There is a push for cross-industry education between subject matter experts (SME) within AECO (architecture, engineering, construction, owner) industry teams. It is no secret that collaboration is the key to success. However sharing expertise on..
In early 2017 David Stutzman met Jason Urquhart of the National Research Council (NRC) of Canada at Construction Specifications Canada national conference in Kalowna, BC, and a new friendship was established with our neighbor to the north. Jason is a..
When folks spend over four decades working, problem-solving, and learning in an industry, they become intimately familiar with the limitations of the tools available for working in that industry. Some people decide to plow ahead, working through those..
Why would Toyota engage directly with a specifier? The AEC industry is constantly changing, as new products, systems and solutions are being developed and introduced. Teams are challenged to keep up with these changes on every project. Owners'..
Do you know where your architect is? Of course you do. It is common is for project teams to be located all over the world. What is uncommon is for the architectural team members to be geographically dispersed. It is also uncommon that the project team..
I am going to state the obvious, and say what you already know - we are living in a crisis. Every person has entered into or is preparing to enter into survival mode, from how they purchase groceries, to how they pay mortgage/rent and other bills, to..