Mining

Ethics, trust, taking care of your people some of fall Hyatt speaker Andy Phelps’ key traits for leaders

Andy Phelps delivers the fall 2017 lecture for the Hyatt Distinguished Alumni Leadership Speaker Series. (Photo by Zonglin "Jack" Li)

Leadership is complicated — “squishy,” even — but the principles are simple, according to the fall 2017 Hyatt Distinguished Alumni Leadership Speaker. The hard part is applying those principles effectively.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Las Bambas megaproject takes two alumni high in the Andes, reshaping a remote Peruvian area

For Georgia Tech alumni Steve Curtis and Justin Norman, the commute to work involves plane flights, buses, pickup trucks and, on a good day, a helicopter. All told, it takes between six and 15 hours to get from home to work, depending on the weather and mode of travel. That’s because they’re working on a massive construction project high in the Peruvian Andes for Bechtel, building the copper concentrator for a $5 billion mine project that will be among the world’s top-producing sources of copper from its very first year.

Thursday, August 20, 2015
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