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... we told you we partner with clients to solve complex challenges overcoming change and disruption? It’s one thing for us to say it, and much better when our thought leaders are able to share their insights and experience. Browse through podcasts, publications, interviews and other stories to learn more.

David Whitehead in Konsept Projeler

David Whitehead: Konsept Projeler

Jacobs' David Whitehead shares his definition of "architect" and artificial intelligence, and explores potential impact of AI on the architectural market in this Konsept Projeler piece.

Jennifer Mims

Jennifer Mims: GAD World

How does an effective asset management program improve customer service and travel experience predictability? And why does the aviation community need the most efficient and economic use of their assets and infrastructure now more than ever? Jennifer shares her thoughts on the goals, unique characteristics and benefits of asset management in the aviation space.

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Heather Wishart-Smith: Forbes

What do municipalities need to consider to ensure their grids and infrastructure can handle their proposed electric bus initiatives? Jacobs SVP of Technology & Innovation and Forbes contributing columnist Heather Wishart-Smith explores in the first of a new series of Forbes columns.

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Donald Morrison: OnLondon

Jacobs Senior Vice President and GM Donald Morrison talks to OnLondon about the opportunity to make smarter, more objective decisions for a post-pandemic world. Avoiding reactive, short-term infrastructure planning and building and instead, aiming higher to deliver better, more thoughtful and inclusive outcomes.

Roger Johnson

Roger Johnson: ENR

Based on 45 years of experience, read Roger Johnson's thoughts on airport design and construction during the coronavirus as discussed with Engineering News-Record.

Oil platform in the North Sea

Diletta Colette Invernizzi, Nick Higginson, Richard Howells, Willem Van Es and Ian Beadle:
American Nuclear Society

How can cross-sectorial knowledge transfer cut the cost of nuclear decommissioning and waste management projects? A systematic analysis, based on original research and written by members of Jacobs’ Nuclear Decommissioning team, has been published by the American Nuclear Society.

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Steve Demetriou:
Duke Corporate Education

From the basketball court to business, Jacobs Chair and CEO Steve Demetriou talks with Duke Corporate Education Chief Executive Michael Chavez about the power of inclusion, and how little changes can make big differences.

Donald Morrison

Donald Morrison:
Infrastructure Intelligence

Jacobs Senior Vice President and GM Donald Morrison talks to Infrastructure Intelligence about the importance of decarbonization and inclusive growth in the U.K.’s COVID-19 recovery.

Steve Demetriou

Steve Demetriou:
Dallas Regional Chamber

Expounding on our commitment to actionable initiatives and measurable objectives to address embedded and systemic racial inequalities, Chair and CEO Steve Demetriou participated in the Dallas Regional Chamber’s Q&A series to answer questions about Jacobs’ global Action Plan for Advancing Justice and Equality.

Kate Kenny

Kate Kenny:
The London Interdisciplinary School

Jacobs’ VP of Cities & Places Europe, Kate Kenny, talks to The London Interdisciplinary School about her own career journey, interdisciplinarity and what it's like to tackle some of the world's biggest challenges.

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John Kipp:
Treatment Plant Operator

At Jacobs, we’re always looking for ways to implement projects that deliver sustainable results, and our OMFS team in Trinidad, Colo., is the latest example. Check out the July issue of Treatment Plant Operator to learn how the team combined two separate blower systems into one all-purpose package, resulting in reduced power consumption, a decrease in maintenance and rapid payback.

NASA Artemis launch

Steve Demetriou:
World Economic Forum

With the renewed and expanded interest by many nations to explore space, our Chair and CEO Steve Demetriou shares how the Artemis Accords present an opportunity to establish comprehensive and well-considered agreements on sustainable exploration and utilization with the World Economic Forum. The time is now to create a sustainable future space legacy, and the Artemis Accords are one mechanism to make this happen.

Dawne Hickton

Dawne Hickton: Inside Defense and
Pittsburgh Business Times

Jacobs' acquisition of KeyW helped the company expand its cyber footprint across this rapidly growing sector cyber work. Maintaining a healthy work life with your personal life is a tricky balancing act for everyone in the workforce. Check out Jacobs’ Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Critical Mission Solutions Dawne Hickton’s interviews with Pittsburgh Business Times and Inside Defense as she discusses how Jacobs’ acquisition of KeyW helped bolster cyber work, workforce trends and draws on her own experience managing work/life balance while raising six children with her husband.

