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…

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…