Because not everybody gets the idea of integrated design and delivery yet, I'm glad AIA National and the AIA California Council collaborated on Integrated Project Delivery: A Guide... and even more glad that they're making it available as a free-to-download pdf.

Here in the office, we've been gearing up for Greenbuild, the 6th annual trade show of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). We're there every year—stop in and see us at booth 849. Fully half of our staff will be attending. I'll be snooping around; tune in here for the next best thing to being there.

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Because it made me laugh when I read it during lunch today, a passage by the inimitable Ambrose Bierce from his short story, The Applicant:
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