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Lessons from small failures – Part II: Designing for durability

If you get to design and build generation after generation of essentially the same structure and you get to study the old problems, then you end up with a mature well-designed product. Over the decades automobiles have clearly become both … Continue reading

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Fads, fashions, and trends on planet commercial construction

 Some planets are static for long periods of time. Some not. One nice thing about Planet Commercial Construction is that it demands attention, so little is routine. Change is rampant.  When the a new or oddball situation repeats, I quickly … Continue reading

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Cliffhanger?

We recently finally reached substantial completion on a project. The ride to get there has been exceptionally  bumpy.  I just filed a claim to get paid for the 10 large precast coping pieces on a bridge parapet that were rejected … Continue reading

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