Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Roundtable Discussion in Orlando




Join James Salmon for a Roundtable Discussion on

 Smart Built Cultures at
HuntonBrady Architects’ 
Downtown Office in Orlando
800 N Magnolia Ave # 600, 
Orlando, FL 32803
April 26, 2016, 
4:00 to 6:00 p.m.


The Value Propositions for Owners & Built Industry Professionals 

Integrated digital assets create SMART buildings that may empower planners, designers and constructors to reduce the initial cost of construction by 33%. Those assets may also empower owners to reduce operations & maintain costs by 33% throughout the life cycle of a facility. SMART Built Cultures create work that is more profitable & more rewarding for all built industry stakeholders.

Urban planning completed in a Smart Built Culture enables stakeholders to understand existing facilities, infrastructure and residential assets VISUALLY, and empowers decision makers to VIRTUALLY adjust while planning and as demographic and economic realities unfold in the community over time.

Topics to Explore Include:

Convincing Owners to Demand BIM & IPD & SMART Buildings
Motivating Specialty Trade Contractors to Utilize BIM & IPD in SMART Buildings
Adopting, Adapting to and Deploying Value Add Business Models in a SMART Built Industry
(aka Creating a Smart Build Culture to Increase Production, Productivity, Safety & Quality)

Tools Used to Encourage Use of BIM & IPD:

Charitable Doll House Exercises – A Low Cost, Low Risk Introduction to Smart Built Cultures
Smart Built Cultures Courses: The Cultural and Legal Implications of BIM & IPD
Katy’s Castle Workshop – A Smart Built Culture Exercise

James is President of Collaborative Construction, a BIM & IPD Consultant for Benjamin Yocum & Heather, LLC and an Adjunct Instructor of a masters level BIM Strategy course offered by Middlesex University out of London. James also serves as a Special Advisor to the buildingSMART alliance’s Thought Leadership Committee chaired by Kimon Onuma.  As president of Collaborative Construction, LLC James consults regarding use of integrated project delivery (IPD) and building information modeling. (BIM) He also works with Benjamin, Yocum & Heather, LLC (BYH) to create legal solutions that support and enable the use of interactive digital assets in smart built cultures.
James serves as an IPD Facilitator and Collaborative Consultant, among other roles. His contact information is listed below.

To learn more about the Smart Built Culture concept watch the YouTube presentation by James below.



Welcome to the Golden Rule Alliance

James L. Salmon, Esq.
Collaborative Construction
300 Pike Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
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Office 513-721-5672
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Monday, April 18, 2016

Another Nanotechnology Update - Teslaphoresis




Don't sleep on Rice University out of Houston.

The video and article linked below describe the use a Tesla Coil to induce nanotubes to self-assemble at a distance into carbon wires / fibers. Pretty cool research. Cannot wait to see the nanotechnologies that emerge over the next few years.



Check out the video too.



Welcome to the Golden Rule Alliance

James L. Salmon, Esq.
Collaborative Construction
300 Pike Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
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Office 513-721-5672
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Cell 512-630-4446
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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Nanotechnology Update - 100 Times Easier to Filter Salt out of Water?




Looks like Lockheed Martin may be on the verge of an incredible breakthrough that would exponentially increase the supply of clean drinking water world wide. 


Welcome to the Golden Rule Alliance

James L. Salmon, Esq.
Collaborative Construction
300 Pike Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Summary of Services and James L. Salmon's CV


Office 513-721-5672
Fax 513-562-4388
Cell 512-630-4446
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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Global-E-Training Help Desk Contact Info




Greetings,

As regular readers know I am writing a book that details the need for a smart built culture in construction. In furtherance of that endeavor I've joined forces with Global E Training out of Canada to create a series of online training courses related to the book. This blog post serves as the initial "Help Desk" link associated with those courses.

If you sign up for a Global E Training Course produced by yours truly you will, for now, be transported to through the interwebs to THIS blog post should you click the help button in one of those courses.

If you arrived that way, welcome and feel free to contact me directly via the phone numbers / email linked below. Please note you need to add a DOT, aka as a PERIOD between the gmail and the com in the email for the email address to work.

A more formal FAQ page will be developed as we move forward and eventually, I may provide a formal chat page but for now questioners will just have to suffer me! 

