A Pathway to Success

By Hope Charters Purdue’s Construction Engineering and Management program combines technical engineering proficiency with management expertise, and it is up to each CEM graduate to determine which path they would like to take. While the majority of alumni find themselves pursuing a professional engineering license in construction, others like Luke Marklin (BSCEM ’07) discover their…

Building a Career in Construction

By Shari Held During the recession of 2008, the construction industry took a hard hit. Skilled tradesmen who lost their jobs turned to other industries to find work. Many cautioned the next generation to earn college degrees as the panacea for an “unstable” construction industry. At the same time, many high schools and middle schools…

Reducing Risk for Site Selection

For Consultants, Corporate Executives and Developers By Courtney Zaugg, CECD, Veridus Group, Inc. In light of the recent Amazon HQ2 contest taking place across the country, people are actively seeking to better understand the deciding factors involved in a major organization’s process for selecting a site. When a company needs to expand or relocate its…

Reducing Construction Litigation

Six Tips: Reducing the Likelihood of Construction Litigation By James R.A. Dawson, TAFT LAW What makes the strongest case in construction litigation can also help the parties avoid litigation altogether. This principle applies to owners, project managers, project partners, general contractors and sub-contractors alike. Although the vast majority of construction projects are completed without any…