In this episode, we talk to Joseph (Joe) Dardis, P.E., a Senior Structural Steel Specialist with the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) in Chicago, about what structural engineers should know about the evolving construction economy.
Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Joe About the Evolving Construction Economy:
- Can you provide more insights about what the building construction economy is looking like right now, the types of projects being built, and how it has evolved?
- Do you think any project types will bounce back to the level of growth they were in 2019?
- How did the sizes of projects evolve over the past few years?
- What forces in the overall economy drive the evolution of what we build and how can a structural engineer prepare and adapt to these changes?
- What do you predict the building market will look like in the future?
- How are building materials used to address the evolving building market?
- What can structural engineers do to help improve the construction industry?
- How do you measure US economic health and how does this relate to the construction economy?
- Are there any resources available that can help engineers understand more about the evolving building market?
Here Are Some of the Key Points Discussed About the Evolving Construction Economy:
In this episode of The Structural Engineering Channel Podcast, we talk to Prof. Dr. Olivier Vassart, Chief Executive Officer of Steligence at ArcelorMittal about fire engineering, his nomination as CEO of the Steligence business unit, and how Steligence can benefit the construction industry as we know it.
Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Prof. Dr. Olivier Vassart in This Episode:
- Can you share with us what you do in your position at ArcelorMittal?
- Do you spend time with regulatory bodies?
- How did you get started in fire engineering?
- What are some of the unique projects you have done related to fire engineering?
- Is the demand for fire engineering driven mostly by the safety codes or the project owners?
- Can you tell us more about Steligence and what you do there?
- When were you nominated as CEO and how did you get to that point?
- What advice can you give about the profession you have chosen and what makes you excited about fire engineering?
Here Are Some of the Key Points Discussed About Fire Engineering and Steligence:
This is a guest post written by Diana Parks (partner at Dorsey & Whitney) and Ross Eberlein (an associate at Dorsey & Whitney) and was previously published here of the Dorsey website.
As novel coronavirus has spread from China to Europe, the United States and around the globe, it has begun to have a debilitating impact on world markets, manufacturing, distribution, supply chains, and the workforce in general. It seems only a matter of time before coronavirus directly affects U.S. construction projects. What can we, in the U.S. construction industry, do to prepare for its effects and mitigate the potential harm to our people and our projects? The ultimate solutions may be complex, but there are some simple, initial steps, that construction contractors and owners should take to assess and bolster their ability to deal with the potential impact of an outbreak.
In this episode, I talk with Áine O’Dwyer, PE, Principal and CEO at Enovate Engineering, about various civil engineering career topics including the challenges she faced when working in the construction industry, starting a new firm, and how she achieved success despite these challenges at such a young age to become a civil engineering CEO.
Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Áine:
- What made you interested in civil engineering?
- What skillsets helped you to get into management at such a young age?
- How did you rise through the ranks and start your own company?
- What is it that drives you daily?
- How did you develop your confidence as a civil engineering CEO?
- How can civil engineering professionals find opportunities in their careers?