Blogs (23)


Construction Costs Unknown

by Letsfixconstruction.com

When architects begin with the design concept as the primary driver, or if they have ...


Relax with a Cool-Colored Wall, or Not?

by Jill M. Speegle

Color experts have long said the colors we paint our walls can affect our psyche and ...


Delegated Design: Where Does the Buck Stop?

by Bob Bailey, AIA, CCS

With the increased use of delegated design in construction projects, questions have a...


Team Spec: Communication is Key

by Letsfixconstruction.com

Are you communicating with your specifier during construction administration? Are you...


Normalization of Deviance

by Warren Brand

It brought down both Space Shuttles, is responsible for the disaster at Deepwater Hor...


How to Choose the Right Colors

by Barbara Jacobs

That’s the question, and it applies to both interiors and exteriors of homes and othe...


6 Fundamentals of Good Roof Design

by Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc.

Roofs fail prematurely or fail to reach their rated life of approximately 20 years fo...


Steps to Assessing Concrete Structures

by Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc.

An assessment of a concrete structure to evaluate existing conditions and determine c...


Are Your Clients Arguing from Ignorance or Authority?

by Warren Brand

For those of you who follow my blog, you’ll know I live with four women—three daughte...


Q&A with GSA’s Sustainability Architect

by Robert J. Kobet, AIA

This post offers a glimpse into the U.S. General Services Administration's work invol...


7 Areas Where Construction Conflicts Can Arise

by Bob Bailey, AIA, CCS

Many construction projects are rife with potentially overlapping trade responsibiliti...


5 Winter Challenges Buildings Face

by Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc.

This first blog written by Logan Cook of Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc. includ...


Millennials: A Good Bet for Construction

by FMI

Now is the time to start incorporating a millennial-focused recruitment strategy for ...


New Leaders for LEED: What Will Change?

by Robert J. Kobet, AIA

USGBC was founded 22 years ago with a governance structure appropriate for a U.S.-bas...


Seeking Sense from the Experts

by Warren Brand

It takes an enormous amount to get under my skin. But I just attended a conference fo...


Failure? Analyze This (or Don't)

by Warren Brand

So, I get a call from the manager of a tony high-rise condo on Chicago’s Gold Coast.


Lead: Much Ado about Nothing?

by Warren Brand

I can think of few corrosion protective materials more durable, functional and versat...


5 Ways to Get a Leg up on LEED

by Robert J. Kobet, AIA

I am fortunate to have practiced internationally throughout my career in sustainable ...


Getting Paid—On Time, Without Drama

by FMI

Any principal of a construction firm will tell you that cash is king. There is little...


The Cold War over the Cold Wall Effect

by Warren Brand

Reality is not always as firm a thing as we would wish, alas, even in the realm of co...


Protection from the Pressure to Paint

by Burt Olhiser

In accordance with our title, this column is a “Like It Is” effort to present common-...


Managing to Prosper: Planning and Executing an Effective Game Plan

by Burt Olhiser

This is the first in what will be an ongoing series of columns in Durability + Des...


When Is It a Good Idea To Turn Down Work?

by Burt Olhiser

My musings this month have to do with the reasons we turn down work.


 
 
   

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