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Mr Dustin Leduc, A.M.ASCE


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Posted By Dustin Leduc Oct 30, 2020 10:55 AM
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Aside from the overall strength difference between timber and steel. Probably the most significant variance between steel and timber is how they handle short term and long term loading. Steel deflects quite a bit when loaded initially but will not deflect more over time. Timber does not deflect much ...
Posted By Dustin Leduc Sep 1, 2020 12:48 PM
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If your company has a PTO donation program you can donate some PTO to a coworker that is only able to work part time or had to take two weeks off because of a positive COVID test. ------------------------------ Dustin Leduc A.M.ASCE Field Engineer Sambatek Shakopee MN ------------------------------
Posted By Dustin Leduc Aug 4, 2020 9:18 AM
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I can't think of a position that would fit all what you're looking for. I work as a field engineer in the frozen north. We cram a years worth of construction into a 6-9 month period and take the other months off. This system would allow you work in the field and then be involved in the longer non-profit ...
Posted By Dustin Leduc Jun 10, 2020 7:06 PM
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The failure to teach people even the most basic concepts of personal finance in highschool is an outrage.  I wouldn't waste your time taking a business finance class if you're trying to learn personal finance. I would just listen to the Dave Ramsey Podcast. He gives a good foundation of personal finance. ...
Posted By Dustin Leduc Jan 23, 2020 10:03 AM
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I started saving for retirement when I was 26. I started with a traditional IRA because I worked a seasonal position with a consulting firm so I didn't qualify for the 401k program.  The following year I was hired full time and got the 401k benefit. I have always contributed the minimum amount to my ...
Posted By Dustin Leduc Dec 7, 2019 9:13 AM
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I wouldn't consider myself someone that tries to be sustainable for environmental reasons. I try to be sustainable because it's a big money saver.  I have LED's in my home because they put out more light than I need and use less energy and that saves me money on my electric bill. I have a programmable ...
Posted By Dustin Leduc Dec 7, 2019 9:12 AM
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In my company interns are all purpose players. They will do some design work, some field engineering, some surveying.  This exercise to meant to give the intern a look at what the different options there are in civil engineering and also give the company a look at what you do well and what you need more ...
Posted By Dustin Leduc Nov 22, 2019 11:17 AM
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In terms of monitoring flow in a pipe. I'm not aware of a technique that is used to monitor flows in old pipes. Older sanitary sewer systems can have an infiltration and inflow study conducted. To conduct and infiltration and inflow study you place monitors in manholes and monitor the flow going through ...
Posted By Dustin Leduc Nov 15, 2019 10:08 AM
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I remember reading this article and thinking it was a bit alarmist too. After reading the story I had questions that were not answered and I could not find the data. My biggest question is what expenses did the researchers assume retired people have? Taxes and my mortgage account for nearly half of my ...