Welcome to the Golden Rule Alliance

James L. Salmon, Esq.
Collaborative Construction
300 Pike Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Summary of Services and James L. Salmon's CV


Office 513-721-5672
Fax 513-562-4388
Cell 512-630-4446
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Friday, March 11, 2016

Special Advisor to Group Delivering Collaboration to Feds




James L. Salmon joined the buildingSMART alliance Thought Leadership Team as a Special Advisor this month. The Thought Leadership Committee is a buildingSMART alliance Subcommittee Chaired by Kimon Onuma, of Onuma, Inc. that provides visionary leadership for the Alliance. 

My first act as a Special Advisor is to announce and promote a luncheon hosted by the The Federal Real Property Association  and the Asset Leadership Network at which Kimon Onuma will present on the FED iFM and SEPS/BIM initiatives in Washington, D.C. 


To learn more about the SEPS Program watch the video below.






The luncheon is scheduled for March 22, 2016 from 11:30 to 1:00 p.m. and you can learn more and register to attend by following the link below.


Henry Green, head of the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) plans to attend and speak briefly to the NIBS contracts with the DoD and VA that make these projects happen. 

At the luncheon Kimon Onuma will explore the FED iFM and SEPS2BIM initiatives that bring advanced planning and asset management improvements to Federal real property assets AND personal property assets.

This is the first of many events driven by the new buildingSMART alliance Thought Leadership Team that will introduce built industry stakeholders to new generation tools and processes that link people to the built environment in real-time via the cloud.

As a long term advocate of virtual planning, design and construction, and as counsel to integrated teams and owners seeking to procure services from integrated teams, I am proud to serve as a Special Advisor to this elite, visionary committee. Readers in the Washington D.C. region are encouraged to attend this highly informative low cost event.


Welcome to the Golden Rule Alliance


James L. Salmon, Esq.
Collaborative Construction
300 Pike Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Summary of Services and James L. Salmon's CV


Office 513-721-5672
Fax 513-562-4388
Cell 512-630-4446
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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

An Introduction to the Backwards Bike Theory




Regular readers may recall prior posts that referenced the backwards bike video from the Smarter Every Day blog. While very interesting, the video is a bit long. Further, standing alone, the backwards bike video fails tie back into the construction industry. The video below begins with a short introduction and is followed by a shortened version of the video. The intro PLUS the backwards bike video is now less than 6 minutes long and should lend itself to sharing with others interested in learning more about the concept. So feel free to link colleagues with questions to this blog post.





James L. Salmon will present a modified Backwards Bike lecture to attendees at the Katy's Castle Workshop in Columbus on March 18, 2016.  

Seating for the Workshop is limited to 50 people so register today. 
Lunch is included and the workshop is an incredible value.

For questions, contact Andrea Reichman at
614.314.1527 (phone) , info@asaofohio.com ( Email) 

You can register by clicking the link below

Register for Katy's Castle Event

You can download a PDF copy of the flier with details at the link below.

Flier Detailing Katy's Castle Event


Welcome to the Golden Rule Alliance

James L. Salmon, Esq.
Collaborative Construction
300 Pike Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Summary of Services and James L. Salmon's CV


Office 513-721-5672
Fax 513-562-4388
Cell 512-630-4446
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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Katy's Castle Workshop in Columbus




Collaborative Construction joins forces with Benjamin Yocum & Heather, LLC, the American Subcontractors' Association of Ohio, the Ohio Contractors Association, and the Columbus Chapters of the AGC, the AIA and SEA to conduct an informative BIM & IPD workshop on March 18 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at OCA's facility located at 1313 Dublin Road, Columbus , Ohio 43215.

The construction industry is fragmented, adversarial and paranoid. It wastes resources at a phenomenal rate. A smart built culture that integrates teams, bolsters collaboration, and builds trust reduces that waste. Building information models (BIM) and integrated project
delivery (IPD) support creation of interactive digital assets that serve as mortar in the foundation of the new smart built culture required to reduce such waste.
Join us for a presentation and workshop regarding the steps necessary to adopt, adapt to and
deploy a smart built culture in Ohio. You will learn to identify pitfalls in our current culture, to
define a smart built culture and why interactive digital assets are game changers in the
built industry.

Below is a short, three minute video that describes the workshop.


James will give a short presentation that highlights the Cultural and Legal Implications of BIM & IPD and attendees will then participate in a workshop that revolves around building Katy's Castle.

Seating for the workshop is limited to 50 people, 
Lunch is included and the workshop is an incredible value!

