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The Structural Engineering Channel (TSEC) focuses on helping structural engineering professionals stay up to date on technical trends in the field. Our hosts for the show, Mathew Picardal, PE, and Cara Green, EIT interviews engineers ranging from recent engineering graduates to professionals from top engineering organizations on professional development topics for structural engineers to facilitate career advancement. Topics covered include but are not limited to performance-based design, fasteners and connections, post-tensioned structures, smart structures, tsunami modelling, earthquake engineering, software solutions, seismic design, blast resistant design, wood, business issues and professional development for structural engineers, how to specify things effectively, and more.

The Structural Engineering Channel (TSEC) focuses on helping structural engineering professionals stay up to date on technical trends in the field. Our hosts for the show, Mathew Picardal, PE, and Cara Green, EIT interviews engineers ranging from recent engineering graduates to professionals from top engineering organizations on professional development topics for structural engineers to facilitate career advancement. Topics covered include but are not limited to performance-based design, fasteners and connections, post-tensioned structures, smart structures, tsunami modelling, earthquake engineering, software solutions, seismic design, blast resistant design, wood, business issues and professional development for structural engineers, how to specify things effectively, and more.

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United States

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The Structural Engineering Channel (TSEC) focuses on helping structural engineering professionals stay up to date on technical trends in the field. Our hosts for the show, Mathew Picardal, PE, and Cara Green, EIT interviews engineers ranging from recent engineering graduates to professionals from top engineering organizations on professional development topics for structural engineers to facilitate career advancement. Topics covered include but are not limited to performance-based design, fasteners and connections, post-tensioned structures, smart structures, tsunami modelling, earthquake engineering, software solutions, seismic design, blast resistant design, wood, business issues and professional development for structural engineers, how to specify things effectively, and more.

Language:

English


Episodes

TSEC 80: How Engineers Can Help Preserve and Protect Historic Landmark Structures

6/22/2022
In this episode, we talk to René Vignos, SE, a structural engineer and Principal with Forell/Elsesser Engineers in San Francisco, about retrofitting historic buildings and how engineers can help preserve and protect historic landmark structures. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask René: What interests you about working on projects that preserve […] The post TSEC 80: How Engineers Can Help Preserve and Protect Historic Landmark Structures appeared first on Engineering...

Duration:00:33:19

TSEC 79: Structural Changes to the 2021 International Building Code

6/9/2022
In this episode, we talk to Sandra Hyde and John “Buddy” Showalter about the significant structural changes to the 2021 International Building Code and how they will affect structural engineers. They also talk about mass timber buildings and how they compare to concrete and steel buildings. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Questions We […] The post TSEC 79: Structural Changes to the 2021 International Building Code appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.

Duration:00:29:01

TSEC 78: Transmission Line Design in Structural Engineering

5/26/2022
In this episode, we talk to Cody Forell, Structural Design Engineer at Sunflower Electric Power Corporation, about transmission line design and what it is like working as a structural engineer at an electrical utility. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Cody: What was passing the PE Exam like for you, and […] The post TSEC 78: Transmission Line Design in Structural Engineering appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.

Duration:00:25:52

TSEC 77: Top Career Takeaways From Two Successful Engineers

5/12/2022
In this episode, Mat and Cara talk about three career takeaways that stood out for them throughout their careers, and how those experiences helped them to grow as engineers. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Key Points Discussed About Their Career Takeaways: Cara’s first career takeaway: If you are a student or an engineer who […] The post TSEC 77: Top Career Takeaways From Two Successful Engineers appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.

Duration:00:31:54

TSEC 76: Mass Timber in Structural Engineering: Seeing the Bigger Picture

4/28/2022
In this episode, we talk to Michelle Kam-Biron, P.E., SE, F. SEAOC, SECB, mass timber specialist at Structurlam, about mass timber in structural engineering and how engineers can become more involved in the industry. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Michelle: What does a career in mass timber entail, and what […] The post TSEC 76: Mass Timber in Structural Engineering: Seeing the Bigger Picture appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.

