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The Geotechnical Engineering Podcast (TGEP) provides engineering career advice and success stories specifically for geotechnical engineers. Jared M. Green, PE, D. GE, F.ASCE, NOMA, Principle at Langan Engineering and Award-Winning Geotechnical Practice Leader hosts the show and showcase geotechnical engineering projects and professionals. Topics covered include but are not limited to large diameter foundations, design-build, energy foundations, ground anchor systems, career planning tips, unsaturated soil mechanics, geosynthetics, soil erosion, dynamic compaction, earthquake engineering and more.

Location:

United States

Description:

The Geotechnical Engineering Podcast (TGEP) provides engineering career advice and success stories specifically for geotechnical engineers. Jared M. Green, PE, D. GE, F.ASCE, NOMA, Principle at Langan Engineering and Award-Winning Geotechnical Practice Leader hosts the show and showcase geotechnical engineering projects and professionals. Topics covered include but are not limited to large diameter foundations, design-build, energy foundations, ground anchor systems, career planning tips, unsaturated soil mechanics, geosynthetics, soil erosion, dynamic compaction, earthquake engineering and more.

Language:

English


Episodes

TGEP 099: Best Practices for Inclusive Urban Design in Geotechnical Engineering

4/11/2024
In this episode, I talk about how inclusive urban design makes cities more accessible. It’s about solving problems like sidewalk design and trees with universal principles. We need to engage communities and navigate laws to push for better standards. Ultimately, it’s about doing what’s right and creating spaces where everyone feels welcome. ***The video version […] The post TGEP 099: Best Practices for Inclusive Urban Design in Geotechnical Engineering appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.

Duration:00:06:20

TGEP 098: How to Make a Difference in the Field of Earthquake Engineering

3/28/2024
In this episode, we talk with Ashly Cabas, Ph.D., M.ASCE, assistant professor at North Carolina State University, about the impact of local soil conditions on ground shaking during earthquakes, and the importance of understanding this for safer infrastructure design in earthquake engineering. Dr. Cabas also highlights the tools and technologies used in seismic hazard assessment […] The post TGEP 098: How to Make a Difference in the Field of Earthquake Engineering appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.

Duration:00:37:03

TGEP 097: How to Build Effective Teams in Geotechnical Projects

3/14/2024
In this episode, we dive deep into a vital aspect of geotechnical engineering — how to build effective teams in Geotechnical Projects. We explore the intricate world of collaboration, uncover strategies for building and managing effective teams, and discuss how the synergy of multidisciplinary teams is essential for the success of complex geotechnical projects. ***The […] The post TGEP 097: How to Build Effective Teams in Geotechnical Projects appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.

Duration:00:08:55

TGEP 096: Land Site Characterization: Essential Techniques for Informed Decisions

2/29/2024
In this episode, we talk with Leonard Sands, Global Business Line Director for Land at Fugro, about his extensive career journey, the evolution, and innovations in land site characterization and geological data gathering. ***The video version of this episode can be viewed here.*** Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Leonard: What […] The post TGEP 096: Land Site Characterization: Essential Techniques for Informed Decisions appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.

Duration:00:50:30

TGEP 095: The Hidden Power of Geotechnical Engineering in Environmental Services

2/15/2024
In this episode, I talk about various aspects of geotechnical engineering in environmental services, including landfill design and management, groundwater protection and soil remediation, shoreline and erosion control, sustainable material use and lifecycle analysis, risk assessment and environmental impact analysis. ***The video version of this episode can be viewed here.*** Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some […] The post TGEP 095: The Hidden Power of Geotechnical Engineering in Environmental Services appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.

