Topic: Business

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Amid turbulent times, what is the social glue that still binds us?

Empathy is the ability to connect emotionally with others showing you understand their feelings, concerns, and the problems they are facing. In effect it is social glue.

Dodge construction forecast outlines road to recovery

The forecast projects that the pandemic-related recession should be short-lived, but future construction spending will remain stagnant if there is no vaccine or infrastructure stimulus package.

Ideation in design thinking: a case study

The problem your client asks you to address may not be precisely what they initially state. How could design thinking help you?

Let your passions inspire your career

Daniel Campbell is using his knowledge of surveying, soil mechanics, building design, and construction management to help the most vulnerable communities in Dominica rebuild from the devastation of Hurricane Maria.

The road to default termination is littered with risk

Here’s what you need to know to successfully terminate a contractor or subcontractor for default.

Third-quarter data depict good news for AEC industry despite pandemic

Most notably, the survey shows a lack of expansive layoffs in the architecture, engineering, and construction industry.

AEC industry shows signs of slow but steady recovery

As of late August, early third-quarter economic data and consumer confidence indexes were heading in the right direction as the architecture, engineering, and construction market segment began to pull out of a relatively short but substantial recession, according to AEC industry economists. After COVID-19 shutdowns and stay-at-home orders in many areas of the country in the second quarter of 2020, the deep...

Contractor required to rip out work despite inspection approvals

The federal government always has the right to insist on strict compliance with a contract.

FHWA proposes 10-year debarment for FIGG Bridge Engineers

A partially constructed reinforced-concrete pedestrian bridge collapsed during a post-tensioning operation. The bridge designer contests the government's findings.

ASCE Salary Report Reveals ‘Strong’ Profession, Positive Trends

The ASCE 2020 Civil Engineering Salary Report shows an industry with fundamentals that continue trending in the right direction. The median pre-tax annual salary in 2019 among survey respondents was $115,000, up from $109,000 last year, continuing a half-decade-long trend of increasing compensation for civil engineers. “This survey highlights the fact that prior to the pandemic,...