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Standing Strong with Rob McManamy, Notes from HPAC's Editor-in-Chief

April 26, 2024
OPINION: To help celebrate our 95th Anniversary, we have launched a new monthly podcast, HPAC Editor's Notes.

On May 1st, HPAC Engineering will celebrate its 95th year of publication. To honor that milestone, and expand our offerings here, this month we are launching a new podcast, HPAC Editor's Notes, which will highlight our commentary on some of the most salient issues of the day.

Here, HPAC Editor-in-Chief Rob McManamy shares his most recent editorial...

"Are you better off now than you were four years ago?"

Incredibly, that familiar political slogan has re-entered the national conversation again spring. And no matter whom you intend to vote for next fall, I hope we can all agree that it's not really a hard question to answer.

Four years ago was March 2020, the month that the U.S. economy all but shut down and the Coronavirus pandemic officially took over our lives. For months, we had watched from afar as Covid-19 spread from Asia, to Europe and Africa before finally reaching America's shores...

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About the Author

Rob McManamy | Editor in Chief

An industry reporter and editor since 1987, McManamy joined HPAC Engineering in September 2017, after three years with, a Chicago-based media startup focused on tech innovation in the built environment. He has been covering design and construction issues for more than 30 years, having started at Engineering News-Record (ENR) in New York, before becoming its Midwest Bureau Chief in 1990. In 1998, McManamy was named Editor-in-Chief of Design-Build magazine, where he served for four years. He subsequently worked as an editor and freelance writer for Building Design + Construction and Public Works magazines.

A native of Bronx, NY, he is a graduate of both the University of Virginia, and The John Marshall Law School in Chicago.

Contact him at [email protected].