Browsing All Posts filed under »Construction Technology and Estimating«

Data Driven Healthcare Design

October 31, 2012


The World Series just wrapped up, and a Bay Area team won, but not mine. I am an Oakland Athletics fan, and the A’s were eliminated in the playoffs this year by the Detroit Tigers, who played opposite the San Francisco Giants, the new World Series champions. The Oakland A’s are best known over the […]

Modularity Offers Opportunity for Healthcare

June 15, 2011


Sometimes a good idea can be the wrong idea if addressed at the wrong scale. Modularity is a good example of this. Modularity, or the use of a repeatable piece or finite ‘kit of parts’ in the design and construction of something, has been discussed for decades as a possibility for major time and cost […]

The Imperfect Science of Construction Estimates

May 27, 2011


This week I heard from a CEO that a medical office building (MOB) his hospital system was planning came in so under-budget compared to their strategic plan, they decided to buy two: one for their main campus and a duplicate for a satellite location. Good for him:  leverage the power of money to its fullest in an underwhelming […]

Automation: Productivity’s Final Frontier?

February 8, 2011


My latest post for Healthcare Building Ideas’ blog can be read here.

Quality Estimate Starts Any Project Right

January 22, 2011


Click here to read my latest for Healthcare Design’s blog posted earlier this week.

Promising Prefabrication

December 13, 2010


Click here to read my most recent blog post for Healthcare Building Ideas.

AHJs Can Make A/E/C Sing the Blues

September 30, 2010


One of the least discussed construction industry wastes is the code and permitting process. Design and construction professionals nationwide are at the whim of code reviewers and fire marshals (generically referred to as AHJs, Authorities Having Jurisdiction) in city or county government, who review all projects for life safety, accessibility and other, more specific, local […]