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A pathway to success

A pathway to success

June 15, 2016

It’s said that it takes a village to raise a child. The same could be said of a family.

Emilia Rodas immigrated to the United States from Guatemala in 2002. She left her family behind, coming in search of a better life. She spoke little English, and though she went to college in Guatemala, she found herself in this country without many marketable skills. The odds were against her. But she was determined to stay — and to succeed.

Looking indoors to health

Looking indoors to health

June 15, 2016

Construction planners and project managers do not often think of themselves as health care workers, but that is exactly the charge Joe Allen, assistant professor at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, delivered last week to the University Construction Management Council.

Ten years ago, the network of people responsible for the design and construction of Harvard’s buildings came together to share best practices and envision improvements for how projects can be more efficiently managed from concept to move-in.