For questions, contact Andrea Reichman at
614.314.1527 (phone) , info@asaofohio.com ( Email) 

You can register by clicking the link below

Register for Katy's Castle Event

You can download a PDF copy of the flier with details at the link below.

Flier Detailing Katy's Castle Event


Welcome to the Golden Rule Alliance

James L. Salmon, Esq.
Collaborative Construction
300 Pike Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Summary of Services and James L. Salmon's CV


Office 513-721-5672
Fax 513-562-4388
Cell 512-630-4446
JamesLSalmon@gmailcom












Friday, February 5, 2016

Nanotech Update



Researchers at North Carolina State University discovered a quicker and cheaper way to create a new material called Q-BN which is short for Quenched Boron Nitride a material with super conductive capacities. 

Use of Q-BN may lead to faster development of a new Smart Grid that is more nimble than our current grid. 

Computer geeks and chemists can learn more at the link below.


Welcome to the Golden Rule Alliance

James L. Salmon, Esq.
Collaborative Construction
300 Pike Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Summary of Services and James L. Salmon's CV


Office 513-721-5672
Fax 513-562-4388
Cell 512-630-4446
JamesLSalmon@gmailcom












Friday, January 29, 2016

Short Video Describing 4D BIM




Nice description of 4D BIM.



Welcome to the Golden Rule Alliance

James L. Salmon, Esq.
Collaborative Construction
300 Pike Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Summary of Services and James L. Salmon's CV


Office 513-721-5672
Fax 513-562-4388
Cell 512-630-4446
JamesLSalmon@gmailcom












Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Backwards Bikes And James Salmon's CV




Why aren't more owners aware of the benefits of BIM and IPD and why aren't more AEC Firms pursuing BIM and IPD? 

Because the industry is addicted to extracting profits from the 40% to 60% waste of time, materials, labor and other resources embedded in the Design-Bid-Build delivery model. 

Owners that procure planning, design and construction services under the Design-Bid-Build delivery model mistakenly believe that model saves them money. AEC Firms, Trade Contractors and Material Suppliers know better and have developed business models that EXTRACT profits from that waste stream.

In other words, the entire industry is riding a Backwards Bicycle that is incredibly inefficient but which proves lucrative to those who know how to ride it.  BIM & IPD, by contrast, require that the Built Industry learn to ride a Regular Bicycle, which is incredibly efficient but not quiet as lucrative. Riding a Backwards Bicycles is dangerous and the industry crashes it a lot. But again, those who master the Backwards Bicycle reap huge rewards at the expense of those who crash. As we adopt, adapt to and deploy BIM and IPD the Built Industry needs to transition to a Regular Bicycle, even if experienced Backwards Bicycle riders crash their Regular Bicycles from time to time.

To understand the Backwards Bicycle analogy watch the video below. 



When one recognizes the Built Industry's preferred delivery model, Design-Bid-Build, is a special Backwards Bicycle that benefits waste based business models it's easy to understand the proliferation of waste based business models in the industry. 

Facilities procured under a Design-Bid-Build procurement model enjoy a waste rate of 40% to 60% and that waste rate flows through everything from labor to materials and cash. In an environment where 40% to 60% of a capital budget is waste sharp business owners will find ways to EXTRACT profits from that waste stream. Especially if the competition lacks the skills necessary to ride the Built Industry's special Backwards Bicycle. The Built Industry spent over 150 years perfecting their Backwards Bicycle, but now the internet threatens to undermine that model by enabling the use of Regular Bicycles.

In the information age Design-Build, Public-Private-Partnerships and Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) represent competing delivery models that lend themselves to the use of value add business models. Of those three only IPD fully embraces the spirit inherent in value add business models. In other words, IPD is the only Regular Bicycle in the shop! 

The video below is a STARK reminder of what can be accomplished on a Regular Bicycle. Image Danny MacAskill trying to perform on a Backwards Bicycle... that's what we are doing when we force the best and brightest in the Built Industry to work under a Design-Bid-Build delivery model ... we FORCE them to ride a Backwards Bicycle to work every day!



By extension BIM and IPD are only "no brainers" for enterprises that adopt a value add mindset with the intent to EARN profits by adding value. That is, the enterprises intend to ride a Regular Bike every day. By contrast, those that perfected business models designed to EXTRACT profits from waste have ZERO interest in learning to ride a Regular Bike.

