Thursdays @ 3

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With the volatility of the current COVID-19 outbreak and its impact on employees and the workplace, ASCE is organizing a series of virtual roundtables to help civil engineers during this difficult and uncertain time. We’ll bring together a panel of civil engineering leaders to share insights and answer questions on a variety of topics throughout April. Every Third Thursday at 3 p.m. EDT, ASCE will host a virtual roundtable on a new topic.

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Choosing the Right Discipline as an Undergraduate Student

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Preparing the Future Civil Engineer

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The Intersection of Infrastructure & Economic Policy in the Biden Administration

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Applying What We Learned From COVID-19 to Prepare for the Next Crisis

Recognizing the Importance of Leadership During COVID-19 and Beyond

Shifting Interview Practices for a Virtual Setting

Promoting Diversity and Fostering Inclusivity in Times of Crisis

Exploring the Impacts of COVID-19 Across Civil Engineering Specialties

Navigating Your Career Plan in a Time of Uncertainty

Adjusting Management Styles and Practices to Thrive in the "New Normal"

How to Survive, Restructure, or Strengthen Your Finances During COVID-19

Engineering a Culture of Inclusion in the Face of Injustice

Preventing Emotional, Physical, and Mental Burnout during COVID-19

Mentoring and Experiential Learning in a Virtual Environment

Applying Lessons Learned from COVID-19 to Advance Civil Engineering

Preparing for the "New Normal" in the Workplace

The New COVID-19 Legislative Landscape

How Civil Engineers Can Help During COVID-19


Leading Teams and Fostering Relationships in a Virtual Environment


Positioning Yourself for Employment During COVID-19

Preserving Productivity (And Sanity!) While Working From Home

Business Continuity and Crisis Planning

  • 1.  Thursdays @ 3 - What topics are you interested in?

    Posted 04-07-2020 01:00 PM
    Edited by Tirza Austin 04-08-2020 01:25 PM
    With the volatility of the current COVID-19 outbreak and its impact on employees and the workplace, ASCE is organizing a series of virtual roundtables to help civil engineers during this difficult and uncertain time. We'll bring together a panel of civil engineering leaders to share insights and answer questions on a variety of topics throughout April. Every Thursday at 3 p.m. EDT, ASCE will host a virtual roundtable on a new topic.

    We want to hear from you. What COVID-19 related topics would you like to see discussed? 


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    Tirza Austin
    Manager, Online Community
    American Society of Civil Engineers
    1801 Alexander Bell Drive
    Reston, VA 20191
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  • 2.  RE: Thursdays @ 3 - What topics are you interested in?

    Posted 04-08-2020 07:28 AM
    It would be better to discuss the future of Construction industry in Covid-19 like situation. Secondly, How could Civil Engineers overcome the hardships of people in any biological disaster?

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    Muhammad Azam Khan R.Eng, M.ASCE
    University Of Peshawar
    Peshawar
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  • 3.  RE: Thursdays @ 3 - What topics are you interested in?

    Posted 06-28-2021 10:59 AM
    It'd be great to hear about how to get jobs in the US as an international student/graduate, especially since COVID-19 has made the process much more difficult.

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    Gehan Mendis, S.M.ASCE
    Purdue University
    West Lafayette, IN
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  • 4.  RE: Thursdays @ 3 - What topics are you interested in?

    Posted 06-28-2021 12:24 PM
    Training given to masons Carpenters and other civil engineering related workers

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    Alex Thomas R.Eng, M.ASCE
    CochinAlexThomasR.Eng, M.ASCEIndia
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  • 5.  RE: Thursdays @ 3 - What topics are you interested in?

    Posted 06-28-2021 02:24 PM
    Edited by Tirza Austin 06-28-2021 02:23 PM
    Basic knowledge in mathematics and English for civil engineering related workers and how to train them.

    Alex Thomas MIE REng MASCE
    Cochin Kerala India





  • 6.  RE: Thursdays @ 3 - What topics are you interested in?

    Posted 06-28-2021 02:28 PM
    Hi @Gehan Mendis,

    This is a great topic and we actually did do a roundtable on finding a job. You can view it here: https://youtu.be/FoVzJxYQWkU" href="https://youtu.be/FoVzJxYQWkU" rel="noopener">https://youtu.be/FoVzJxYQWkU

    @Luis Duque, also wrote a Member Voice about this topic. You can view his story here: https://collaborate.asce.org/careerbydesign/blogs/luis-duque1/2019/09/06/from-shy-introverted-international-student-to-real

    You can view other Thursdays @ 3 recordings here. ​​​Thank you for the feedback! Please feel free to share other ideas in this thread as well.

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    Tirza Austin
    Manager, Online Community
    American Society of Civil Engineers
    1801 Alexander Bell Drive
    Reston, VA 20191
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  • 7.  RE: Thursdays @ 3 - What topics are you interested in?

    Posted 07-31-2021 04:16 PM
    Conflict between theory and practice in RCC structures

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    Alex Thomas R.Eng, M.ASCE
    CochinAlexThomasR.Eng, M.ASCEIndia
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