Thought Piece

Success as ‘Failure’: Historians, Engineers, and Maintaining the Erie Canal

This week, we have been thinking a great deal about the relationship between infrastructure, maintenance, and natural environments and landscapes. The historian of technology Ann Norton Greene told one of our favorite stories about this nexus at the first Maintainers … More →

The Reliability Challenge: Maintenance in the Broader Context of High Reliabilty Organizations

Today’s blog post is by Paul R. Schulman, a Senior Research Fellow at University of California, Berkeley’s Center for Catastrophic Risk Management. Paul originally wrote these ideas in response to Andy Russell’s and Lee Vinsel’s New York Times op-ed. We … More →