We are into week 3 of a very intense focus to develop a design for a new multidisciplinary lab building in 5 weeks. The endpoint is a critical application to the state requesting a commitment of financial support to make the project feasible. A primary ingredient of the week was therefore the continual testing, calibration
A project that I have been associated with is nearing the completion of its construction. We toured it this week, and there is yet a lot of adjustment to make.
I am moving back into weeknotes somewhat cautiously. I had expected that writing a weekly reflection based on some aspect of the experiences of the past week would be easy, and beneficial, to do. Instead, here I am, about 20 weeks overdue. The catalyst for today’s note was an interview with Michael Raynor in Inc.
The Architect was progressively expanding his portfolio of services to rebuild his strength of practice, robustness of engagement and richness of relationship with his clients. Taking on the Owner’s Representative services at the invitation of this Owner was part of that strategy.
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Even though there have been significant moves and well-developed practices over the past half century to remove self interest from the individual members of project teams, it is clear that the transparency that each party advocates and would benefit from is still something that is feared, or worst, manipulated for the individual gain that will, inevitably, result in lower satisfaction for all members of the team.
China has apparently been building a metrics-driven national innovation policy. Moving from a previous status as an imitator, the country now believes it very important to be innovators on their own. Previous anxiety over the country’s failure to respect and protect intellectual property developed and patented elsewhere may now evolve into anxiety over the volume
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