HR Leaders Cite Retention and Turnover as Top Concerns in 2018

The architecture and engineering industry knows that employee retention is key.  In the AE industry, it is difficult enough to find and hire talented employees, so retaining them is especially important. Other industries are seeing this as well, and HR recognizes this challenge. Hunt Scanlon Media reports that close to half (47 percent) of the human resources leaders […]

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CMC Energy Services acquired Clean Markets; Morrissey Goodale Initiated the Transaction and Advised Clean Markets

CMC Energy Services (Fort Washington, PA) acquired Clean Markets (Philadelphia, PA).  CMC Energy Services (CMC) is a leader in the energy conservation industry and a certified Women’s Business Enterprise. Clean Markets is a leading market development firm expanding the U.S. market for energy efficiency and clean-energy technologies. This acquisition will result in the integration of two […]

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Lochmueller Group Welcomes Janet Wackrow

Lochmueller Group, Inc. welcomes Janet Wackrow as the company’s new Client Service Manager for Chicago and Northern Illinois. Based out of the company’s Downtown Chicago office, Janet will focus her efforts on fostering Lochmueller Group’s relationships with both existing and potential clients throughout Chicagoland, its collar counties, and other various municipalities in Northern Illinois. Janet […]

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RETTEW completed the asset purchase of Enviroscan

The transaction joins the specialized geophysics services of Enviroscan with RETTEW’s engineering, surveying, and environmental consulting business. Geophysics is the science of detecting and mapping underground or underwater hidden objects and features. Enviroscan specializes in non-destructive, non-intrusive investigations to make digging, drilling, or earthmoving faster, safer, easier and less expensive. The geophysics services will integrate […]

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Mark Goodale participates in a panel discussion on fostering firm growth

Mark Goodale participates in a panel discussion on fostering firm growth

Mark Goodale participates in a panel discussion at the ACEC Small Firm Council Winter Meeting on Fostering Firm Growth: Essentials to Achieving a Sustainable, Profitable Business alongside Mathhew Murello, President of Lewis S. Goodfriend & Associates; Ramesh Gunda, President of Gunda Corporation; and Gayle Heath, CEO of Alliance Transportation Group. 

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Construction Spending Up 0.7% in December, But Signs Pressure Emerge

ENR reports that construction spending is up 0.7 percent in December to a record high, though it was the weakest performance since they began to emerge from the financial crisis. The upward spending marks the fifth consecutive monthly gain, with all major sectors showing modest increases. The December increase followed a 0.6 percent rise in November, the […]

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Candidate of the Week

Project Manager/Area Manager with 15+  years’ experience register PE, MBA with a strong water resources background.  Strong Business Development experience, managed 20+ projects and projects as large as 10M in revenue, Helped manage and grow his 3 person office into a thriving 40 person office, working knowledge of GIS, HEC-HMS/RAS, SWMM, ICPR.  Currently in the […]

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How to Improve Recruitment and Retention

How to Improve Recruitment and Retention

Is your Architectural, Engineering, Planning, or Environmental Consulting firm ready for 2018? With national unemployment rates around 4.1% as of this writing, talent will be hard to find, and the pressure to raise wages will be intense. If you’re concerned about your design firm’s recruitment and retention processes there are some things that you can […]

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