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Terry Brickman
National Director, Quality Management
Terry has over 30 years of construction experience working across North America on commercial building and high technology projects valued up to $150 million. Terry leads the US Quality Program for PCL. He is responsible for achieving the quality goals of the organization by assisting PCL’s district operations with implementing effective quality management systems on their projects. Terry holds a bachelors degree in Architectural Science from Ryerson University in Toronto. He is a Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) accredited professional in Building Design and Construction (BD+C) and is a Level 1 Certified Infrared Thermographer.
  • How to Build a Quality Bridge—One Bolt at a Time

    As the national director of quality management for the sixth largest general contractor in the US, the most daunting task for me is to convince others to have the same passion for producing a quality product that I do.
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  • Quality and Field Mobility: A Perfect Mix

    Many years ago, I attended a course on negotiating and learned the phrase "access to information is power." This is especially true in the real estate market.
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  • Quality Drinking Water is not an Accident

    If you were offered dirty, unfiltered water, but at a substantially reduced price, would you drink it? I didn’t think so. When it comes to certain things in life, you just don't compromise on the quality of the product for you or your family.
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  • Motivating for Quality

    Quality excellence is achieved by finding what motivates people to do their best. When evaluating quality on a construction site, it is important for project teams to recognize what is being done well in addition to pointing out what needs improvement.
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  • Getting it Right When No One is Watching

    Henry Ford, the great automobile industrialist of the early 20th century, once said, “Quality means doing it right when no one is looking.”
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  • How to Inspire Quality: A Lesson from the Students of Iolani Schools, Hawaii

    Nestled at the center of the Iolani Schools main campus in Honolulu you will find not only the site of the new Sullivan Center for Applied Studies, but the answer to inspiring a quality construction project.
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  • Quality Starts with Understanding the Vision

    The first question I typically ask of a project team when I visit a jobsite is, “Have you been to the architect’s office to understand their vision for the project?”
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  • This One’s for My Daughter

    We use an analogy at PCL to help us remember the importance of meeting the needs of our clients. We compare our projects to a meal that a customer might order in a restaurant.
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  • Does Quality Have a Face?

    I have been in the construction industry for over 25 years, working all across North America for PCL Construction. Throughout this journey I have often wondered what makes for a quality project. Does quality have a face?
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