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 President Trump signed into law a stopgap spending bill to avoid a full year shutdown of several federal agencies extending to federal highway and transit programs.
Breaking News in Civil Engineering:
- Near Deadline, Trump Signs Spending Bill With 1-Year Highway-Transit Extension
From: Tom Ichniowski | enr.com
- ASCE Salary Report Reveals ‘Strong’ Profession, Positive Trends
From: Ben Walpole | news.asce.org
National News in Civil Engineering:
- California’s First Vehicular Cable-Stayed Crossing Debuts
From: Aileen Cho | enr.com
- VDOT OKs Start of $3.8B Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel Expansion
From: Jim Parsons | enr.com
International News in Civil Engineering:
- 2 billion British pounds needed to keep major London road bridges and tunnels open
From: Rob Horgan | newcivilengineer.com
- Sustainable engineering technologies to be advanced in 14 million pound Future Towns Innovation Hub
- $500 million water infrastructure investment planned for Michigan
From: Cheyna Roth | mlive.com
- 284-Ft ‘Ascent’ Could Break Mass Timber Tower Height Record
From: Nadine M. Post | enr.com
Career Inspiration of the Week:
Always be curious and ask question and most importantly don’t be afraid to make mistakes. We need to learn from those mistakes, early in our career. These mistakes and lessons shape the future of our career.
Quote of the Week:
“What civil engineers do is noble and really matters, but why you do it is what’s really important.” ~ Ronald G. Burg, P.E.
About the Host:
Luis Duque, EIT, A.M. ASCE, SEI is currently working as a Bridge Engineer at Foothills Bridge Co. Foothills provides engineered solutions for the erection, retrofitting, and dismantling of bridges. He also hosts a podcast, the Engineering our Future Podcast, where he shares his experience as a young engineering the industry to help other young professionals and students succeed in their careers.
During his graduate studies, he worked on a project entitled “Evaluation of UAV as a Bridge Inspection Tool”. His research was conducted to promote and develop new and innovative techniques to inspect bridges to decrease costs and risks involved with current inspection practices. Luis Is currently involved with ASCE, SEI, EWB, and SHPE in a variety of volunteering opportunities as well being a mentor for a South Dakota State University capstone team for the past 2 years.
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To your success,
Anthony Fasano, P.E., LEED AP
Engineering Management Institute
Author of Engineer Your Own Success