Much to Discuss

As I mentioned in my first blog, I have accumulated a whole lot of “war stories” during my more than 40 years in the glass business. Certainly, I can and will share some of them with you in this blog. The truth is that I could keep things going for quite a while by simply writing about my own interests and experiences. However, as hard as it is for me to believe, there may be other things that you want to discuss.

Now, as much as it hurts, I’m willing to accept that you may actually not want an unending stream of “Tales from Michael.” So, I encourage you, dear readers, to submit your questions and suggestions through the comments area below. Obviously, I won’t be able to deal with every question or topic, but it sure would work best if I write about what interests you, rather than just what interests me. Most of the time, I’m sure that it will be of interest to both of us.

Let me fire you up and “prime the pump,” so to speak. I have often been puzzled and even dismayed when reviewing section 8800 of the project specification. Often, out-dated specifications and products are referenced, or contradictory statements are included. Sometimes, “wish-list” requirements are included that would be great to have if they were possible; unfortunately, when you ask for the impossible, it only complicates the process at best, and can lead to chaos at worst.

I wonder why I’ve seen these issues in the specification. Perhaps you can answer this mystery for me. I am waiting for your comments!