Monthly Archives: December 2013

A Single Source for High-Performance Building Data

I wanted to call this post “Telling AEC Truths with Statistics” because of this quote: It’s easy to lie with statistics, but it’s hard to tell the truth without them. – Andrejs Dunkels Imagine a site you could visit to gather stats, numbers, figures – evidence – to support your design and construction decisions. In […]

Proprietary: the Dirtiest Word in Data

Should architects, engineers and contractors give it away? By this I’m not referring to pro-bono work. Companies have a proprietary right to their property. Firms own their work and have the right to give away the copyright. Possession is, after all, nine-tenths of the law. Firms have a right to make a living. But not […]

Why Do We Build the Way That We Do?

The Data-Driven Design and Construction (3D + C) blog will feature and, where possible, follow and review, key industry events related to the subject of my book. On December 10, 2013 AIA Seattle will be hosting the one-day Data-Driven Design Forum featuring presentations, case studies, and panel discussions. Based on the invited list of speakers, […]