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  • Should ASCE convene an external review panel to assess the damage along Florida's west coast and develop recommendations on how to mitigate? The images that have been published are both overwhelming and tragic. An official assessment would allow the civil ...

  • Another dimension to the initial question is that most people are really bad at assessing uncertainty. They suffer from either over-confidence or anchoring or combination of the two. Anchoring occurs when you're presented with a value (oft out of context) ...

  • Thanks Christopher! Q. " I would be interested in learning from others about where in their own work they can be inexact,       and where, in contrast, high degrees of precision are required." A. Consider forming a new habit of not waiting to ...

  • Samantha, to a creative mind – the thread title can invoke many different lines of thinking: If I knew better or different . . . If I had someone on my back . . . If I had been loved and cared for . . . If people around me behaved differently ...

  • In my undergraduate program, we were talked to on multiple occasions from the time we were freshman to graduates about the importance of licensure. At one of our ASCE or Chi Epsilon student chapter meetings, we had a representative from the State licensure ...

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  • No question about that Vito! But as you may know, to date the engineering programs do not educate their students with the soft skills. Collaborate, communication, cooperate, and do so without rancor. And they still call these the "Soft Skills." Cheers, ...

  • Thanks George for reminding us of the need to stay on budget, scope, and schedule, i.e. on time. Actually, I find that because most projects are not started with first ensuring clarity of purpose including the need to do interdisciplinary coordination ...

  • It is interesting to see that NASA has gone length to disprove the ' Equal Transit Wind Theory '. But they didn't have to – for some simple reasons like: It seems to me Equal Transit Wind Theory is sort of a heuristic argument ( if I may say ...

  • Thanks James for that, I had what you were looking for. I have been working for over 8 months to fully understand wind loads and how they affect roof tiles. It is interesting that concrete and clay tiles are moved by moment forces and not the direct lift ...

  • This is inspired by Vito Rotondi's story and his statement "I think many students want to graduate, get their licenses and one day have the dream of owning their own firm." from the discussion on the pros and cons of big vs small companies. I always ...

Announcements

  • Thursday @ 3 - Nourishing Work-Life Alignment in the "New Normal"

    On September 22, we’ll discuss "Nourishing Work-Life Alignment in the 'New Normal." Bring your questions. Get to know each other. Share your expertise.

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  • Thursdays @ 3 - Retaining Civil Engineering Talent

    On August 18, we’ll discuss "Retaining Civil Engineering Talent." Bring your questions. Get to know each other. Share your expertise.

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  • Thursday @ 3 - Thriving in nontraditional engineering career paths

    On July 21, we’ll discuss "Thriving in nontraditional engineering career paths." Bring your questions. Get to know each other. Share your expertise.

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  • Thursday @ 3 - Engaging online as a civil engineer

    On Thursday, May 19 at 3 pm ET, we’ll discuss "Engaging online as a civil engineer." Bring your questions. Get to know each other. Share your expertise.

    I hope you can join us! 
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  • Thursdays @ 3 - Developing leadership skills through volunteering

    On April 21, we’ll discuss "Developing leadership skills through volunteering ." Bring your questions. Get to know each other. Share your expertise.

    You will receive the meeting details after you register for the event. Please show up in a timely manner so we can get the most out of this call.

    Panelists:
    • Rafiqul Chowdhury, P.E., M.ASCE, Executive Engineer, KAG Engineering, PLLC
    • Douglas Das, A.M.ASCE, Regional Emergency Manager, NYSDOT
    • Shawnna Erter, P.E., D.GE, F.ASCE, Vice President, SCI Engineering Inc
    • Matthew Jacobson, EIT, A.M.ASCE, Civil Analyst, Kimley-Horn
    • Carlos Martinez, P.E., M.ASCE, Co-owner, N. Martinez and Associates, Inc. 
    • Brian C. McFall, Ph.D, P.E., D.CE., US Army Corps of Engineers, Coastal & Hydraulics Laboratory, Engineer Research and Development Center

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  • Thursdays @ 3 - Writing a civil engineering cover letter that stands out

    On March 17, we’ll discuss "Writing a civil engineering cover letter that stands out." Bring your questions. Get to know each other. Share your expertise.

    Panelists

    • Assunta Daprano, A.M.ASCE, Deputy Project Manager, AECOM
    • Matt Dahlem, PG, A.M.ASCE, Branch Manager, Fehr Graham
    • Ken Mika, P.E., M.ASCE, Senior Project Manager, Tetra Tech
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  • World Engineering Day

    March 4 is WorldEngineeringDay. It is a 24 live event, the first 24 hour live broadcast of an UNESCO day. This is a global stream of engineering activities from across the world. From Sydney to Costa Rica, and everything in between.

