And we’re back… Time sure flies when you’re doing billable work!

If by any chance you've visited AECforensics.com lately, you might not have noticed anything new for a period of nearly a year and a half. It isn't that I didn't write anything or somehow gave up writing about the latest trends impacting quality and risk management in the built environment. In fact, I've written several … Continue reading And we’re back… Time sure flies when you’re doing billable work!

A reminder of just how much progress the AEC industry has made with regards to safety

Just a few short months ago, in May, two construction workers were killed due to unsafe working conditions at a site in Navi Mumbai, a suburb of sorts to the Sai Mannat business hub in India. While the deaths should have prompted outrage and collective demand for improving safety conditions, that's just not the way … Continue reading A reminder of just how much progress the AEC industry has made with regards to safety

Questionable DIY-worthy activity: underground tunneling

Submitted for your approval, below is a video that is part of an entire series of videos on YouTube depicting a guy working on excavating a tunnel all by himself, using primitive tools. On the one hand, the idea that someone is constructing a massive tunnel by themselves, using hand tools, working shirtless and barefoot … Continue reading Questionable DIY-worthy activity: underground tunneling

Augmented Reality goes to trial, wins (for now…)

David Kravets, writing for Ars Technica: A judge on Thursday declared as unconstitutional a local Wisconsin ordinance mandating that the makers of augmented reality games get special use permits if their mobile apps were to be played in county parks. The law—the nation's first of its kind—was challenged on First Amendment grounds amid concerns it … Continue reading Augmented Reality goes to trial, wins (for now…)

Video: See a front end loader “dancing” at a construction trade show

Friday is here, and this video seems like the perfect end to this week: I first noticed this video in a post by Mike Wehner at Boy Genius Report: As someone who spends much of his work day trying to sift through gadget rumors and staring wide-eyed at photos taken hundreds of millions of miles … Continue reading Video: See a front end loader “dancing” at a construction trade show