In this episode, we talk to Devon Mothersille, BEng (Hons), Ph.D., CEng, FICE, LETAPAEWE, the Managing Director of Geoserve Global Ltd, about ground anchor systems for geotechnical engineers. He also touches on what it takes to run a sole consultancy and find expert witness work.
Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Devon:
- What are ground anchor systems, how do they work, and what is their purpose?
- How does being a sole consultant work for you?
- What tips can you give our audience on running a consultancy in geotechnical engineering?
- How do you find expert witness work, and is there an intriguing case that you can describe?
- How have you found working in the current pandemic environment?
- What do you think the future holds for ground anchor technology?
Here Are Some of the Key Points Discussed About Ground Anchor Systems for Geotechnical Engineers:
In this episode of The Geotechnical Engineering Podcast, we talk to John Peirce, Jr., P.E., D.GE, founder and principal of Peirce Engineering that provides us with some great career planning tips on the importance of mentoring young engineers, the need for field experience before becoming a design engineer, and continuing education. I believe this episode will especially help you if you are earlier in your career and if you are trying to plan how to move up in your engineering career.
Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask John in This Episode:
- You believe that engineering education begins after graduation. What do you mean by that?
- What are some things, in your opinion, that you must consider when choosing a mentor?
- The way we communicate with other people says a lot about us, even when we don’t say a word. Why is it so important for engineers to speak less and listen more?
- Do you believe that engineers should know how structures are built before they start designing those structures?
- How does an engineer know what the limitations of their experience are?
- How can engineers remain diligent and keep up with continuing education?
Here Are Some of the Key Points Discussed About Career Planning Tips for Geotechnical Engineers:
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 Sebastian Lobo-Guerrero, Ph.D., P.E., a geotechnical project manager and laboratory manager at American Geotechnical & Environmental Services, Inc., about how you can be open to new opportunities in your engineering career, what geotechnical engineers can do in life, and what it means to be an engineer who attends conferences.
Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Sebastian:
In this episode, we talk to Scott M. Olson, Ph.D., P.E., Professor of Geotechnical/Civil Engineering at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, about his career journey and about static and seismic liquefaction. He also provides some of the latest updates about the residual strength of liquefied soils.
Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Scott:
In this episode of The Geotechnical Engineering Podcast, we talk to Dr. Samuel Clemence, a professor at Syracuse University about his role as professor at the university and the things he does to help geotechnical engineers and students succeed. He provides some great tips on how engineers can stay technically sharp, especially during these uncertain times we live in.
Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Dr. Samuel Clemence in This Episode:
The Engineering Management Institute is thrilled to have Jared M. Green, PE, D.GE, Senior Associate and Award-Winning Geotechnical Practice Leader serving as host of our new podcast – The Geotechnical Engineering Podcast.
Jared enjoys mentoring young engineers and first-generation college students. He strives to make complex engineering topics relatable and understandable to people new to the field. You can hear more about Jared and the podcast in this short video. The show will launch in July 2020. In Jared’s own words, this is why he decided to become the host of the show:
“When I was invited to host the show, I was thrilled about the opportunity because I feel that Geotechnical Engineering is such a fascinating field. Podcasts were not as popular when I was starting my career. I wish I had a “go to” place to get rich engineering content when I was learning about my profession.”
Jared’s role as host of EMI’s podcast, The Geotechnical Engineering Podcast, is yet another way for him to give back to the geotechnical engineering community. The show will serve to bring important industry information, including technical and non-technical news, to practicing geotechnical engineers worldwide.