In this episode, we talk to Matthew J. Bandelt, Ph.D., P.E., an Assistant Professor and Associate Chair of Graduate Studies in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) about using emerging concrete materials, such as ultra-high performance concrete, in projects and how they test these materials to evaluate their performance.
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In this episode, we talk to Michael Howell, P.E., SE, president and owner of Arrow Engineering. Mike is a licensed structural engineer who has experience as both a contractor and a designer. He specializes in providing engineering services for design-build projects and has experience in several different types of projects. We talk to Michael about starting your own engineering company.
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In this episode of The Structural Engineering Podcast, we talk to Annie Kao, PE, Vice President of Engineering at Simpson Strong-Tie about innovation and product testing in engineering and why seismic retrofitting is so important in structural engineering.
Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Annie in This Episode:
- What would you say makes a good engineering leader?
- What is your involvement in the research and development sector of Simpson Strong-Tie?
- You are also responsible for innovation across all product lines at Simpson Strong-Tie. What does that entail?
- Can you tell us more about the product testing and training that is done at Simpson?
- What are some of the latest advancements in construction technology that have a direct impact on the structural engineering industry?
- Why is seismic retrofitting important in structural engineering?
- What advice can you give young students out there that might consider pursuing a career in the engineering industry?
Here Are Some of the Key Points Discussed About Innovation and Product Testing in Engineering:
In this episode, we talk to Emily Guglielmo, P.E., SE, the past president of the National Council of Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA) and the Structural Engineers Association of Northern California (SEAONC), about building safety in response to the recent Surfside building collapse in Miami a few weeks ago. She will also talk about a structural engineer’s role post-collapse and how the collapse will affect our building codes.
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In this episode, we talk to Peter Vanderzee, President and CEO at LifeSpan Technologies, about his career journey and experience transitioning from electronics to chemical to environmental to geotechnical and then finally to structural engineering. He also shares some great strategies and tips for the startup engineering business owner.
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In this episode, we talk to Mark Kaiser, S.E., a senior associate at RLG Consulting Engineers, about tilt-up construction and shelter designs. He elaborates on the difference between tilt-up and precast and also talks about what he thinks the future holds for shelter design.
Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Mark:
In this episode, we talk to Eli Gould, U.S. Representative at Wood Construction Group, about timber structural systems in modern digital workflows. He talks about some of the challenges in modern timber systems and discusses some of the emerging standards used for data and descriptions in timber structural systems.
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In this episode, we talk to George T. Hubbard, Jr., P.E., a structural supervisor at Pavarini McGovern, about his career and how he returned to engineering after exploring other career fields. He talks about the importance of communicating in engineering and how you and your firm can improve your communication skills.
Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask George Hubbard:
In this episode, we talk about the importance of getting outside of your comfort zone and how those experiences — where you try something outside of your wheelhouse — often lead to seeing the greatest increase in personal and professional growth. Joining us today are Anthony Fasano, CEO of The Engineering Management Institute, and Cara Green, a Structural Engineering trade manager at Hilti North America. We also have a big announcement that we make during the episode, so keep listening to the end.
Here Are Some of the Key Points Discussed About How Pushing Past Your Comfort Zone Elevates You to the Next Level in Your Engineering Career:
In this episode, we talk to Kevin S. Moore, P.E., S.E., SECB, the Senior Principal/Division Head at Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, and Erica Fischer, Ph.D., P.E., an Assistant Professor at Oregon State University about resilience strategies for buildings and wildfires.