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Money, Money, Money!!

Money, Money, Money!!

One evening in 1983, I was drinking beers with a friend and discussing how I was going to turn my current carpentry work...

DYK: Pipes and More Pipes

DYK: Pipes and More Pipes

Did you know water systems maintain more than 2 million miles of distribution mains? In 2000, nearly 80% of systems were...

DYK: Water Costs More Than Waste

DYK: Water Costs More Than Waste

Did you know that U.S. water systems need to invest $472.6 billion over the next 20 years to continue providing clean safe...

DYK: How Much Water Do We Use?

DYK: How Much Water Do We Use?

Did you know in 2015, total U.S. water use was approximately 322 billion gallons per day where California and Texas...

DYK: What Makes Technology Click

DYK: What Makes Technology Click

Did you know rare earth elements are a group of 17 elements used in various products such as alloys, batteries, and...

DYK: Landfills What A Waster

DYK: Landfills What A Waster

Did you know in 2015, 52.5% of MSW generated in the U.S. was disposed of in 1,738 landfills? Imagine what it's like...

DYK: Garbage Can Cost You

DYK: Garbage Can Cost You

Did you know the generation of MSW from private consumption in the U.S. is approximately $21.32 per pound or 47 lbs per...

DYK: Pumped Hydroelctric Storage

DYK: Pumped Hydroelctric Storage

Did you know pumped hydroelectric storage systems generate electricity by pumping water from a low to a high reservoir,...

Good vs. Bad Just Makes No Cents

Good vs. Bad Just Makes No Cents

Team Building and Successful Decision Making Good vs. Bad Just Makes No Cents When I am sitting with friends, clients or...

Work Self Worth

Work Self Worth

Technology, Work and Self Worth   Some of the best, smartest and most self-confident people I know are in Building....

Building Ain’t Brain Surgery

Building Ain’t Brain Surgery

“It’s not brain surgery.” The saying implies that the activity in question is relatively simple in comparison with the...

DYK: More Energy Storage Needed

DYK: More Energy Storage Needed

Did you know as of June 2018, the U.S. had over 25.2 GW of rated power in energy storage compared to 1,082 GW of total in...

DYK: Geothermal Energy-What Is It?

DYK: Geothermal Energy-What Is It?

Did you know Geothermal energy is derived from the natural heat of the earth. It exists in both high enthalpy (volcanoes,...

DYK: Here Comes the Sun

DYK: Here Comes the Sun

Did you know on average, 1.05 x 105 terawatts (TW) of solar radiation reach the Earth’s surface, while global electricity...

DYK: Driving is a Waste of Time

DYK: Driving is a Waste of Time

Did you know that due to congestion in urban areas, an additional 6.9 billion hours of travel time and an extra 3.1 billion...

DYK: Cars vs Trains and Busses

DYK: Cars vs Trains and Busses

Did you know that in 2015, 58.65 billion passenger-miles (PM) were traveled on public transit, and 3 trillion vehicle-miles...

DYK: People Like Cities

DYK: People Like Cities

Did you know the rate of urbanization, i.e., the changing of land from forest or agricultural uses to suburban and urban...

DYK: Where Do People Live?

DYK: Where Do People Live?

Did you know approximately 82% of the U.S. population lives in urban areas, up from 64% in 1950 and by 2050, 90% of the...

The New Order

The New Order

When you look at the image that introduces this blog post, do you the think the modular structure of the present or the...

Just The Facts

Just The Facts

IN THE IMMORTAL WORDS OF JOE FRIDAY: “Just the Facts Ma’am, Just the Facts” What are Data, Facts and Knowledge?  Who Owns...

Regulate Schmegulate

Regulate Schmegulate

It was 1983, in Lincoln Park, and I was three months into my first Design/Build/Development project. My partner and I had...

DYK: Wasteful Energy

DYK: Wasteful Energy

Did you know that Wasteful Energy uses in residential homes include the following and that these together they represent...

My Story

My Story

I’ve been interested in building and buildings since I was a little kid. I have many childhood memories that involve...

DYK: How Much Land Do You Use?

DYK: How Much Land Do You Use?

Did you know that urban areas comprise only 3.6% of the total land mass of the 48 contiguous states, but 80% of the...

DYK: How Big Is Your House?

DYK: How Big Is Your House?

Did you know that the average size of a residential U.S Single Family Home has grown from 983 sf in 1950 to 2,599 sf in...

Building in a Nutshell

Building in a Nutshell

Building punches way above its weight. This single industry has an inordinate impact on the overall economy. The numbers...

Generation Cyborg

Generation Cyborg

I am the father of two cyborgs. That is, I am the father of two Millennials. As far as I’m concerned, they may as well be...

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