In this episode, we talk to Stefan Flynn. P.E., a geotechnical engineer for the US Army Corps of Engineers Rock Island District, about flood restoration and his involvement in some major flood restoration projects, such as the Cedar Rapids project in Iowa, and the rebuilding of levees after the 2019 Midwest flooding.
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In this episode, we talk to Mary Ellen Bruce Large, P.E., D.GE, Regional Business Development and Client Care Program Manager at Nicholson Construction (formally the Director of Technical Activities for the Deep Foundations Institute) about the value of professional societies. She discuss five great benefits of joining professional societies and how engineers can get and stay involved.
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In this episode, we talk to Erin Sibley, Ph.D., P.E., a Geotechnical and Tunnel Engineer from Mott MacDonald about the importance of cultivating curiosity and engineering judgment as a geo-professional. She also touches on earthquake and tunnel engineering and how it ties into non-technical elements such as the people-centric focus of engineering, building professional relationships, and life-long learning.
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In this episode, we talk to Shane Tabor Teek, a Geotechnical Geologist at GEOSS South Africa, about geological engineering, what it is, and what an engineering geologist does. He also talks about renewable energy developments, and a term that every South African knows, but might not be familiar to others, called “loadshedding”.
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In this episode, we talk to Mary J.S. Roth, Ph.D., P.E, a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Lafayette College, about microbial-induced calcite precipitation (MICP) and how it can help geotechnical engineers in their career as well as be beneficial to engineering students.
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In this episode of The Geotechnical Engineering Podcast, we talk to Maurice Diong, P.E. an engineer at Skanska, USA about deep foundations in geotechnical engineering, the importance of getting out on the field, and using the most effective solutions on the field.
- What are deep foundations and what kind of deep foundations do you work on?
- What are some of the different construction techniques for deep foundations that geotechnical engineers should be aware of?
- Tell us about a deep foundation project that you have been involved in and how it benefited your engineering career.
- The focus on getting things right sometimes becomes an obsession with obtaining perfection. How do you resolve this?
- What final piece of advice would you like to give engineers out there?
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In this episode, we talk to Stan Worst, P.E., the Operations Manager at Schnabel Geostructural Design & Construction about the ever-changing profession of geotechnical engineering and more specifically, earth retention systems, and how they have changed over the past twenty years.
Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Stan:
- Please could you explain what earth retention systems are?
- How have typical earth retention projects grown or changed over the past twenty years?
- Tell us about a challenging earth retention project you have worked on in the past and how it has benefited your engineering career?
- Getting an engineering degree does not always prepare engineering students to be managers. How do you feel about that statement, and how can engineering students better prepare themselves for managerial roles?
- What skills are lacking in newly graduating engineers, and what skills do they have which most working professionals do not have?
- What advice do you have for engineers to find and develop the next generation of engineering talent?
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In this episode, we talk to William A. Modrall, PE, a senior geotechnical project engineer from Wood, who recently hiked the Continental Divide Trail between the borders of Mexico and Canada about his experience during this hike, and how it benefited his geotechnical engineering career.
Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask William:
In this episode, we talk to Anna M. Kotas, P.E., a technical sales and business development professional at GeoTesting Express (GTX), about how engineers can manage risk on geotechnical projects using quality laboratory testing programs.
Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Anna:
In this episode of The Geotechnical Engineering Podcast, Jared M. Green, P.E., D. GE, F.ASCE, NOMA, and Anthony Fasano, P.E., LEED AP highlight and recap some of our top geotechnical episodes and the wisdom shared by some of our previous guests.