October 19, 2011

Shoes shined, socks packed, phones charged; I think I have everything ready to go for my trip to the ASCE 2011 annual conference in Memphis. My flight leaves at 8:00 tomorrow morning, so it will be...
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September 12, 2011

The rise in popularity of social networking sites has been fast and largely unpredicted.  Given the ease with which people can connect with old and new friends, no wonder over 400 million people...
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May 7, 2011

A common critique by naysayers of green design is that the return on investment does not cover the up front cost of energy efficient products.  I say these people are just impatient.  The payback...
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January 24, 2011

Like most American’s I grew up with an affinity for big things. As a child, I used “big” to describe all things that I really liked. I lovingly named by maternal grandfather “Big Grandpa”...
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September 15, 2010

Everyone is an architecture critic. It doesn’t take an advanced degree or any special knowledge about building construction. People know what they like. Just like movie critics, the general public...
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March 29, 2010

The following article was brought to my attention by a colleague.  It's a provocative analysis of the impact of bottled water.   I think you will find it quite interesting. The article can be...
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September 16, 2009

As a perfect segue from my last post, think about entering this contest about designing a sustainable village: WHAT ARE WE AFTER? This is a contest for the visions of an ideal sustainable village:...
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September 16, 2009

I became a civil engineer because I wanted to make a big impact on society. Over time, I’ve become particularly concerned with society’s impact on the environment. I find large-budget LEED...
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