Unfortunately, the built industry finds itself straddling a fence, with Design-Bid-Build enabling waste based business models on one side, and demands for BIM and IPD enabling value add business models on the other. To survive most businesses need to keep one foot in the waste based environment - especially while public owners stupidly insist on procuring planning, design and construction services via Design-Bid-Build - while simultaneously preparing to compete for and win work in an IPD environment that rewards value add business models. Accordingly, to successfully transition from the waste based model to the value add model businesses must train people who spent their ENTIRE LIFE riding the Backwards Bike to ride the Regular Bike.

The foregoing explains, in part, the slow uptake of BIM and IPD.

Meanwhile, a copy of my CV follows for interested parties.


James L. Salmon's CV

Creative Counselor – Collaborative Consultant – Change Champion

Exceptional lawyer, mediator, collaborator, mentor and strategic change champion
creating integrated BIM enabled teams in energy, healthcare, higher education,
government, transportation, mining, and construction capable of planning,
designing, constructing, operating and maintaining infrastructure
more efficiently and more intelligently over the
life-cycle of the infrastructure
through the use
of IPD and
BIM

Expertise and Knowledge

  
● Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) ● Integrated Team Building ● Procurement of Integrated Services ● Functional Digital Assets ● Lean Processes ● Building Information Models (BIM) ● Collaborative and Integrated Agreements ● Public Private Partnerships ● IPD, BIM & Lean to Increase Efficiency ● Risk Management & Mitigation ● Preventive Law ● Strategic & Lean Process Plans ● Lean Supply Chain Management ● Integrated Project Delivery Guides ● Integrated Project Insurance ● Net Zero Energy Plans ● Smart Built Cultures™ ● Construction Litigation ● Insurance Coverage ● Bad Faith Litigation ● Expert Testimony ● IPD Financing ● Financing & Insuring Public Private Partnerships ●

  
CURRENT EXPERIENCE 
President of Collaborative Construction Resources, LLC
  • Provide collaborative consulting services to integrated BIM enabled teams – consisting of owners, designers and constructors – to increase the efficiency with which such teams deliver capital projects
  • Teach built industry professionals, students - both graduate and undergraduate - and others about the cultural and legal implications of BIM and IPD
  • Develop visionary business processes – including the Smart Built Culture Program – that enable integrated BIM enabled teams to public sector capital projects more efficiently
  • Launch IPD Round Table Series, a web-based series of collaborative workshop, to introduce participants to IPD, BIM and Lean processes as tools of efficiency
  • Serve as editor of the BUILT – BIM to FM section of the AUGIWorld Magazine and author articles in the series
  • Retained as a litigation consultant by law firms, contractors and designers to prepare expert witnesses to testify in complex construction disputes – including several involving public private partnerships worth more than $200 million – throughout the country
  • Created web-based presentations detailing the key features of a new generation of legal instruments
  • Launched and managed a series of national webinars introducing Collaborative Construction and IPD in 3D™ to owners, designers and constructors involved in planning, designing, constructing and maintaining complex facilities for public and private owners
  • Wrote content for dozens of web-based presentations introducing AEC professionals to innovative business processes revolutionizing public and private procurement of integrated services
  • Joined the National Building Information Model Standards (NBIMS) Project Committee as a contributing member, analyzed and presented seminars on the resulting NBIMS Protocol
  • Selected as a member of the buildingSMARTalliance’s Business Process Integration Task Team charged with integrating BIM into everyday business processes
  • Formulated practical business processes for the use of functional digital representations of facilities and infrastructure on public and private construction projects
  • Joined the Lean Construction Institute to advocate the use by integrated BIM enabled teams of Lean Construction techniques
  • Made a series of national presentations to public owners’ groups regarding implementation of the ConsensusDOCS 300 Series Tri-Party Agreement for Collaborative Project Delivery
  • Worked with the Construction Users Round Table (CURT) locally and nationally to publicize Collaborative Agreements, BIM, Lean Construction and Integrated Project Delivery to public and private owners
  • Founded and managed the 3,000+ member LinkedIn Group, Collaborative BIM Advocates which provides networking opportunities for like-minded professionals seeking to become members of integrated BIM enabled teams around the globe
  • Author, edit, publish and distribute Collaborative Construction Blog and Newsletter to members of the AEC industry, including integrated BIM enabled teams, around the globe
LEGAL EXPERIENCE 
  
