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Entrepreneur Business: Case Study in the Infrastructure World


11/2/2017 at 3:30PM


11/2/2017 at 4:30PM


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Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences

Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences

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In 1873 the University of Notre Dame responded to the burgeoning need for surveyors and designers of railroads, bridges, and roads by adding a program in civil engineering to the curriculum. In fact, Notre Dame was the first Catholic university in the country to offer formal courses in ...
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The Civil Engineering profession offers many opportunities for owning your own business. The range includes design, consulting, construction, and manufacturing. 

This presentation will discuss:

  • Ownership opportunities for civil engineers
  • Business aspects of an infrastructure manufacturing company
  • Guidance and lessons learned from the owner
  • Conclude with an open discussion of the business side in the engineering world
Case Study: Composite Advantage
  • Company Description
  • History 
  • Highlights and lowlights
  • Lessons learned
  • Next steps 
Composite Advantage (CA) is a manufacturer and supplier for Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) products for major infrastructure markets. CA pairs innovative design and unique technology with efficient manufacturing processes and in-depth field experience. CA offers products ranging from pedestrian bridge decks, trail bridges, cantilever sidewalks, and rail platforms to fenders, pilings, ship separators and other waterfront structures.  

Seminar Speaker:

Scott Reeve

Scott Reeve

President, Composite Advantage

Scott Reeve is Owner and President of Composite Advantage. He holds a Master's Degree in Engineering Management from Washington University and a Master and Bachelor's of Science in Aeronautical Engineering from Purdue University.