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  • Hi Mr. Hayden, Thank you for your response. Most of the topics that I found in the search box also came from this thread. I am not entirely sure what you mean by this, but there was a response that I may have accidentally sent to your inbox earlier since ...

  • This topic (along with many others, posted under different topic headlines) is important and has rightly caught attentions of many – especially after JL Von Thun's long discussion piece. Carefully laid out, it is provocative enough to have generated thought ...

  • Government must provide free taxis for weaker sections and pay for others to a subsidize. No Private vehicles would be allowed, public mass transport keeping in mind the social distancing must be provided.  ------------------------------ Alex Thomas ...

  • What bothers me a lot has to do with ethics and morals but not on this level. I have seen recently reports about damage to peoples homes that an Engineer supplied a report that is obvious that he was paid to write based on a narrative that they gave him. ...

  • Stephanie Slocum P.E., M.ASCE Founder Engineers Rising LLC Age discrimination is a reality. Lawyers rarely win age discrimination cases. In government the term is a "dead-ender". Normally government employers want an employee to be in that position at ...

  • A few thoughts based on Stephanie's initiating post, and feedback from participants, with these statements: The potential hiring firm is in business to make money. And 'yes,' that includes not-for-profits as well. After all, if the NFPs revenue ...

  • Naim Vilabrera  - Thank you for your thoughtful response and your open mind on the subject. With respect to your closing comments on a " global conspiracy regarding suppressing the idea that CO 2 has a minimal role on global warming " and on you see ...

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  • I just read a post from William Wallace, 27MAY2020, 12:18 p.m. One line, clearly and briefly reaffirmed the core purpose of an engineer’s professional Code of Ethics. "Clearly engineers, especially those working in the built environment, need ...

  • Prior to COVID19 I was encouraged by some of the urban planning I was seeing that encouraged shared transit, walking and biking, etc. But, unfortunately, I think this will encourage more people towards cars for commute. We're seeing a brief resurgence ...

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  • In the future, what impact will the COVID-19 pandemic have on modes of travel for local work commutes? I am interested in hearing your reflections on the use of travel modes (i.e. mass transportation, bicycles, shared-use vehicles, foot, and/or private ...

Announcements

  • Thursdays @ 3 - Preventing Emotional, Physical, and Mental Burn-out during COVID-19

    With the volatility of the current COVID-19 outbreak and its impact on employees and the workplace, ASCE is organizing a series of virtual roundtables to help civil engineers during this difficult and uncertain time. We’ll bring together a panel of civil engineering leaders to share insights and answer questions on a variety of topics. Every Thursday at 3 p.m. EDT, ASCE will host a virtual roundtable on a new topic.

    On June 4, we’ll discuss  "Preventing Emotional, Physical, and Mental Burn-out during COVID-19." Bring your questions. Get to know each other. Share your expertise.

    Panelists:
    - Chuck Black, P.E., M.ASCE, Vice President, S&ME, Inc. 
    - Kyle Gillis, Co-Founder, Iconic Air.
    - Jameelah Ingram, P.E., M.ASCE, Lead Structural Engineering, WSP USA. 
    Erin Steever, P.E. M.ASCE, Project Manager, Banner Associates, Inc.  More
  • Thursday @ 3 - Mentoring and Experiential Learning in a Virtual Environment

    With the volatility of the current COVID-19 outbreak and its impact on employees and the workplace, ASCE is organizing a series of virtual roundtables to help civil engineers during this difficult and uncertain time. We’ll bring together a panel of civil engineering leaders to share insights and answer questions on a variety of topics throughout May. Every Thursday at 3 p.m. EDT, ASCE will host a virtual roundtable on a new topic.

