Discussions on engineering-themed topics on, infrastructure, ethics, career opportunities and career advancement strategies.

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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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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To Tweet or not to Tweet

A discussion on the new rapidly growing micro-blogging platform, Twitter. What is the purpose and its effectiveness? Is there a way for engineers to use this platform for productive purposes?

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