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.
In this episode of The Geotechnical Engineering Podcast, we talk to Joanna Smith, MSCE, a young successful Geotechnical Engineer with five years of experience in the areas of pile design and inspection, technical writing, project management, and leadership. At such a young age, she has achieved an enormous amount of success in her career, and in this episode, we talk about her career success and the things she has done to help engineering students succeed and women to excel in their field.
Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Joanna in This Episode:
- What you do at AECOM on a daily basis?
- There is a lot that you can do in the geotechnical engineering and civil engineering fields. Why is it that you decided to become a geotechnical engineer?
- You are currently the geotechnical engineering lead of the $1.9 billion Hunts Point interstate access improvement project. Can you tell us more about this?
- Can you talk about when you were an intern in Germany and were working on the rehabilitation of military structures?
- How do you strive to improve diversity inclusion in the civil and geotechnical worlds?
- What has mentorship been like for you and what has it meant to you as a mentor?
- You started a company called DaleySmithInc, which incorporates STEM, engineering, and music. Can you tell us more about it?
- Could you please talk about the quote that was mentioned in your bio?
Here Are Some of the Key Points Discussed with This Young Successful Geotechnical Engineer:
In this episode of The Geotechnical Engineering Podcast, we talk to Dr. Kancheepuram N. Gunalan (Guna), the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 2020 National President and Senior Vice President at AECOM about his career in the geotechnical field, his time as ASCE president, and why he thinks geotechnical engineering is critical to the future of the built world.
Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Dr. Kancheepuram N. Gunalan, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, F.ASCE in This Episode:
Your Voice Matters is a guest blog by Mike Burns
Last month we discussed Continuous Learning, growing together as teachers and students, deepening our commitment to sustained personal and professional growth. As our COVID-19 response continues to mature, the AEC industry is rapidly advancing new ways of communicating, learning, and delivering projects. As we Zoom from meeting to meeting (cheesy pun intended), it is easy to feel connected without truly connecting. Yet this moment — this critical period of recovery — necessitates sustained empathetic listening in order to empower a diverse and inclusive chorus of critical voices. Infrastructure improvements will be a vital component of our pending economic recovery. We must concurrently fast track “shovel-ready” projects and restructure our capital improvement plans, setting the stage for a wave of critical infrastructure projects. Your voice matters, and is particularly critical today as we make difficult choices, pivoting to and accelerating new solutions. I hope that this embarrassing, yet rewarding story from my career inspires you to assert yourself in this moment for your community and our world.
This is a guest blog by Michael Burns, PE, PgMP, DBIA
In previous EMI blogs, we discussed Thinking Big and Being Mindful as We Set Goals and Building Confidence Through Empathetic Stakeholder Engagement. I fully respect that managing these objectives with a myriad of associated voices can be distracting as we attempt to sustain growth. Sustaining growth, for our businesses and talent, is particularly difficult in the Architectural, Engineering and Construction (AEC) Industry, as we constantly regroup to provide service on projects that marry significant technical challenges with dynamic client expectations. So, the intent of this month’s discussion is to explore a Risk Intelligent approach, creating a consistent basis for our teams to develop an entrepreneurial mindset and explore entrepreneurial solutions.
In episode 104 of The Civil Engineering Podcast, I am taking you with me to the offices of AECOM to talk with Anthony Attanasio, B.A, Vice President and Senior Program Manager at AECOM. We’ll discuss his career which has spanned both the public and private sectors, and we also talk about connected and autonomous vehicles, and what to expect in the short and long terms.
Here are some of the questions I ask Anthony Attanasio:
In episode 91 of The Civil Engineering Podcast, which is the third episode of our 5-episode infrastructure series, I talk with Michael Burns, PE, PgMP from AECOM. We talk about many things related to infrastructure. One of the main topics we discuss is assessing the risk associated with infrastructure projects in deciding whether or not to move projects forward.
Here are some of the questions I ask Michael Burns, PE, PgMP from AECOM:
- What is infrastructure and what does a D- report card mean?
- How do infrastructure projects impact people?
- What books can you recommend that touch on the complexities of global infrastructure?
- What are some of the risks involved with infrastructure projects and how can stakeholders assess them?