In this week’s episode we provide you with the latest news in the Civil Engineering industry including covering how Purdue University engineers have developed sensors that could safely speed up construction schedules by determining concrete strength directly onsite in real time.
In this episode of The Civil Engineering Podcast, I talk to Jason Dunn PE, PMP, Vice President at BRPH, who serves as the VP of Project Management as well as Chief Risk Officer (CRO). Jason talks about everything you need to know about obtaining the PMP certification, and tells us how getting his Project Management Professional (PMP) certification has impacted his career.
Here Are Some of the Questions I Ask Jason Dunn:
- What are your responsibilities as a Chief Risk Officer?
- With all the risks in construction, construction litigation, and cybersecurity, is it correct to say that you have a lot on your plate as CRO?
- With your previous experiences and what you can give to the company, it must be exciting as a professional?
- What made you interested in acquiring a PMP certification?
- Did you prepare for the PMP test before you did the four-day review course?
- What is the actual PMP exam like and can you tell us more about it?
- How has your PMP certification impacted you in your engineering career and how you approach things?
- At what point in a firm’s timeline do you develop your project management guidelines?
- What advice can you give to a civil engineer who is thinking of getting a PMP certification?
Here Are Some Key Points Discussed in This Episode About BRPH and How a PMP Certification Can Impact Your Career:
In episode 23 of The Structural Engineering Channel Podcast, we talk to Stan R. Caldwell, P.E., SECB, a Structural Engineering Consultant who provides structural engineering consultation, primarily with respect to construction litigation. This is the second of a two-episode series. In the previous episode, Stan provided five tips for young structural engineers and in this episode, Stan will give us five tips for structural engineering managers which can help them strive to become the best managers in their field.
Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Stan Caldwell in This Episode:
- What led to the development of this sister article that you wrote for STRUCTURE magazine, “Your Top 5 Tips for Engineering Managers,” and how did you get those?
- Do the tips for structural engineering managers complement any tips for young engineers?
- What is the first step that someone can take to get closer to achieving a prime professional role on a project?
- Your second tip for managers is “Stay in your lane.” What do you mean by that?
- Why should structural engineers embrace construction?
- Why do you specifically advocate that structural engineering managers should champion the idea of cherishing their people?
- The last of your five tips is to make a profit. Could you go into that?
- How do we, as a community, get opportunities where we can create a profit for our internal team by working with other firms?
Here Are 5 Tips for Structural Engineering Managers:
In episode 04 of The Structural Engineering Channel podcast, we talk with Mikhail Gershfeld, S.E, a Professional Practice Professor at Cal Poly, Pomona, CA. We talk about mass timber in structural engineering and some of the new and innovative things happening with this material that has been around for a very long time.
Here Are Some of the Questions Asked in this Episode:
- Tell us about how wood has been evolving in the last 20 years?
- The panels are new to the US but have been used in Europe extensively. Why is it taking longer for US to use them?
- How do these new panels offer aesthetic benefits?
- Can you talk about the environmental benefits of wood?
- How did the testing go with mass timber in regard to fire resistance, and is this a concern?
- What organizations can provide assistance with using Mass Timber on projects?
- Tell us about the new code changes that will take effect in 2021 with mass timber?
- Can you talk about manufacturing facilities for mass timber?
- What does the collaboration between the architect and engineer look like in regard to CLT?