*I’ve never done this before but I don’t see why not?! This is me tilting at windmills but you never know. But hey! Just call me Don. (Get it? ;O)) I had a bit of a rant in my recent Vagina Chronicles.The Vagina Chronicles: Chapter 8 – “The Integration Conundrum” About the upcoming CIOB’s Digital […]Read more "Open blog request to the CIOB*"
Yeah, that’s right they don’t exist! :o( Whilst I have the greatest of admiration for Construction Managers and Project Managers it is a job I really wouldn’t want to do. I couldn’t sleep. Managing design and BIM is enough for me, as for being responsible for EVERYTHING that’s even another level!!! However the women and […]Read more "#preconstructionmanageroftheyearawards"
I’ve just had some recent feedback from the publisher. The book has sold over 600 copies, in 23 countries around the world. I’m amazed, and a big thank you to everyone who has bought a copy and shown an interest. To those that haven’t (yet), there is still time to buy a copy! Get it […]Read more "The Design Manager’s Handbook – update"
It was my privilege to be involved in the CIOB Student Challenge final for 2013 yesterday. This is a national competition, involving regional heats for teams from colleges all over the UK. I helped set the challenge for the day, and also with the judging. The challenge was a toughie – looking at the construction […]Read more "CIOB Student Challenge"
Phew! The writing is done. The proofs have been checked and signed off. The index is complete. The file sits on my table and now we wait. Somewhere east of Europe I think, it’s now in production. Publication probably late February…exciting! (To be confirmed…) It will be two years almost to the day since I […]Read more "The CIOB Design Manager’s Handbook"
At the recent DM conference I was bowled over by the passion and enthusiasm of everyone who attended. Also the ideas that various people had in the break out groups. There was plenty of ideas, discussion and enthusiasm and no shortage! This gave me the confidence that we’re getting something right but now we need […]Read more "Plotting the next steps"
And now the end is near…. My work on writing the Handbook is almost done (for now) and barring an attack of the zombies on an apocalyptic scale, the draft will go to the publisher by the end of February.(phew) It has been a harsh mistress and almost taken over my life for the last […]Read more "The Design Manager’s Handbook"