What can corporate workspace learn from learning environments?

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that 95 percent of corporations are recruiting their future work force on college and university campuses. What is surprising is that zero percent were studying how the design of learning environments can be incorporated into the design of their corporate workspaces. This was the initial finding of my research […]

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Teamwork and problem solving, from the military to construction

I have always been a builder. Starting with basic wooden blocks and graduating to Legos as a child, I was invested in making real what my imagination had in store, influencing my own little world. Today, I help shape bigger projects. I am currently the lead superintendent for the retail mall within the Hudson Yards […]

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An exciting (and critical) time for water infrastructure

Civil infrastructure serves as the backbone of the world’s human activity. Our water and wastewater, power, transportation and communications systems make our daily lives more efficient, safe and comfortable. In my role as operations director for our New York City Metro water business line, I oversee the delivery of water infrastructure projects that safeguard human […]

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Delivering higher-value infrastructure through P3s

According to the American Society of Civil Engineers, the United States must invest a total of $3.3 trillion by 2025 to meet our nation’s infrastructure needs. The pipeline of projects is impressive, from road and bridge improvements and water-treatment plants, to a growing number of airport enhancements and the increasingly active higher-education sector. The quickest […]

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Working with small businesses and veterans

At the end of November, AECOM sponsored and participated in the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) National Small Business Conference. The conference has become one of the preeminent events for SAME, an organization with 30,000-plus members, 105 posts, and more than 50 student chapters and field chapters around the world. SAME unites public- and […]

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Reflections on Rio: interview with Bill Hanway

What was most rewarding about working on the 2016 Rio Olympics? One of the most rewarding parts was knowing that after the games, the area would become a new neighborhood with housing, schools, offices, retail, and open space. We simultaneously created three masterplans—one for the games, one for the transition, and one for legacy. In […]

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A new SAME president

Jane Penny (above), the first woman president of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME), recently closed out her term and handed the reins to Mike Blount. Both AECOM executives, Jane and Mike discuss their SAME experiences. Jane Penny I was so honored and excited to have served as the national president for SAME over […]

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