In this episode, we talk to Brian Trimble, P.E., a director of Industry Development at the International Masonry Institute. He talks about masonry, optimizing structural masonry, the importance of teamwork, and why getting out in the field is so important in your engineering career.
In this week’s episode, we provide you with the latest news in the Civil Engineering industry including covering how the researchers at Old Dominion University are working to develop a system that can — on its own, through artificial intelligence — detect spots that have flooded and send alerts to drivers notifying them of problems on their route. We also talk about how Olmsted County (Minnesota), Cenergy, and People’s Energy Cooperative has partnered to turn a contaminated site into new energy, and much more interesting stories.
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In this episode, I interview my co-host Mat Picardal, who recently took the SE Exam. He talks about his experience taking and preparing for the SE Exam, what the exam is, why it’s so difficult, and the benefits of earning a SE licensure.
Here Are Some of the Questions I Ask Mat:
In this episode, we talk to Andrew (Drew) Twarek, a project manager at Ruby+Associates, Inc. Structural Engineers about construction engineering, what it is and how it differs from structural engineering. He also talks about some of the top award-winning projects that he’s worked on in the past.
Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Drew Twarek about Construction Engineering:
In this episode, we talk to Ricky McLain, P.E., SE, who is the Senior Technical Director at Tall Wood, WoodWorks about mass timber in structural engineering — what it is, some of the common pitfalls for mass timber projects, and how structural engineers can play a significant role in setting a mass timber project up for success.
Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Ricky in This Episode:
- What is mass timber?
- Why is mass timber suddenly so relevant to structures in the United States now?
- How can a structural engineer promote the use of mass timber to their clients?
- What are some of common pitfalls in a mass timber project?
- How can engineers determine what products each manufacturer is producing?
- How can structural engineers play a significant role in setting a mass timber project up for success?
- In what ways can an engineer use mass timber as a differentiating opportunity for their business development strategy?
Here Are Some of the Key Points Discussed About Mass Timber in Structural Engineering:
In this episode, we talk to Dr. Badri Hiriyur, Ph.D., Vice President and Director of Artificial Intelligence at Thornton Tomasetti (TT) about the applications of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning in the AEC industry and how it may affect your design and forensic processes as an engineer.
Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Dr. Badri Hiriyur, Ph.D.:
In this episode of The Structural Engineering Channel Podcast, we talk to Drew Dudley, P.E., SE, Vice President at Dudley Dunham Engineering and a lecturer at Texas A&M University, about the state of structural engineering and higher education.
Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Drew in This Episode:
- The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) formed a committee for the reform of structural engineering education. What is it and what is it focused on?
- Are there any measures or actions that the committee is taking to change the masters course to a more practical course, rather than a research course?
- Do you think that the 20-year plan is on track, as it is already 40% into the duration of the plan?
- Is it better to do a co-op with one company or multiple internships with several companies?
- Do you have any tips for students who are looking for co-ops or internships?
Here Are Some of the Key Points Discussed About Structural Engineering in Higher Education:
In this episode of The Structural Engineering Channel Podcast, we talk to Prof. Dr. Olivier Vassart, Chief Executive Officer of Steligence at ArcelorMittal about fire engineering, his nomination as CEO of the Steligence business unit, and how Steligence can benefit the construction industry as we know it.
Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Prof. Dr. Olivier Vassart in This Episode:
- Can you share with us what you do in your position at ArcelorMittal?
- Do you spend time with regulatory bodies?
- How did you get started in fire engineering?
- What are some of the unique projects you have done related to fire engineering?
- Is the demand for fire engineering driven mostly by the safety codes or the project owners?
- Can you tell us more about Steligence and what you do there?
- When were you nominated as CEO and how did you get to that point?
- What advice can you give about the profession you have chosen and what makes you excited about fire engineering?
Here Are Some of the Key Points Discussed About Fire Engineering and Steligence:
In this episode of The Structural Engineering Channel Podcast, we talk to Mostafa El-Mogy, Ph.D., P.Eng, an active researcher, passionate instructor, and highly talented structural engineer about the design of high-rise buildings. Mostafa also talks about the structural engineering profession and provides some great tips for aspiring structural engineers.
Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Mostafa El-Mogy in This Episode:
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?