How to be a Better Listener, and a Better Leader

How to be a Better Listener, and a Better Leader

During my years of recruiting Architecture, Engineering, Planning, and Environmental Consulting professionals, I have found that the top reason why people change jobs is poor communication with supervisors. People don’t leave companies, they leave their bosses. Show me a team leader with poor interpersonal communication skills, and I’ll show you a team with low morale, […]

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Applied-Cleveland acquires Encompass and Perennial

Applied-Cleveland, a portfolio company of First Reserve, has made two acquisitions: Encompass Energy Services, a provider of infrastructure surveying, drafting, GIS and right-of-way services, primarily for pipeline infrastructure operators across North America; and Perennial Environmental Services LLC, a provider of environmental consulting and inspection services, also for pipeline infrastructure operators. No financial terms were disclosed. D.A. Davidson served as financial adviser […]

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Christine Brack Comments on Leadership Resolutions for 2018

In the January/February issue of Informed Infrastructure Christine Brack, PMP, comments on leadership resolutions for 2018. She provides a few ideas for engineering firm leaders to up their leadership game in the new year. Christine is a principal consultant with Morrissey Goodale LLC. Her focus is helping AEC firms in the areas of strategy, organizational […]

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CRGA Design Bolsters Healthcare and Senior Living Design Portfolio with Hiring of Two Principals

CRGA Design, a leading architecture, interior design and planning firm, has hired Lee Driskill, AIA and Usama Hassanein, Assoc. AIA, EDAC, LEED AP BD+C.Driskill and Hassanein will both serve as principals at CRGA and will help expand the quality and depth of the firm’s integrated and sustainable design services. Driskill will focus on senior living […]

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Deal-Making Among US A/E Firms Holds Steady in 2017; Large Deals Remake the ENR 500 while Private Equity-Backed Deals Continue  

Morrissey Goodale tracked 209 US deals in 2017, which was generally in line with the 215 deals in the prior year.  While this was down from the all-time industry high of 241 deals in 2015, deal activity still represents strong and sustained interest in acquisitions by both strategic and financial buyers. We anticipate that 2018 […]

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ENR Recognizes Gannett Fleming’s Top Young Professionals

Engineering News-Record (ENR) named three Gannett Fleming employees as Top Young Professionals for 2018. The regional competitions honor professionals under the age of 40 for their contributions and leadership in the architecture, engineering, and construction industry. William Curran, PE, CEM, CBCP, LEED® Green, a senior mechanical engineer; Catalina Echeverri, PMP, a project manager; Stephanie Templeton, PE, a structural project engineer. Read more> 

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JMT acquires RCG Architects, launches JMT Architecture

The architecture, engineering and consulting firm Johnson Mirmiran & Thompson, or JMT, has acquired RCG Architects and launched JMT Architecture to consolidate architecture and interior design services under one name. JMT officials say the acquisition of RCG, Baltimore’s oldest operating architectural firm, will allow them to enhance the services they offer in their higher education […]

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