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ReEngineering the Engineer: Fostering Personal and Corporate ‘Sustainability’

May 10, 2021 - in Articles, Column

When I started my firm in 2004, I had a decent idea of the corporate inner workings. I had been a partner at my previous firm for more than 15 years, but I had not started a company from scratch. Dealing with the engineering registrations was an obvious…

LEED Certification: Sustainable Construction, Waste Management and LEED Certification

March 31, 2021 - in Articles, Column

Green, sustainable construction is the way of the future, and modern companies are shifting their processes in that direction. When it comes to green…

From the Editor: Engineering Allows You To Be Part of History

March 31, 2021 - in Articles, Column

The COVID-19 pandemic has created blocks of time that we didn’t previously have. For some of us, it’s the time we used to spend commuting. For…

Executive Corner: Newly Released A/E Business Valuation and M&A Transactions Study Shows Peak Performance

March 31, 2021 - in Articles, Column

The latest edition of Rusk O’Brien Gido + Partners’ “A/E Business Valuation and M&A Transactions Study” was released on Jan. 12, 2021, showing that industry firms reached peak financial performance levels and valuations multiples immediately…

Thoughts From Engineers: How to Avoid a Regional Disaster

March 31, 2021 - in Articles, Column

Some 160 years ago, in an effort to remedy the Great Stink of 1858, which refers to a time in London’s history when the Thames River was used as an open sewer, an unknown English engineer by the name of Joseph Bazalgette was hired to design and build a network…

Project Management Insights: Flailing Projects Can Be Turned Around

March 31, 2021 - in Column

It doesn’t have to go down in the books as an epic fail. You’re a solid project manager and have several successes to your name. You know from experience that not everything runs entirely smoothly, and you have to be flexible for the occasions when things…

ReEngineering the Engineer: Learning Is a Two-Way Street

March 30, 2021 - in Articles, Column

My days seem to be much busier and seemingly more complicated through this whole COVID thing. I find myself working through emails and phone calls during the day, and using nights and weekends to keep up with my own projects—not healthy, really, but…

Infrastructure Finance: Milestone Bond Issuance for Jamaica Toll Road

February 4, 2021 - in Articles, Column

The issuance of $225 million 5.75% senior secured notes in February 2020 by TransJamaican Highway Limited (TJH), the Jamaican toll road concessionaire, followed by the initial public offering of shares in TJH in March 2020, were watershed events for the…

Code Update: IAPMO 2021 Uniform Codes and Standards

February 4, 2021 - in Articles, Column

The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) continues to protect the public through its ANSI-approved development process where third-party oversight ensures a true consensus document. The Uniform Codes maintain the necessary…

Project Management Insights: PM Resolutions for a New Year

February 4, 2021 - in Articles, Column

We’ve recently completed an interesting and challenging year, and there appears to be resounding energy and positivity to turn the calendar and move forward. Firms still are conducting strategic planning, transitioning ownership and focusing on improvements…