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.
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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.
Here Are Some of the Key Points Discussed About Resilience Strategies for Buildings and Wildfire:
In this episode, we talk to Professor Karen L. Scrivener, MA, a research group leader at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne (EPFL), and an expert on cement chemistry and material science of cement-based materials. She talks about alternative ways to reduce the carbon footprint of concrete to tackle concrete’s CO2 problem, as well as her career and research.
Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Professor Karen Scrivener:
In this episode, we talk to Jared M. Green, PE, D. GE, NOMA, who is the host of one of EMI’s other podcasts, The Geotechnical Engineering Podcast. Jared is also a Vice-President at Langan Engineering, and in this episode, he is going to tell us what he thinks a structural engineer needs to know about a geotechnical engineer.
Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Jared:
- What do geotechnical engineers do, and in your opinion how does that differ from what structural engineers do?
- If a civil engineer asks you what field you think he or she should specialize in, choosing between a geotechnical and structural engineer, what advice might you offer about each?
- How feasible do you think is it to get a B.S. in one field and then a Masters in the other?
- How important is it to get a geotechnical master’s degree?
- Share with us one secret/tip that you think structural engineers may not know about geotechnical engineering?
- How can structural engineers become more involved, or work more closely with geotechnical engineers?
- In your opinion, what can we expect of geotechnical engineering in the future?
Here Are Some of the Key Points Discussed About What a Geotechnical Engineer Thinks a Structural Engineer Needs to Know:
In this episode of The Structural Engineering Podcast, we talk to David L. Pierson, PE, SE, SECB, Sr. Principal at ARW Engineers, about resilience, building codes, and free markets in structural engineering.
Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask David in This Episode:
In this episode, we talk to Ross J. Smith, PE, LEED AP BD+C, CDT, principal at WJE (Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.) about steps that can be taken to reduce the likelihood of structural failures.
Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Ross:
In this episode, I talk to Alexis Clark, P.E., M.ASCE, who you’re used to hearing from as our show’s co-host, but instead, in honor of International Women’s Day, Alexis talks to us about the nonprofit organization she works with to enhance the diversity of women in STEM.
Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Alexis:
In this episode, we talk to Matteo Jean Pietrobelli, P.Eng, Eur.Eng, P.E., who is the Principal – Regional Manager of Maffeis Engineering. We found Matteo through an article that was published on the New Atlas called Russia’s massive Lakhta Center named skyscraper of the year. We talk to him about the ETFE applications of the skylight in between the glazed façades of the buildings at Lakhta Center. Matteo expands on the design and loading process that was used and the type of fabric material used in EFTE applications.
Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Matteo:
In this episode, we talk to Jake Davis, Ph.D., a scientist with extensive experience in clean environmental science and technology from Hilti Concrete Sensors in Hilti North America. He talks about concrete testing technology, concrete sensors, and discusses the maturity method.
Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Jake:
- What are concrete sensors, and how do they work?
- When using these sensors, do you use real-time strength calculations instead of doing break testing?
- What is the concrete maturity method?
- How do concrete sensors supplement traditional concrete testing or monitoring methods?
- How do you see maturity meters technology affecting the construction industry, and how might it evolve further?
- On which project types is this technology most impactful?
- How does maturity meters technology fit in with design code?
- What makes implementing the maturity method an attractive solution to the project?
- How has the adoption of these technologies and the maturity method happened over the years?
- How do you see this technology affecting the structural industry currently, and how do you envision it evolving in the future?