Risk Management: Don’t drive forward with all your attention in the rear-view mirror

Jennifer Hermes, writing for Environmental Leader: Risk management professionals should be leading the charge to help their companies understand how disruptive technologies will affect business strategies and operations – and those risk managers who don’t lead the way will be relegated to a support role, according to the new 2017 Excellence in Risk Management (PDF) report. Disruptive technologies as … Continue reading Risk Management: Don’t drive forward with all your attention in the rear-view mirror

Quality goes up, mistakes go down when people know their work is being evaluated

Quantum mechanics, at first glance, seems like it has nothing in common with human behavior. But what if human behavior was actually influenced by quantum mechanics? One of the most mind-blowing experiments I recall learning about in my advanced physics classes is the famous double-slit experiment. Without getting too deep in the weeds of quantum … Continue reading Quality goes up, mistakes go down when people know their work is being evaluated

UK: Poor quality new homes don’t solve housing shortage

Housing shortages abound throughout the modern world, and in the UK, the situation is not much different than here in the US. Also not much different: substantial claims of defective construction due to cut corners in an effort to meet demand. In fact, the country's National House Building Council, which provides 10-year warranties covering most newly constructed … Continue reading UK: Poor quality new homes don’t solve housing shortage

Apple is either the best kind of construction client, or the worst, depending on your perspective

Part of the magic that separates Apple from being just another consumer technology manufacturer is the relentless pursuit of perfection. Steve Jobs famously describes lessons imparted from his adoptive father imploring him to make the unseen components of a product just as beautiful and carefully executed as those that are plainly visible. Jobs' final product, possibly his … Continue reading Apple is either the best kind of construction client, or the worst, depending on your perspective

Time-lapse drone footage of a custom home under construction from start to finish

Happy Friday, everyone! Today's treat is a neat video that a builder made during the construction of his brother's home. The way he made this video is actually really cool. By programming a route for the drone, and then flying that exact route every day, Youtube user ChuckPPhotography then edited the video from around 32 to … Continue reading Time-lapse drone footage of a custom home under construction from start to finish