Issue: Fall 2022
What'll Ya Have ... Cost, Quality, Schedule
by: Jere Smith, Atlanta Public Schools
Scaling Up: The Push is On to Expand and Equip the Global Clean Energy Workforce
by: Debra K. Rubin, Mary B. Powers, Scott Van Voorhis, Michael Dumiak Reprinted courtesy of ENR
Luisa Sanoli Boucher, a master’s degree candidate in the offshore wind engineering program at Tufts University, knew at age 13 what she would study. A project for a high school technical fair in her native Dominican Republic refined her career choice. “I presented a wind-powered generator,” she says. “I knew that a career in the electrical field would be in the clean energy sector.”
Procurement From the Owners Perspective
by: Kyle Majchrowski, Banner Health
You have seen the articles and may have experienced the phenomenon in your office. 4.4 million people (3% of the workforce) quit in September. The great resignation is what they are calling it. Now, unlike any time I can remember, people are leaving their positions in companies and, often, not returning to the workforce, either retiring early or just leaving. What that means is there are positions open everywhere, in every industry, and workers have choices. The gap is undoubtedly true in construction as we are seeing steady development everywhere, soaring in markets like Atlanta, with a workforce struggling to keep up.
More than ever, employers need to take steps to attain and retain employees proactively.
Unlock the Power of Transparency in Unexpected Relationships
by: David Stutzman
Georgia Chapter - Embracing The
by Melanie J. Ford, University of Georgia
It is often said that you get out of something what you put into it. That phrase is especially true for professional, volunteer-based organizations. COAA is no different in that respect, and we are fortunate that the Georgia Chapter of the Construction Owners Association of America has some very dedicated and hard-working volunteers. Over the last couple of years, we have increased our membership, sponsorship, and our presence in the state, while offering more content and volunteer opportunities, making greater contributions to our communities. We aren’t just hoping that this trend continues, but are making purposeful efforts to continue our positive growth and to look for more opportunities to make an impact within the AEC industry on behalf of COAA.
Things To Do In Denver ... Before or After COAA Connect Fall 2022
by: Ashley Dale
COAA Connect Fall 2022 is happening November 14-16 in beautiful Denver, Colorado. While the conference is reason enough to make the trip, there’s no shortage of other things to do in the city and nearby areas. Add a few to your to-do list if you choose to arrive early, stay after or both!
Enclosed are a few highlights in a laundry list of things Denver has to offer.