• Driving Diversity in Infrastructure

    3 months ago

    ​The business case for gender diversity is stronger than ever, but many companies are struggling to ensure women are fairly represented in top management. At LVI Associates, we believe the answer is by making gender diversity a commercial imperative - and business leaders agree. A report by McKinsey & Company found that 90% of CEOs said they prioritised gender diversity ...

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  • Advancing Women of Color in STEM

    3 months ago

    ​​90% of CEOs report that diversity is a top business priority, yet the dial towards progress has hardly moved in recent years. In Singapore, women are vastly underrepresented in STEM jobs and among STEM degree holders despite making up 45% of the workforce and half of university students. Women of color face a 'double jeopardy' because of their gender and ethnicity. The fol...

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  • Embracing Water Sustainability 2019 : collaboration, insight and innovation

    6 months ago

    ​​On July 25th, LVI Associates and the Singapore Water Association co-hosted Embracing Water Sustainability 2019, which focused on preparing for the future of industrial water consumption. Supported by PUB, Singapore’s National Water Agency, over 80 Water sector professionals came together to explore cutting-edge developments in the field, network with the peers, and listen ...

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  • The Growing Impact of ‘Big Business’ on the U.S. Renewable Energy Industry

    7 months ago

    ​​The future for renewable energy looks bright. The Solar Energy Industries Association’s (SEIA) seventh annual report that tracks businesses’ solar adoption ranks Apple as the biggest user, with 393.3 MW of capacity now in place. Apple was followed by other big brands from the retail sector, including Amazon, Target and Walmart. The SEIA reports that the U.S. commercial sol...

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  • The Growing Gap Between Senior and Junior T&D Engineering Specialists

    9 months ago

    ​​A quick scan of job postings for transmission and distribution (T&D) engineers reveals a recurring phrase: subject matter expert (SME). If employers remain willing to hire engineers with niche specialties, so why are so many engineers these days more interested in becoming jacks of all trades?It’s a real concern for employers in the T&D industry. Hanna Ito, Special...

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  • The Challenges Facing the U.S.’s Civil Infrastructure

    11 months ago

    ​​The pressure is on to bring aging U.S. infrastructure back to life before catastrophe strikes. The state of water systems, for instance, brings dangerous levels of contaminants and lead into Americans’ homes, but widespread disaster can be averted with immediate action.Based on the input of 1,300 corrosion professionals, NACE (National Association of Corrosion Engineers) I...

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  • Craft Worker Shortage in US Construction Industry

    11 months ago

    ​​Although there is no shortage of construction projects, the shortage of skilled craft workers has left contractors scrambling to come up with ways to attract the ever-shrinking talent pool.Dodge Data & Analytics’ 2019 Dodge Construction Outlook forecasted that the total amount of U.S. construction projects starting in 2019 will amount to $808 billion. This amount of wo...

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  • Global Water Crisis: Surge In APAC Engineering Jobs

    11 months ago

    ​​Tapping into career opportunities in water sustainability in the Asia-Pacific regionClimate change, population growth, and poor management of water resources have pushed the global water crisis to a tipping point. The Asia-Pacific region will be hard hit unless the crisis is averted with better management and new technologies. The United Nations World Water Development Rep...

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  • Construction Claims Consultant Jobs Update: APAC Market

    12 months ago

    ​​Global growth for construction industry led by APAC marketGlobalData forecasts that the pace of expansion in the global construction industry will average around 3.6% per year from 2018-2022, with the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region accounting for the largest share of the worldwide construction industry. Some geopolitical factors, such as the intensification of the U.S.-China t...

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  • German Architecture Reimagined in 2019

    about 1 year ago

    ​​As Germany celebrates the Bauhaus Centennial in 2019, contemporary architects such as Ole Scheeren have reimagined German architecture, casting off stereotypes that German architecture is austere and utilitarian. Walter Gropius, the architect who founded the Bauhaus School in Weimar in 1919, adhered to the tenet that form follows function. In practice, that meant the style...

