Strategies for Building and Sustaining a Successful Engineering and Consulting Company

by Rudolph Bonaparte, P.E., Ph.D., (M.ASCE), President, CEO; Geosyntec Consultants, Inc., Atlanta, GA, rbonaparte@geosyntec.com,


Serial Information: Geo-Strata —Geo Institute of ASCE, 2014, Vol. 18, Issue 1, Pg. 46-49


Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: This third article in the Business of Geotechnics series addresses stragegies for building and sustaining an engineering and consulting (E&C) company that employs geoprofessionals. To ensure success, substantial thought and effort must be directed to: develop a company vision and strategic plan, decide how much and when the company should grow, recruit and retain top notch employees, build new practice capabilities, and develop and deliver a client value proposition.

Subject Headings: Geotechnical engineering | Engineering firms | Consulting services | Business management

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