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Owner’s Rep or Project Manager (or both)?

For people outside the construction industry, there are certain titles that seem self-explanatory: An Owner’s Representative represents the owner of the project (brownie points for you there, Einstein), and a project manager tells everyone how [...]

By | December 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Owner’s Rep or Project Manager (or both)?

Do You Speak Construction Jargon?

Let’s talk about dry bulb and efflorescence. In fact, let’s get a couple of beers and discuss the main differences between toenailing and joist hangers. Does that sound appealing to you? If it doesn’t, but [...]

By | November 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Do You Speak Construction Jargon?

Construction, Where Mediocre is Good Enough?

Today I spent 6 hours of my valuable time watching a roof inflate and deflate in accordance with Underwriters Lab Testing Standard 580 and then UL 1897. A 10-foot by 10-foot sample of roofing material [...]

By | November 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Construction, Where Mediocre is Good Enough?

Han Solo – Intergalactic Entrepreneur and Philanthropist

Many of you know that I collect cufflinks. One of my prized pairs is a replica of the Millennium Falcon. Bringing Han Solo’s ship into my business life (via cufflinks) got me thinking.  I realized [...]

By | November 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Han Solo – Intergalactic Entrepreneur and Philanthropist