Some Thoughts on True Sustainability

Construction attorney Christopher Hill (no relation) has invited me back for another “Guest Post Friday” at his blog, Construction Law Musings.

The post is now up and is entitled, True Sustainability – Trust, But Verify. Please check it out, and feel free to leave comments at Chris’ site.

I’d like to extend a sincere Thank You to my good friends at OAC Management Incorporated for providing the inspiration to write that post. Chris invited me to do another guest post for his blog shortly before I left for Colorado to attend OAC’s Quality Assurance Observation training. One evening, the firm’s business development manager, David Fjelstad, took my father and I up to one of the resorts in Vail following an intensive day of training. Sitting in the Chop House at Beaver Creek, I realized that the concepts we were learning represent a practical method for improving quality in the built environment. (Of course, it may have just been a lack of oxygen in my brain…) At that point I knew that I wanted to write a guest post for Chris Hill that touched on this very important topic.

The QAO Training is an excellent path for professional development for anyone in the A/E/C industry. I truly feel that we are at the beginning of a revolution in the built environment, and I agree with Erik Peterson and the executives at Old Republic Insurance: Quality Assurance Observation Certification has the potential of eclipsing LEED© Certification in both relevance and its impact on true sustainability in the built environment.

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