Things you can’t learn in school: Troubleshooting

Andrea Marson wrote a great post discussing the art of troubleshooting within the context of engineering. This is a topic that has a great deal of personal meaning to me as well, as a forensic analyst investigating high-stakes and complex disputes involving real estate and construction. Although Marson is an electronics and software professional, some … Continue reading Things you can’t learn in school: Troubleshooting

Choice of Font becomes critical evidence in case

Typography, the art (and science) of arranging and forming letters, is an essential tool in design, and a subject of never-ending fascination for graphic design nerds like myself. Some typefaces and font choices can make political statements, whereas a font like Microsoft's Comic Sans is so reviled it can spark outrage. TNW's Bryan Clark reports on … Continue reading Choice of Font becomes critical evidence in case

Ever wish you could carry your iPad on your tool belt?

Construction Junkie's Shane Hedmond shared the following: Runnur, a mobile tech gear company, has developed a hands-free belt clip system for your tablet that’s perfect for construction professionals. The belt clip system attaches to the case you already own and allows you to store it on your hip, keeping your hands free, when it’s not … Continue reading Ever wish you could carry your iPad on your tool belt?

Listen: Slate podcast features a profile of the forensic analysis process

Slate's podcast, Working, profiles various professionals in an attempt to understand what certain unique jobs entail. In a recent episode, Jacob Brogan profiled Mark Hughes, a self-described "cell technical specialist" who performs forensic analysis of batteries: The lab where Hughes works is an enormous facility, coming in at around 85,000 square feet. It includes equipment … Continue reading Listen: Slate podcast features a profile of the forensic analysis process

How to manage the increasing complexity of today’s Construction Claims and Disputes

Last week I was honored to once again have the opportunity to write a guest post for Virginia construction lawyer and mediator Chris Hill's Construction Law Musings. The title of the post: Hard to Handle. The subject: How to manage the increasing complexity (and costs) of today's construction claims and disputes. While I certainly encourage … Continue reading How to manage the increasing complexity of today’s Construction Claims and Disputes