Self-care and stress management are essential to successfully and sustainably delivering professional services

Megan Zavieh writing for attorneyatwork.com: Self-care and stress management are critical to the success of your law practice. They are as important as your email app or calendaring tool. Without you functioning at your best, deadlines will pile up, mistakes will happen, and there may be severe consequences for them. So take a day. Have … Continue reading Self-care and stress management are essential to successfully and sustainably delivering professional services

Top 9 tech trends that will shape our built environment

Here's the introduction from an article I wrote for the Xpera blog on the 9 Building Industry Innovations to Watch: When people think about design, construction and real estate, “innovative” and “forward-thinking” probably aren’t the first words that come to mind.Many building industry professionals working today began their careers at a time when computers were … Continue reading Top 9 tech trends that will shape our built environment

Lloyd Alter on some of the difficult tradeoffs inherent in green building

Once again, some thought provoking writing from longtime sustainable architect and Treehugger columnist Lloyd Alter: The best way to have our buildings use less energy is to insulate them really well. But for a long time, I have also been writing about the problems of insulating with plastic foam, even writing that Polystyrene insulation doesn't … Continue reading Lloyd Alter on some of the difficult tradeoffs inherent in green building

Rare manslaughter conviction handed down to construction project manager for safety lapse

Shane Hedmond, at Construction Junkie, recently shared the following: Just last week, an Encino, California man was sentenced to 6 months in county jail and 18-months of supervised release after an excavation collapse killed one of his employees, according to the Ventura County Star.  The project manager, who was acting as an unlicensed contractor at … Continue reading Rare manslaughter conviction handed down to construction project manager for safety lapse

Tracking the Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire through its plumbing and sewage infrastructure

Annalee Newitz wrote an awesome piece for Ars Technica on a subject that most people would probably not care much about: Ancient Rome's plumbing and sewage system: The ancient Roman plumbing system was a legendary achievement in civil engineering, bringing fresh water to urbanites from hundreds of kilometers away. Wealthy Romans had hot and cold … Continue reading Tracking the Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire through its plumbing and sewage infrastructure