From the air we breathe to the food we eat, the clothes we wear to the shelters in which we reside, nature is what grants us the luxury of living on this planet we all call home. Beyond the intrinsic good of caring for our planet, it's in our best interest to do so. So what do we need to do to ensure our planet's health for generations to come, both as individuals and organizations?
It's 2020. Our economy is still trying to recover, the workforce now spans four generations (hello, Gen Zs), and the way business is conducted is constantly being redefined by emerging technologies... and this is only a small sample of the disruptive forces we as business owners must consider as we make decisions that will impact the future of our companies.
Luckily, there are a few simple steps you can take to help your business thrive in this changing environment, no matter what line of business you're in.
“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” — Arthur C. Clarke
Roads are an indispensable part of modern infrastructure. They enable the transport of people and goods around the world and have been around for thousands of years. In fact, the earliest evidence of constructed roads dates all the way back to 4,000 B.C., in former Mesopotamia (now Iraq) where these ancient, stone-paved roads were built using mud bricks and bitumen.
“Every experience is a paradox in that it means to be absolute, and yet is relative; in that it somehow always goes beyond itself and yet never escapes itself.” — T.S. Eliot
The Oxford English Dictionary defines a paradox (par· a· dox) as “a seemingly absurd or self-contradictory statement or proposition that when investigated or explained may prove to be well founded or true.”
Winter is coming... along with extreme weather and environmental conditions, which can greatly impact the productivity of companies with labour-intensive, outdoor operations. And although no one can control Mother Nature, we all have control over how we prepare for these types of conditions.
For most of us, roads are long stretches of pavement that serpentine through the countryside and keep our cities organized in neat grids. But – as with anything – there’s a lot more going on beneath the surface.
When it comes to designing transportation infrastructure, only some engineering firms proactively seek out new roadbuilding technologies. Instead, many choose to stick to conventional roadbuilding methods – a decision that isn’t necessarily in your company’s best interest.