    On May 28, we’ll discuss "Mentoring and Experiential Learning in a Virtual Environment." 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: 
    Brad Aldrich, P.E., F.NSPE, F.ASCE, Senior Associate, Aldrich and Elliott, PC
    - Melissa Fickel, P.E., M.ASCE, Engineer I, Parsons Corporation 
    - Kenneth Fridley, F.ASCE, Professor and Head, The University of Alabama
    - Marsia Geldert-Murphey, P.E., F.ASCE, Chief Operating Officer, Lochmueller Group.  More
  • Thursdays @ 3 - Applying Lessons Learned from COVID-19 to Advance Civil Engineering

    With the volatility of the current COVID-19 outbreak and its impact on employees and the workplace, ASCE is organizing a series of virtual roundtables to help civil engineers during this difficult and uncertain time. We’ll bring together a panel of civil engineering leaders to share insights and answer questions on a variety of topics throughout April. Every Thursday at 3 p.m. EDT, ASCE will host a virtual roundtable on a new topic.

    On May 21, we’ll discuss Applying Lessons Learned from COVID-19 to Advance Civil Engineering. 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
    • Mikhail V. Chester, Ph.D., A.M.ASCE, Associate Professor of Civil, Environmental, and Sustainable Engineering, Arizona State University
    • Anali Martinez Gonzalez, E.I.T., A.M.ASCE Civil EIT, MWM DesignGroup
    • David Rankin, P.E., M.ASCE, Senior Vice President, Lane Construction Corporation 
    • James A. Rispoli, P.E., BCEE, NAC, Dist.M.ASCE, Professor of Practice, Center for Nuclear Energy Facilities and Structures, Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering

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  • Thursdays @ 3 - Preparing for the "New Normal" in the Workplace

    With the volatility of the current COVID-19 outbreak and its impact on employees and the workplace, ASCE is organizing a series of virtual roundtables to help civil engineers during this difficult and uncertain time. We’ll bring together a panel of civil engineering leaders to share insights and answer questions on a variety of topics throughout May. Every Thursday in May at 3 p.m. EDT, ASCE will host a virtual roundtable on a new topic.

    On May 14, we’ll discuss Preparing for the "New Normal" in the Workplace. 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:
          • Brock E. Barry, PE, Ph.D., F.ASCE, Professor, United States Military Academy

          • Carol Martsolf, P.E., PMP, CPLP, LEED AP, M.ASCE, VP/Chief Learning Officer, Urban Engineers

          • Lindsay A. O'Leary, PE, CAE, LEED AP, M.ASCE, Executive Director, ASCE Texas Section 

          • Melvin G. Spinks, P.E., CFM, M.ASCE, President, CivilTech Engineering, Inc.
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  • Thursdays @ 3 - The New COVID-19 Legislative Landscape

    With the volatility of the current COVID-19 outbreak and its impact on employees and the workplace, ASCE is organizing a series of virtual roundtables to help civil engineers during this difficult and uncertain time. We’ll bring together a panel of civil engineering leaders to share insights and answer questions on a variety of topics throughout May. Every Thursday at 3 p.m. EDT, ASCE will host a virtual roundtable on a new topic.

    This roundtable will focus on how the current crisis has impacted the nation’s infrastructure and will provide an opportunity to learn what relief measures have been implemented and what relief measures are still necessary. Speakers will share how state departments of transportation and local water utilities are coping with the new fiscal realities and discuss what Congressional action is needed to help agencies through the immediate crisis.

    Panelists: 

    • Brandye Hendrickson, Deputy Director, AASHTO
    • ASCE At-Large Director Roger Millar, P.E., F.ASCE, Secretary of Transportation, State of Washington
    • ASCE Region 5 Governor Rebecca Shelton, P.E., F.ASCE, Deputy Director, Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources
    • Kristina Surfus, Managing Director, Government Affairs, National Association of Clean Water Agencies
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  • Thursdays @ 3 - How Civil Engineers Can Help During COVID-19

    With the volatility of the current COVID-19 outbreak and its impact on employees and the workplace, ASCE is organizing a series of virtual roundtables to help civil engineers during this difficult and uncertain time. We’ll bring together a panel of civil engineering leaders to share insights and answer questions on a variety of topics throughout April. Every Thursday at 3 p.m. EDT, ASCE will host a virtual roundtable on a new topic.

