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.
The Structural Engineering Channel
The Engineering Management Institute is thrilled to have Mathew Picardal, P.E. as host of the Structural Engineering Channel Podcast. Mathew is a licensed engineer practicing structural engineering in California. He recently started a YouTube channel called Mat Picardal Structural Engineering Life to inspire the next generation of structural engineers. In Mathew’s own words he started the YouTube channel because,
“When I was a student, I would google things on the internet to find out what the structural engineering field was like, but there wasn’t a lot of good positive content out there that was really useful.”
Mathew’s role as host of EMI’s podcast, The Structural Engineering Channel, is yet another way for him to give back to the structural engineering community. He currently hosts The Structural Engineering Channel alongside Alexis A. Clark, P.E., Structural Engineering Trade Manager at HILTI North America. The show serves to bring important industry information, including technical and non-technical news, to practicing structural engineers worldwide.
The show has already covered topics including BIM and Collaboration Between Structural Engineers and Drafters, Sustainability and Resilience in Structural Engineering, The Structural Engineering Engagement and Equity (SE3) Project, and CROSS (Confidential Reporting on Structural Safety) Is Now Here in the United States.
“My goal is to inspire the youth to become more involved in the structural engineering profession, whether it is getting involved in your professional societies or just help mentor the next generation of structural engineers.” – Mathew Picardal, PE, Structural Project Manager at DCI Engineers
Ridgewood, NJ -Alexis Clark, P.E., M.ASCE, Structural Engineering Product Manager at HILTI North America, has contributed to the industry she loves, structural engineering, in many ways over the course of her career. Her involvement in industry goes beyond technical contribution by serving at the local, state and national levels of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and empowering the next generation to pursue and succeed in STEM fields through her work as a Concrete Canoe judge, a tenured mentor for the ACE Mentor Program, and as President of the Board of Directors for The Girls interested in Engineering Math and Science (or GEMS) Camp in Texas.
The Engineering Management Institute recently invited Alexis to become one of the co-hosts of their latest podcast, The Structural Engineering Channel. Alexis jumped at the opportunity.
“My number one goal with being the host of the structural engineering podcast is to be that filter to distill relevant, interesting, inspiring information that you would want to know as a structural engineer and deliver it to you in a way that is fun and convenient to access.” – Alexis A. Clark, P.E., Structural Engineering Trade Manager, HILTI North America
Alexis will host The Structural Engineering Channel alongside Mathew Picardal, P.E., also a licensed engineer, practicing on structural projects in California. The show will serve to bring important industry information, including technical and non-technical news, to practicing structural engineers worldwide. [Read more…] about Engineering Management Institute Welcomes Alexis Clark, P.E. as New Host of the Structural Engineering Channel Podcast
In episode 06 of The Structural Engineering Channel podcast, we talk to Zohaib Alvi, P.E. who is a civil, structural, and forensic engineer and principal of za/engineering. We talk about sustainability in structural engineering and more specifically about the emotional side of structural engineering and how important it is to embrace and understand it as an engineer.
Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Zohaib in This Episode:
- Where did your interest in sustainability come from?
- In terms of policies, guidelines and regulations – has it been reflected in codes and guidelines in the recent history?
- Can you give us an example of how resiliency needs to start with us?
- How does smart technology play into all these trending issues?