When John Hillman’s cell phone rings, out comes the tune of “Tom Sawyer,” released by the rock band Rush in 1981. The song is not just a favorite of Hillman’s—it comes as close to summing up his philosophy and personality as any one song could. A tribute to a “modern-day warrior,” it has inspired him to shrug off petty politics, win over skeptics and rebound from setbacks—all for the sake of an “obsession” that sets out to transform the infrastructure world for the better. Creating change took about 14 years for Hillman and his patented creation, a structural beam consisting
Canada’s SNC-Lavalin has taken pains to repair its scandal-tainted brand as it pushes market growth and global expansion. In a cost-cutting move, the engineer-constructor giant soon will sell its much-photographed corporate headquarters property.