Engineering Inc. - September/October 2014 - (Page 1)

ENGINEERINGINC. ‚óŹ VOL. 25 NO. 5 10 DEREK LEA 16 40 RANDY LYHUS SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER 2014 Features 16 BIG ON DATA, LONG ON PROMISE How big data analytics is transforming the engineering industry. DEEP-ROOTED DESIGNS Member Firms use pioneering technology to solve complex underground challenges. ENERGY BOOM JON VALK Abundant oil and natural gas reserves are big business for engineering firms. EVOLUTION OF EXCELLENCE ACEC's Senior Executives Institute (SEI) celebrates 20 years of leadership training. 10 32 40 REALITY CHECK Cover Feature 23 How to deal with unrealistic client expectations. 46 2014 FALL CONFERENCE Top political and industry experts to highlight Fall Conference on the Big Island in Hawaii. Departments FROM ACEC TO YOU SEI transforms successful engineers into effective industry leaders. SMALL_FROG/GETTY IMAGES LEGISLATIVE ACTION ACEC secures Highway Trust Fund patch, defeats devolution amendment; overtime pay legislation introduced. 6 MARKET WATCH Land development recovers-and then some. 2 4 6 BUSINESS INSIGHTS Strengthen your competitive edge through better decision-making; ACEC's new Amazon portal. MEMBERS IN THE NEWS John W. Braccio new president and CEO of Wright-Pierce; Parsons celebrates 70; Louis Berger 60. MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS First-half 2014 M&A. 45 48 52 COVER PHOTO: JON VALK Engineering Inc. promotes the advocacy and business interests of ACEC by offering news, legislative analysis and business practice information to member firms, clients, opinion leaders and policy makers. The articles and editorials appearing in this magazine do not represent an official ACEC position or policy unless specifically identified as doing so.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Engineering Inc. - September/October 2014

Engineering Inc. - September/October 2014
From ACEC to You
Legislative Action
Market Watch
Evolution of Excellence
Big on Data, Long on Promise
Deep-Rooted Designs
Energy Boom
Reality Check
Business Insights
2014 Fall Conference
Members in the News
Mergers and Acquisitions

Engineering Inc. - September/October 2014