images courtesy of burns & McDonnell Brainchild Engineering firms sponsored design competition hopes to attract K-12 students to science, math and engineering subjects. Courtesy Burns & McDonnell Burns & McDonnell's program boosts engineering's appeal to students. Related Links: Education Special Report Main Story: Engineers and Universities Work To Advance Career-Long Learning With plans to add nearly 1,000 positions by the end of 2013, Kansas City-based engineer Burns & McDonnell isn't wasting any time on its recruiting efforts, both short and long term. One effort aimed at its future workforce is the “Battle of the Brains” competition, a pilot program launched
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.