Industry future uncertain but hopeful says CH2M Hill CEO
CH2M Hill CEO Ralph Peterson believes that engineering and construction industries could still thrive in the 21st century despite rapid changes and developments. He claims that this is possible if companies are able to predict and adapt to change, and are willing to take risks. He further maintained that companies will be affected by four main factors such as international economic trends, privatization and new project delivery concepts, new business models and alliances, and sustainable development practices.
Publication Name: Journal of Management in Engineering
Subject: Engineering and manufacturing industries
Christopher Lloyd (March 2, 1922-January 27, 2006)
Christopher Lloyd, a writer inherited the gardens at world-renowned Great Dixter in southeastern England from his parents which were for 42 years the wellspring of his publications that have influenced gardens around the world. At the Great Dixter, the gardens are framed by formal architectural yew hedges, but the plantings inside them are anything but formal or predictable and the plants are mingled in order to achieve the most natural and long-lasting show.
Publication Name: The American Gardener
Subject: Home and garden
Minimal path algorithms
Researchers have suggested that computations that simulate chemical waves provide very efficient means of determining optimal paths. An opposing view that some conventional algorithms do not always rely on searching all possible pathways is presented.
Publication Name: Science
Subject: Science and technology