Valerie Roberts

Valerie Roberts: ArchIntel

In a continuously changing business landscape, your ability to stay current and remain focused on what is important is critical. Jacobs Senior Vice President of Critical Mission Solutions Global Transformation and Strategy Valerie Robert recently caught up with ArchIntel to discuss her view on how in-person networking and business intelligence processes can help Competitive Intelligence (CI) teams create actionable insights.

Caesar Nieves

Caesar Nieves: WashingtonExec

As the world becomes ever more connected and dependent on digital technology, cyber executives and their teams are working on creative solutions to meet the continuously evolving cyber threats facing federal and private-sector clients so people and information stay protected. Leading that charge at Jacobs is Caesar Nieves, Senior Vice President of Cyber. Named on WashingtonExec’s Top 25 Cyber Execs to Watch in 2020 list, get to know Caesar as he talks about Jacobs’ growth and continued development and investment in a profile piece and interview by WashingtonExec.

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Jesse Craft: WIRED

NASA unveiled its next-generation space suit that will be worn by astronauts when they return to the moon as part of the agency’s plan to establish a permanent human presence on the lunar surface. The life-support system has to be safe, lightweight enough to fit the weight limits for the lunar lander and strong enough to withstand the intense G-forces and vibrations during a rocket launch. Find out in WIRED how Jacobs experts are helping NASA revamp the xEMU life-support system —the first major update in decades.
Photo courtesy of NASA/Joel Kowsky

Clive White article

Clive White: Industry Link

Jacobs Senior Vice President Clive White shares his industry insights with Industry Link, discussing Jacobs combined nuclear capability and why technological advance is key to maximizing the contribution that nuclear can make to the net-zero carbon economies of the future.

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Mike Davies:
Nuclear Engineering International

Principal Consultant in Engineering Development, Mike Davies, speaks to Nuclear Engineering International about irradiated graphite, treatment options, key areas needing further research and Jacobs’s unique graphite knowledge.
Photo courtesy of EDF

WorkDesign

Amy Manley, James Kerrigan and
Lisa McGregor:
Work Design Magazine

Our interior design experts share their strategic considerations for redefining the future of work and returning to the office safely in Work Design.

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Angela Bardino: Mix Magazine

Thinking about the future of workplace from a societal change perspective, Angela Bardino, Design Principal, talks to Mix Magazine as she examines employees’ impact on both immediate business and subsequent end user groups. Broken down into six ‘dominos’ or phases, she discusses workplace transformation, from the immediate through to future solutions – exploring what market demands may be, as society redefines normality.

Efrain Rodriguez

Efrain Rodriguez:
Water Environment Federation

At Jacobs, our people are the key to our success. Investing in the careers of our future leaders with benefits like professional memberships, offers our teams and clients a competitive advantage as they keep us up-to-date on industry trends, advances in technology, opportunities for development and so much more.

Jacobs Operations Management and Facilities Services Vice President, Geographic Leadership, Efrain Rodriguez, talked with the Water Environment Federation about his work in the water industry and the benefits he has seen from his WEF membership.

 

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Diana Heimbach:
Treatment Plant Operator

A passion for environmental protection led Jacobs’ Diana Heimbach to a career in wastewater treatment. The Jacobs project manager shared her journey and Jacobs’ success at Lehigh County Authority Wastewater Pretreatment Facility in the latest edition of Treatment Plant Operator.

Photo courtesy of Treatment Plant Operator

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Zack Farrar: Robin

Facilities management professionals are going beyond the physical infrastructure and are creating the workplaces of tomorrow. Check out Jacobs’ Zack Farrar interview with Robin to learn where the FM industry is headed in 2020 and how FM professionals are creating an efficient, stellar workplace where employees can thrive.

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Jonathan Green: The Military Engineer

Confronted with the challenge of a water supply unable to meet regulatory requirements and facing growing user demand, the nation’s premier desert warfare training center and their partner, Jacobs, turned to unconventional water treatment technologies. Read about Fort Irwin’s water treatment innovation in the latest issue of The Military Engineer.

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James Moore, Jason Bird and
Adam Hosking:
NewCities

Adaptation to climate change can take many forms, and when incorporated with a realistic vision for the long-term, can help us identify where the traditional approaches of protection may not be the most appropriate.

Jacobs resiliency leaders James Moore, Jason Bird and Adam Hosking share a global perspective on climate migration in this piece to kick off our collaborative partnership with NewCities.

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Scott Jones: California Building News

With a deluge of new technology and companies disrupting the property management field, facility managers have much to gain from the "art of possible."

