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 talking about research that has been carried out by The Carbon Project revealed the progress made by infrastructure in reducing carbon emissions and how it needs to speed up in the quest for net zero.
Breaking News in Civil Engineering:
- Infrastructure’s carbon reduction falling short of net zero carbon target rate
From: Rob Curd | ice.org
- Noise barrier project on Hong Kong highway enjoys conflict-free completion, earning nod from British engineers’ organisation
From: Kathleen Magramo | scmp.com
National News in Civil Engineering:
- Old Battery Street Tunnel now completely filled in with viaduct remnants
From: Komo News Staff | komonews.com
- Foundation Fix to Start Next Month on San Francisco’s Troubled Millennium Tower
From: Nadine M. Post | enr.com
International News in Civil Engineering:
- Seizing the opportunity to go further and faster on decarbonisation
From: Jonathan Spruce | ice.org.uk
- Brazil $2.7B Transit Project Held Up By Corruption Probe Resumes
From: Peter Reina | enr.com
- Canada Unveils $7.5 Billion Dollar Project Spending Plan as New COVID-19 Stimulus
From: Scott Van Voorhis | enr.com
- Infrastructure Solutions: Renewable Energy Surges Forward
From: Douglas Clark | asce.org
Career Inspiration of the Week:
Organization is not only key to prioritizing your task but to successfully complete them on time. When working on projects that have multiple design challenges and timelines, leave yourself a paper trail so that you can go back easily and navigate between documents, notes and plans.
Quote of the Week:
“Take ownership of your career and never assume that others will push your career forward. At the end of the day, you are the only person who will drive things forward” ~ Anne O’Dwyer
About the Host:
Khamini H. Fennelly is from Queens, New York. She graduated from Syracuse University’s College of Engineering in 2015 with a B.S in Civil Engineering. She is a Senior Staff Engineer at Langan in their New York City office where she primarily focuses on urban land development for large scale commercial developments. Beyond her project work, she is an office leader for the company’s Women’s Initiative. You can connect with Khamini here.
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To your success,
Anthony Fasano, P.E., LEED AP
Engineering Management Institute
Author of Engineer Your Own Success