Engineering Georgia is the official statewide magazine of Georgia’s engineering industry, published by ACEC Georgia, ASCE, ASHE, GEF, GSPE, ITE, ITS, SEAOG, SMPS and WTS.

Augusta Region Renews its Investment in Transportation Infrastructure

By Heather Collins The Transportation Investment Act (TIA) has been transformative for the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) region since voters approved the 10-year, one-percent sales tax for transportation infrastructure in 2012. Since then, TIA has funded projects that have helped fuel the greater Augusta area’s booming commercial, industrial, residential, medical, and military growth.  So, […]

Georgia Ports Persevere Through the Present While Planning for the Future

By: David Caraviello For one of America’s fastest-growing ports, the first months of 2020 brought one bit of good news after another. Georgia Port Authority’s (GPA) Savannah location saw its February throughput increase 17 percent over the year before. Three new cranes serving Neo-Panamax ships went into operation. Savannah also acquired another 145 contiguous acres, […]

Transition from Reacting to a Crisis, to Leading Through One

By Oko Buckle, vice president, general manager of the Atlanta offices, Burns & McDonnell The coronavirus pandemic has all of us doing business as unusual. Each situation is complex. The questions are hard — and the decisions harder. Leading people through such an unpredictable, stressful time is no easy task. Below are five strategies I’ve […]

Governor Kemp and the Georgians First Commission

At Georgians First Commission, the goal is a state government that works better for small businesses By David Caraviello He started with a pickup truck, a shovel, and a toolbox. During his campaign to become governor of Georgia, that message was part of a stump speech that Brian Kemp delivered to emphasize his background as […]

KSU Educating Georgia’s Next Generation of Engineers

By Lisa R. Schoolcraft Kennesaw State University’s (KSU) Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology is creating the next generation of Georgia’s engineers. “We’re producing engineers who can actually do the job on the first day,” says Dr. Ian Ferguson, dean of the College of Engineering. “Part of the reason many companies are interested in […]


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 […]


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, […]

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 […]

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Engineering Georgia is the official statewide magazine of Georgia’s engineering industry,
published bi-monthly by ACEC Georgia, ASCE, ASHE, GEF, GSPE, ITE, ITS, SEAOG, SMPS and WTS.

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