Pictures from the 2014 AGC San Diego Hot Summer Nights car show

On July 29th, the San Diego chapter of the Associated General Contractors (AGCSD) held its annual “Hot Summer Nights” event. Featuring dozens of restored/modified classic cars owned by members of the organization, the event is a fun way to see some of the toys that AGCSD members are so passionate about. While I’m not a … Continue reading Pictures from the 2014 AGC San Diego Hot Summer Nights car show

How the animatronics guy behind the Showbiz Pizza Parlor band blew up his warehouse

Today I Found Out has a great story that seemed fitting to share on April Fools’ Day: It was lunch time on a muggy late September day in 2013 when an explosion shook downtown Orlando, Florida. A warehouse on west Jefferson street was the casualty. Police cars, ambulances, and fire trucks were already on their … Continue reading How the animatronics guy behind the Showbiz Pizza Parlor band blew up his warehouse

Top 10 Secrets To Job Satisfaction And Making Yourself Indispensable At Work As An Architect

Larry Jenks sent this article to me and asked me what I thought of it. He said, “It’s sort of like when James Joyce submitted his manuscript for Ulysses, and it was the largest, longest any of the publishers had ever seen. They asked him, somewhat incredulously, what he would possibly have done if he … Continue reading Top 10 Secrets To Job Satisfaction And Making Yourself Indispensable At Work As An Architect

8 Ways that my Heart Attack is like a Construction Defect Investigation

Earlier this month, I suffered a fairly serious heart attack. My blood pressure and cholesterol are good, and there is no evidence of disease or damage. With more exercise, better eating and a handful of pills each day, my prognosis is excellent. Throughout the ordeal, I couldn’t help but draw comparisons between the diagnostic evaluations … Continue reading 8 Ways that my Heart Attack is like a Construction Defect Investigation

Upstart startup Hometalk goes after online home improvement niche with a vengance

Boasting around 100,000 active users, Hometalk wants to be the go-to site for home improvement. TechCrunch’s John Biggs spoke to Hometalk VP Matthew Shampine: “The idea was to help bring about transparency to everything related to the home by creating a community of homeowners and professionals that were connected by more than just a username … Continue reading Upstart startup Hometalk goes after online home improvement niche with a vengance

LiMa Solutions to host a Construction Defect Symposium in Key West, FL July 26-27, 2012

My friends at LiMa Solutions have created a new symposium for the construction defect industry. The event will take place on July 26 and 27, 2012 at the Westin Key West Resort and Marina in Key West, FL. The event is called, “Strategies for Reducing Litigation Costs for Carriers, Developers, General Contractors and Subcontractors.” The … Continue reading LiMa Solutions to host a Construction Defect Symposium in Key West, FL July 26-27, 2012

It’s Friday: Ice Cube, architecture critic, discusses the influence of Charles & Ray Eames

Since today is Friday, I thought I would present something extra special. Thanks to the folks at Architizer for finding this gem. The Getty Museum has an ongoing project entitled, Pacific Standard Time – a multi-media exploration of the best of Los Angeles art and architecture. The project focuses on the period of 1945 through … Continue reading It’s Friday: Ice Cube, architecture critic, discusses the influence of Charles & Ray Eames