The stimulus in practice – Where have all the dollars gone?

Still waiting for all that stimulus money? Thought the money would be pouring in for some government funded projects? Maybe you didn’t reap the benefits of this 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act – but someone in every state did....

/ June 25, 2010

Big Drop in Economy Means Big Rise in Opportunity

Unless you live in a cave without access to any forms of media, you are well aware of the current economic climate. Speaking of climate, will it ever stop raining here in Portland. I mean, it’s been like 20 straight...

/ June 7, 2010

Trying Our Best to be Green

Seems like everyone’s talking about how green they are. We certainly all want to think we’re working and producing in a “sustainable” way. Sure, most companies have the “recycled” part down – paper goes here, plastic goes there. But the...

/ June 3, 2010

The Prefab Revolution

As someone who is currently on the market for a new home, I’ve been doing a great deal of research on the benefits and pitfalls of new vs. used, loft vs. house, green vs. not green(?) and the array of building materials...

/ June 3, 2010

On conference textiquette. Or is that Tweetiquette?

The old world would say it’s impolite to text during a presentation. That you should pay attention, and that the conference organizer drives the bus. The new world is much more flexible. It’s really up to you. You as the attendee are...

/ June 3, 2010

Does Social Media have a place in Construction?

Many think social media is the latest fad and you may certainly question why you even need to think about it as you’re likely doing just fine without it. And seriously, do you really need another channel to respond to....

/ May 10, 2010