For Lincoln Lo, a deputy chief harbor engineer in the port’s construction management division, construction is a family vocation. “My family has been in the construction industry for the past two generations,” he said. “My grandpa and my dad were general contractors in Hong Kong. It kind of runs in the family.” Born and raised in Hong Kong, Lo immigrated to the United States when he was 11. He explained that, in 1997, mainland China gained governance over Hong Kong, which was previously under British sovereignty. “During that time, a lot of people in Hong Kong were afraid of what would happen under the switch. Since my mom had relatives in Los Angeles, my parents decided to move our family there.” Lo worked for the City of Long Beach for three years before joining the port, where he is currently responsible for multiple developments. He is the project manager for the port’s headquarters at the new Long Beach Civic Center and is also overseeing the replacement of a mooring bollard, which allows ships to dock at Pier G. “I’m also working with the internal construction management software development team on enhancements to the software we use for the entire division,” Lo said. Lo has received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) accreditation, which allows him to oversee projects built to attain that environmental standard. He is going to be managing the Pier B on-dock rail improvements, which are still in the initial phases.