Duration:00:07:49

TGEP 094: How Geotechnical Engineering Software Transforms Infrastructure Projects

2/1/2024
In this episode, we talk with Dr. Ronald B.J. Brinkgreve, a Distinguished Scientist in Geotechnical Engineering at Plaxis, and Micha van der Sloot, MSc, who manages the User Success group for Seequent Geotechnical Analysis, about a geotechnical engineering software product called PLAXIS, and how it is used to help solve common and complex geotechnical problems […] The post TGEP 094: How Geotechnical Engineering Software Transforms Infrastructure Projects appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.

Duration:00:34:15

TGEP 093: The Unforeseen Impacts of AI on Geotechnical Engineering

1/18/2024
In this episode, we talk with Sam Warren, P.E., GE, PMP, and vice president of Farrell Design-Build, the West Coast business unit of Menard USA. Joining him today are two new engineering professionals coming out of college, Adam Fayko and Luis Pinedo. We talk about the dynamic interplay of AI in geotechnical engineering. the challenges […] The post TGEP 093: The Unforeseen Impacts of AI on Geotechnical Engineering appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.

Duration:00:25:22

TGEP 092: Uncovering Subsurface Risks: Soil Liquefaction Analysis Reveals Hidden Threats

1/4/2024
In this episode, we talk with Adda Athanasopoulos-Zekkos, PhD., Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, about the intricate world of gravelly soil liquefaction analysis—an imperative concern in the realm of geotechnical engineering, analyzing its complexities, implications, and potential solutions. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Questions We […] The post TGEP 092: Uncovering Subsurface Risks: Soil Liquefaction Analysis Reveals Hidden Threats appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.

Duration:00:42:38

TGEP 091: Navigating the Engineering Landscape with Integrity as Your Compass

12/14/2023
In this episode, we talk with Andrew Leung, P.E., president and managing principal at YU & Associates, about the importance of integrity in leadership. He also talks about his management style, and innovations in geotechnical and environmental engineering. ***The video version of this episode can be viewed here.*** Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the […] The post TGEP 091: Navigating the Engineering Landscape with Integrity as Your Compass appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.

Duration:00:42:45

TGEP 090: Harnessing the Power of Geotechnical Engineering for Effective Pavement Design

11/30/2023
In this episode, we talk with Prashant Patil, M.S., P.E., a Geotechnical Engineer at Gessner Engineering, LLC, about the intricate factors that shape effective pavement design recommendations. We also dive deep into geotechnical investigation, and discuss some of the challenges geotechnical engineers encounter on projects. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask […] The post TGEP 090: Harnessing the Power of Geotechnical Engineering for Effective Pavement Design appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.

Duration:00:32:13

TGEP 089: A Comprehensive Guide to Working Platforms for Drill Rigs and Cranes

11/16/2023
In this episode, we talk with Thomas D. Richards, Jr., P.E., D.GE, a consultant at Nicholson Construction Company, about working platforms for drill rigs and cranes. We delve into what working platforms are, why they are essential for geotechnical engineers, their utilization challenges, and how they can contribute to their effective use. Engineering Quotes: Here […] The post TGEP 089: A Comprehensive Guide to Working Platforms for Drill Rigs and Cranes appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.

Duration:00:34:53

TGEP 088: Adapting to the New Reality of Leadership in the Hybrid World

11/2/2023
In this episode, I talks about the dynamic evolution of leadership in our hybrid world and how these shifts are fundamentally redefining the very essence of leadership in this ever-changing environment. ***The video version of this episode can be viewed here.*** Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Key Points Discussed About Adapting to the […] The post TGEP 088: Adapting to the New Reality of Leadership in the Hybrid World appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.

Duration:00:16:38

TGEP 087: How to Attract and Retain Women in the Construction Industry

10/19/2023
In this episode, we talk with Kristina McDonnell, a geotechnical project manager at KELLER in Cleveland, Ohio, about the importance of empowering women in the construction industry and advancing inclusivity. We also talk about her dedication to mentoring young engineers and STEM students, her involvement with NAWIC, and how it has helped her grow in […] The post TGEP 087: How to Attract and Retain Women in the Construction Industry appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.

