Color-coding complex maintenance

Talking with Dr. Layne Karafantis of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum about human factors engineering initiatives in the maintenance of complex aerospace systems.

A crack in the Direct Access door?

The California energy market is changing rapidly, leading some to ask if full retail choice is an option. We discuss the policy tea leaves and implications for building professionals faced with CCA enrollment decisions.

How we try maintaining nature

A chat with Prof. Jon Christensen–of UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, the Department of History, and the Center for Digital Humanities–on what the data from $5.4 billion and 2,174 projects tells us about the progress and pitfalls of modern conservation.

The dark side of innovation, seen from Bell Labs, Mars, and...

A conversation with Andy Russell, Dean and Professor in the College of Arts & Sciences at SUNY Polytechnic Institute, on society’s focus on innovation, which keeps us from thinking about and crediting the maintainers who keep everything working.