Chicago Tribune reporter Pamela Dittmer McKuen wrote an article on how technology is helping Associations save time and money. I was briefly quoted in this excerpt:
Engineers, architects and other building specialists have an electronic toolbox of their own. Ground-penetrating radar, similar to an ultrasound machine used in medicine, allows operators to see what is underground or within dense walls. Infrared cameras show temperature changes, which could be indicative of water infiltration. Digital moisture meters measure the moisture content in a material.
Digital imaging maps of surfaces and terrain help illustrate progress reports or make before-and-after comparisons.
"It's all changing so fast, and ... we are finding the tools are much easier to use," said architect Delph Gustitus, principal at BTL Architects in Chicago.