Archives for August 2015

The elements of a strong quality management culture

Professionals don’t willingly make errors; they are the result of complacency, lack of training and a weak quality culture. Further to that point, quality doesn’t just happen; it takes an investment of time, resources and energy. And the costs of not embracing a strong quality culture are many. I recently noticed a tree trimmer who […]

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A few walls of fresh paint — and countless memories

I recently participated in the first and largest corporate social responsibility (CSR) event to date for AECOM’s office in Istanbul, Turkey, which included 15 employees renovating the basement of the Bahcelievler Orphanage. And I can tell you that this event has made a large impact on my life. Many of the children placed in the […]

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#WomenExcel: Two sisters start a new chapter at AECOM

From left: Arsine and Meline as children by the Caspian Sea in Iran. We were born to an Armenian family and raised in Tehran, Iran. As teenagers, we immigrated to the United States with our parents in 2004. We clearly recall our first day of school in California, carrying a dictionary to our math class. […]

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#WomenExcel: Why do we need diversity in engineering?

A 2012 paper published by Deloitte titled “Waiter is that inclusion in my soup?” found an 80-percent increase in business performance for companies with high diversity rates. Whilst there is a proven business case for greater diversity, the need for diversity is more personal for me. At the tender age of 16, I was struggling […]

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#Safetyforlife: Using the relationship between gender and child pedestrian incidents to reduce fatalities

AECOM’s Lindsey McConnell was recently selected as a regional finalist at the Society of Road Safety Auditors’ Colas competition for her paper on child pedestrian casualties in the U.K. Child pedestrian casualties remain the second-leading cause of unintentional injury-related death among 5 to 14 year olds in Great Britain. More than 69 percent of all […]

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