The Resource A life constructed : reflections on breaking barriers and building opportunities, Delon Hampton with Bob Keefe, (electronic resource)

A life constructed : reflections on breaking barriers and building opportunities, Delon Hampton with Bob Keefe, (electronic resource)

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A life constructed : reflections on breaking barriers and building opportunities
Title
A life constructed
Title remainder
reflections on breaking barriers and building opportunities
Statement of responsibility
Delon Hampton with Bob Keefe
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eng
Summary
Growing up on the south side of Chicago in a poor, black, working-class neighborhood, Delon Hampton realized early on that any success he would achieve in life, he had to create on his own. Having earned a place at college, he decided to focus on civil engineering. After completing his graduate and PhD studies at Purdue University, Hampton entered a career that was not always welcoming to an African American--first as an academic and then, in 1973, as the founder of Delon Hampton & Associates (DHA), an engineering consulting firm based in Washington, DC. Over the last forty years, DHA has risen to become one of America's leading civil engineering practices, particularly known for its award-winning work on transportation and infrastructure projects such as Dulles and Reagan National airports in DC, and the Atlanta and Los Angeles metro systems. Through his personal example and his leadership of professional organizations such as the American Society of Civil Engineers, Hampton has campaigned for equal opportunity. He has been outspoken in his belief that the leadership of engineering firms and professional organizations need to better embrace diversity, in deeds as well as words. In his philanthropy, he has supported institutions that have demonstrated their commitment to a level playing field, and he has mentored and encouraged minority businesspeople. This book shares a rich vision for a more equitable workplace and necessary change in the disciplines of engineering. It is also an inspiring story of how through hard work, determination, and strong relationships, a young boy from the wrong side of the tracks could still achieve the American dream
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
624.092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
TA140.H296
LC item number
A3 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
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A life constructed : reflections on breaking barriers and building opportunities, Delon Hampton with Bob Keefe, (electronic resource)
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A life constructed : reflections on breaking barriers and building opportunities, Delon Hampton with Bob Keefe, (electronic resource)
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Includes index
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cr
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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rdacontent.
Contents
Points of beginning -- Footings and foundations -- Life construction -- Building the next level -- Blueprint for a career; blueprint for life -- Tangents and turning points -- Building a business -- The other side of life -- Engineering life -- Engineering equality -- Engineering public policy -- Reflections on a life constructed -- Appendix
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ocn863158298
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1 online resource (xiv, 191 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates)
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online
Isbn
9781612493176
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia.
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c
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