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The Power of Knowledge Sharing

The concept of intellectual property and originality is always somewhat of a hot topic. Many people feel protective of their ideas and content, often becoming upset when they see others sharing similar thoughts or concepts. However, I believe that knowledge sharing is essential for personal and collective growth. In this post, I want to explore why I embrace others sharing…

The Right to Disconnect

It’s late. My wife is single-handedly managing dinner and cleanup, very much unlike our usual team effort, because I am stuck, glued to my screen, attending a work meeting that began at 6 pm and has stretched well beyond its scheduled hour. As I finally log off, my bowl of food sits on the table. I sit down and finally…

Triumphing Over Watercooling Woes With DIY Solutions

Sometimes, days just don’t go as they’re planned. Short Version What did you get up to on the weekend Ryan? “Oh, I repaired a waterblock in my desktop PC” Long Version I have a few hobbies, mostly extensions of things I was interested in when I was younger, but with a little more disposable income, sometimes the money spent on…

Free University Courses to Kickstart Your Career in Data Science

Digital By Feb 08, 2024 No Comments

Are you interested in data science but unsure if it’s the right career path for you? One of the best ways to find out is by exploring the subject through some of the excellent free courses offered by some of the world’s top universities. Whether you’re just curious or seriously considering a career in data science, these free resources from…

Understanding the Skills Shortage in the Australian AEC Industry

With recent changes in the Australian Government’s skilled migration strategies, the skills shortage in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry in Australia faces has become a hot topic. The industry faces a significant challenge due to the shortage of skilled workers across various occupations, as highlighted in a recent article from Engineers Australia, it reports that: Ai Group has…

Redefining Leadership: The Power of Authenticity in the Workplace

Authentic leadership, emphasizing authenticity, transparency, and ethics, is transforming professional environments. It profoundly influences workplace culture, team dynamics, and individual motivation, creating a positive work environment where employees feel valued. Authentic leaders foster unity, trust, and personal growth, leading to sustainable progress. With a focus on self-awareness, self-regulation, and genuine engagement, such leadership encourages collaborative, efficient teams and increases individuals’ sense of value, recognition, and satisfaction. This shift to authenticity promises a more inclusive, innovative, and flourishing work culture.

A Brief Sojourn in the Land of the Long White Cloud

After a brief hiatus, I’m thrilled to share my latest adventure — a journey to the serene landscapes of New Zealand. My travels began in the adrenaline hub of Queenstown, immediately setting off to Gore to connect with my wife’s family. Our impulsive nature led us to Curio Bay, aiming to spot penguins. Despite the off-season timing, the blue skies…

Fast-Track Your MIDP Quality Checks with Bluebeam Bookmarks

The Problem: Drawing Titleblock Review Before Milestones You’re about to hit a project milestone, and you need to review the drawing titleblock content from multiple teams. The challenge? These drawings come from various authoring tools like Revit, MicroStation, Civil3D, ArchiCAD, and more. So, how do you efficiently review all this data? The Solution: Bluebeam’s Bookmark Feature Bluebeam offers a powerful…

The Power of Workplace Culture in the AEC Industry

Workplace culture is the lifeblood of any organization. It shapes how employees interact, solve problems, and achieve goals. In the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry, the importance of a positive workplace culture cannot be overstated. This post explores the role of workplace culture in the AEC industry and how it can make or break the success of an organization….

Work-Life Balance in the Work From Home Era: A Personal Journey Towards Reclaiming Time

Work-life balance is a hot topic, often discussed but rarely mastered. This is especially true in the fast-paced Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry. Juggling projects, clients, and deadlines makes finding that balance between work and personal life a real challenge. Then came the COVID-19 pandemic, which kicked remote work into high gear. Sure, it’s flexible, but it also brings…