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Civil Engineering “…The future is not what it used to be!”

“The trouble with our times is that the future is not what it used to be.”  Paul Valery Forty years ago civil engineers were concerned with issues surrounding pollution to air, water and the environment, traffic congestion, nuclear power, energy, global warming and oil shortages. Today those issues still exist …

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Unhappy Civil Engineering Employees

Over the past several years, civil engineering employers were faced with dwindling backlogs, staff layoffs, benefit plan cuts and reductions in job fees. This year, those employers are now confronted with a “new” issue: unhappy staff. The Charlotte Observer ran an AP article in January of this year. It cited …

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Shares of Jacobs Engineering rise following an upgrade by JPMorgan

One of the latest signs that engineering companies are recovering from the recession is simply the following: JPMorgan analysts upgraded Jacobs Engineering Group (NYSE:JEC), one of the few publicly traded engineering companies. This positive analysis prompted the stock to rise 3.3 percent, to $45.68 during yesterday’s afternoon trading. According to …

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Career Goals: Don’t Sell Yourself Short!

I have said in the past that it is extremely important to have career goals, which act as a destination for where you are taking your career. It is important when setting your goals, to take the time to figure out exactly what you want, nothing more, and nothing less. …

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Outsourcing That’s In

Several years ago, in the land of milk and honey, when my biggest challenge was finding qualified staff (do you remember those days?)  I heard that a competitor was outsourcing their civil engineering design work overseas.  I shared this knowledge with my fellow managers at the time and we all …

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Unlicensed Civil Engineers Posing as PEs

Amanda Kolson Hurley, Executive Editor at ARCHITECT Magazine, wrote a great article: Trust Me. I’m An (Unlicensed) Architect. The subheader reads “If you don’t have an architectural license, it’s illegal to call yourself an architect or perform architectural services—but people still do. Who are they, who’s policing them, and can …

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