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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Bright lights shine on in India

It’s now the end of week 1 of our two-week program. Wow, it’s been a big week, not just here in India, but also back home in South Australia. There is some irony in the fact that I’m sitting here in Lucknow working to get solar lights to the market stall owners and slum communities […]

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Lucknow – street traders and Pollinators

Hi, I’m James McCafferty (below, center), a senior quantity surveyor. Originally from Ireland, I transferred from AECOM’s London office in 2015 to my new home in Wellington, New Zealand. I came across Pollinate Energy when Vikki, our project administrator, asked me if I had seen the poster on the noticeboard in the office. It was, […]

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Warm welcomes and traffic chaos!

Hi, I’m Ly Galanos, a senior transport and traffic engineer from Adelaide (that’s me below in the middle!), and I’m here in Lucknow, India, helping Pollinate Energy expand into its fourth city with my AECOM colleagues, James McCafferty and Jeremy Hart. If you haven’t heard about Pollinate Energy from participants in previous years, then you’ve […]

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