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Choose learning

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Choose learning

We’re all busy with our personal and professional lives, but that doesn’t mean we should stop educating ourselves. I have spent a good portion of the last eight months crisscrossing the country training professionals in the AEC industry on a variety of topics including leadership, project management, hiring and keeping great talent, professional speaking, and communication. It never gets old. I enjoy helping others polish the diamond within themselves. Einstein said it best: “All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded the individual.” We are all given options to advance ourselves, improve our calling,...

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Conference call: Rhett Crocker

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Conference call: Rhett Crocker

President of LandDesign (Best Firm Multi-discipline #30 for 2017), a 165-person landscape architecture, civil engineering, and planning firm based in Charlotte, NC. By Liisa Andreassen Correspondent “From the day LandDesign was founded, it was intended to be a firm that transcended generations; one that was about ideas and inspired by ideals,” Crocker says. “The talent, expertise, and ability we have in our offices today is the best I’ve ever seen. That’s exciting.” A CONVERSATION WITH RHETT CROCKER. The Zweig Letter: The talent war in the A/E industry is here. What steps do you take to create the leadership pipeline needed...

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Embracing new technologies

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Embracing new technologies

By Edward Friedrichs | Things I could not have imagined just a few years ago are now coming to market, are affordable and practical, and are changing the world for the better.

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Hail, wind, and floods

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Hail, wind, and floods

As communities look for ways to protect themselves from large-scale weather-related events, design firms are equipped to help them meet the challenge. Through mid-2018, the U.S. experienced six weather and climate disaster events with losses exceeding $1 billion each, including four severe storms and two winter storms, according to the U.S. National Centers for Environmental Information. The 1980-2017 annual average is six events; however, in each of the past five years (2013-2017) the annual average has nearly doubled to 11.6 events. Although it might appear that in the first six months of 2018, the U.S. is experiencing a less active...

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When you are down

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When you are down

“When we are going through times like this, we all have a choice. We can sit back and think of all the reasons why we are in the mess we are in, or we can take action to change the situation.” Sometimes things just don’t seem to go well. It’s as if the whole world has conspired against you to allow everything bad to happen that you hoped never would. As they say, “Things are the blackest before they go completely dark!” When we are going through times like this, we all have a choice. We can sit back and...

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