CoMET Committee Article Explains Why High-Quality CoMET Services Are Essential To Achieving LEED Objectives; Underscores Geoprofessional Value Proposition
It doesn't apply just to LEED and sustainable design, but the dictum that "cheap geoprofessional services are expensive" is particularly apropos in that arena, given that realizing the objective of sustainable design is not everything: It's the only thing. And how does an owner achieve the objective of sustainable design? By having a quality-focused construction materials engineering and testing (CoMET) consultancy on the project team, from project initiation through project conclusion. Now, thanks to the diligent efforts of GBA's CoMET Committee, exactly this thought is conveyed by an outstanding article in EDC / The Official Magazine for the LEED Professional. Titled "Achieving the Designed Quality," the article points out the value of high-quality CoMET services and provides guidance on how to select and deploy a firm wisely, amplifying the guidance given in GBA's Geoprofessionals' Value Proposition. This is exactly the kind of article you can use in presentations, or forward as suggested reading to client representatives and prospective-client representatives. It can also serve as valuable instruction for members of your staff, to help them understand what makes your firm special. And remember, too, that the CoMET Committee has also developed two "message": flyers to also serve that purpose: Project Quality Assurance: A Message to Owners and Project Quality Assurance: A Message to Architects, Civil Engineers, and Structural Engineers.
Some of the introductory copy of the EDC article is particularly to-the-point, you may agree:
Read it all. It could be another valuable arrow for your Q quiver.