Duration:00:28:03

TGEP 086: The Challenges, Innovations, and Future of Tailings Engineering

10/5/2023
In this episode, we talk with Sam Rumel, P.E., P.G., a geotechnical engineer at AECOM, about tailings engineering. We explore the intricacies of this field and shed light on its challenges, innovative approaches, and future trends. ***The video version of this episode can be viewed here.*** Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Questions We […] The post TGEP 086: The Challenges, Innovations, and Future of Tailings Engineering appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.

Duration:00:34:16

TGEP 085: The Dynamic Crossroads of Earth Science, Geology, and Mechanics in Geotechnical Engineering

9/21/2023
In this episode, we talk with Mohsen Radi, PhD, PE, M.ASCE, a distinguished Civil and Geotechnical Engineer about the dynamic crossroads of earth science, geology, and mechanics in geotechnical engineering. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Mohsen: Can you give an overview of the importance of geotechnical engineering in civil engineering? […] The post TGEP 085: The Dynamic Crossroads of Earth Science, Geology, and Mechanics in Geotechnical Engineering appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.

Duration:00:23:17

TGEP 084: Charting Your Geotechnical Engineering Career: Tips, Challenges, and Growth Strategies

9/7/2023
In this episode, I talk with Intisar Ahmed, MS, EIT, a geotechnical engineer from Thurber Engineering in Vancouver, BC. As an early-career professional with extensive experience in the geotechnical industry, Intisar shares valuable insights on charting your geotechnical engineering career, navigating graduate education, securing your first job, and excelling when tackling unfamiliar tasks. ***The video […] The post TGEP 084: Charting Your Geotechnical Engineering Career: Tips, Challenges, and Growth Strategies appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.

Duration:00:28:42

TGEP 083: The Vital Role of Ground Engineering in Fostering Safe and Sustainable Infrastructure

8/24/2023
In this episode, we talk with Lorin Bosoc, CEng MICE, a Chartered Civil Engineer and Registered Ground Engineering Professional at Atkins Ground Engineering and Tunneling about the challenges and opportunities of working on ground engineering projects in different regions, the importance of mentorship for aspiring engineers, and strategies for prioritizing employee well-being. ***The video version […] The post TGEP 083: The Vital Role of Ground Engineering in Fostering Safe and Sustainable Infrastructure appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.

Duration:00:42:58

TGEP 082: How Geotechnical Exploration Can Improve Your Construction Projects

8/10/2023
In this episode, we talk with Seth Scheilz, P.E., a senior geotechnical engineer at Braun Intertec Corporation, about subsurface exploration and advanced in situ testing techniques for engineers meticulously curated to empower and enlighten engineers. ***The video version of this episode can be viewed here.*** Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Seth: […] The post TGEP 082: How Geotechnical Exploration Can Improve Your Construction Projects appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.

Duration:00:25:38

TGEP 081: How to Create a High-Performing Team with Cognitive Diversity

7/27/2023
In this episode, we talk to Matthew J. Niermann, P.E., M.ASCE, Vice President at Schnabel, about the fascinating realm of cognitive diversity and its profound impact on teamwork within the engineering industry. ***The video version of this episode can be viewed here.*** Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Matthew: What is […] The post TGEP 081: How to Create a High-Performing Team with Cognitive Diversity appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.

Duration:00:29:23

TGEP 080: Geosynthetic Industry Standards Are the Key to Market Growth and Innovation

7/13/2023
In this episode, we talk with Dr. Mark H. Wayne, Ph.D., P.E., the Director of Application Technology and Engineering with Tensar, a division of CMC, about the significance of industry standards in the geosynthetic industry and their impact on various applications. Dr. Mark also sheds light on the role of organizations like ASTM and ISO […] The post TGEP 080: Geosynthetic Industry Standards Are the Key to Market Growth and Innovation appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.

Duration:01:03:37