Progress Meetings - The Antidote to Murphy's Law!

Well, this is it, the last month of 2020, a year that has had just about everything. If Murphy could claim a year, this would have been it. This month, as part of a look into the "Construction Alliance" and the "Construction Guidelines", we will explore what keeps good ole' Murphy at bay during the ...

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In memoriam, Terry Mattison, CSI

We regret to announce the passing of Terry Mattison, HOK's Principal Senior Specification Writer, on April 10, 2019. Terry joined HOK in 1962 and CSI in 1966.  He worked at HOK for 57 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bev, and by 3 sons who died in infancy. Terry is survived by two ...

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Thoughts on the Grenfell Fire, and “Trusted Advisors”

The cause of the June 14, 2017 Grenfell Tower fire in London became readily apparent within a few days. A defective refrigerator in a fourth floor apartment caught fire, rapidly igniting flammable materials on the outside walls of the building. Within minutes, the exterior was engulfed in flames as ...

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