CH2M Newsroom en Skills of the Future We’re working hard to make a positive impact for future generations,a part of which is ensuring that young people are well-equipped with the knowledge and skill-sets they will need to tackle society’s issues. Our new partner, The London Interdisciplinary School (LIS), aims to do just this. Thu, 31 Oct 2019 23:59:56 +0000 Jacobs 241591 at Jacobs Partners with Simetrica to Deliver Social Value and Inclusive Growth Jacobs has acquired a 50% share in Simetrica, a U.K.-based organization that specializes in social value measurement and wellbeing analysis. Mon, 28 Oct 2019 10:00:00 +0000 Jacobs 241561 at Understanding Risks from Exposure to Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have been detected around the globe in drinking water, in various media at release sites, in human blood serum and in nonhuman biota tissue. Because of the difficulty of breaking the carbon-fluorine bond, PFAS are persistent and widely dispersed in the environment. The risk assessment challenge for scientists, regulators and the environmental consulting community is that are thousands of types of PFAS, some of which have been more widely used and studied than others. Sat, 26 Oct 2019 18:33:42 +0000 Jacobs 241571 at Bat-friendly Highway Lighting First for the U.K. Picture this: A crossing for pedestrians, cyclists and those using mobility scooters that enhances local connectivity in Worcestershire, U.K. The difference? While the road is illuminated with ‘typical’ white LED lights, the crossing is lit up with colored LED lights to facilitate typical behavior of bats, who respond to the red light as they would the dark. Thu, 24 Oct 2019 22:19:25 +0000 Jacobs 241541 at Tips on Fostering Inclusion to Become the Status Quo: Women in Construction USA 2019 Conference Recap Jacobs recaps thoughts shared at the Women in Construction USA Conference by a woman - Preeti Parthasarathy - and by a man - Tom Price. Both agree that inclusion can be sustainable if we are aware of our words and actions and think less about our differences, not just in gender, but also physically and mentally. What if we changed the focus to what is similar? Find out their secret to success and how to think differently about being similar. Wed, 23 Oct 2019 20:46:36 +0000 Jacobs 241536 at All for One and One for One Water: Reimagining Our Water Future One fifth of America's economic output depends on water; yet the nation's water and wastewater infrastructure is at risk. On Imagine a Day Without Water, Jacobs Global Director of Water Peter Nicol reflects on the changing water narrative. Don’t miss his most recent podcast with the U.S. Water Alliance talking the One Water approach. Wed, 23 Oct 2019 14:29:44 +0000 Jacobs 241526 at Jacobs Superfund Site Remediation Supports Metro Parks Tacoma Gold Medal Award Metro Parks, a municipal corporation that oversees parks and recreation services in and around the City of Tacoma, Washington, was recently recognized with a Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management by the National Recreation and Park Association. From a once-marred Superfund site to an award-winning community park, discover how we helped reimagine Dune Peninsula at Point Defiance Park – a key element recognized with the award. Tue, 22 Oct 2019 18:27:48 +0000 Jacobs 241521 at Coworking: Novelty or Innovation? From a modest start in a small space for five, two days per week in San Francisco, today people on six continents are coworking, with about 66,000-square-feet of dedicated space added globally every day and 5.1 million active members predicted by 2022. Jacobs National Director of Workplace Strategies Amy Manley and Matt Gammel, Jacobs interiors practice lead discuss the evolution of coworking and its path – and future – along the novelty – innovation spectrum. Fri, 18 Oct 2019 13:51:17 +0000 Jacobs 241516 at Swinging into Action for Some Jungle VIPs Tigers, otters and orangutans; oh my! We’ve got your all-access-pass to Auckland Zoo’s new South East Asia Jungle Track project in this piece about our work to bring an immersive zoo experience to life. Thu, 17 Oct 2019 13:55:44 +0000 Jacobs 241481 at World’s Premier Global Space Event Attracts the Who’s Who of Space Jacobs’ presentations, latest innovations and technologies will be featured at the 70th annual International Astronautical Congress (IAC), October 21-25 in Washington D.C. Wed, 16 Oct 2019 19:44:07 +0000 Jacobs 241501 at 天天干天天射天天操夜夜啪