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  • The Top Job Skills for Asia’s Renewable Energy Sector

    about 1 year ago

    ​​Global warming puts renewable energy high on the agendaThe heat is on: globally, 2018 is set to be the fourth-hottest on record. The only three hotter years were the three previous. Since modern-record keeping began (1880), 17 of the world’s 18 warmest years have been since 2001.With emissions rising, scientists at the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) argue...

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  • Jobs For Architects and Engineers On The Rise In Europe

    about 1 year ago

    ​​Bridging the talent gap in the infrastructure and urban development industry (IU) is a global challenge. The World Economic Forum’s paper, “Shaping the Future of Construction: An Action Plan to Solve the Industry’s Talent Gap,” reports that the industry’s core around engineering and construction employs approximately 100 million people worldwide with an annual revenue of $...

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  • How the Kansas City Hyatt Regency Walkway Collapse Changed the Engineering Profession

    over 1 year ago

    ​​When 1,600 people gathered at the tea dance held at the Kansas City Hyatt Regent hotel on Friday, July 17, 1981, they expected a joyful evening. They had no idea that the dance would end in tragedy, becoming one of the deadliest structural engineering failures in U.S. history. Spectators took in the festivities from the second-, third- and fourth-level walkways. At around ...

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  • Booming Construction Industry Ignites Careers in Fire Protection Engineering

    over 1 year ago

    ​​By 2025, the fire protection industry is estimated to be worth up to $116.51 billion. The driving force behind the rapid growth is the thriving U.S. economy which has been responsible for continued growth and investment in the construction industry. “For every new building, from a sports stadium to a luxury high-rise tower, a fire protection engineer is an absolute necessi...

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  • Canadian Transmission and Distribution Engineers Flock South for Career Opportunities

    over 1 year ago

    ​​It’s an exciting time for engineers working in the U.S. electric power industry. A robust economy, a growing population, and pledges of government infrastructure spending are resulting in major new projects appearing across the country. Much of the current power Transmission and Distribution (T&D) system dates back to the 1960s and 1970s, which means there is a strong ...

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  • Architects and engineers in high demand in Germany

    over 1 year ago

    ​​The countless cranes sprouting up across the Berlin skyline are the most visible sign of Germany’s booming construction industry, but they are hardly the only evidence of the country’s robust building market.The HDB construction industry association has forecast nominal sales growth of six percent for 2018, which would be in line with the country’s post-reunification boom ...

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  • Hurricane damage highlights shortage of skilled building envelope consultants

    over 1 year ago

    ​​In 2017, the United States was hammered by hurricane Harvey, Irma, and Maria—the first time on record the country had experienced three category four storms in a single year. The $265 billion in damages estimated to have been caused by the three hurricanes made 2017 the most expensive year on record for weather and climate disasters in the U.S.Thousands of homes were destr...

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  • Carbon reduction efforts creating increased demand for sustainable building engineers

    over 1 year ago

    ​​​A good engineer must possess many talents. Creative problem-solving skills and strong mathematical ability are must-haves. A keen eye for detail is essential. A knack for mechanical reasoning also helps.Add sustainable building knowledge to that list.Of course, engineers have been grappling with the challenges of sustainability for many years. But it has long ceased to be...

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  • Can immigration and millennials save construction in the US?

    over 2 years ago

    ​​As most people are aware, there has been a dramatic increase in the mainstream discussions around immigration, border controls and visa restrictions in the US.According to a paper published earlier this year by the National Bureaus of Economic Research, President Trump’s policy changes surrounding immigration could cost the US economy up to $5 trillion over a decade. If th...

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  • The Fire Protection Industry Will Not Be Extinguished

    about 3 years ago

    ​​By 2020 the Fire Protection industry is estimated to be worth up to $98.24 billion, around double that of market value in 2015 ($47.96bn). With every fast growing market it is inevitable a skills gap will emerge. Throughout Q3 and going in to Q4 companies involved with Fire Protection Engineering Consulting have struggled to source experienced specialists.Why is there a dr...

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