James L. Salmon, Esq.
300 Pike Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Summary of Services and James L. Salmon's CV
Collaborative Construction Resources, LLC helps owners craft IPD procurement strategies that enable them to acquire BIM enabled infrastructure from integrated teams and helps those teams craft, negotiate and implement integrated agreements. Whether you need an IPD Facilitator, a Project Neutral, or Project Counsel, we can help. We're BUILT to integrate!
Trump’s popularity at home is likely to depend in large part on whether he can revive blue collar jobs. An energy boom offers the best prospect for growth in manufacturing jobs. Much of America’s new energy bounty comes in the form of natural gas; this has significant implications for America’s future industrial development. Natural gas can be exported, but it has to be liquified first — and that adds significantly to its cost. American manufacturers in energy intensive industries can expect secure supplies of natural gas at lower costs than their competitors in Europe or Asia will pay. That matters to blue collar workers; the energy rich United States is becoming significantly more attractive as a manufacturing site for large, energy (and job) intensive plants.
What we know of Trump’s economic plans looks like an effort to capitalize on this advantage. Reducing corporate tax will help pull industrial investment to the United States, especially from high tax Europe. German chemical and automobile manufacturers, for example, are under great pressure from high labor, energy and taxation costs. Trump’s America, however unpalatable it may be to German diplomats, may prove surprisingly attractive to German industrialists. Additionally, Trump’s plan to promote the return of some of the $2 trillion plus in offshore cash held by American companies overseas is likely to promote domestic investment, especially if corporate tax rates are also cut. Cheap energy and favorable regulatory treatment could well ensure a significant boost in investment in new production facilities during the first Trump term; that will make his voters happy and could solidify the coalition that swept him to the White House.
That bring us to the elephant in the room when we talk about the future of energy. Changes in the energy mix normally happen incrementally over long periods. But claims of catastrophic man-made global warming imply that we don't have time to wait. It's the reason we're told that the future of energy has to come now, which raises the risk of massive malinvestments that could end up achieving dramatic reductions in carbon dioxide emissions the only way that has really been demonstrated to work: crashing the economy.
Yet it may be time to accept that this zero-emissions future isn't going to happen. A few years back, Google cancelled its alternative energy "moonshot" because it projected that the cost of rebuilding the entire world's energy infrastructure would be too great, and that it would come too late to make a significant difference on projected global temperatures. Two of the Google engineers explained in detail why existing technology won't do the job, and they drew this conclusion:
"As we reflected on the project, we came to the conclusion that even if Google and others had led the way toward a wholesale adoption of renewable energy, that switch would not have resulted in significant reductions of carbon dioxide emissions. Trying to combat climate change exclusively with today's renewable energy technologies simply won't work; we need a fundamentally different approach."
The idea of the state as the "locomotive of history" is relatively recent. George Orwell's 1984 saw state resting on the pillars of police power, a command economy and the ability to rewrite the Narrative. The most important of these was the ability to rewrite the factual record. In fact 1984's protagonist was employed full time to rewrite newspaper articles. In Orwell's view the mutability of the past was the foundation of tyranny. "Who controls the past controls the future; who controls the present controls the past." To ensure this the Ministry of Truth was honeycombed with Memory Holes into which any inconvenient fact could be dropped and be disappeared.
The world BIM market is expected to reach a value of $11.7 billion by 2022, registering a CAGR of 21.6% during 2016 -2022. The Asia-Pacific region is expected to witness an upsurge in demand owing to the exponentially growing construction industry and supportive government regulations for mandating the use of BIM. Furthermore, BIM is forecast to gain increasing adoption across various sectors such as commercial and infrastructure construction.
"This is a far more practical and cost-effective way to increase the stability of a well over a long period," Tour said.
In the lab, the nanoribbons were functionalized—or modified—with polypropylene oxide to aid their dispersal in the polymer. Mechanical tests on composite-reinforced sandstone showed the process increased its average strength from 5.8 to 13.3 megapascals, a 130 percent boost in this measurement of internal pressure, Shahsavari said. Similarly, the toughness of the composite increased by a factor of six.
"That indicates the composite can absorb about six times more energy before failure," he said. "Mechanical testing at smaller scales via nanoindentation exhibited even more local enhancement, mainly due to the strong interaction between nanoribbons and the polymer. This, combined with the filling effect of the nanoribbon-polymer into the pore spaces of the sandstone, led to the observed enhancements."Read the Whole Thing
According to Stryker, “Tritanium is a novel highly porous titanium material designed for bone in-growth and biologic fixation in spine applications.” It is designed to help alleviate the problems brought upon by degenerative disc disease (DDD)
In the built industry we are told, all the time, that the iron triangle of cost, quality and schedule cannot be broken. My contention is that's crap. The built industry is burdened with a waste factor of at least 60% and there's no way, NO WAY, you cannot reduce cost, improve quality and build faster every single time in the built industry. If 60% - or more - of the labor, materials and time expended on a project are wasted then building better building faster and cheaper is possible, no matter what the experts say.
But controlling all three points on the iron triangle is tough. Reducing costs impacts quality. Increasing quality raises costs. Cost and quality both impact schedule. It's absolutely true that these three points on the iron triangle are connected and when you impact one you impact the other two to some degree as well. But isn't the ability to control cost, quality and schedule on a complex construction project really, at its core, just an optimization problem? I believe it is. Plus a cultural problem. And a legal problem. But those last two are easy to solve with the right team, it's the optimization problem that has the industry stumped.
Which brings me to the value of Quantum Computing in Construction. To run a full blown optimization analysis on every critical decision on a complex construction project at every moment in time that such a decision is necessary is the Holy Grail of the BIM / VDC world. But to date we've been thwarted by the inability of our computers to wield the data found in massive BIM models. And simultaneously keeping your finger on the pulse of the costs, quality and schedule of a project is a monumental task. But, again, it's just an optimization problem driving the the facts / events as the occur / manifest themselves.