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DYK: Set Course for Tatooine

DYK: Set Course for Tatooine

Did you know that according to astrophysicists and Einsteins theory of relativity, a warp drive is physically possible? Now...

The Borg vs. Kirk vs. Spock

The Borg vs. Kirk vs. Spock

What does Building’s future decision-making look like?   Star Trek offers us three...

DYK: More Power!

DYK: More Power!

Did you know 75% of the energy we use comes from non-renewable energy such as oil, fossil fuels, coal, natural gas and...

DYK: Grab a Coffee?

DYK: Grab a Coffee?

Did you know Starbucks' round tables were created specifically so customers would feel less alone?

DYK: Lithium, Gold of The Future

DYK: Lithium, Gold of The Future

Did you know lithium is an element of growing importance due to its use in batteries used in cell phones, laptops, and...

Ignorance is Not Bliss

Ignorance is Not Bliss

At any given point in time there is a ratio of Knowledge, Resources, Skill-Sets and Customs (KRSC)...

Change is Tectonic

Change is Tectonic

CHANGE IS TECTONIC The current group of blog posts are being written in a very uncertain environment. Testing has just...

DYK: The Healthcare Budget

DYK: The Healthcare Budget

Did you know that the U.S. spends 3.5 trillion on healthcare per year? This is more than every other country and...

VICIOUS vs. VIRTUOUS CYCLES

VICIOUS vs. VIRTUOUS CYCLES

VICIOUS VERSUS VIRTUOUS CYCLES  I would argue that all of our activity, both in business and...

Back To The Future

Back To The Future

Back to the Future  A brief look backward into Building’s history and an even briefer glimpse into Building’s future A...

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. This is...

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...

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