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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 08-15-2022 10:47 AM
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I've noticed where I work that the best team building ideas weren't actually originating from team building ideas or intentions. Often, coworkers who are already friends decided they wanted to do something, and put an event together.  In the past, I had friends from work coordinate bowling, tennis games, ...
Posted By Christopher Seigel 08-11-2022 11:32 AM
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Thanks a bunch James. ------------------------------ Christopher Seigel P.E., M.ASCE Civil Engineer ------------------------------
Posted By Christopher Seigel 08-08-2022 10:50 AM
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Thanks James! I like how simply you were able to explain that. I can envision many cases where it is possible to answer No to #1 and Yes to #2, but I would be interested in hearing more about how it is possible to do the opposite (i.e. grow professionally while not helping/contributing). Thanks again ...
Posted By Christopher Seigel 08-05-2022 10:38 AM
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In grad school, I worked during the summers to teach grade school and high school students different lab experiments. Things like bottle rocket design and bridge design stand out the most. It was fun, it forced me to practice public speaking, and a lot of the kids were a blast to teach. They had a lot ...
Posted By Christopher Seigel 08-05-2022 10:38 AM
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Personally I do not, but this issue resonates with me as well. I've yet to find a single ideal form of organization that works for all types of work (and life) documents. The best I've gotten to so far is to create logical folder structures, use understandable file names, and date things in the YYYYMMDD ...
Posted By Christopher Seigel 08-05-2022 10:38 AM
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My university's engineering building had some similar artwork carved into the marble along the wall outside of the building, next to the lake. I wouldn't call it functional, but it certainly was really cool. ------------------------------ Christopher Seigel P.E., M.ASCE Civil Engineer ------------- ...
Posted By Christopher Seigel 07-31-2022 10:28 PM
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It is my understanding that a lot of construction projects tend to pick up during the warmer months, and thus I would not be surprised to hear that many people in that field feel much busier than during the winter. That led me to wonder what else might change for people employed in other types of engineering ...
Posted By Christopher Seigel 07-25-2022 01:25 PM
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Hi Jes, Nice to see a fellow Prof on the forums. I graduated from Rowan in 2013, (and again about a year later).  Things have clearly changed around Rowan - when I was a student there, there were only 4 engineering programs offered (civil, mechanical, electrical, chemical). I think construction management ...
Posted By Christopher Seigel 07-25-2022 10:04 AM
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Since I am not very knowledgeable about the world of nuclear power, I will instead share thoughts from Bill Nye's book "Unstoppable" about climate change. The summary is that he shared a lot of peoples' concerns about viable long-term waste disposal options, but also thought it would be valuable to increase ...
Posted By Christopher Seigel 07-20-2022 10:47 AM
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I've gotten two emails from recruiters that stood out recently. I'll share them below.  Email number 1  "Christopher - This is where I would typically put a funny sentence that would grab your attention and engage you in conversation around the job I had previously emailed you about. The thing is, ...
Posted By Christopher Seigel 07-20-2022 10:46 AM
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There are definite aspects of linkedin that I dont like as well. It did take many steps in the direction of traditional social media by adding new buttons besides the "like" button. And I fully agree there is a lot of humble bragging that seems to occur there. It does seem like oftentimes strange content ...
Posted By Christopher Seigel 07-06-2022 06:06 PM
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Hey Alex, I can only speak to one of these questions and only from personal experience. In my time, I have not seen evidence that engineers are intentionally waiting longer to become PEs if they are able. If anything, I have seen a number of peers take the PE exam early (where allowed) so as to become ...
Posted By Christopher Seigel 07-06-2022 12:18 PM
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I was speaking with some colleagues recently about "professional" social media accounts. Lets define that (for this conversation) as any social media account that you use with respect to an industry in which you work or are interested in working.  About 9 years ago, I, like the rest of my graduating ...
Posted By Christopher Seigel 06-29-2022 11:04 AM
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Thanks James, I didn't know about the NCEES tracking tool! ------------------------------ Christopher Seigel P.E., M.ASCE Civil Engineer ------------------------------
Posted By Christopher Seigel 06-24-2022 02:12 PM
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I'd be willing to claim that there are certain cases where people devote time to optimizing or refining a process specifically because they dislike the process and wish to resolve it. I was able to work on simplifying a task last year due to how tedious and non-engineering related the task was. I did ...
Posted By Christopher Seigel 06-23-2022 01:10 PM
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Thanks, thats an excellent point. It is probably easier to use one's status as a Professional Engineer to convince someone else that one is competent in an area that they actually aren't than it is to explain a job and then sell a title that doesn't really go with it. ------------------------------ ...
Posted By Christopher Seigel 06-23-2022 01:10 PM
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Thanks for sharing Nancy! ------------------------------ Christopher Seigel P.E., M.ASCE Civil Engineer ------------------------------
Posted By Christopher Seigel 06-23-2022 01:10 PM
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Thanks Chad, you make some interesting points about the need to raise not only awareness, but also the understanding that there is no reason a role marketed as "Technician" rather than "Engineer" is any less professional or important. ------------------------------ Christopher Seigel P.E., M.ASCE Civil ...
Posted By Christopher Seigel 06-20-2022 12:24 PM
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Hey Daniel, The only professional reason I could think of is if someone were to grossly misrepresent the work they performed under the PE being asked to sign. At that point, I would likely offer to do so after it was revised to more accurately. However, we're all human, and I wouldn't be surprised to ...
Posted By Christopher Seigel 06-16-2022 10:25 AM
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I was browsing some jobs recently, and I came upon a number of positions with the word "engineer" in it that didn't seem to be in traditional keeping with the title "engineer." For example, some of the responsibilities for an "overnight engineer" at a hotel included cleaning carpets and changing lightbulbs ...