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.
In episode 001 of The Geotechnical Engineering Podcast, we introduce the show, host, and goals for making this podcast extremely useful to you, because we know your time is valuable and we want this show to be worth tuning in for you.
Here Are Some of the Questions I Ask Your Host Jared Green in This Episode:
- What has been going through your mind as an engineer working through everything that is happening in the world today?
- When it comes to promoting equity and STEM, do you feel like you need to be leading the way on it?
- Can you talk about some of the most valuable experiences that you have had in your geotechnical engineering career and that have contributed to where you are today?
- Which project stands out for you that had an impact on you and your geotechnical engineering career?
- You are highly active on social media — why is that?
- Lots of people say you are an influencer in the geotechnical engineering industry. Would you agree with that?
- With adding the podcast to your platform, what are your thoughts on how it can be used in different ways?
- What excites you today about geotechnical engineering?
Here Are Some of the Key Points Discussed About Geotechnical Engineering:
In episode 20 of The Structural Engineering Channel podcast, we talk with Stan R. Caldwell, P.E., SECB, a structural engineering consultant who primarily consults on construction litigation. After almost 50 years of managing and mentoring dozens of young structural engineers, Stan has seen firsthand the various struggles that engineers face in building successful careers. This is the first of a two-episode series in which Stan provides 5 tips for structural engineers that will help them to succeed in this high-liability profession. The next episode with Stan will focus on five tips for structural engineering managers.
Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Stan in This Episode:
- What led to the development of your Five Tips for Young Engineers?
- What do you mean by “Mind the Gap”?
- Your second tip for young structural engineers is to “Ensure Stability.” What does that mean?
- You mention that one should deliberately avoid their computer until after they have manually designed their structure. How can this be?
- What do you mean by “Be a Sponge”? Is that related to learning?
- What do you mean by “Own Your Work”?
Here Are Your Top 5 Tips for Structural Engineers:
In episode 17 of The Structural Engineering Channel Podcast, we will introduce a new co-host for the podcast and we will also cover a special topic in honor of January being National Mentorship Month. We are going to talk all about mentoring in general: how to find a mentor as a structural engineer, how to become a great mentor, and how mentorship programs can help structural engineering companies grow.
Here Are Some of the Key Points Discussed About Mentoring for Structural Engineers:
This is a guest blog by Mary Jane Riccardi MBA, SPHR
Managing a career is not always an easy task. Maybe you are fresh out of school or just starting your engineering career. Or maybe you have several years under your belt and feel like you are doing the same things over and over again. Regardless of your current status, embracing your career management can be frustrating. How do you know where to start? [Read more…] about Career Management – What Engineering Professionals Should Know