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Building Code Adoption By State

March 16, 2011


For those looking for a quick reference guide to which building codes are in effect in your state (or others), Peter Neilsen, AIA provided this link at one of the AIA’s knowledge communities, the Academy of Architecture for Health. Advertisements

‘LEED 2012’ Rating System Overhaul

March 14, 2011


Environmental Building News provided an excellent preview of the proposed, post-LEED v3 (2009) Rating System revisions, which are posted on its website, Deemed “LEED 2012” for its expected release date, the revisions are comprehensive and global in that it is believed every Rating System will see changes, and some are very substantial.  The US […]

NH Governor Speaks Out Against Healthcare Construction

March 11, 2011


Becker’s Hospital Review provided a link to a report about New Hampshire Governor John Lynch, who spoke out last month against capital investments in healthcare.  The governor posed some interesting topics for consideration that may come up for discussion in other states. The crux of his announcement was for a moratorium on hospital expansions. This is disturbing because […]

Integrated Design-Build Reduces Owner Risk

March 9, 2011


When you hear people talk about the benefits of design-build, they usually mention how risk for the owner is reduced. This works best when the design-builder is integrated, or when everyone works for the same company. Let’s take a look at this concept. Traditional project delivery requires at least two contracts, owner-architect and owner-contractor, and […]

Sales Lessons from Bad Recruiters

March 7, 2011


If you spend time in an industry and are not notorious for bad behavior, it is almost an immutable fact you will be targeted by a recruiter. Although there are good ones out there—and I know several— the bad apples taint the profession, similar to the plight of lawyers.  I write here about lessons learned, […]