How to Succeed in Business...

by Virginia Fairweather, Editor in Chief; Civil Engineering Magazine, Reston, VA,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1998, Vol. 68, Issue 10, Pg. 68-71

Document Type: Feature article


As civil engineering continues to evolve as a profession, consulting engineers must continually re-invent their businesses and their practices. In this article, consulting engineers talk about their firms, their markets and the trends they perceive in the industry. They address overseas markets, broadening expertise within their firms, liaisons and joint ventures with product-oriented firms, and how they find exciting work that helps them retain engineers in a competitive marketplace. One executive talks about how clients are changing and becoming more dollar-conscious, which results in assessments of their capital investments and a holistic approach to work. Many firms are skeptical about regulations and are retaining legal firms to se if they must comply with EPA rules. Most firms want to grow, but a few see advantages in staying at their present size. Recent legislation will drive the growth of transportation work, executives predict, and rail is a growing area of interest. Telecommunications is a relatively new market for many firms, but one many companies are taking a look at. Airports and sports arenas are other busy markets.

Subject Headings: Business management | Consulting services | Rail transportation | Professional practice | Legislation | Legal affairs | Laws and regulations

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