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From the Editors of ENR
Under the radar, behind the project gate, inside the executive suite. That's where ENR's editors and bloggers deliver their insights, opinions, cool-headed analysis and hot-headed rantings. Information and ideas you need to know but may not want to hear -- available on's master blog, every day, 24-7-365.
C.J. Schexnayder
Cliff is a journalist based in Lima, Peru reporting on issues across South America. He has contributed to ENR's coverage of the region since 2004.
Don L. Short II
Don L. Short II passed away June 8, 2012 at the age of 61. He epitomized the estimator-consultant and the firm he founded in Omaha, The Tempest Co., continues to operate. We wanted to keep Don’s blog posts on for every one in the industry to learn from and enjoy.
Jeff Cavignac
Jeff Cavignac is president and principal of Cavignac & associates, a risk management and commercial insurance brokerage firm specializing in the building industry. The firm employs a staff of 40 in downtown San Diego. More information is available at
Tony Illia
Nowhere is the engineering and contracting market hotter than in Las Vegas. Tony Illia is a journalist and ENR Special Correspondent based there. He has been contributing to the magazine since 2000.
Jim Parsons
The many facets of design and construction are all fair game for freelance writer Jim Parsons, who covers the industry from metro Washington, DC.
Fredric L. Plotnick
Fredric L. Plotnick, Ph.D., Esq., P.E., is an authority on CPM planning and scheduling and on legal aspects of engineering and construction. Dr. Plotnick, the co-author of two textbooks on CPM scheduling, has also created the Construction CPM Conference, with its fourh annual meeting set for January 21-24 at DisneyWorld in Florida. The Next Generation blog discusses CPM scheduling, engineering law and other aspects of project management.
Brian Brenner
Civil Engineer Brian Brenner shares quirky views of the engineering profession and life. His new book, Bridginess, and his prior collection of essays, Don’t Throw This Away! The Civil Engineering Life, are available from ASCE Press. He is an Associate at Fay, Spofford & Thorndike and a part-time teacher at Tufts University.
Mike Hill
Mike Hill is a bond agent with Baldwin Cox Agency, a North Texas agency specializing in bonding and insurance for contractors. He can be reached at or 972.331.3706.
Sam Schwartz
Sam Schwartz, former New York City traffic commissioner and head highway and bridge engineer, is chief executive of Sam Schwartz Engineering in New York City. He writes about everything related to transportation and engineering practice.
Luke Abaffy
Luke Abaffy looks at apps, tech and life in the construction business.
John Gregerson blog John A. Rapaport
John A. Rapaport is operations director and general counsel of Component Assembly Systems, and a principal of the C/F Data Systems LLC, a software company serving contractors. He will share his thoughts on technology, data collection, the coming BIM revolution and other subjects.
John Gregerson blog John Gregerson
John Gregerson is a Chicago-based journalist and editor of ENR Midwest. His blog will comment on all matters related to design and constuction in the Midwest.
Tim Newcomb
Tim Newcomb is a newspaper and magazine journalist based in Western Washington, covering design and construction in buildings and transportation around the Northwest.
Jeffrey Rubenstone
Jeff Rubenstone is a contributor to ENR and He is based in New York.
Pete Lupo
Peter Lupo is passionate about jobsite safety and he is the safety director of T.B. Penick, an ENR Top 400 general contractor and specialty contractor. Safety Salvo will cover every issue related to workplace safety and health.
Greg Aragon
Greg Aragon is a freelance writer from Los Angeles, who writes about construction around the Golden State, with a focus on Northern California.
Jonathan Barnes
Pittsburgh correspondent Jonathan Barnes, who has reported for Fortune and the Wall Street Journal, has published essays in Sampsonia Way, Dos Passos Review and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Barnes' ENR blog explores the risky side of engineering and construction work and his general interest blog Barnestormin explores everything else.
John Poole
John Poole is a civil engineer, project manager, and owner of the construction services company Constructonomics. His construction blog focuses on the economic state of the industry but will touch on all topics construction related.
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