    Watch the 24HRS LIVE global stream FREE on the World Engineering Day homepage - worldengineeringday.net

    Register an event and share a post on social using #WorldEngineeringDay. bit.ly/WorldEngDay for more information!

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  • Thursdays @ 3 - Starting your own engineering firm

    On February 17, we’ll discuss "Starting your own engineering firm." We have a great team of panelists! I hope you can join us! 

    Panelists: 
    • Karen Jehanian, P.E., M.ASCE, President, KMJ Consulting, Inc.
    • Susan Morrice, Co-Founder and Chairperson, Belize Natural Energy & Director XJet
    • Joseph M. Rozmiarek, P.E., M.ASCE, President and Principal, Kilo Engineering
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  • Thursdays @ 3 - Setting expectations for a life-changing mentoring relationship

    On January 20, we’ll discuss "Setting expectations for a life-changing mentoring relationship." Bring your questions. Get to know each other. Share your expertise.

    You will receive the meeting details after you register for the event. More
  • Thursdays @ 3 - Removing Barriers for Engineers with Disabilities

    ASCE will bring together a panel of civil engineering leaders to share insights and answer questions on a variety of topics. Every Third Thursday at 3 p.m. EDT, ASCE will host a virtual roundtable on a new topic.

    On December 16, we’ll discuss "Removing Barriers for Engineers with Disabilities." 

    Panelist:
    • Fernando Ceballos, P.E., Project Manager, Pape-Dawson Engineers
    • Katie (Swank) Kelly, EIT, A.M.ASCE, Structural/Bridge Design Engineer in Training, Barge Design Solutions, Inc. 
    • Yvette E. Pearson, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE (she/her), Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, The University of Texas at Dallas
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  • Thursdays @ 3 - Prioritizing Your Mental Health

    On November 18, we’ll discuss "Prioritizing Your Mental Health." Bring your questions. We've got a great team of panelists! I hope you can join us for this important discussion. 


    Panelists:
    • Cal Beyer, CWP, SCTPP, Vice President; Workforce Risk & Worker Wellbeing, CSDZ
    • Katie Bowman, P.E., MS, M.ASCE, Graduate Assistant, The University of Memphis
    • Elyssa Dixon, P.E., M.ASCE, President-Elect, ASCE Seattle Section, Chair, ASCE Committee on Younger Members, Mindfulness and Meditation Coach
    • Nick Maletta, Account Executive/Shareholder at Holmes Murphy & Associates

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  • A Roundtable Discussion: What is the engineering community’s role in bridging the gaps on climate

    11/3/2021, 11:30 AM - 11/3/2021, 12:30 PM

    Time zone: (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

    Microsoft Teams meeting

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    Join us for a roundtable discussion hosted by the International Coalition for Sustainable Infrastructure (ICSI) live from COP26.

    The discussion will explore the need for the engineering community to take more influential and solutions-oriented positions on issues related to climate, resilience and sustainable infrastructure – both at the global level and within a country-specific or regional context.


    Infrastructure needs are rising, particularly in regions with growing urbanization, and in places where climate impacts are putting more and more pressure on existing infrastructure and vulnerable communities and natural systems.


    ICSI places engineers at the forefront of climate action and provides them a seat at the table for important convenings like COP26, harnessing and leveraging their ability to provide solutions and matching it with the urgent demands of policymakers and infrastructure owners and operators.


    This session will discuss the role of the engineering community in bridging the gaps on climate, sustainability and resilience and will highlight examples of ICSI’s
    work in this space.


    It will also explore the need and opportunities for strengthening engagement of the engineering community through coordinated advocacy campaign(s) and greater participation in key regional and global convenings to address the challenges of the next decade in the Global South as well as the Global North.

    Participants include Representatives from ICSI’s Founding Members including ASCE, the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy, ICE, The Resilience Shift, and WSP, alongside representatives of the engineering communities.

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  • Thursdays @ 3 - Delivering, Receiving, and Incorporating Feedback to Elevate Performance

    On October 21, we’ll discuss "Delivering, Receiving, and Incorporating Feedback to Elevate Performance." Bring your questions. I hope you can join us!  More

Community Blogs

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  • Happy New Year! I hope your 2022 is off to a fantastic start! I wanted to share some of the most popular ASCE Collaborate discussions with you "In Case You Missed It" (ICYMI) last month. You can find the most popular discussions below.  But, first ...

  • Happy December! I wanted to share some of the most popular ASCE Collaborate discussions with you "In Case You Missed It" (ICYMI) last month. You can find the most popular discussions below.  But, first can you answer these questions?  How does ...

  • Happy November! I hope your having a great fall! I wanted to share some of the most popular ASCE Collaborate discussions with you "In Case You Missed It" (ICYMI). You can find the most popular discussions below.  But, first can you answer these questions?  ...