Interactive Technology: From Novelty to Need

How Virtual and Augment Reality Can Help Improve the Design Process and Your Firm’s Bottom Line By Lori Johnston   The state’s $122 million Judicial Complex isn’t set to open until the fall of 2019, but the judges who will work in the complex have already toured — and even suggested design improvements for —…

How an Integrated Team Approach is Disrupting the Norm

Interview with Nathan Newman, Manager, Regional Global Facilities Group, Burns & McDonnell Q: How can the engineering, architecture, construction (AEC) industry efficiently take a project from planning through construction to meet the demands of our aging infrastructure and needs? A: We have to look at taking an alternative approach to project delivery. Traditionally, project teams…

Balancing Act

FROM PLANNING TO PARTNERSHIPS TO PUTTING PLANS INTO ACTION, THESE FIVE WOMEN HELP SHAPE THE FUTURE OF METRO ATLANTA By Lori Johnston These five women who serve as Executive Directors of Community Improvement Districts in metro Atlanta are among the females making names for themselves in Georgia. They’ve overcome obstacles and stereotypes to become leaders…

Smart Moves

SMART MOVES Flexible Schedules, Telecommuting, Mentoring and Leadership Initiatives Help Attract and Retain Talented Women By Lori Johnston   Jenny Jenkins, P.E. entered the engineering fi eld about 20 years ago and didn’t even think about asking her employer what would happen when she started to have children. Unlike females  interviewing for internships and jobs…

100 Influential Women to Know

100 INFLUENTIAL WOMEN TO KNOW Spanning Founders, CEOs, Principals and Rising Leaders, These Females are Impacting Georgia’s Engineering Community Across the Peach State, women are influencing the design, growth and success of communities, businesses and projects. They are women of character, integrity and purpose. These are females who took the bold step to found their…

Paving the Way Forward

PAVING THE WAY FORWARD Celebrating the 2017 GPTQ Preconstruction Design Award Winners By Joy Ugi The Georgia Partnership for Transportation Quality (GPTQ) started as a small gathering of a variety of stakeholders in the construction and engineering sectors – agencies, consultancies, construction companies and engineers included. The common goal of the group then – and…