Coffee is vitally important in my life. I consider myself fortunate that I have access to a truly amazing coffee roaster, that even in lockdown, has been keeping me supplied with freshly roasted and expertly sourced beans. The key elements to all good coffee are good beans, proper roast, proper grind, good water, proper temperature, … Continue reading For proper espresso, material scientists now suggest coarser grind and less coffee
Nancy Duarte is truly one of the great all-time thinkers and strategists when it comes to presenting visual information. How influential is Nancy’s work? Ever heard of An Inconvenient Truth? When I saw that Michael Zipursky of Consulting Success interviewed Nancy for his podcast, I had to tune in. Here’s an excerpt: Sometimes, there’s a … Continue reading Presentation design and the intersection between consultant and data analyst
For a long time in our nation's history, buildings were primarily framed with and often clad with wood harvested from the trees found in once plentiful forests. Except for a brief renaissance during the Craftsman era, as the country prospered, building aesthetics moved away from exposed timber. But, as I noted in a recent article … Continue reading Another new building trend to watch: Tall Wood
Here's the introduction from an article I wrote for the Xpera blog on the 9 Building Industry Innovations to Watch: When people think about design, construction and real estate, “innovative” and “forward-thinking” probably aren’t the first words that come to mind.Many building industry professionals working today began their careers at a time when computers were … Continue reading Top 9 tech trends that will shape our built environment
Over at the Xpera blog, my latest article just went live on the topic of Big Data Analysis for the Construction Industry. Here is an excerpt: The key—and this is truly one of the biggest challenges our industry faces right now—is how do we extract important and valuable information from the data? One huge problem … Continue reading How can making sense of the Big Data in construction projects benefit you?