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  • There are so many public plans that are published with fanfare but never acted upon. ASCE should grade them on their commitment to completing their promises realizing that the plan may change along the way but the end goals are definite. ------------------------------ ...

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  • Performance Improvement plans are used to change behavior. That change in behavior is preceded by a lack of meeting expectations in some specific area. It is a tool for managers and leaders to used to get the employee back on track and help them be successful. ...

  • Christopher – You are struggling with what is a big part of good management and leadership in knowledge based work groups; you want folks to be able to work independently and a good manager works to assure adequate resources and information for them.  ...

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  • Charles, I am wondering if you could further discuss the example that you describe in your last sentence above: " Of course, removing the clamps may result in some spring back, but not to worry, the clamps get re-applied." One of my foremost worries ...

  • Madison,  That's great to hear! It's always encouraging to hear success stories of people reaching their goals! Daniel ------------------------------ Daniel Bressler EIT, A.M.ASCE Structural Engineer Brooklyn NY ------------------------------

  • James – I'm enjoying your responses to Christopher's question and the follow ups; thank you. With respect to SMART, I defer to Maxwell for that.  Seriously, though, as a structural engineer I never could get comfortable employing measurables for performance ...

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  • Well said, Heidi, thank you for differentiating a few ways that equity can be achieved and the respective benefits/harms of those approaches. ------------------------------ Kathryn Little, EIT, A.M.ASCE (she/her) Water Resources Engineer ----------- ...

  • If you are just starting with the goal of becoming a professional engineer, you may want your questions to center around licensing requirements. How many professional engineers are on staff? Will I be working directly with professional engineers? Where ...

  • From my perspective, the issue isn't in the concept of equity but rather in how it can be applied.  For example, we often see an excellent use of equity when it comes to the distribution of certain scholarships. There are a ton of scholarships for which ...

  • Chuck- Would it be better to put more time and effort in developing SMART Performance Agreements and investing in the professional development of personnel? From my time as a supervisor years ago, I believe SMART stood for specific, measurable, achievable, ...

Announcements

  • 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
    More
  • 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

    More
  • 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.

    More
  • 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
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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
    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
    • 54.240.14.217
    • 54.240.14.218
    • 54.240.14.219
    • 54.240.14.220
    • 54.240.14.221
    • 54.240.14.31
    • 54.240.14.32
    • 54.240.14.78
    • 54.240.14.79
    • 54.240.14.80
    • 54.240.14.106

    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

Community Blogs

  • 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?  ...

  • 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 ...