Information is the Key to Tapping This Highly Educated Market By Lisa Yorgey Lester Civil engineering is one of the oldest engineering professions. From ancient pyramids, aqueducts and dams to modern day bridges, runways and highways, its practitioners have been entrusted with building and maintaining the infrastructures in which we live. In 2000, civil engineers held approximately 232,000 jobs. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than half of these engineers were employed by engineering consulting firms that primarily develop designs for new construction projects. The remaining engineers were employed by federal, state and local agencies, construction and manufacturing industries, or
By Melissa Sepos Life on the road can be lonely. The more than 34 million tired and weary American business travelers are looking for convenience, added-value and premiums to make their more than 200 million trips worth the hassle. According to Business and Convention Travelers 2001 edition, corporate travel comprises 22 percent of total U.S. domestic flights. Of that: <About half of all business trips are taken for general business purposes, such as meetings, presentations and consulting. Of that number, 13 percent are taken for the primary purpose of attending a convention or seminar. <About one-third of business trips include air transportation.