Every day we rely upon engineers in incalculable ways — or at least in ways incalculable to us but certainly not to these experts. Our bridges, electrical systems, homes, and cars are the products of expert engineering; just ask any of the POWER PLAYERS on this list. They represent some of the most prestigious engineering firms in Memphis, helping to turn innovative ideas into a functional reality and answering the eternal design questions: Will it work? And how? And why? And where? And to what extent? And for how long? Civil engineers are at the vanguard of civilization’s material existence — the tip of the spear of humanity’s desire to overcome a stubborn natural world. The city’s engineers are poised to make the greatest impact in Memphis’ future. Plus, they’re good at math. Respect.

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