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Building Cathedrals

Few of us will ever experience the privilege of creating monuments for the ages yet, it may be at least metaphorically possible...
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Green Builder Media President, Ron Jones

Green Builder Media

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 8:00am

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CONTENT: Blog

OVER THE YEARS, I have always enjoyed learning about the building of the great cathedrals through accounts provided by a variety of sources, from historical novels to television documentaries. The stories of soaring imagination and vision, amazing engineering and unbelievable physical exertion must thrill and inspire anyone who has any kind of role in the art and science of building.

But the common element of these stories that most amazes me, that gives me goose bumps when I think about it, is in the realization that because of the enormous scale and complexity of these structures, as well as the limited technology available to the builders of that era, it literally took decades—even generations—to complete them.

Think about the ramifications of that. It means that all of those involved, from architects, designers and engineers to supervisors, tradesmen and basic laborers (some of whom were admittedly not volunteers), might toil for their entire working lives on a single project, knowing that there was no hope of seeing it through to completion in their lifetimes.

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CAMPAIGN: VISION House at Mariposa Meadows

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