In this episode, we talk to Hannah Iezzoni, P.E., a Geostructural design engineer at KELLER, about what geotechnical construction is and the relationship between geotechnical and foundation engineering. She also talks about her involvement in mentoring young female engineers and promoting inclusivity within our industry.
In this episode of The Geotechnical Engineering Podcast, we talk to Maurice Diong, P.E. an engineer at Skanska, USA about deep foundations in geotechnical engineering, the importance of getting out on the field, and using the most effective solutions on the field.
- What are deep foundations and what kind of deep foundations do you work on?
- What are some of the different construction techniques for deep foundations that geotechnical engineers should be aware of?
- Tell us about a deep foundation project that you have been involved in and how it benefited your engineering career.
- The focus on getting things right sometimes becomes an obsession with obtaining perfection. How do you resolve this?
- What final piece of advice would you like to give engineers out there?
Here Are Some of the Key Points Discussed About Deep Foundations in Geotechnical Engineering:
In this episode, we talk to Stan Worst, P.E., the Operations Manager at Schnabel Geostructural Design & Construction about the ever-changing profession of geotechnical engineering and more specifically, earth retention systems, and how they have changed over the past twenty years.
Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Stan:
- Please could you explain what earth retention systems are?
- How have typical earth retention projects grown or changed over the past twenty years?
- Tell us about a challenging earth retention project you have worked on in the past and how it has benefited your engineering career?
- Getting an engineering degree does not always prepare engineering students to be managers. How do you feel about that statement, and how can engineering students better prepare themselves for managerial roles?
- What skills are lacking in newly graduating engineers, and what skills do they have which most working professionals do not have?
- What advice do you have for engineers to find and develop the next generation of engineering talent?
Here Are Some of the Key Points Discussed About Earth Retention Systems in Geotechnical Engineering:
In this episode, we talk to Anna M. Kotas, P.E., a technical sales and business development professional at GeoTesting Express (GTX), about how engineers can manage risk on geotechnical projects using quality laboratory testing programs.
Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Anna:
In this episode, I talk to Kathryn Petek, Ph.D., P.E., a senior associate and geotechnical engineer at Shannon & Wilson, Inc. in Seattle with nearly 20 years of experience in design, construction, and research about large diameter foundations.
Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Kathryn:
In this episode, we talk to Tony Amis, MSc, the Senior Vice President at Endurant Energy (formerly GI Energy), and a recognized expert in multirenewable solutions involving energy foundations and ground-source heating and cooling solutions. We discuss energy piles, and more specifically, ground-sourced heating and cooling solutions.
Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Tony:
In this episode, we talk to Dr. Jean-Louis Briaud, Ph.D., P.E., the National President of ASCE and a Distinguished Professor and Holder of the Buchanan Chair in the Zachry Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Texas A&M University, about unsaturated soil mechanics.
Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Dr. Jean–Louis Briaud, Ph.D., P.E.:
In this episode, we talk to Dr. Theresa Loux, Ph.D., P.E., the Technical Director for Aero Aggregates of North America, about her career path, getting a Ph.D., Geosynthetics, and how giving back increases the awareness of what Geotechnical Engineers do.
Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Dr. Theresa Loux, Ph.D., P.E.:
In this episode, we talk to Andrew Burns, P.E., who is the Vice President of Engineering & Estimating for Underpinning & Foundation Skanska. We talk about his career and how he worked his way up from office engineer to vice president and he also shares some very useful advice on how you can become a great geotechnical engineer.
Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Andrew:
In this episode, we talk to John R. Grillo, P.E., a Project Executive at Keller about ground improvement techniques, deep foundation design, and the latest drilling techniques they have been using. He also provides some great advice for geotechnical engineers who are looking at moving into a leadership role.