What is the Future of Architecture as a Profession?

In 2010, the Royal Institute of British Architects think tank, Building Futures, published a report addressing some of the following questions: “…who will design our buildings in 2025; what roles will those trained in architecture be doing then and how will architectural practice have changed as a result?” In April of 2013, Steve Mouzon offered … Continue reading What is the Future of Architecture as a Profession?

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

Guest Post: The ARC and The Covenants

This is a guest post from Mike Collignon, Executive Director and Co-Founder, Green Builder Coalition. As Executive Director and Co-Founder of the Green Builder® Coalition, Mike engages in national and state-level advocacy, co-produces quarterly research reports, and publishes both a bi-monthly e-newsletter and a monthly feature in Green Builder® Magazine. This article was originally published … Continue reading Guest Post: The ARC and The Covenants

Anderson Lock: If we haven’t tested it, we don’t sell it

This is a special guest post from Kathi Frelk, Marketing Coordinator at Anderson Lock – “a total door opening supplier with an emphasis on doors, frames and electronic access controls.” I’ll admit I hadn’t known much about the company before they contacted me. Anderson Lock has been a family-owned business since 1960, with locations in … Continue reading Anderson Lock: If we haven’t tested it, we don’t sell it

VE-ADR 2012: Emerging Strategies for Successful Construction Defect Expert Witnesses and Consultants

In July 2012, I attended LiMa Solutions’ Value-Engineered Alternative Dispute Resolution conference in beautiful Key West, FL. The goal of the conference: How to improve the construction defect dispute resolution process. Here is an overview of my observations at the conference. After the conference, I spent hours transcribing my notes into a spreadsheet, categorizing the … Continue reading VE-ADR 2012: Emerging Strategies for Successful Construction Defect Expert Witnesses and Consultants

Join us in San Diego on October 4, 2012 for another Networking Mixer with Janae Long

It’s that time again! Janae Long is throwing another networking mixer for professionals here in the San Diego area. I’ve been to several of these events, and every time I go, I end up having engaging conversations. I have met some really interesting people at Janae’s mixers – all of whom are very passionate about … Continue reading Join us in San Diego on October 4, 2012 for another Networking Mixer with Janae Long

Guest Post: Musings on BIM, IPD and Risk (by Christopher G. Hill, @constructionlaw)

Christopher G. Hill is a lawyer, Virginia Supreme Court certified General District Court mediator and owner of the Richmond, VA firm, The Law Office of Christopher G. Hill, PC, a LEED AP. Chris authors the Construction Law Musings blog where he discusses legal and policy issues relevant to construction professionals. Additionally, Chris is active in … Continue reading Guest Post: Musings on BIM, IPD and Risk (by Christopher G. Hill, @constructionlaw)

Best practices in Lean, and a walk around Midtown Atlanta

My latest article for RDCToday.com is now live. The title is Success in Lean comes from the bottom up. Here is an excerpt: Long before Toyota even existed, and before corporate executives were getting black belts in Six Sigma, Frederick Taylor was trying to find ways to improve efficiency through something he called scientific management. … Continue reading Best practices in Lean, and a walk around Midtown Atlanta