Structuring Competition for Networks of Buildings

This article appeared in Buildings Magazine on Octoboer 1, 2018. Governments with networks of public buildings have unique opportunities to structure competition around building systems to produce both dramatic savings in life cycle cost and improvements in level of service. Examples of this include a school system, with multiple elementary, middle and high schools, is

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Five Truths About Infrastructure

By:  Dr. John Brown Miller Joel Moser’s August 4, 2017 column “Five myths about infrastructure” was an interesting read, and I finally have time to rebut it.  I know, respect, and like Mr. Moser.  As with all complicated subjects, there are competing, conflicting, views. Mr. Moser’s “five myths” are actually “five truths”.  I’ve relabeled and

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Infrastructure Upside Down – The Gateway Project

Infrastructure Off-Track:  the Gateway Project to New York By:  Dr. John Brown Miller [Originally published by The Washington Examiner on April 8, 2018.] The federal role in financing state infrastructure remains upside down.  Instead of using life cycle competition to confirm value for money, Congress remains focused on earmarking state projects in federal appropriation bills. 

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We can lower infrastructure price tag . . .

  By:  Dr. John Brown Miller [Originally published by THE HILL on November 22 2017, without charts.]  This is the third in a three part series on infrastructure. As American infrastructure continues to decline, the endless debate whether “public” or “private” infrastructure is “cheaper” is much more amusing than substantive. The four typical cash flows

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