ENR Art Dept. What prevents lifelong learning. Related Links: University of Oklahoma Students Learn Craft in Hands-On Lab High-Tech Projects Make STEM Fun for K-12 Grades Apps Help Flatten Learning Curves Matt Collins, the 50-year-old manager of construction operations for Jacobs Engineering Group in Seattle, manages about 60 people in a workweek that can stretch to 60 hours on big-ticket municipal transportation and wastewater construction projects.The father of two young children also is earning—online—a master of engineering degree in professional practice at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. “I always wanted to do it,” says Collins. “The biggest obstacle was finding
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.