SHIFTING PATTERNS

ATLANTA’S NEW TRANSPORTATION PLAN FOCUSES ON SAFETY, MOBILITY AND AFFORDABILITY By Lisa R. Schoolcraft City of Atlanta officials face a dilemma: how to accommodate a projected 1.3 million residents and 1.2 million jobs in the years ahead by reducing congestion, improving access and supporting economic growth. Some of the solutions are laid out in the…

MARTA’S MOMENT

Planning, leveraging staff and relationships — and expecting the unexpected — helped the transit system handle massive crowds for the 2019 Super Bowl. By Lori Johnston   MARTA’s ability to move record crowds during Super Bowl weekend in Atlanta meant more than just making sure more than half a million fans arrived at the game,…

Electricity’s New Reality: The Balancing Act

Electricity’s New Reality: The Balancing Act The power delivery system is the largest, most complex machine ever built, and the world has transformed around it. Now, an ongoing revolution in renewable energy sources and distributed generation options is changing the structure of that machine.  Power delivery must adapt to these new realities and grid modernization…

Engineering the Super Bowl: It Didn’t Just Happen

How logistics made hosting the big game in Atlanta a success By: David Caraviello   The maneuver was referred to as “green carpet,” and it required as much teamwork and coordination as any play that occurred during Super Bowl week. Police escorts radioed to traffic engineers in a command center that New England’s buses were…

Inspiring Beyond Professions to Improve Georgia

By Lisa Schoolcraft ACEC Georgia’s Engineering Influence and Engineering Impact Awards honor individuals, one from the public sector and one from the private sector, whose outstanding leadership and achievements have benefited the entire state of Georgia. Honorees are chosen based on accomplishments that have had a positive impact on the engineering industry and business community…

Technology In Rural Georgia

State efforts to boost broadband could create economic growth and provide opportunities for engineering and construction firms. By Lori Johnston The lack of technology infrastructure in rural Georgia is not merely an inconvenience. When no or poor internet connection is a way of life, it’s a detriment to growth and economic vitality, say elected officials…

Roads, Bridges and Relationships

People Skills, Engineering Expertise Help Meg Pirkle Build Long Career at GDOT By Allison Floyd   Margaret “Meg” Pirkle’s interest in making people’s lives better started long before she became the first female Chief Engineer of the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT).   As a child in South Florida, she had an early interest in…

50 Women In the Know

Compiled by: Heather Collins   Serving clients in their communities, across the country and around the world, these Women in the Know are quickly becoming innovators, influencers and experts in their fields. They are involved in the projects, politics and professional organizations that will shape the future of the Peach State’s built environment and are…

Top 100 Influential Women in Georgia

Compiled by: Heather Collins As the number of women in the architecture, engineering and construction industry continues to grow, their contributions are becoming clear and undeniably beneficial for the community. Engineering Georgia’s second annual list of influential women celebrates the diversity of female leaders, policy makers and visionaries who have spent their careers changing Georgia’s…