AECforensics.com is Back! (Be sure to check out the new Daily Edition…)

AEC forensics dot com

After almost exactly two years, AECforensics.com is back to dissecting the latest issues impacting quality and risk management in the built environment. And what's more, there's now a Daily Edition featuring the top curated news for professionals in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry. Hello Everyone! It is I, Brian L. Hill, your trusty … Continue reading AECforensics.com is Back! (Be sure to check out the new Daily Edition…)

Can the guy that made it cool to sell shoes online reinvent Las Vegas?

Think about it for a second. Shoe companies have failed horribly at standardizing shoe sizes. My feet haven't changed sizes in 20 years, at least, yet the shoes I have bought that fit range in size from “9” all the way to “10 1/2” - nevermind the fact that my Birkenstocks have always been size … Continue reading Can the guy that made it cool to sell shoes online reinvent Las Vegas?

What is the value of independent third-party owner representation?

My father, Steve Hill, has been working in the construction industry for over 40 years. Some of my earliest memories as a child involve sitting in his lap on a Ditch Witch digging trenches for foundations, or the sweet intoxicating smell of lacquer (might explain a lot about me...) wafting in from our garage temporarily … Continue reading What is the value of independent third-party owner representation?

Valley Fever: Occupational hazard for archaeologists, farm workers and construction professionals

Cocci, a fungus that lives in the top layers of arid soil, is responsible for a serious respiratory illness known as Valley Fever. Humans contract the disease when disturbing soil in dry areas causes the mold to release its spores. According to Discover, due to the nature of their work, archaeologists are often susceptible to … Continue reading Valley Fever: Occupational hazard for archaeologists, farm workers and construction professionals

Zillow Digs: Home improvement app “like Pinterest, but with price tags”

A story popped up in my RSS reader this morning, but when I visited the original site, the article was (and still is) nowhere to be found. According to PandoDaily's Erin Griffith in my saved copy of the article: Zillow Digs will connect home renovators with professionals that can help them. Zillow won’t charge contractors … Continue reading Zillow Digs: Home improvement app “like Pinterest, but with price tags”