Welcome to This Week in Civil Engineering (TWiCE), the first weekly audio and video podcast covering weekly news stories and events related to civil engineering and its sub-disciplines. In this week’s episode, we provide you with the latest news in the Civil Engineering industry including covering how the founders of Niricson, a Victoria. British Columbia-based Technology Company have developed a novel drone-based collection and damage assessment software system to inspect and detect problems with aging infrastructure. We also cover how Thornton Tomasetti’s CORE lab, designed a computer vision, machine-learning algorithm that can identify damage to building exteriors in photos or video.
In episode 085 of The Civil Engineering Podcast, I talk with Sam Schwartz, PE, President, and CEO of Sam Schwartz Consulting, LLC, a firm that specializes in transportation planning and engineering. During the episode, Schwartz discussed his career journey that started with him as a taxi driver, but has evolved into Schwartz today, being known as a globally recognized transportation engineer.
Here are some of the questions I ask Sam Schwartz:
- How would you describe yourself?
- Tell us about your experience as a Taxi driver and how it helped your overall professional development?
- What is Gridlock Sam?
- What are your goals in building your company?