In this episode, we talk to Derek Loush, P.E., who has worked as a senior project engineer for the past seven years and then decided to go back to business school to get his MBA at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School. We talk about why he chose to go back to business school, what he hopes to accomplish by doing it, and how his structural engineering background fits into all of that.
The Engineering Management Institute recently invited Cara Green, EIT to become one of the The Structural Engineering Channel podcast. The show serves to bring important industry information, including technical and non-technical news, to practicing structural engineers worldwide.
“My number one goal with being the host of the Structural Engineering Channel podcast is to help engineers succeed in their profession, in the way they choose to succeed. The Structural Engineering Channel is a very interesting channel that addresses a lot of topics, and my hope is to continue that message to engineers out there. ” ~ Cara Green, EIT, Structural Engineering Trade Manager, HILTI North America
Cara will host The Structural Engineering Channel alongside Mathew Picardal, P.E. She is the Structural Engineering Trade Manager at Hilti North America. [Read more…] about Meet Cara Green, EIT – The New Co-Host for the Structural Engineering Channel Podcast
In this episode, we talk to Jared M. Green, PE, D. GE, NOMA, who is the host of one of EMI’s other podcasts, The Geotechnical Engineering Podcast. Jared is also a Vice-President at Langan Engineering, and in this episode, he is going to tell us what he thinks a structural engineer needs to know about a geotechnical engineer.
Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Jared:
- What do geotechnical engineers do, and in your opinion how does that differ from what structural engineers do?
- If a civil engineer asks you what field you think he or she should specialize in, choosing between a geotechnical and structural engineer, what advice might you offer about each?
- How feasible do you think is it to get a B.S. in one field and then a Masters in the other?
- How important is it to get a geotechnical master’s degree?
- Share with us one secret/tip that you think structural engineers may not know about geotechnical engineering?
- How can structural engineers become more involved, or work more closely with geotechnical engineers?
- In your opinion, what can we expect of geotechnical engineering in the future?
Here Are Some of the Key Points Discussed About What a Geotechnical Engineer Thinks a Structural Engineer Needs to Know:
In this episode, I talk to the co-host of The Structural Engineering Channel, Mathew Picardal, P.E., about what he, as a structural engineer, thinks a geotechnical engineer needs to know, and how geotechnical and structural engineers collaborate.
Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Mat:
In this episode, we talk to Jake Davis, Ph.D., a scientist with extensive experience in clean environmental science and technology from Hilti Concrete Sensors in Hilti North America. He talks about concrete testing technology, concrete sensors, and discusses the maturity method.
Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Jake:
- What are concrete sensors, and how do they work?
- When using these sensors, do you use real-time strength calculations instead of doing break testing?
- What is the concrete maturity method?
- How do concrete sensors supplement traditional concrete testing or monitoring methods?
- How do you see maturity meters technology affecting the construction industry, and how might it evolve further?
- On which project types is this technology most impactful?
- How does maturity meters technology fit in with design code?
- What makes implementing the maturity method an attractive solution to the project?
- How has the adoption of these technologies and the maturity method happened over the years?
- How do you see this technology affecting the structural industry currently, and how do you envision it evolving in the future?
Here Are Some of the Key Points Discussed About Concrete Sensors and the Maturing Method:
How to Get out of an Engineering Job that’s not Moving you Towards your Life Goals
Q: How can I get out of an engineering job that’s not moving me towards my goals?
Welcome to episode #37 of Engineering Career TV. The theme for today’s episode is: How to Get out of an Engineering Job that’s not Moving you Towards your Life Goals.
I spend almost all of the Engineering Career TV episodes answering questions that have been submitted by engineers around the world. The questions are typically focused on professional development for engineering professionals, especially relevant to practicing engineers.
You can submit questions for the show by clicking here.
Let’s jump into today’s topic: How to Get out of an Engineering Job that’s not Moving you Towards your Life Goals. This topic is based on a question from Yiannis, who asks the following:
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As we mentioned in a recent post, our members have been asking what the best engineering consulting firms to work for are, so this post covers some of the larger top structural engineering companies to work for. We should mention that our analysis of the top structural engineering companies to work for focused mostly on the larger firms, for two reasons. Firstly, information on these companies and their compensation packages is more readily available, and secondly, many of our members requested information on the larger international firms. We do want to make it clear, though, that there are probably a lot of great small structural engineering companies out there; we just focused on the larger firms based on specific requests and available information. We did not take applications for these rankings; they are simply based off our discussions with structural engineers and information we found on these companies.
Structural engineers are tasked with creating viable and safe structures like roadways, bridges, buildings, dams and waterways, and other industrial and commercial facilities. This means structural engineers help in drawing up designs from scratch and collaborating with other designers to guarantee that the designs are sustainable. These professionals must be adept in all aspects of the construction project as well, so as to be able to come up with solutions should issues with the design and implementation crop up at any stage of the project. With such crucial roles, structural engineers are some of the most sought-after professionals in the design, engineering, and construction management sectors.