How are global students welcomed in the United Arab Emirates?


Twelve students and faculty members from Columbia University’s elite research group, Global Leaders in Construction Management, visited AECOM in the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.) during January to learn about the country’s construction management practices. Several senior employees taught students about the current market and future trends in the regional construction industry. AECOM’s sponsor in Abu […]

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Improving climate change resiliency in Latin America and the Caribbean


Chira-Piura Watershed in Piura, Peru. Piura is the most productive basin of coastal Peru, and is currently undergoing fast economic growth in multiple sectors. A few months ago, I was fortunate enough to participate in the vulnerability training workshop as part of AECOM’s Partnering for Adaptation and Resilience – Agua (PARA-Agua), or “For Water,” project. PARA-Agua […]

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Inspiring civil engineers to design a better future


Just over a year ago, I graduated from the University of Salford with a master’s degree in civil engineering. I was excited about my career and working on projects that would shape the environment in which we live. However, I realised that I had large skill gaps in areas that I felt were important in […]

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Increasing access to safe drinking water and sanitation


AECOM’s Richard Hope helps to provide clean water in Guatemala. For many, it is hard to understand not having access to safe drinking water and sanitation. Unfortunately, this is a reality for 780 million people in the world today. The statistics are truly frightening: 780 million people do not have access to clean water. 5 […]

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Philanthropic adventures across India, Peru empower AECOM employee


Many weird and wonderful doors and opportunities have opened for me since 2010 after I participated in Rotary International’s “Rotary Youth Leadership Award” (RYLA) program. RYLA, which is designed to promote proactivity as well as personal and professional development of Australian youth, has been a driving force, empowering me and my two friends Glen Gorton […]

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Stakeholder management – A concern for project managers


Stakeholder management has long been a concern for project managers. Stakeholders and project managers don’t always think in the same way. Project managers must find ways to face stakeholder expectations that don’t align with the genuine situation on a project. In my experience working on projects in the Middle East, I would like to establish […]

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Cycling with “Amy’s Gran Fondo” event in Australia


I have ridden a bike all my life. It’s always been something that I enjoy, coupled with my spirit for adventure and the value I place on health and renewable/sustainable living. Recently, I have been more serious about cycling and, at the start of the year, I set myself a goal to take on a […]

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Excellence Awards: River of Life project brings together a diverse team


We began working on the River of Life in 2012 when Kuala Lumpur City Hall opened the original design competition to international participants with the goal of finding a world class, sustainable and contextually relevant solution for the iconic urban transformation project. The project provided an opportunity to demonstrate our strengths while being involved in […]

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