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Is Lochte’s Reality Show Good for the Sport?

Premiering this past Sunday on E! television channel, What Would Ryan Lochte Do? is Ryan’s latest project out of the pool.  But the questions I’ve been asked by friends (and beginning to ask myself) “Is What Would Ryan Lochte Do? good for the sport of swimming” and “Is Ryan Lochte the best person to represent […]

Design-Bid-Build or Design-Build?

Communities responsible for the creation of a new swimming pool and natatorium are often faced with choosing between a conventional AIA protocol of design programming, schematic design, design development and construction documents, bidding and construction administration as compared to negotiating with a sole source package pool installer (design-build).  One must be knowledgably about different manufacturers […]

I Think

Joe Hunsaker always taught us to do your homework and only provide answers you know are right.  If you don’t know the answer, then admit it and follow up once you do.  Often times, people fall into the “I think” or the “I don’t think” syndrome.  Far too often people make decisions based upon assumptions […]

Tropical Resort in Germany? What about the US?

Let me paint a picture for you: it’s the middle of winter and the streets of Berlin are covered in snow.  You and your family are ready for a tropical get away, yet the closest ocean is over 100 miles away and the Baltic Sea doesn’t quite count as a “tropical” destination.  Fortunately less than […]