It's an exciting time in the field of engineering. Climate change, resilient design, hardened buildings, shelter from storms and shelter from terrorists all present challenges in the design of buildings and other structures. As reported by Civil and Structural Engineer, the stage is set for a range of opportunities in the industry:
"The fact is that there is an emerging suite of big issues to deal with. Led by climate change and an energy revolution, these issues are societal in nature and present a more serious challenge than those we’ve tackled in the prior three decades. The tech revolution of the 1990s was transformative, but we largely ignored the emerging issue of clean drinking water availability. The development speculation of the 2000s was lucrative (and ultimately economically disastrous for many), but it didn’t have the potential to shift the world’s energy geopolitics. We are in uniquely important times, and the engineer will play a particularly large role in the nation’s future, starting with what we do in 2016."
Read more about their outlook for 2016 and how engineering will be uniquely positioned to assist in the future of climate change and energy revolution here: http://cenews.com/article/10231/the-year-of-big-ideas