On A Journey

Unfortunately for me, I will be blogging less in the following months.

When I wished I was the busiest construction project manager in the northern hemisphere, I was unaware that the wish would come true.

Today I concede that I’m too busy. I’m not complaining, I’ve just never been this busy before. In the past month, I’ve bid on and was successful at getting two new projects.

The first, that is now under way, is a $3m LEED Silver 15,000 square foot fire station.

The second (which broke ground yesterday) is a $3m, 20,000 square foot 8 screen cinema. This is my 3rd cinema underway or completed in a year. I enjoy building cinemas!

I will spend the next month getting these projects off the ground which means a lot of meetings, paperwork and more meetings! Starting two projects of this size at the same time is a daunting task. So far, I’m keeping up with it. I have a great assistant whom I couldn’t do this without.

Please check in from time to time as I hope to blog on the weekends when I can.


My First LEED Project!

I’ve been absent from having much time to blog lately. For good reason. I’ve been working on pricing a project for a client in downtown PDX. The Louisa is an apartment complex in the Pearl District that was built in 2005 to LEED standards. They are now wanting to remodel the first and second floor lobbies and the company I work for has been selected to do the work. All of the remodel work that is performed must be done to the same LEED standards that is currently in place in the building. It’s been a fruitful week to say the least and I’m excited to begin the work!

This has truly been the week of the i-phone. I surf many a tech site and almost every article has something to do with the latest gadget from the folks who brought you the OS-X. Good for them. Move over Mr. Steven Jobs. The greatest invention ever known to man has been invented by a Vietnam based robot toy company. It is the world’s first (drum role please) Remote Controlled Tire. It’s uses are obviously endless and will revolutionize the world as we know it. I’ll take four please. Ok.

You think health insurance is high now? Wait until this addiction gets “accepted”. The horror, the horror.

I haven’t posted a link to good free software in awhile. I recently tried out a few keepers:
The first is from Bill Mullins Blog and it’s called Hazard Shield
The second is a file recovery program to undelete files you thought were otherwise gone forever – Recuva which is from the same folks who brought you CCleaner

And lastly, since this is the day of my first LEED project announcement (and certainly not my last), I must send you to my favorite eco-friendly site Inhabitat. Half motorbike and half car. Very cool design. I sense we are going to be seeing some very cool eco friendly vehicles coming out in the very near future.