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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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
By Rob Barrick, PE, LEED AP, Smith Seckman Reid Inc.
Rediscovering the joy of engineering
By David Sellers, PE, Facility Dynamics Engineering
By Robert Cavey, Global Strategy Initiative
By John Koeller, PE, Koeller & Co.
By Joseph M. "Jody" Good, III, LC, FIES, IALD, LEED AP, Spectrum Engineers
By Keith Lane, PE, RCDD, LC, LEED AP, Lane Coburn & Assocs.
By Ray Grill, PE, FSFPE, Arup
Annual Salary Survey
After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.