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Mr Christopher Mark Seigel, P.E., M.ASCE

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Mr Christopher Seigel, P.E., M.ASCE


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Posted By Christopher Seigel Apr 15, 2021 9:19 AM
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Thanks for sharing Mitch! I'm definitely guilty of having an additive mindset in a lot of areas of my life. Usually I don't stop doing something until I get so busy that it just naturally drops off my schedule. It would probably be beneficial to me to start thinking about this in advance in the future. ...
Posted By Christopher Seigel Mar 18, 2021 10:04 AM
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Hi Oanh, It sounds like your experience with your employer was very frustrating. If a business can't keep their employees fully utilized, I would expect the business to either downsize or lose a lot of staff to other opportunities. I hope that in your next position, you are able to find an employer who ...
Posted By Christopher Seigel Mar 2, 2021 9:01 AM
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Hi Zahra, Congratulations on reaching the end of your PhD journey! ASCE is offering a resume workshop in another few weeks where you will be able to get feedback on your resume if you would like to submit one. Here is the link! I will be one of the resume coaches and since I also work in the water field, ...
Posted By Christopher Seigel Feb 25, 2021 1:06 PM
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A few small examples - as an intern on multiple construction sites, I learned that each site had a different attitude towards safety. I recall one foreman instructing me to keep my safety glasses on, even though we were in an indoor part of the site where no work was being performed, and I was also already ...
Posted By Christopher Seigel Feb 18, 2021 10:03 AM
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I like what Heidi said. I definitely have seen some examples of anchoring bias as well in my own line of work. One of the things we do with hydrologic models is to re-calibrate them as more data becomes available to us. It is not uncommon for clients to be surprised and confused when this additional ...
Posted By Christopher Seigel Feb 18, 2021 9:05 AM
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I wish I had something constructive to add here, but mostly I am commenting so that I can follow your project as it progresses! ------------------------------ Christopher Seigel P.E., M.ASCE Civil Engineer ------------------------------
Posted By Christopher Seigel Feb 4, 2021 1:00 PM
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I once had a geotechnical internship where the contractor was digging footings in South Philadelphia. They dug down deep enough that brickwork from an old abandoned basement started to be seen and soon started adding bricks into the trench. I also remember seeing a few glass bottles, which must have ...
Posted By Christopher Seigel Jan 28, 2021 1:13 PM
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I will check out the app you mentioned! Thanks Jessica! ------------------------------ Christopher Seigel P.E., M.ASCE Civil Engineer ------------------------------
Posted By Christopher Seigel Jan 21, 2021 9:53 AM
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EPA SWMM - free, but it pays to understand its bugs by keeping up with release notes and community discussion EPA SSOAP - software to separate wet weather and dry weather flow in sewers, used to determine the rainfall derived inflow and infiltration. R for programming - great for statistics and (more ...
Posted By Christopher Seigel Jan 20, 2021 12:06 PM
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When I saw that the newest model iPhone (one of the fancy versions of the 12) came with LiDAR scanning abilities, I assumed it could be used in various fields of engineering to make this technology much more accessible. It will be interesting to see how well it works for different applications. ---- ...
Posted By Christopher Seigel Jan 5, 2021 6:34 PM
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Most of the time in my own career, I have had goals that were more loosely defined as opposed to being very specific. (Ignoring the year my goal was to pass the PE, haha.) I tend to avoid specific "resolutions" for the same reason - in my experience, I find that I start to focus more on the end result, ...
Posted By Christopher Seigel Oct 8, 2020 12:47 PM
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Thanks for sharing, Michael. The company I work for does a fair bit of work for PWD and I never knew about that. ------------------------------ Christopher Seigel P.E., M.ASCE Civil Engineer ------------------------------
Posted By Christopher Seigel Oct 6, 2020 9:23 AM
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Philadelphia offers (or used to offer) a free rain barrel to citizens of the city, and there are some stormwater grants that non-residental property owners are sometimes eligible for. This site will be archived by the end of 2020, but you can find more information, and probably a point of contact for ...