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 Civil Engineering including how traffic control in Las Vegas could soon be changing drastically.
Breaking News in Civil Engineering:
- Traffic Signals in Vegas Could Soon Have a Mind of Their Own
From: Skip Descant | govtech.com
- Dish soap helped slide new Fourth Street bridge into place in Flagstaff
From: Adrian Skabelund | azdailysun.com
National News in Civil Engineering:
- How we could save $4 billion dollars in building energy costs—without any renovations
From: Kristin Toussaint |fastcompany.com
- North Carolina Department of Transportation completes 6-year widening project on major mountain highway
From: Stephanie Santostasi& Brittany Whitehead | wlos.com
International News in Civil Engineering:
- Fehmarnbelt Tunnel will be the world’s longest immersed tunnel
From:Jacopo Prisco | edition.cnn.com
- High Speed 1 becomes the country’s first renewable-powered rail
From: Reuters Staff | uk.reuters.com
- Infrastructure Projects Speed Up Amid COVID Slowdown
From: Lisa Brown | globest.com
- Minnesota Governor Tim Walz signs $1.9 billion dollar public works bill
From: Jessie Van Berkel | startribune.com
- ‘Link slabs’ used to prevent joint leaks on rehabbed Bronx bridges
From:Don McLoud | equipmentworld.com
Career Inspiration of the Week:
You will never know everything. Therefore, make sure you always ask questions. Don’t be afraid to admit that you don’t know something and always keep learning.
Quote of the Week:
“If there is no solution to the problem then don’t waste time worrying about it. If there is a solution to the problem then don’t waste time worrying about it.” ~ Dalai Lama
About the Host:
Danny Luu MEng (Hons) CEng MICE is a Chartered Civil Engineer from London with over 20 years experience in highways and infrastructure and has worked on large high-profile schemes such as London 2012 and Southall Waterside. He graduated from the University of Bristol in2000 with a M Eng in Civil Engineering. He is the founder of www.civilengineeringmentor.com, supporting graduates in pursuing a professional qualification with the Institution of Civil Engineers, and is also a Professional Reviewer with the ICE. Outside of work, Danny is a keen runner and is slowly getting back to spinning tunes on his decks (after a 15 year hiatus!).
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To your success,
Anthony Fasano, P.E., LEED AP
Engineering Management Institute
Author of Engineer Your Own Success