Len C. Rodman has been chairman, president and CEO of Black & Veatch, the Overland Park, Kan.-based international engineer-constructor that specializes in power and water infrastructure, since 2000. He has worked for the employee-owned firm since 1971. B&V ranks 14th on ENR’s list of the Top 500 Design Firms and 34th on its list of the Top 400 Construction Firms. On Jan. 12, he sat down with ENR editors in New York City. ENR: How is the economic recovery going? Rodman: I’m between cautiously optimistic and bullish. But Washington needs an energy policy in place. Clients are dubious. High costs
The growing need to collect, store and analyze the huge volumes of data collected from infrastructure project stakeholders is generating a new growth area for construction-sector firms, IT vendors and professionals.