Category: Industry News

Considering a Conference? Get the Most Value

By Sue Leith, PG, CPSM It’s always conference/tradeshow/exhibition season in the professional consulting industry. Whether it’s learning from fellow experts, presenting to share our knowledge, or staffing a booth to interact with clients and colleagues, we attend around 100 conferences each year. Why? Because there’s an incredible amount of value. With so many events going… Read More »

Oroville Dam Emergency Illustrates Challenges for U.S. Dam Infrastructure

This aerial view from a California Department of Water Resources drone shows water flowing from the Lake Oroville flood control spillway at 55,000 cubic feet per second on February 11, 2017. Photo by California Department of Water Resources. By Ellen Faulkner, PE The drought emergency is over for most of California, thanks to winter rains… Read More »

Scholarships Open Doors to Engineering Careers

How can I find engineering-specific scholarships? ACEC offers several. The deadline to apply is in March. A new year brings new opportunities, as the saying goes. And in civil engineering and related disciplines, employment opportunities abound for 2017 and beyond. Buildings and roads are being erected, the housing market has returned to a promising level, and… Read More »