Taxing for deferred maintenance

It cost $258 million, in today’s dollars, to build the Brooklyn Bridge in the 1870s. Today, New York City’s mayor is proposing an $800 million annual tax increase on his city’s wealthiest to pay for the billion dollar backlog in deferred maintenance.

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.