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 Biden-Harris transition team released documents laying out the incoming administration’s early priorities that include a blueprint for “tackling the climate crisis”.
Breaking News in Civil Engineering:
- Biden calls for major investments into carbon removal tech
From: James Temple | technologyreview.com
- How a California County’s Mobility Mavens Are Creating a Future With Autonomous Vehicles
From: Aileen Cho | enr.com
National News in Civil Engineering:
- Grön hopes to start work in 2021 on renewable diesel plant that could be worth $9.2 billion dollars
From: Timothy Boone | theadvocate.com
- Kentucky Governor celebrates ground-breaking on a new airport terminal project
From: Liz Carey | transportationtodaynews.com
International News in Civil Engineering:
- Future of Bridges | Maintenance regimes need more technology
From: Nadine Buddoo | newcivilengineer.com
- Russia’s massive Lakhta Center has been named skyscraper of the year
From: Adam Williams | newatlas.com
- Number. 1 Bridge: Kosciuszko Bridge—phase 2: Signature Bridge becomes the first cable-stayed structure in New York City
From: Staff Reporter | roadsbridges.com
- ‘Low-carbon’ piping with sensor technology could transform the way infrastructure projects work
From: Anmar Frangoul | cnbc.com
Career Inspiration of the Week:
Organizing your daily task list or to-do list in different ways can help you to increase your daily productivity. Tag a list somewhere that works best to keep track of and make your task list for the next day beforehand. That way you can hit the ground running in the morning. And remember that failing to plan is a plan to fail.
Quote of the Week:
“Sometimes just saying yes and trying something outside of the box can lead you to something that you absolutely love doing and didn’t even know was possible.” ~ Lindsay O’Leary, PE, LEED AP
Geoffrey Smith, PE, LEED AP joined Silman in 2004. As an Associate co-managing a studio, he oversees renovations, adaptive reuse, and new construction projects for building types including sports facilities, single- and multi-family private residences, K-12 and higher education facilities, museums, and places of worship.
Notable projects that Geoff has been involved with include the multi-phase implementation of the Brooklyn Museum’s master plan, the redevelopment of Kearny Point in Kearny, NJ, the major renovation of the Edward Durell Stone building on Columbus Circle to create a dynamic new home for the Museum of Arts and Design, the renovation of Cheel Arena at Clarkson University, and the renovation of Appleton Arena at St. Lawrence University. His work also includes the award-winning renovation and restoration of the Yale University Art Gallery’s Swartout and Street Halls, completed in 1928 and 1864, respectively.
Since 2010, Geoff has served as Commissioner for the Bayonne Historic Preservation Committee in Bayonne, NJ. He is also an active member of BIMForum.
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To your success,
Anthony Fasano, P.E., LEED AP
Engineering Management Institute
Author of Engineer Your Own Success