Building on Shifting Sands

Building on Shifting Sands

Building on Shifting Sands Millennium Tower in San Francisco is sinking and leaning. The 58-story tower has sunk 17 inches and tilted 14 inches since it was completed in 2008. Engineers want to drill hundreds of steel and concrete “micro piles” down to bedrock under...
Risk Encounter

Risk Encounter

Risk Encounter  Project risk in construction is defined in basic terms as unplanned cost or schedule changes that crop up during a construction project. Unplanned cost and schedule changes are ubiquitous in construction and have led to a universally negative...
Let’s Get Real

Let’s Get Real

“Let’s Get Real” In a recent article I wrote the following: “There is a downside to the great market we are enjoying because some construction enterprises will grow too fast and the rate of growth can be lethal. Most construction enterprises were involuntarily...