Christopher B. Burke Engineering Announces Promotions

Full-service consulting engineering and surveying firm, Christopher B. Burke Engineering, has promoted Bryan Welch, PE and Lee Feel, PE to Assistant Department Heads of the Civil Design Department. Ilene Dailey, PE, CFM has been promoted to Assistant Department Head of the Drainage Department. All three are long-serving employees. Dailey has extensive civil engineering and project management […]

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The Top 45 Science + Technology Architecture Firms

Building Design + Construction ranks the top 45 science and technology sector architecture and AE firms, as reported in the 2017 Giants 300 Report.  HDR, HOK, Interior Architects, Stantec, Flad Architects, Perkins+Will, Payette, DGA, SmithGroupJJR, and Page top the list.  The #1 firm, HDR, had a total of $71,661,656 in science + technology revenue in 2016.  Read Building […]

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Design Firm Leaders- Is Company Culture Part of Your 2018 Budget?

In architecture and engineering firms, culture has an enormous impact on almost every aspect of business. Improving culture can especially improve your success in hiring and retention. In the A/E industry, where talented architects and engineers are in high demand, this can add tremendous value to your firm. Chris Barbin expands on the importance of […]

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King Acquires CTT Engineering

King Engineering has acquired Criser Troutman Tanner Consulting Engineers (CTT), a North Carolina based full-service engineering firm. CTT specializes in civil and structural engineering for private and public-sector clients. CTT will continue to operate as CTT in the North Carolina market from offices in Wilmington, Raleigh and Charlotte. With this addition, as well as the […]

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Six Things Design Firms Should Do to Retain More Women

Six Things Design Firms Should Do to Retain More Women

The labor shortage in the architecture and engineering industry is no secret.  It has been a problem since the early nineties, except for the brutal recession back in 2010 when industry unemployment went to 20%.  Today, however, industry unemployment is back down to 4.2%, and firms are scrambling to find talent.  Unfortunately, many firms have […]

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Here is How Landscape Architects Responded When Asked About the State of Their Profession Today

The American Society of Landscape Architects asks members about what they think about the state of the landscape architecture profession today. Reviews were mixed, but overall positive with several opportunities for improvement. One problem that was identified, and that the Morrissey Goodale executive search team has seen across not only landscape architecture, but other A/E […]

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To Win the War for Talent, A/E Firms Have to Sell Themselves

In industries like architecture, engineering, and environmental consulting where there is a high demand and low supply of professionals with certain skills, firm managers must actively sell their firm and opportunities.  Strong onboarding processes are also key for keeping those hard-to-get employees once they have accepted your offer.  Letitia Booty expands on this point in […]

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What Good Employees Want

Talented architects, engineers, and environmental professionals are in very high demand.  While wages are important, other factors can make a huge difference in recruiting and retaining top talent, especially in the A/E industry.  This article from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette offers useful items when it comes to recruiting architects and engineers. What prospective recruits want to know […]

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Integrating Cultures after an Acquisition

Integrating Cultures after an Acquisition

The A/E industry is a hotbed of M&A activity.  Forbes Magazine published an informative article for firms facing the challenge of integrating different cultures resulting from an acquisition.  M&A is a powerful way to grow revenue, but to avoid hurting employee retention it is important to acknowledge and manage competing cultures.

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Marc Richards of Tighe & Bond appointed to hazardous waste site cleanup board

Marc Richards, Vice President of the award winning engineering and environmental consulting firm, Tighe & Bond, has been appointed to the Commonwealth’s Board of Registration of Hazardous Waste Site Professionals (LSPs).  The LSP program includes scientists, engineers, and public health specialists and has expedited the assessment and cleanup of contaminated brownfield sites. Read more details […]

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