Matt Barcus

LEED Accreditation – Fad or Necessity?

Is the LEED certification here for the long haul, or is it just a fad? Is it really necessary to become a LEED accredited professional (LEED AP)? Can you design for sustainability without having LEED accreditation? Is this just another acronym to put on a business card? Or, as some suggest, is this a half hearted attempt by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) to exploit the demand for solutions to environmental issues and make some money along the way?

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Another Civil Engineering Shortage

As of March of 2008 civil engineering student enrollment was up across the states. With the failing US infrastructure, it appeared that students flocked to civil engineering undergraduate programs. One would think they would have been guaranteed a job.

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Be An Engineer

In an article aimed at discussing what it really means to be an engineer, Philip Shucet, past Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Transportation makes a concerted effort to reinvigorate the value of "being an engineer" in Virginia DOT. He penned "BE AN ENGINEER" for our June newsletter. What do you think of his comments??

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