Industry Demand Pushes Schools To Keep the Numbers Up

Illia, Tony; Steakley, Lia; Rubin, Debra K.
December 2005
ENR: Engineering News-Record;12/12/2005, Vol. 255 Issue 23, p24
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the impact of the changing demands of the construction industry on engineering and construction programs of various universities in the U.S. At a time when demand for construction industry talent is at a record high, more engineering and construction programs struggle to produce results. The hunt is on for talent as the construction industry's mission expands. The industry's importance after Hurricane Katrina has increased. Schools are pushing hard to meet demand and keep their programs in the forefront. Officials of Louisiana State University, Louisiana are worried as the state faces increased financial pressure from hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Several architects, engineering and construction firms are in a hiring mode as they plan for future workloads.


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