The Skin pseudo-constructor runs at the beginning of each page load, both on the admin side and front end. If you need to initialize hooks, filters, or other custom functionality for your Skin, this is the place to do that.

protected function construct() {
	/* initialize 

Be aware that the construct() method runs very early on in the program, and because of this, not all Skin (or Thesis) features are available for use at this point in the page generation process.