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  • I don't think anyone will disagree with the importance of communication.  An irony that I see in many of these discussions – and I can be as guilty as the next – is that many times we (in the general sense) do not practice good communication.  An element ...

  • Some places to consider re-engineering your career: SEI members are changing the world! [1] We are 30,000 members strong working to improve every aspect of the structural engineering profession.  If you are passionate about structural engineering, ...

  • Q. When will we begin to collectively understand professionally that in the year 2021      and beyond communication is an essential required part of the engineering skills set? A. Until we do, the four(4) examples of project failures above will continue ...

  • Great discussion, but at the same time a shame that we're having to have. This was an entirely avoidable incident and loss of life. The oil and gas industry through the IOGP, its industry association, has developed a set of  lifesaving rules to protect ...

  • In construction, never walk between a dump truck and its trailer.  This applies to paving crews as well as earthwork and roadway subgrade installation.  It's far too easy to not be seen if the truck goes into motion and then once you get knocked over, ...

  • I was conducting speed studies on roundabout entries and exits using radar to test my theory about how different designs controlled driver speed.  I would typically set up on the shoulder a short distance from the splitter island and either stand next ...

  • As a student I also wish if I could get the degree of architectural engineering, and what it's like to be? Thank you for sharing your interest with us. ------------------------------ Llala Chrishaye Ocampo S.M.ASCE Student City of General Trias Cavite ...

  • Hospitals and medical facilities typically have Never Lists.  It is a list of things that should never happen within the facility.  For example, if you are getting knee surgery, the facility will often ask you to mark your own knee, so that that the wrong ...

  • Heidi - You might be interested in checking out our project.  Starting in 1999 we had six presidential disaster declarations for flooding over a 12 year period in a 6.5 square mile watershed with 1,100 homes and businesses at risk.  After spending $139,000,000 ...

  • I'm not able to comment on your questions - lack basis -  but I would suggest that you not undersell or undervalue your prior degree and experience. I would have to believe that you have lateral skills and experience that would be of benefit in your new ...

Announcements

  • 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
  • Thursdays @ 3 - Identifying, evaluating, and mitigating productivity loss impacts on projects

    On September 16, we’ll discuss "Identifying, evaluating, and mitigating productivity loss impacts on projects." Bring your questions. 

    Panelists:
      • John Ciccarelli, P.E., M.ASCE, Director at J.S. Held LLC
      • Joe Hellenbrand, P.E., PSP, M.ASCE, Senior Consultant at Capital Project Management, Inc.
      • Scott Jennings, P.E., M.ASCE, President at SJ Construction Consulting, LLC
      • Harold McKittrick, P.E., F.ASCE, 
      • Jane Rozga, Business Group Leader and Service Line Leader at GHD
    More
  • Thursdays @ 3 - Choosing the right engineering discipline as an undergraduate student

    On August 19, we’ll discuss "Choosing the right engineering discipline as an undergraduate student." 

    We have an awesome team of panelists! I hope you can join us! 

    Panelists:

      • Nancy Ingabire Abayo, Graduate Teaching Assistant, North Carolina State University
      • Elizabeth Fassman-Beck, Ph.D, M.ASCE, Principal Engineer, Southern California Coastal Water Research
      • Alborz Fathinezhad, Graduate Research Assistant, Louisiana State University
      • Mathew Picardal, P.E., M.ASCE, Structural Project Manager, DCI Engineers
      • Laurence R. Rilett, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE., Director, Auburn University Transportation Research Institute
      • Michael Schubert, EIT, A.M.ASCE Project Supervisor, Arizona Department of Transportation
    More
  • Thursdays @ 3 - Producing Quality Design in a Remote/Hybrid Work Environment

    ASCE is hosting a special edition of Thursdays @ 3 on Thursday, July 29 at 3pm ET. We’ll discuss producing quality design in a remote/hybrid work environment. I hope you can join us! More
  • Thursdays @ 3 - Preparing the Future Civil Engineer

    On Thursday, July 15, we’ll discuss "Preparing the Future Civil Engineer." I hope you can join us! 


    Panelists:

    • Tor J. S. Anderzen, P.E., F.ASCE, Senior Aviation Engineer, HDL Engineering Consultants, LLC
    • Kleio Avrithi, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, Assistant Professor, Mercer University
    • Andrew Mock, Ph.D., P.E., S.E., M.ASCE, Structural Engineer, HP Engineering Inc.
    • Colby Wong, ENV SP, S.M.ASCE, Student, California State Polytechnic University-Pomona
    More
  • Thursdays @ 3 - Becoming an LGBTQIA+ Ally and Showing PRIDE in Civil Engineering

    On June 17, we’ll discuss "Becoming an LGBTQIA+ Ally and Showing PRIDE in Civil Engineering." We have a great team of panelists listed below. I hope you can join us! 

