Get shovel-ready for the new economy

Even if the recession is really over, the commercial construction industry is far from recovery. But the market will come back.


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Dec. 2009 shovel
Even if the recession is really over, the commercial construction industry is far from recovery. But the market will come back. When it does, engineering firms and engineers need to be shovel-ready. In this inaugural Thought Leaders collection of essays, empanelled engineers and industry professionals provide guidance and resources for helping you get ready for the new economy.

2009 Thought Leaders


Engineering for the unknown

By Rob Barrick, PE, LEED AP, Smith Seckman Reid Inc.

Rediscovering the joy of engineering
By David Sellers, PE, Facility Dynamics Engineering

Energy policy: The view from Washington

By Robert Cavey, Global Strategy Initiative

Make a splash about water

By John Koeller, PE, Koeller & Co.

The light at the end of the tunnel

By Joseph M. "Jody" Good, III, LC, FIES, IALD, LEED AP, Spectrum Engineers

Redefining the role of electrical engineers

By Keith Lane, PE, RCDD, LC, LEED AP, Lane Coburn & Assocs.

Trends and positioning for fire protection engineers

By Ray Grill, PE, FSFPE, Arup

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