Trial and litigation experience involving construction claims 
  • $140 million mixed use development in Cincinnati, Ohio. Served as BIM and IPD consultant to counsel representing trade contractors seeking in excess of $10 million in damages.  Settled claims on terms favorable to trade contractor clients
  • $30 million school construction project. Litigated toxic mold claims related to alleged defects in construction and design in Preble County, Ohio. Won summary judgment on behalf of client-designer in the trial court.
  • $10 million school construction project. Litigated collapse of portion of existing school that occurred during excavation for new addition. Settled claims on behalf of client-owner against general contractor on favorable terms.
  • $280 million hotel and convention center project. Litigated almost 40 separate lien claims filed against general contractor. Settled dozens of claims for millions of dollars on terms favorable to client-general contractor.
  • $25 million hotel project. Litigated toxic mold claims related to defective caulking of the EIFS cladding system on the hotel. Settled claims on terms favorable to owner client.
  • $8 million wood chipping plant explosion case. Litigated claims filed by owner against designer of the fire suppression system installed during expansion of the plant. Settled claims on terms favorable to client-fire detection system manufacturer.
  • $120 million mixed use project procured under P3. Litigated multiple contentious lien claims worth more than $8.0 million on behalf of subcontractors against bank and general contractor. On going. Subcontractor clients.
  • $50 million coal processing plant. Litigated lien claims filed by subcontractors involved in supplying pipe to coal processing plant. Settled claims on terms favorable to subcontractor client.
  • Multi-million single family home development. Litigated toxic model claims related to failed brick work. Settled claims on terms favorable to home owner clients.
  • $30 million power plant. Litigated dispute arising from alleged design defects in the flue. Settled claims on terms favorable to design client.
  • $100 million highway construction project. Litigated multiple wrongful death claims arising out of an explosion that occurred when a DC-9 Cat drug a ripper through a gas pipeline main. Won summary judgment on behalf of general contractor client.
  • $75 million highway construction project. Litigated claims arising from alleged design defects. Settled claim on terms favorable to design client.
Business Litigation and Mediation
  • Defend, prosecute and mediate breaches of non-compete agreements, wage and hour claims, employment discrimination claims and general commercial disputes
  • Pursue and defend claims for injunctive relief on the basis of non-compete agreements on behalf of a pharmaceutical companies, commodities traders and trainers
  • Pursue and defend claims under FLSA, ADA, Title VII, § 1983, and other civil rights statutes
  • Pursue and defend contract claims and tort claims for corporate and individual clients
Teaching Experience
  • Adjunct professor at Middlesex University in London
  • Guest lecturer at the University of Cincinnati College of Applied Sciences
  • Experienced writing instructor and seminar presenter
  • Taught paralegal course at Sheridan Community College
  • Taught paralegal course at Laramie County Community College
  • Teach AEC Professionals about IPD, BIM, Lean Construction and Collaborative Agreements
PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS

Collaborative Construction Resources, LLC
President, February 2008 to the present

Ulmer and Berne, LLP, Cincinnati, Ohio
Senior Associate, December 1999 to February 2008

Lonabaugh and Riggs, Sheridan, Wyoming
Associate, September 1996, to December 1999

Sheridan and Laramie Community Colleges, Wyoming
Adjunct Professor, September 1994 to January 1998

Chief Justice William A. Taylor, Wyoming Supreme Court
Law Clerk, September 1994, to September 1996

Community Involvement
  • Creator of the Charitable Doll House concept for Allied Construction Industries, Inc.
  • Member, Johnson Elementary School Site Based Decision Making Council
  • Co-Chair, Marketing for Johnson Elementary School Fund Raiser
  • President, Texas Tech University Alumni Chapter, Cincinnati
  • Volunteer Mediator, Kentucky and Ohio Courts
  • President, Kappa Sigma Fraternity, Texas Tech University
Education
  • Texas Tech University (B.A., 1991)
  • University of Cincinnati (J.D., 1994)
  • Certified Mediator, Administrative Office of the Courts, Kentucky
Publications and References
Available upon request

Welcome to the Golden Rule Alliance

James L. Salmon, Esq.
Collaborative Construction
300 Pike Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Summary of Services and James L. Salmon's CV


Office 513-721-5672
Fax 513-562-4388
Cell 512-630-4446
JamesLSalmon@gmailcom