Head of the Class

Head of the Class

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of speaking to Auburn University’s Master of Real Estate Development (MRED) Class of 2015. MRED is a post graduate track offered jointly by the University’s College of Architecture, Design and Construction and the College of Business. It is led by Professor Michael Robinson. The program is aimed at practicing professionals from both the public and private sectors of the industry, generally [Read More]

How to Keep Segmental Retaining Walls On Time and On Budget

How to Keep Segmental Retaining Walls On Time and On Budget

Last week, I received a call from a long-term customer asking us to get involved with a new civil project. The catch? It starts in 10 days. Wow—that’s a nice problem to have these days. The site is full of challenges we like: wetlands, a stream relocation, a Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) interface along a [Read More]

Actions Speak Louder than Words: Corporate Philosophy Actualized

Anyone can talk a big game. It seems that in the name of public relations, lots of business leaders are talking up green initiatives, corporate responsibility and the importance of a welcoming in-office environment. It all sounds good, but does it ever really play out in day-to-day operations? I’ve always thought that corporate culture goes [Read More]

How to Innovate Your Organization Through Design

Recently, one of our long-term client relationships sponsored a forum in New York City on innovation of company culture through design. While I wasn’t able to attend, I did get my hands on some great notes from a friend. Design of function has evolved to be much more in the center of technology, business and [Read More]