Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 272). Should the commissioning manager be involved in elevator (lift) and escalator systems commissioning? The short answer is NO! There are valid reasons for this, such as: Deep domain expertise is required. Elevators and escalators are serious items and can impact occupant…

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Getting Serious About Your Project Data

  • February 17, 2021

We are all in the data business. However, some of us do not yet realize this! Data management and analysis is a key business performance differentiator. Data collection, quality, management, sorting, retrieval and analysis will be the difference between success and failure in the future. Does your business manage data…

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Peak High Rise Condo?

  • February 9, 2021

Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 270). The Feb 3rd, 2021 news item from the New York Times may be looked back on as a harbinger of a market top in high rise residential development. IMHO, this story has everything: The madness of the crowd generating mania in…

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LEED V4 Cx Begins During Design Phase

  • February 2, 2021

Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 269). Please repeat after me, "LEED Commissioning begins during design phase" It is disappointing that senior design and construction professionals who should know better and profess love and admiration for the LEED green building certification program, do not understand what LEED Commissioning…

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MacGyver’s COVID Response

  • January 26, 2021

Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 268). Full credit to my podcast partner Robert Bean, AKA Canada's building services "MacGyver". Using his deep experience and domain expertise Robert has posted solutions for isolating at home to minimize cross infection risk. This is a triage approach and by no…

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Data Centre CxM & The Power of No!

  • January 19, 2021

Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 267). I am calling it, Data Centre (yes, this is the correct spelling for "centre") Commissioning Manager will be the most secure, in demand job over the next two years. Data Centre Commissioning Manager is not a job that can be phoned…

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