Celebrating Labor Day all month long with BIG Projects

Credit: U.S. Department of Labor

Credit: U.S. Department of Labor

Here at  Collaborative Services, so much of what we do involves creating meaningful connections between big public infrastructure projects and the communities in which they’re being built.

So when Labor Day comes around, it lends us the opportunity to honor workers and recognize some of the awe-inspiring projects happening around the world. We did this last year and we return again this month for what we see as a worthwhile annual tradition.

The East Span of the San Francisco - Oakland Bay Bridge Credit: Bay Area Toll Authority

The East Span of the San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge
Credit: Bay Area Toll Authority

All of the projects we will profile in the coming weeks have one thing in common: They depend on healthy civic dialogue to be successful. Our blog will explore how these projects are being delivered to the public and how they are allowing people to get involved. These projects are big efforts with big price tags, and they include a big responsibility to inform and engage the public. This is not an easy task, but thanks to innovations in technology and the advent of social media, the public has more options then ever before to learn about projects in their communities and provide input.

The Colosseum, Rome, Italy Credit: Destination 360

The Colosseum, Rome, Italy
Credit: Destination 360

Some of the projects we will feature this month help improve infrastructure. While these projects often get a bad rap for being among the most costly, they make getting from one point to another safer and more efficient. They help advance water and energy supplies and their delivery methods. Improving infrastructure connects our communities and allows them to become better places to live, work and play.

It has always been a part of human nature to think big. From the Taj Majal to the Roman Colosseum to the Great Wall of China. Where there is the will, the need, and the funding, there is a way. We have only continued to think big with the advancement of technology and in the process created some of the most iconic projects in history, think of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Hoover Dam,  and the New York City subway system. It’s a big effort to take a project from inception to completion. This process can span years and in some cases generations, but these big projects have big benefits and manage to touch our lives in one way or another.

We hope you will join us this month on our journey to think BIG and will continue to share your thoughts and BIG ideas with us.

Liz Faris, Account Manager
Collaborative Services, Inc.

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