During the last week of June, I attended the 2018 Engineering Project Organization Conference in Brijuni, Croatia. (As far as conference locations go, this was hard to beat!). Throughout the conference, I learned from scholars studying engineering projects around the world and presented my paper titled “Built Back Better? An Analysis of Perceived Performance of Post-Disaster Housing.” This community of people (most of whom study civil engineering or construction) study not just engineering and projects but the organizations and people who make these projects happen – isn’t that the crux of it? People? Both those we work with and for?
I was also able to do a bit of traveling throughout other parts of Croatia (and catch a few World Cup matches!), and you can check out some of my photos in the gallery.