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Constructive Candor

To Build a Village

We’ve all heard the old saying that it takes a village to raise a child. Today, I wanted to write about what my experience has taught me about what it takes to build a village.


Is Your Storm Facility a Buried Treasure?

It is a wonderful dream – you stumble across a long-lost map that points the way to a hidden chest of riches. Grab a shovel and start digging!


Are You Guilty of Construction Management Neglect?

"I don't need construction management, the county is inspecting everything."


The Eight Traits of Successful Developers: Trait #8

Several years ago, after finally gaining approval for a large master plan project that required several city council and planning commission meetings, a client and I shared more than a couple beers over absurdly large steaks and talked about why we do this work. He was very successful and a veteran of many projects. I have always been interested in soaking in his experience and knowledge.