Archives for December 2014

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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