Thursday mornings have become my construction site time. I start off at Junction House. I walk the site with the team. We meet and use a lot of profanities. And then I head over to One Delisle for a similar set of activities. It is one of my favorite times of the week because, as a developer, you get to see all of your work coming together in a real and physical thing.
The views can also be pretty nice. Here is photo of the downtown skyline from Junction House this morning (there was a bit of fog):
I know this goes without saying, but I think it is crucial to walk one’s sites. There’s no way to do this in sweatpants over Zoom. You need to see the details. You need to build relationships. And you need to problem solve with the team. It’s also a great opportunity to learn — generally and from mistakes — and get better as a professional.
Here’s the thing about development: sometimes you’re flying at 10,000 feet and sometimes you’re talking about how many layers of drywall are appropriate for demising walls. It’s a lot of fun.
I completely agree, Brandon – and as an architect, it applies even more so. One learns so much from just listening.
I often adapt and use one of the famous lines from the movie, “Apocalypse Now:” “I love the smell of curing concrete in the morning…” 🙂
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Love it. Great to see you this week!