Sunday, July 28, 2013

Don't forget!

I hope you've submitted your Construction Engineer application - if not, get on it, it's due August 8 :)  If you have any questions let me know!

The last couple of weeks for me revolved around a major design review meeting for a new embassy project that's due to bid this fall.  The design review meetings are fascinating because I get to hear about an incredible variety of project details - I sponge as much information as I can from our in-house experts.  This particular design review is basically the final review before the project goes out to bid, so in a way it's the culmination of lessons learned from previous projects.  I've been researching these lessons on what went wrong in my "spare" time because the things that go well are more likely to go well again.  HVAC, fire alarms, physical security, generators, solar panels, water supply, paving, locally-available materials, site flood elevations in areas that don't exactly have FEMA FIRMs, there's just a wide range of interesting issues to pay attention to - talk about never getting bored because there's so much to learn.  Let alone understanding the contractual issues, many of which have critical implications like the order of precedence between all of the contract documents.  It's a lot to take in, but my past experience helps a lot.  Plus we decided the windows don't open enough to jump, so I kindof have to stay and learn.

(This post written while listening to Daft Punk Get Lucky.)

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Get a job again.

The Construction Engineer vacancy is open again, and will close on August 7. [yelled in a Scooter voice:] C'mon! Catch a Riiiiiiiiiiide!

Or you can just go see the new Anna Kendrick and Bryan Cranston movie coming out later this year about getting a job.

(This post written while listening to Talking Heads Found A Job.)