Topic: Business

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Legal Brief: When two professionals seal a drawing, who is responsible?

More than just a simple ritual or formality, an architect’s or engineer’s seal placed on drawings is perhaps the most important statement that can be made by one of these practicing professionals.

Inequities for Black and Latinx engineers continue, report finds

A Georgetown University report finds serious underrepresentation and persistent wage gaps for Black and Latinx employees in the field of engineering.

ASCE’s 2021 top 10 best places for civil engineers

ASCE reveals its annual Best Places for Civil Engineers index.

Who is responsible when a substituted product causes trouble?

A contractor decided not to use a brand-name product. The consequences were costly.

Why people skills belong in your tool bag

Technical knowledge is essential for engineers, but a people-focused approach is also key to a successful career.

How to remedy five management flaws and create resilient teams

Jennifer L. Donahue, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, shares her experiences on how engineers can create resilient teams prepared to weather any and all crises.

Continued learning and setting boundaries are keys to career growth

Kush A. Vashee, P.E., CAPM, ENV SP, LEED Green Assoc., M.ASCE, advises younger engineers to adopt a growth mindset and practice empathy.

Best places for civil engineers 2021

Why are three cities from Texas on the list this year? Which city knocked Washington, D.C., down a peg? Why are younger engineers interested in Philadelphia? Read on.

Civil engineers help cities weather the storms

Some of the cities in our Best Places for Civil Engineers 2021 index are also those prone to strong storms and rising sea levels. Coincidence?

Legal Brief: ‘Your license and registration, please’

Three scenarios clarify how important it is for design firms to be prudent about corporate formalities.