Topic: Business

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Regenerative design, the salvage economy, and one building’s quest to ‘live’ sustainably

The Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta is not like other buildings.

The Law: Think twice about taking on a duty to defend

Lawyers Michael C. Loulakis and Lauren P. McLaughlin explain how design firms can protect themselves from contractual liability related to “duty to defend” statutes.

Help with managing COVID-19’s impact on construction projects

A new book, COVID-19 Pandemic Impacts on Construction Projects, seeks to help engineering and construction practitioners in managing constructions projects during a pandemic.

Understanding the role of gender in knowledge seeking among engineers

Previous research has discussed the marginalization of women in the profession, but how does knowledge acquisition play a role?

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. And while dangerous site conditions play a role in workers’ safety, so does human behavior. Distractions...

Review: How to leave automated decision-making behind

Tired of outsourcing your decisions to technologies, experts, and rules? Author Vikram Mansharamani offers solutions in his book "Think for Yourself."

Adapting community engineering work to COVID construction challenges

The COVID-19 pandemic has both highlighted the importance of fundamental community infrastructure and made it increasingly difficult (if not downright dangerous) to construct and update that very infrastructure.

Trimble gifts technology labs for student use

Trimble has developed a program to donate technology labs kitted out with its hardware and software to universities and institutions across the globe.

Business leader learns employees can work successfully from home

Lee Slade, P.E., M.ASCE, chair of Walter P Moore, explains that there are new ways to 'meet' challenges.

On-the-ground advice on avoiding burnout during a pandemic

Tommy Faulkner, P.E., LEED AP, answers seven questions and offers advice on how to avoid burnout for yourself and your staff during a pandemic.