    On April 30, we’ll discuss How Civil Engineers Can Help During COVID-19. 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: 
    - Marsha Anderson Bomar, F.ASCE, Assistant General Manager for Capital Program Delivery at MARTA (Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority) 
    - Robert Mora, P.E., PLS, ENV SP, M.ASCE, Managing Partner, BATTURE, LLC. 
    -  Brian Phan, P.E., M.ASCE, Transportation Engineering Associate, Los Angeles Department of Transportation. 
    Luke Royal, ASCE Student Chapter Senior Advisor, UW-Milwaukee Civil Engineering 

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  • Thursdays @ 3 - Leading Teams and Fostering Relationships in a Virtual Environment

    With the volatility of the current COVID-19 outbreak and its impact on employees and the workplace, ASCE is organizing a series of virtual roundtables to help civil engineers during this difficult and uncertain time. We’ll bring together a panel of civil engineering leaders to share insights and answer questions on a variety of topics throughout April. Every Thursday at 3 p.m. EDT, ASCE will host a virtual roundtable on a new topic.

    On April 23, we’ll discuss Leading Teams and Fostering Relationships in a Virtual Environment. 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.

    Agenda:

    • Meet and Greet
    • Each panelist will share insights on the topic
    • Open discussion
    Panelists: 
    • Anthony Fasano, P.E., M.ASCE, Founder of the Engineering Management Institute. 
    • Ken Mika, P.E., M.ASCE, ASCE Region 3 Govenor, Project Engineer, Geosyntec Consultants.
    • Menzer Pehlivan, Ph.D, P.E., M.ASCE, Geotechnical Engineer at Jacobs. 
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  • Thursdays @ 3 - Positioning Yourself for Employment During COVID-19

    With the volatility of the current COVID-19 outbreak and its impact on employees and the workplace, ASCE is organizing a series of virtual roundtables to help civil engineers during this difficult and uncertain time. We’ll bring together a panel of civil engineering leaders to share insights and answer questions on a variety of topics throughout April. Every Thursday at 3 p.m. EDT, ASCE will host a virtual roundtable on a new topic.

    On April 16, we’ll discuss Positioning Yourself for Employment During COVID-19. 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.

    Agenda:

    • Meet and Greet
    • Each panelist will share insights on the topic
    • Open discussion

    Panelists: 

    • Elyssa Dixon, P.E., M.ASCE., Member, ASCE Committee on Younger Members
    • Kelly Doyle Keselica, P.E. M.ASCE, Lecturer, College of Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno
    • Kristina Swallow, P.E., ENV SP, F.ASCE, Director, Nevada Department of Transportation
    • Marlee Walton, P.E., PLS., M.ASCE, Professor, Iowa State University
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  • Thursdays @ 3 - Business Continuity and Crisis Planning

    With the volatility of the current COVID-19 outbreak and its impact on employees and the workplace, ASCE is organizing a series of virtual roundtables to help civil engineers during this difficult and uncertain time. We’ll bring together a panel of civil engineering leaders to share insights and answer questions on a variety of topics throughout April. Every Thursday at 3 p.m. EST, ASCE will host a virtual roundtable on a new topic.

    On April 2, we’ll discuss Business Continuity and Crisis Planning. Bring your questions. Get to know each other. Share your expertise. 

    Panelists:

    • Elizabeth Bialek, P.E., M.ASCE, Manager of Engineering Services at East Bay Municipal Utility District. 
    • Karen Kabbes, P.E., ENV. SP, D.WRE, President of KEI (Kabbes Engineering, Inc.)
    • Terry Neimeyer, P.E., BCEE, ENV SP, F.ASCE, CEO & Chairman of the Board at KCI Technologies, Inc.

    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.

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  • ASCE Forward Faster Social Media Contest

    ASCE wants to see you doing what civil engineers do best: building a better world. Show us what you do and tell us how it moves civil engineering forward. Tag us using #ASCEForwardFaster, and you’ll be entered to win a $250 Amazon gift card. Limit one entry per person. More
  • Sustainability in Practice Online Course

    Engineers Canada and Polytechnique Montréal have once again teamed up to offer the third edition of their successful free online course, Sustainability in Practice. Registration is now open.

    The open online course uses real-life case studies from across Canada to demonstrate the practical application of Engineers Canada’s 10 guidelines on sustainable development and environmental stewardship for engineers. The course is delivered in four modules and is offered in both English and French.

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