Jones Day on Covid-19’s impact on construction projects and disputes

The lawyers at Jones Day have published a three-part white paper series analyzing potential impacts of the global pandemic on not just the construction industry itself, but also on the disputes that so often result from it. Here is an overview: Part I sets out an overview of some of the recurring issues facing construction … Continue reading Jones Day on Covid-19’s impact on construction projects and disputes

Winter is coming: First decrease in construction costs in a decade

Construction Dive published an article recently highlighting the measurable decrease in construction costs. Based on the Turner Building Cost Index, it would appear that nonresidential building construction costs dropped 1.01% from the first quarter of 2020 compared to the second. This means that there are more companies than usual bidding on each available project, which … Continue reading Winter is coming: First decrease in construction costs in a decade

For proper espresso, material scientists now suggest coarser grind and less coffee

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

R.I.P. Grant Imahara

While Mythbusters was a little cheesy at times, it always remained true to itself — using science to demonstrably prove flawed assumptions. One of the core Mythbusters, Grant Imahara, who studied electrical engineering at USC, sadly passed away at the age of 49. According to the Hollywood Reporter: Imahara died suddenly following a brain aneurysm, The … Continue reading R.I.P. Grant Imahara

Self-care and stress management are essential to successfully and sustainably delivering professional services

Megan Zavieh writing for attorneyatwork.com: Self-care and stress management are critical to the success of your law practice. They are as important as your email app or calendaring tool. Without you functioning at your best, deadlines will pile up, mistakes will happen, and there may be severe consequences for them. So take a day. Have … Continue reading Self-care and stress management are essential to successfully and sustainably delivering professional services