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  • The Texas winter storm in 2021 was caused by the Artic Ocean heating up ------------------------------ Khalil Bell EIT, A.M.ASCE Civil Analyst Kimley-Horn Atlanta GA ------------------------------

  • I have found that when people use "common sense" as their justification for an opinion they mean they have no logical, fact-based reason to offer. By political, I mean that some political partisans have adopted a climate science denial or endorsement ...

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  • The opinions you are speaking about are driven by common sense. What you have in mind by "politics" is hard to imagine. Sincerely GS ------------------------------ Dr Gregory Szuladzinski Director Analytical Service Co Northbridge, NSW, Australia - ...

  • Excellent points. You are not alone. Navigating the opportunist, trusting and being trusted. Change can be a dangerous business when it has the potential to interfere with the financial dealings of the status quo no matter the country; resulting in Charitable ...

  • Opinions about climate change can certainly be given in this forum; however, ASCE's actions must be guided by actual science. The science on this subject is quite clear and has been published in the peer reviewed literature. Scientific objections to those ...

  • Your are completely correct, Tsee. Our Texas power generation equipment of all kinds was not properly winterized. Gas wells froze just like windmills did. Being disconnected from the surrounding states' grids compounded the problem. ------------------------------ ...

  • On November 12, 2005, Senator James Inhofe gave a speech titled "Bringing Integrity Back To The IPCC Process" ( https://www.epw.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/2005/11/post-21cc88ec-cca6-4a61-8c2e-78fa8de4850d ). The following four paragraphs were taken ...

  • Yes. As much as I marvel at the engineering that builds dams, they do have a downside. I read recently about the changing rainfalls from monsoons. https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20220517-the-uncertain-fate-of-asias-monsoons ------------------------------ ...

  • I find it to be political to blame the Texas troubles on green energy, when it's more of an economic problem from deregulation and continued reliance on natgas. ------------------------------ Tsee Lee, A.M.ASCE United States New York, NY ----------- ...

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  • Thanks, @Tirza Austin ! The questions asked on the thread you shared are exactly the types of questions I'm asking at this stage. Best,​ ------------------------------ Paul Steenwyk A.M.ASCE Mechanical Engineer Schaumburg IL --------------------- ...

Announcements

  • 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

    https://teams.microsoft.com/registration/7h8jiTLV5UWdBvEkWDR9oQ,ztdG6nHRAUCTqmKN9wyOlQ,BAUjyVvAsUSgjLavGr6h0A,Ddj4timWJk21mIaDp0xj0w,qRta0CQ10EWQkGwmBSfG3A,QqHIdHkmnkejSt47euboMQ?mode=read&tenantId=89231fee-d532-45e5-9d06-f12458347da1&skipauthstrap=1

     

    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
  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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

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