"Always remember, people care more about organizations that care more about people," says Populus president and director of research, Paul Butcher. Populus recently conducted the annual surveys that identify top Idaho employers according to those who know: their employees. The winners of the Best Places to Work in Idaho are led by executives who recognize the significance of employee engagement, take ownership and responsibility for their management, and realize a return on their investment.
Keeping a competitive edge in the AEC industry is an evolving process. It's important to focus on your client's needs while also diversifying your products and services. Firms can no longer apply a "one-size-fits-all" approach to engineering.
Read more on how Lochsa Engineering overcame a recession and stagnant markets.
Recently, the AEC industry has seen a significant upturn in the use of BIM (building information modeling) on projects both on the design and construction side. BIM, in its full glory, develops an information rich 3-D building model and enhances the coordination and communication between disciplines. While considered “new technology”, BIM has considerable benefits over traditional ways of designing and documenting. Some of the values of using BIM include reduced errors a
Deliberating on the Presidential Inauguration 2013, I pondered the word "inaugurate" which means: verb: to make a formal beginning of; initiate; commence; begin. This in turn got me to thinking about Lochsa's beginning and how every company has its' own "inaugural" story. I asked founding principal, Mark Hedge, to share his insight on the inception of Lochsa Engineering. His thoughts are presented here.
On November 9th, the Boise Revit Users Group (BoiRUG) held a Revit rendering competition. This competition was an opportunity for local design teams to display the projects they have been working on, their Revit capabilities, and to bring together Revit user in the Boise valley for an open forum to discuss, teach, and learn from one another's rendering experience and knowledge. The renderings categories judged were "Most Realistic" and "Most Creative."
WILSON JOINS LOCHSA ENGINEERING, EXPANDS SERVICES INTO DENVER, COLORADO MARKET
Boise, ID, September 24, 2012: Lochsa Engineering announced today that it has added services in the Denver, Colorado area and named Brad Wilson as the region’s Project Manager. Wilson brings over 20 years of drafting experience and nearly 15 years of estimating and project management experience and will expand Lochsa’s renowned light gauge steel framing/theming proficiency in the Denver market.
Located in downtown Las Vegas, this two-story transit center serves as the flagship terminal for the regional bus system. The majority of the structure is comprised of steel construction and curtain wall system. However, it’s the sustainable design and build of this facility that makes it noteworthy. The center becomes only the third building in Southern Nevada to achieve LEED Platinum status, the highest level of recognition from the U.S.
Mark Weber recently won the AIA Nevada 2012 "People's Choice Award" in the category of "Unbuilt Design Awards". His project, "Las Vegas Art Museum: A New Home", addresses the need for a large art venue in Las Vegas that would generate regular patronage, link the general public and the local art community, and serve as a gateway to both the Arts District and downtown. Mr.
This spring, the University of Idaho held it's 2nd annual Academy of Engineers induction in Moscow, Idaho. The mission of this award is to honor eminent engineers who are University of Idaho alumni or those engineers deeply connected to Idaho's strong legacy of global engineering impact. Individuals are recognized for their personal contributions to engineering achievement, leadership, education, and services to the profession and society.