Archives for 2017

Where millennials can build a career

As Construction Dive recently reported, the construction industry is facing a huge hurdle when it comes to recruitment – a 200,000 to 250,000 worker deficit, to be exact. When thinking about it objectively, it doesn’t make sense – the pay is competitive, an aging workforce will continue to yield plenty of jobs, and there are many different specialties […]

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Does your building have a future?

Presented at the World Sustainable Built Environment Conference, Hong Kong, June 2017. We are experiencing more disruption than ever with artificial intelligence, virtual and augmented reality, blockchain, and autonomous vehicles are no longer science fiction. So what does this mean for construction? Will the building you’re thinking of designing today be obsolete even before it’s completed? […]

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What makes a resilient neighborhood?

The issues of urbanization, globalization and climate change are playing out at a city scale, posing new challenges and uncertainty to all of us living in cities. It used to be that a sustainable neighborhood was one that used less energy and less water and was made of renewable materials. While those are still important […]

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Being Well: Challenges in designing healthy, sustainable buildings

While buildings traditionally provide comfort and protection from external threats, we are discovering health risks associated with our internal environments. With people now spending 90 percent of time indoors, it is evident that we must design, construct and operate buildings that are both sustainable and healthy. The criteria in new standards like WELL and Fitwel […]

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Re-imagining infrastructure in L.A.

What do you love about Los Angeles? Los Angeles is a global city with a brand that is iconic around the world. As a global destination city, L.A. is truly a gateway to the rest of the world, and many of our residents hail from other countries. I love the diversity this brings to our […]

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Go behind the scenes with director John Singleton

The director of AECOM’s new TV commercial is John Singleton, an American film director, screenwriter and producer and native of South Los Angeles. Best known for directing “Boyz n the Hood,” for which he was nominated for the Academy Awards for best director and best original screenplay, John’s filmography includes the action films “Shaft,” “2 Fast […]

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Imagine it. Delivered.

As a native Angeleno, I’ve had the pleasure of watching Los Angeles transform over my lifetime. When I got an opportunity to join a company at the heart of that transformation, I jumped at the chance. It’s been fascinating to learn the extent of AECOM’s work, not just in LA but around the world. Our […]

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