Compensation strategies from a small firm principal

Mel Price, AIA, discusses how being financially transparent and sharing responsibilities improves happiness in the workplace. Mel is principal and co-founder of WPA, a full-service architecture and urban design practice located in downtown Norfolk, Virginia. WPA’s commitment to transparency has become part of its culture and workspace. Does financial transparency with your staff make sense for […]

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AIA elevates 152 members and two international architects to the College of Fellows

The 2018 Jury of Fellows from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) elevated 152 member-architects to its prestigious College of Fellows, an honor awarded to members who have made significant contributions to the architecture profession. The fellows will be honored at a ceremony on June 22 at the AIA Conference on Architecture 2018 in New York City. […]

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Bernhard Capital Partners expands into electrical transmission and distribution with latest acquisition

Bernhard Capital Partners, the Baton Rouge-based private equity firm with a growing portfolio of companies in the energy services field, has acquired the Maryland-based company W.A. Chester, which specializes in power transmission and distribution. The deal, announced this morning for an undisclosed price, continues BCP’s aggressive growth and diversification strategy and marks the firm’s entry […]

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Wendell L. ‘Buddy’ Barnes grabs Engineer of the Year award

Wendell “Buddy” Barnes, whose career includes more than 50 years of contribution to engineering, has been selected as the 2018 Engineer of the Year, Houston Chapter by the National Society of Professional Engineers. Barnes, senior vice president at Arcadis, is the principal in charge of several Houston-area water and Harris County infrastructure projects. His career, […]

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Sweco (Stockholm, Sweden), acquired BML Ingenieure (Offenbach, Germany)

Sweco has signed an agreement to acquire BML Ingenieure GmbH, a German engineering company operating in the Frankfurt area. With the acquisition, Sweco will have one of the largest building teams in the Rhein-Main area.  “The acquisition will strengthen our position in the Frankfurt region and bring strong competence in a market with high growth. […]

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Brown and Caldwell’s Craig Goehring has transitioned from CEO to Executive Chairman, and President and Chief Operating Officer Rich D’Amato has been promoted to CEO

Brown and Caldwell, a market leading environmental engineering and construction firm, today announced that as part of its planned succession of leadership, Craig Goehring has transitioned from Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to Executive Chairman, and Rich D’Amato, President and Chief Operating Officer (COO), has been promoted to CEO. Goehring will continue in a full-time capacity as […]

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Top Architecture Schools in 2018 by Region

This year’s QS World University Rankings by Subject ranks the world’s 200 top architecture schools. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), University of California, Berkeley (UCB), and Harvard University top the list in the United States. MIT consistently ranks first among the world’s top architecture schools. University of British Columbia and the University of Toronto also make the […]

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R2H Engineering Joins Horrocks Engineers

Horrocks Engineers is pleased to announce the merger of Horrocks and R2H Engineering (R2H). R2H is a structural and civil engineering firm with offices in Utah, Nevada, and California. R2H will bring 16 additional employees to Horrocks with expertise in structural engineering for both horizontal and vertical facilities, architecture, and construction management. Starting next week, […]

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Quinn Evans Architects Promotes Alyson Steele to Executive Vice President and Chief Design Officer

Quinn Evans Architects has promoted Alyson Steele, AIA, LEED AP, to executive vice president and chief design officer. Steele, a principal who has been with the firm since 1997, will manage firmwide operations for the growing national practice. In the newly created chief design officer role, she will also oversee architectural design strategies for major projects […]

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Shuster Says Infrastructure Bill May See ‘Lame-Duck Strategy’

Engineering News Record reports that as questions persist about funding for a major infrastructure bill and the congressional schedule remains tight, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) says action on a measure to increase investment in highways and other public-works programs may have to wait until a possible lame-duck session. President Trump […]

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