Economic Outlook

Press “Repeat” for Georgia’s Economy for 2019  By Lori Johnston   Economists, business leaders, developers and economic development professionals agree: expansion will continue across Georgia in the new year, thanks to a robust project pipeline, continued job growth across sectors and gross domestic product (GDP) that will again outpace the nation.   “The economic outlook…

Industry Outlook

Georgia Firm Leaders Share Perspectives on the Pulse of the A/E/C Sectors By Lori Johnston   On the brink of a new year, Engineering Georgia gathered industry leaders from various geographic areas, firm sizes and practice areas for a candid and spirited roundtable surrounding their firms’ expectations for 2019 and beyond. During the hour-long discussion,…

The Cost of Culture

The Cost of Culture How Soft Skills Drive Hard Business Results By Jay Wolverton and Ashley Wolverton Culture. The word elicits a sense of unease for many leaders, especially engineers. Perhaps it’s the amorphous nature of the concept, or maybe it’s knowing that culture is fundamental to organizational success — and feeling at a loss…

Building the Workforce of Tomorrow

BUILDING THE WORKFORCE OF TOMORROW An Interview with Oko Buckle, Burns & McDonnell Vice President and Atlanta Office Manager Q: What recruiting or retention issues are you seeing right now in the region, if any? How do you manage? A: Earlier this year, Atlanta was recognized as one of the best metro areas for STEM…

Educational Allies

Beyond the PE, the Technical College System of Georgia is Helping Meet the Needs of the Engineering Industry By Allison Floyd One-quarter of the students Stephanie O’Donoghue teaches are on the path to a four-year degree in an engineering or technology field. O’Donoghue, the Technical College System of Georgia’s (TCSG) 2018 Instructor of the Year,…

Educating a Helluva Engineer

Under the Leadership of Dean Steven McLaughlin, Georgia Institute of Technology’s College of Engineering Continues to Ready the Next Generation for a Changing, Global World By Lisa R. Schoolcraft Engineering education was once rooted deeply in math and science. Today’s engineering student, while still commanded to master those skills, will also require an entrepreneurial mindset,…

Small Airports Create Big Opportunities

Located Across Georgia, General Aviation and Small Commercial Airports Make a Big Impact on Local Economies and Provide Engineering Opportunities By Heather Collins Georgia is home to the largest airport in the world in terms of total aircraft operations and passengers, according to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is so large…