25 of the most embarrassing design and construction failures

Only by analyzing the failures of our past can we learn how to prepare for a better future. This is one of the core principles behind forensic science, and candidly, it is what personally drives me forward every day. InterestingEngineering.com compiled a list of "25 Extremely Embarrassing Architectural Failures," although I would like to clarify … Continue reading 25 of the most embarrassing design and construction failures

An “engineer” by any other name would smell as sweet

Apologies to Mr. Shakespeare, but it seems that right now across the internet, a lot of attention is being paid to how the word "engineer" is defined. Merriam Webster, a fairly respected dictionary, offers three definitions of the word, engineer: "a designer or builder of engines" "a person who is trained in or follows as a … Continue reading An “engineer” by any other name would smell as sweet

Bjarke Ingels Group removes obstacles to design innovation with new in-house capabilities 

Construction Dive's Kim Slowey reports that stachitect Bjarke Ingels' firm, Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), has made quite the strategic move: BIG is nothing if not innovative, so there's no doubt the architecture firm will be able to amp up its edgy creations with the addition of an in-house engineering unit. BIG said the new division … Continue reading Bjarke Ingels Group removes obstacles to design innovation with new in-house capabilities 

A Digital Magazine for the Architecture, Engineering & Construction (AEC) Industry

After tearing down AEC Quality .com to the bare studs and rebuilding the site by hand, I am proud to announce the beginning of a new chapter. Beginning July 1st, each month we will explore the trends impacting quality and risk management in the built environment. With an impressive panel of guest columnists, this free digital magazine … Continue reading A Digital Magazine for the Architecture, Engineering & Construction (AEC) Industry