The engineering and construction (E&C) industry is big business. It is estimated to account for 6% of global GDP with revenues of $10 trillion annually and it employs more than 100 million people (World Economic Forum, 2016).
I believe that you should remember your past but disrupt your future. A good example of this is additive manufacturing which is going to change the way we design, manufacture and recycle. Design is no longer limited to what can be achieved with traditional manufacturing techniques.