Construction Curiosities #9 – YOUR Curiosities, Aging Pipes, Sky Hook Details

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This weekly Newsletter explores my Curiosities around the Construction Industry. It’s meant to make you think, smile, and become a better, more well-informed Construction Professional.

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This week we will look at:

  • YOUR Curiosities: ???
  • One Article: Aging Pipes
  • One Video: Leadershift
  • One Quote: Einstein Curiosity
  • One Meme: Sky Hook Detail

YOUR Curiosities

This week my “22 Hacks to win as a Young Construction Professional” Series on LinkedIn had a theme of Intentional Curiosity that leads to Professional Growth.

So this week for the Newsletter I wanted to do something a little different.

I want to know what YOUR Construction Curiosities are???

What is it that you want to know about?

What are you learning?

What can I help answer? What can I guide you through?

Let’s make this week an interactive one! Leave a comment on this Newsletter and let’s start some dialog.

Leave a comment

I’ll take some of the responses and turn them into future newsletters or LinkedIn post topics. Let’s Stay Curious Together!

Or for the shy types send me an email at [email protected].

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

One Article

About 2 months ago a broken water line left the entire city of Odessa, TX (population 123k) without water for 48 hours. That water line was 60 years old 😲

The Odessa water outage underscores a growing problem: Aging pipes in Texas cities are getting more fragile

“Aging water systems are common throughout the country,” said Thomas Kerr, Odessa’s utilities director, during a press conference the day after the line broke. “It’s often difficult for municipalities to be able to afford to manage those systems as they age. That’s the situation we find ourselves in.”

The water outage in Odessa exposed the city to a reality that happens all over Texas and the nation — water supply systems have become increasingly more vulnerable to disasters.

One Video

“If you are going to grow you are going to continue to change”

“It’s never going to slow down.

I love people who say, ‘The pace is going crazy. I can hardly wait for things to slow down.’

‘Slow down? That means you are going to die.’”

One Quote

One Meme

Finally! The long fabled sky hook is here!

brb gonna go look for the board stretcher detail.

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Let me know in the comments or send me an email ([email protected]) what you liked, didn’t like, want to see more of in the future, or have suggestions! I look forward to hearing from you.

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