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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…