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Adjunct Professorship On January 8th, 2019 I will restart my Adjunct Professorship at Florida International University in the College of Engineering and Computing in the Moss School of Construction, Infrastructure and Sustainability. I’ll be teaching the BCN 4794 Quality Control in Construction course for the Spring 2019 Semester.

Coaching and Mentoring

Dear Colleagues: I have been mentoring and coaching a young man for the past 16 years that I met at the construction company that I worked for 25 years. We have become great friends and we talk almost everyday. I listen to him and give advice on life and business. I call myself #ThePurpleSquirrel, it is…

Millennials have overtaken Baby Boomers

Largest Group of Workers Clearly, the age group knows as Gen Y or more commonly, Millennials, is the largest group with Baby Boomers second, and Gen X third. They are also the largest group in the Workforce. By the year 2020, they will represent 50% of all workers and by 2035 a whopping 75%. Most…

The Two Hardest Aspects of Yoga By Geno Jaramillo

Repeat these two facets for more success in your yoga practice. When you first read the title of this article you were probably thinking; inversions such as sirsasana (supported head stand), they’re hard! Or arm balances such as bakasana (crane pose) or harder yet, parsva bakasana (side crane pose), they’re hard because you need to have…

How to Achieve Distinguished Toastmaster

By saying yes! The first question that I was asked when I went to investigate the local Toastmaster International Club (South Dade Toastmasters) was, “will you join today?” I said yes. Three months later, after sponsoring eight new members, all from the company where I was working, I was asked, “will you be our club President?” I…

The difference between the QMR and QA/QC Manager

Quality Management Representative (QMR): ·      First duty is to act as an Internal Auditor and ensure that the Quality Management System (QMS) is being followed to maintain ISO9001:2008 certification. ·      Annually perform Internal Audits of all projects and select corporate departments (IT, Equip., Purchasing/Estimating, Marketing, Accounting, and HR) as it relates to the QMS in preparation for…