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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Much Of What is Known About Infrastructure is Wrong

By:  Dr. John Brown Miller Moving people, goods, and information more quickly at lower cost has been a common public purpose since George Washington left his Potomac Canal development in 1789 to become President of the United States.  Our infrastructure platform allows information to flow, goods to move, and people to work.  No nation has

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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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The Fiction of Federally Funded Infrastructure

Congressional Infrastructure Dead End – Earmarks or Nothing By:  Dr. John Brown Miller [Originally published by in The Hill on June 9, 2018.] Members of Congress are used to logrolling each other to move as many projects from their district’s wish list onto a joint list of projects that can garner 218 votes in the

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