On today’s show we are talking about the importance of hiring the best engineers for your real estate development projects.

Engineering is not just about technical knowhow. Engineering designs are multi-dimensional. When you fix one variable, you can often break another. When problems arise in engineering it’s almost always a result of an incorrect scope, or an incorrect assumption or understanding of the design requirements.

When we hire engineers, the results are often mixed. There have been some painful lessons along the way. In all cases, we hired competent engineers. They understood the specifications and requirements of the city. At least we think they did.

So how do you evaluate an engineer? It’s a little like evaluating a pilot. If the pilot still has their license, there is almost nothing to distinguish one pilot from another. Virtually any pilot who is active hasn’t crashed. One pilot won’t get you there faster than another. The aircrafts pretty much fly at the same speed.

So too is the world of civil engineering. At least that’s how it appears from a distance.


Host: Victor Menasce

email: podcast@victorjm.com