Hello online readers!
We’re here at the last day of PCBC and we have to say this has been an incredibly successful conference. We have learned so much from talking to all of you lovely people and listening to your speaking sessions.
This morning I had a wonderful appointment with Don Neff, who shared his thoughts on where we’re at in the industry and what’s up next for their company.
The data that we collect nationally on 750 projects, from Hawaii to Miami, Seattle to Boston, and everything in between, have shown some interesting trends about construction quality. For example, several metrics we track include deviations from plans and specifications, deviations from manufacturers recommendations and also just basic field quality. We track this by region and by product type. The product types we follow are: single family detached homes-which is where we started; we have picked up more multifamily condos, apartments, and townhomes; and we look at big Type I and Type II towers. It’s interesting that the deviations in quality vary by those four product types and also by region. It’s a fun and interesting metric to share with our clients.
Don also took some amazing pictures of the PCBC illustrator’s final work after attending the conference talks and described their background to me:
One interesting thing about PCBC that I hadn’t noticed before: There is an artist that attends and he makes these dialogue boards and I took pictures of them.
“How to Become a Rapid Leader” was one. Another was “Powerful Portraits” which was a photo collage made by a gentleman, who is a famous photographer and he captures the emotions and essence of what these famous people are all about. The others are “The Innovator’s DNA,” “Creating Great Choices,” and “Opening Perspective.” The speaker was talking about building a cohesive leadership team, how to communicate clearly, how to reinforce clearly etc.
With PCBC over, we will continue to work on our upcoming issues. Keep a look out for our July issue, which will hit the stands any day now.