Introducing Mr BIM – The Schoolmaster

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 […]

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Eine kleine Value Engineering Musik!

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 […]

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I have no legs

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 […]

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#coldcall

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 […]

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In the Arena

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 […]

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Invictus – Unconquered

At a time of difficulty this poem has come to be special to me. Memorised by Nelson Mandela and the subject of a YouTube video by Morgan Freeman. Morgan Freeman Invictus Out of the night that covers me,      Black as the Pit from pole to pole,    I thank whatever gods may be […]

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