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  • It seems odd to me that you believe an unnamed retired NASA scientist but not thousands of climatologists writing in peer reviewed publications like the IPCC reports. IPCC facts, supported by much more than computer models, are the most conclusive knowledge ...

  • Could not agree more! GS ------------------------------ Dr Gregory Szuladzinski Director Analytical Service Co Northbridge, NSW, Australia ------------------------------

  • I think we're all saying the same thing.... After careful review of bids, with necessary due diligence on reviewers' part, an inexperienced or understaffed contractor would not be deemed to be "responsive and responsible", and therefore wouldn't be considered ...

  • Yes. Recently a retired NASA scientist called man made climate change a hoax that allows governments to spend/grant billions of dollars to failed industries like Solyndra. Much corruption occurs that involve such new government energy projects. ...

  • The lowest bid should not always prevail. and we have learned that the hard way.  Even with a very good set of plans, contractors can cut corners during construction, propose alternate materials and methods of construction or fabrication, all in an effort ...

  • Bid documents are a window into the organization producing them, and how a successful bid may be administered. So, I'm a strong advocate for producing the most complete and accurate set of bid and construction documents possible before advertisement. ...

  • Definitely agree with the requirement for mutual trust and understanding. Should the bidder producing the lowest price ALWAYS prevail? I thought there were other factors considered such as performance history and availability of direct staffing. ------------------------------ ...

  • I've watched this thread with interest. I've certainly been open with my discomfort with some of ASCE's initiatives. Some of what it is/has been discussed is more philosophical. For instance, would we want ASCE to take a stance on whether or not there ...

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  • I think you overstate your case, Wayne. Questioning climate change doesn't risk everything for serious scientists. Making counter-claims without scientific rigor does risk condemnation, as do political claims that there is "no evidence" that humans have ...

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  • I'll be brief. We are engineers. If one has a new project, we write design criteria. We also follow codes and guidelines that have been agreed to and should follow the minimum code requirements. As the engineer of record, you also can raise the minimum ...

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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
  • 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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  • 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 ...

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