The Building Science Podcast Presents: The Edifice Complex / by Positive Energy

We got so much great feedback from listeners who loved the last crossover episode. So much so that we figured why not do it again? This week we're proud to present to you one of our favorite building-centric shows, The Edifice Complex. Hosted by our colleague Robert Bean (who has been on our show before) and our new friend Adam Muggleton, we're thrilled to bring you an episode of their show in which they interviewed our beloved Building Science Podcast host, Kristof. 

In this episode, topics discussed are as follows:

  1. How energy is a technology, not just a fuel,

  2. Air filters can be a poignant moment in life!

  3. How “health is the new green”

You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll wonder how you got to where you are now and so much more. Give their show a listen and share this episode with a friend. 


The Edifice Complex

The Edifice Complex Podcast with Adam Muggleton and Robert Bean is a show dedicated to helping you keep up with who in the world of property design and development is innovating  and doing great work, perspective on the adjacent possible, and challenges to the status quo.


Robert Bean

Robert Bean The Edifice Complex

Robert Bean is a Registered Engineering Technologist (R.E.T.) in building construction (ASET) and a Professional Licensee (P.L.(Eng.) in Mechanical Engineering (APEGA). A design practitioner, author, and educator with over 35 years’ experience.

Robert is president of Indoor Climate Consultants Inc. and director of www.healthyheating.com an on-line resource serving as a technical interpreter and consolidator of academic research within building and health sciences.

Robert is a past two-term ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer and has received numerous industry awards for his contributions including the ASHRAE’s Lou Flagg Award and ASHRAE Distinguished Service Award. He serves on several technical committees related to physiology and the human environment, eXergy and sustainability; and radiant based HVAC Systems. Robert is also the author of numerous industry programs addressing indoor environmental quality and building systems.

Robert works at the intersection of business, buildings, science, demographics, industrial design and product ergonomics.

Adam Muggleton

Adam Muggleton The Edifice Complex

Adam has been immersed in property and construction for 37 years. Having worked in 20 countries and held leadership positions at several firms, Adam has a unique skill set derived from experience in property development, design team management, project management, and building commissioning.

Adam is passionate about promoting the concept of Commissioning Management as an effective project management tool, to hand over buildings that actually work. He devises and delivers successful project, leadership and testing strategies that achieve optimum outcomes for those involved and affected.

As an industry leader, Adam served on the CIBSE Commissioning Code “A” committee for the 1996 code re-write and the UK BSRIA steering group for Application Guide 16/2002 Variable Flow Water Systems. Adam also served as an international board member for the USA Building Commissioning Association.

Adam’s focus is on property development as a:

• Property Industry Blogger, Podcaster, and Philosopher
• Chartered Project Management Surveyor (RICS)
• Qualified Building Commissioning Professional

Philosophically, the question is this, “why are zero defect, high-performance buildings not normally delivered?”