    Panelists

    • Tricia Clayton, Ph.D., A.M.ASCE (She/Her/Hers), Associate Professor, University of Texas at Austin, Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering
    • Julie Liu, Oregon State University (She/They).
    • Christina Riley (She/Her), EDI Construct Ltd
    • Eddie Vega, P.E., (He/Him/His), Holmes Structures 

    Guest Moderator: Guillermo Díaz-Fañas, P.E. (He/Him/His), Public Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility More
  • ASCE Community Emails

    You may have noticed that ASCE Collaborate emails come from a non ASCE domain. In an effort to provide a better experience for you, we have switched domains so ASCE Collaborate emails will be sent from an ASCE domain. Starting on Wednesday, May 26th ASCE Collaborate emails will come from community.asce.org

    If you have any issues receiving emails you can ask your IT team to allowlist the following: 

    • mail.community.asce.org 
    • 54.240.14.216
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    If you have any questions, please contact me at [email protected] More
  • Thursdays @ 3 - Establishing and Fostering a Healthy Workplace Culture

    On May 20, we’ll discuss "Establishing and Fostering a Healthy Workplace Culture." Bring your questions. Get to know each other. Share your expertise.

    Panelists: 

    • Jayvon Garth, P.E., M.ASCE, Structural Engineer I, Progressive AE
    • Preeti Ghuman, P.E., MPA, M.ASCE, Civil Engineer, Industrial Waste Section, Sanitation Districts of Los Angles County
    • Angie Hunter, P.E., M.ASCE, Design Engineering Manager, Kiewit
    • Sherri Newland, PE, CPESC, M.ASCE, Owner/Principal Engineer, S&C Associates
    More
  • Engineering - Bridging the Gap for a Sustainable and Resilient Recovery

    This event is to present the second UNESCO Engineering Report: "Engineering for Sustainable Development: Delivering on the Sustainable Development Goals"; discuss the crucial role of engineering in the implementation of the SDG's and more importantly, how to bridge the gap and make sustainable and resilient recovery from this and any in the future pandemics. More
  • Thursdays @ 3 - Finding Job Opportunities and Securing a Job

    On April 15, we’ll discuss "Finding Job Opportunities and Securing a Job." 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

    • Kazi M. Hassan, PE, PMP, M.ASCE, Senior Project Manager at CDM Smith
    • Tony Lau, P.E., ENV SP, F.ASCE, Society Director, Region 8 at American Society of Civil Engineers
    • Rebecca Weaver, SPHR, Talent Acquisition at The O'Connor Group
    More
  • Thursdays @ 3 - Cultivating a Mutually Beneficial Mentoring Relationship

    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 January 21, we’ll discuss "Cultivating a Mutually Beneficial Mentoring Relationship." Bring your questions. Get to know each other. Share your expertise.

    Panelists: 
    - Robert Cagle, P.E., F.ASCE, Retired from the US Army Corps of Engineers, ASCE Board of Direction 

    - Salvador Bentolila, P.E., ENV SP, M.ASCE, Civil Engineer, AECOM

    - Jennifer Sloan Ziegler, Ph.D, P.E., M.ASCE, Engineer, Cypress Environmental Science & Engineering

    Register now!  More
  • Thursdays @ 3 - Seamlessly Onboarding Staff Virtually

    On December 17, we’ll discuss "Seamlessly Onboarding Staff Virtually." Bring your questions. Get to know each other. Share your expertise. I hope you can join us! 

    Panelists: 

    - Daniel Bressler, EIT, A.M.ASCE, Junior Engineer, York Tower

    - Kancheepuram Gunalan, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, F.ASCE, Senior Vice President, Transportation Alternative Delivery Americas, AECOM

    Stacey McKavish, Recruiting and Regional Human Resources Director, Dewberry

    - Nalah Williams, A.M.ASCE, Project Designer at Core States Group, ASCE CI YPC Vice Governor More
  • Thursdays @ 3 - Improving Efficiency in Making Better Decisions with AI and Data Science

    On December 3, we’ll discuss "Improving Efficiency in Making Better Decisions with AI and Data Science." Bring your questions. Get to know each other. Share your expertise.

    Panelists 

    - Burçin Becerik-Gerber, Dean's Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Southern California

    - Amit Joshi, MS, P.E., M.ASCE, Transportation Engineer, Caltrans 

    - Alexander McCaskill, P.E., A.M.ASCE, Geotechnical Engineer, HNTB KC Metro Office Bridge Group

    Alex Walker, Co Founder and CEO, Delfinsia, Inc. More
  • Thursdays @ 3 - Building Your Path to Leadership Success

    On Thursday, November 19 at 3pm EDT, we’ll discuss "Building Your Path to Leadership Success." Bring your questions. Get to know each other. Share your expertise.

    Panelists: 
    Majed Al-Ghandour, Ph.D., P.E., CPM, M.ASCE, Assistant Director of the Planning and Programming Division managing the Project Management and the Powell Bill Program, NCDOT

    - Sophie Berger, 
    Senior Vice President - Advisory Services,WSP USA

    - Norma Jean Mattei, Ph.D, P.E., F.SEI, Professor at University of New Orleans More

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  • Happy October! I hope your fall is off to a great start I'm personally looking forward to Halloween and fall festivities. I wanted to share some of the most popular ASCE Collaborate discussions with you "In Case You Missed It" (ICYMI). You can find the ...

  • Happy September! I hope you are ready for the 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 ...