These truly are unsung heroes. Many like my father have now passed on, with little recognition by anybody at all really. For those unfamiliar you can read their story here: Bevin Boys Association The Forgotten Conscript Men like my father instead of being conscripted into the Army, RAF, or Navy for the forces in World […]Read more "Bevin Boy"
I was just nosing around as you do. I came across an article that I contributed to in 2011, written by Denise Chevin, about Design Management! You can read the full article here: Let’s hear it for the Design Manager Wot I said was – Acting as the intermediary between construction and design teams can […]Read more "Wot I said in……..2011 – Let’s hear it for the Design Manager!"
Suddenly we’re all data experts. Data data data, we hear it everywhere, all the time, everyday. Buy more data. Understand the data. Get the data. What’s your data? We’re comparing the R rate, looking at the number of cases, deaths. Nicely diced and sliced, by age, health, nation, area, council and inside leg measurement. Trends, […]Read more "It’s a stick up! Gimme the data! Gimme YOUR data!"
It’s easy to push the blame around. We love our processes, the BIM standards, guidance, tools, apps, plug-ins , copious never-ending updates and new tech shiny playthings, a veritable avalanche smorgasbord of stuff, information, bits, bytes and data that overwhelms, daily, hourly even, complete with flashing lights, ringing bells and buzzers. And hubcaps. Always chase […]Read more "Introducing Mr BIM – The Schoolmaster"
A bit of a rant in these challenging times…… A combination of street smarts for these times of trying to find a new job or role. I’ve combined this into what I’m calling the SH1T Rule for beginners. One of my flat neighbours, who is also looking for a job as a Cisco engineer said […]Read more "The S.H.1.T. Rule for Beginners (Looking for a job)"
The following is a blog published today in association with Tom Buffery of Talk Recruitment The Construction Design Manager – Value Engineering Tips In this blog, we spoke to a special guest, John Eynon, who is not only a very experienced construction Design Manager but also notably the author of “The Design Managers Handbook” to bring to […]Read more "Eine kleine Value Engineering Musik!"
I have no legs. No arms. No hope. No dreams. No roof. No bed. No family. No-one to care. No money. No love. No clean water. No sanitation. No health. No health care. No sight. No hearing. No food. No shelter. No heat. No light. No salvation. No life. I imagine as you read this […]Read more "I have no legs"
Blofeld’s cat…….loud purring pictures-of-cats.org Welcome to Dystopia! Yeah, well, we’re finally here, every dictator’s dream scenario where total control of the populace is within easy reach, and of course to quote Kenny Everett, “it’s all in the best possible taste” and totally for your own safety health and comfort. Whoa there! You’re thinking where’s this […]Read more "Good morning UK! – Welcome to Dystopia!!!"
I’m don’t think I’m alone here. I probably get some kind of cold call once or twice a week. Soul destroying. I try to be polite, (most of the time!), and sometimes I listen all the way through, trying to be nice. But the end is inevitable. All that rejection. Soul destroying! I’m sorry, I […]Read more "#coldcall"
The Man in the Arena It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and […]Read more "In the Arena"