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How to enhance infrastructure for wildfire prevention

Natural disasters threaten civil engineers’ duty to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public. So how can engineers safeguard infrastructure and protect communities from these crises?

Optimizing safety through design

In the high-risk industries of civil engineering and construction, workers are often exposed to serious hazards. According to OSHA, one in five worker deaths in 2018 were in construction. The leading causes are a result of the “Fatal Four” – falling, being struck by objects, electrocution, and caught-in-between hazards. So how can you improve safety and the overall success of your projects?

4 essentials for sparking innovation

Civil engineering is built on skill and precision. But how can one spark innovation? Here are some tips.

Leading in a multi-generational workplace

Today, more Americans than ever are working past the traditional age of retirement. According to a 2019 report from the U.S. Census Bureau and Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 10.6 million people in the workforce are over age 65. That number is estimated to increase to 13 million by 2024. Meanwhile, millions of new professionals are entering the workforce every year. Companies must now learn...

Educating the 21st Century Civil Engineer

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4 Building Blocks for Modernizing Infrastructure

The COVID-19 pandemic brought the world to a standstill. Our healthcare systems, businesses and daily lives have seen drastic changes. This global health crisis has only further highlighted our need for resilient infrastructure that keeps us safe, eliminates barriers to opportunity and boosts the economy. Our nation’s roadways, water systems and national security are essential to these goals. Moving forward, civil engineers have the task...

How to Find Your Work-Life Alignment

The pressures from one’s career and personal life can be difficult to cope with. So, finding the perfect work-life balance is crucial to having a healthy life and satisfying work environment. However, new studies show that professionals should aim for work-life alignment, not balance. Work and life should not be two separate entities. Instead, life is the big picture, and work should be a part...

Securing Our Nation’s Critical Infrastructure

Cybercrime is a growing global threat. More companies are falling victim to hackers in large-scale data breaches. The news frequently reports new phishing scams targeting the public. But cyberattacks aren’t limited to commercial schemes. In 2015, a power grid in Ukraine was taken down by a cyberattack – the first successful attack of its kind. The resulting blackout affected hundreds of thousands of people in...

5 Tips for Building an A-Team

“A team is only as strong as its weakest link.” It’s a statement we’ve all heard before. But it’s something that rings true, especially in the civil engineering industry. Individuals have their own set of talents and skills that they bring to the table. In the end, though, it’s teamwork that is at the heart of any operation. It not only cultivates a healthy work environment,...

4 Smart City Trends Shaping the Future

Imagine the future. Don’t just think of it, really immerse yourself in the possibilities. What does this future world look like? What does it sound like? And how did society get there? Now bring yourself back to the present. With smart cities on the rise, that world you imagined may not be as far off as you think. Civil engineers are some of the most forward-thinking minds...