Jacobs Senior Vice President of Operations and Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International Chairman Scott Jones joins California Building News to discuss the rate of change, and the path ahead for technology-enabled property management in this piece.

FM Link article

Ellen Keable and Andie Moeder:
FM Link

Today more than ever, facilities managers (FM) are balancing customer service, C-suite expectations and costs. The good news is that as incorporation of data and automation free up monotonous tasks, demand for more human centric skills will increase.

Jacobs’ Ellen Keable and Andie Moeder join FM Link to share the drivers of workplace change and highlight how we’re incorporating data and automation to assist free facility managers from monotonous tasks.

Konsept Projeler feature

Natasha Luthra: Konsept Projeler

Artificial intelligence will (and arguably already does) make the planning process of the architects significantly easier, giving them access to data, creating models and interpreting today’s challenges to solve for tomorrow’s solutions.

Jacobs’ Director of Emerging Technologies Natasha Luthra shares how in this Konsept Projeler feature.

Bob Pragada

Bob Pragada:
Infrastructure Intelligence

President and chief operating officer Bob Pragada, talks to Infrastructure Intelligence about the pace of change in mega-trends like climate change and urbanization: “…all this is being accelerated so that there has to be a different way of doing things…redefining what the issue really is and then what the best technology is to enable that solution.”

Project Edmond

Donald Morrison:
UK Construction Online

With populations and climate challenges growing, smarter design and integrated infrastructure strategies will be essential in shaping a better future. Jacobs People and Places Solutions Europe, Middle East and Africa Senior Vice President and General Manager Donald Morrison shares insight with U.K. Construction Online on the future of infrastructure.

UK Bioresources

Samuel Hughes and Zac Alexander:
UK Bioresources Market Development

With new opportunities for more competition and efficiency in sludge treatment on the horizon in the U.K., Jacobs looks at the industry response and how to increase uptake of market-based solutions.

Donald Morrison

Donald Morrison: The Glasgow Herald

Jacobs Buildings and Infrastructure Europe, Middle East and Africa Senior Vice President and General Manager Donald Morrison talks about the importance of creating a meaningful legacy with major infrastructure projects and finding better ways with a more integrated approach in this interview with The Glasgow Herald.

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Jeff Gamlin, Jeremy Cox and
Andrew Castor:
Remediation Journal

Effectively applied for more than a decade to treat contaminant source areas and groundwater hot spots, while being sustainable and economical, what’s next for subgrade biogeochemical reactors (SBGRs) technology? Jacobs’ Jeff Gamlin, Jeremy Cox and Andrew Castor present case studies for three innovative SBGR configurations, tailored to site challenges outside the norm and overview other emerging pilots in this Remediation Journal paper.

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Richard Crowder: Water Innovations

Flood modeling isn’t new, but it has become more advanced and important as we understand the potential of the cloud(s). In this Water Innovations piece, Jacobs’ Growth Manager - Water Environment, Europe Richard Crowder discusses flood modelling in the digital age, and how Jacobs’ Flood Modeller and Flood Cloud applications are protecting people and property along the River Thames.

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David Morgareidge:
Australian Hospital + Healthcare Bulletin

The future is design by data. Jacobs’ Director of Predictive Analytics David Morgareidge talks predictive analytics and how it can be applied to healthcare facility design to improve decision making, optimize performance and future proof facilities in this Australian Hospital + Healthcare Bulletin article.

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Donald Morrison:
Infrastructure Intelligence

Data and analytics are the new bricks and mortar needed to build the smart, post-Brexit Britain envisaged in the government’s industrial strategy, argues Jacobs Buildings and Infrastructure Europe Senior Vice President and General Manager Donald Morrison in an opinion piece in Infrastructure Intelligence.

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Natasha Luthra: Architect Magazine

It's not a matter of if the architecture profession will feel the impacts of artificial intelligence—it's a matter of when. Natasha Luthra, AIA, director of the innovation program at Jacobs shares her view in this Architect Magazine article.

Port of Long Beach

Patrick King: Seaports Magazine

How do ports grow, when funding is tight and aging infrastructure and resiliency threats compound? Read what Jacobs Global Ports & Maritime Solutions Director Patrick King thinks in this piece by Seaports Magazine.

Glass of water

Lee Odell: Water Innovations

In this Water Innovations feature, Jacobs Global Groundwater Technology Leader Lee Odell highlights treatment technology improvements paving the way for cost savings and compliance with California’s next-gen hexavalent chromium maximum contaminant level.