Christopher Hill (no relation to yours truly) is a longtime construction law attorney and mediator practicing out of Richmond, Virginia. His blog, Construction Law Musings, has always been one of my must-read sources of news and insight pertaining to construction law ever since he started it in late 2008. Be sure to follow @constructionlaw on Twitter … Continue reading Guest Post: Why Mediate? Because You Run a Business
Do energy efficient building practices result in better feedback loops and better workmanship?
My wife and I have been lucky to have three kids that (so far) haven't ever played with fire, or knives, or consumed dangerous cleaning supplies, or anything like that. It didn't take burning down the house, stitches, or stomach pumping to teach each of them the danger inherent with certain things—a quick touch to … Continue reading Do energy efficient building practices result in better feedback loops and better workmanship?
London: Failed, fallen structural components at the Cheesegrater building prompt investigation
The Leadenhall Building at 122 Leadenhall Street in London, also known affectionately as the Cheesegrater due to its unique shape, is 47-stories tall and is the UK's 4th largest building. Featuring a cutting edge high-performance building envelope incorporating passive heating and cooling elements, 85% of its construction took place off-site, making it one of the … Continue reading London: Failed, fallen structural components at the Cheesegrater building prompt investigation
LAUSD gets a surprise early visit from FBI over flawed iPad procurement program
Things seem to have gone from bad to worse for administrators at LA Unified School District over a $70-million iPad program, as the FBI executed a subpoena to seize about 20 bankers boxes of documents this week. Previously, I wrote about the LAUSD's decision to end their iPad program amidst allegations of an improper bidding … Continue reading LAUSD gets a surprise early visit from FBI over flawed iPad procurement program
Gary Vaynerchuk’s keynote talk on the future of A/E/C business development at PCBC 2014
I'm a huge fan of Gary Vaynerchuk and have been following his work for the better part of a decade. If you're like most people, you might be thinking to yourself, "Who is Gary Vaynerchuk?" The short version: Gary took his family's liquor store from $3M per year to over $60M per year by leveraging … Continue reading Gary Vaynerchuk’s keynote talk on the future of A/E/C business development at PCBC 2014