Tag: Projects to Watch

Projects to Watch: Chinese Hotel Built in Two Days

This won’t be an ongoing project!  A super-efficient Chinese crew built a 15 story “green” hotel in 2 days (some say 6 — the difference is the work was completed in 48 elapsed hours, so this is six 8-hour days).  Another remarkable fact: no stationary cranes were used.  Like the 4 hour house built in […]

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Projects to Watch: A Man, A Plan, A Canal

On a recent trip to the San Diego airport, the shuttle made a brief diversion to a downtown hotel to pick up guests from a cruise ship that had just been through the Panama Canal. Now each of my online students needs to do a brief essay on an historical project, and this is a […]

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Projects to Watch: Steel Grass Farm

It been 10 years since I last visited Kauai, but I recently had an opportunity to spend two days in Honolulu and a week in Princeville. In many ways, nothing changed in the last 10 years. Hanalei Bay still has its one lane bridge which blocks construction equipment from entering, along with progress. Except for […]

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Projects to Watch: The Greening of Chicago

Perhaps President Obama’s association with the city has something to do with it — suddenly the mention of “green” projects also brings up Chicago. The April 2009 PM Network magazine has a full page “side bar” highlighting the city accomplishments, including: – tax breaks and grants for the greening of building roof tops– The Chicago […]

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Projects to Watch: Spring Garden Alive!

What do you get when you mix innovation, mentoring, education, and project management? Spring Garden Alive!, a product of PMI Founder Jim Snyder, PMI Delaware Valley Chapter, the School District of Phildelphia, Devry University, and the PMI Education Foundation. Here’s what I learned about this project while in Denver for the 2008 North American Leadership […]

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Projects to Watch: “An Ambitious Project”

About 2 hours ago the Reuters service carried news of the malfunction of the world’s largest physics experiment, the $9B Large Hadron Collider (LHC) located beneath a CERN research center near the Swiss-French border. A 30-ton transformer designed to cool the magnets to -456.3F malfunctioned. The resulting helium leak into the 17 mile tunnel housing […]

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Projects to Watch: Punta Colonet

The story didn’t seem to get a lot of press or discussion, but a couple of people tipped me off and a search turned up an article from July 25th in SignOnSanDiego. Mexico’s federal government is planning a massive port project approximately 150 miles south of San Diego (this is south of Ensenada). The government […]

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Projects to Watch: Library of Congress Flickr Pilot

As the saying goes, many hands make the work light. The advent of Web 2.0 applications has facilitated collaboration on many levels, and the Library of Congress has decided to jump in. They have millions of pictures in their collections, and many of them have incomplete information — they are missing names of subjects, locations, […]

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Projects to Watch: Burj Dubai

For decades, the Sears Tower in Chicago was not only the tallest building in the US, having surpassed the Empire State Building and the World Trade Center, but was also the tallest in the world. In 1998, it was surpassed by the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur. Post 9/11, there has been a renewed interest […]

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Projects to Watch: New Human Genome Project

The original human genome project was incredible. I’ve had several students profile it as part of a class assignment. It launched as an international effort in 1988 and in 13 years, the entire human genome and 25,000 genes were identified and mapped. The original project was to last 15 years and cost the US alone […]

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