Duration:00:37:37

TSEC 75: Engineering Safer Skies With Performance-Based Seismic Design

4/14/2022
In this episode, we talk to Joe Maffei, SE, Ph.D., LEED AP, an internationally recognized expert on the seismic evaluation, design, and retrofitting of structures, about the SFO Air Traffic Control Tower, for which his company, Maffei Structural Engineering, also received an excellence award. He talks about their involvement in the project and how they designed […] The post TSEC 75: Engineering Safer Skies With Performance-Based Seismic Design appeared first on Engineering Management...

Duration:00:39:10

TSEC 74: Structural Steel Design Explained

3/31/2022
In this episode, we talk to Alex Morales, Assoc. AIA, EDAC, PMP, LEED Green Assoc., about structural steel design and how he went from architecture to falling in love with steel. He also talks about some of the latest innovative steel systems and how they are helping structural engineers. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of […] The post TSEC 74: Structural Steel Design Explained appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.

Duration:00:50:42

TSEC 73: Post-Tensioned Concrete Structures: Advantages of Using Post Tensioning

3/17/2022
In this episode, we talk to Michael Hopper, P.E., an Associate Partner at LERA Consulting Structural Engineers, about post-tensioned concrete (PT) structures, what they are, some of the advantages of using post-tensioning, and what he thinks the future holds for PT. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Michael: What is post-tensioning, and […] The post TSEC 73: Post-Tensioned Concrete Structures: Advantages of Using Post Tensioning appeared first on Engineering...

Duration:00:33:53

TSEC 72: Why This Structural Engineer Chose to Go Back to Business School

3/3/2022
In this episode, we talk to Derek Loush, P.E., who has worked as a senior project engineer for the past seven years and then decided to go back to business school to get his MBA at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School. We talk about why he chose to go back to business school, what he hopes to […] The post TSEC 72: Why This Structural Engineer Chose to Go Back to Business School appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.

Duration:00:26:23

TSEC 71: The Peachoid Water Tower: Professional Judgment Skills for Engineers

2/17/2022
In this episode, we talk to J. G. (Greg) Soules, Ph.D., P.E., S.E., P.Eng, a Senior Principal Structural Engineer and the Technical Authority for Seismic and Wind Engineering for CB&I, about his involvement in the Peachoid Water Tower project, how he received his Ph.D. at 63, and why professional judgment is important as an engineer. […] The post TSEC 71: The Peachoid Water Tower: Professional Judgment Skills for Engineers appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.

Duration:00:21:52

TSEC 70: Lessons Learned From Our Top 10 Structural Engineering Episodes

2/3/2022
In this episode, we review our Top 10 Structural Engineering Episodes since this podcast started and talk about some of the great lessons we learned from those podcast episodes. Here Are Our Top 10 Structural Engineering Episodes: #10. TSEC 35: The State of Structural Engineering in Higher Education Drew Dudley, P.E., SE, Vice President at […] The post TSEC 70: Lessons Learned From Our Top 10 Structural Engineering Episodes appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.

Duration:00:34:34

TSEC 69: Fastening to Steel in Corrosive Environments: Proven Technologies That Work

1/20/2022
In this episode, we talk to Christopher Gill, a senior product manager at Hilti, Inc, about fastening in corrosive environments and how structural engineers can help to decrease the corrosion of metals used in construction. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Chris: What are some of the factors that need to be considered when choosing a fastener in corrosive environments? Can […] The post TSEC 69: Fastening to Steel in Corrosive Environments: Proven Technologies That...

Duration:00:23:28

TSEC 68: Structural Thermal Breaks: Benefits and Considerations for Engineers

1/6/2022
In this episode, we talk to Alyson Hallander, a product engineer at Schöck, about structural thermal breaks, what it is, as well as some of the benefits and structural design considerations when working with it. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Alyson: What is thermal bridging? What are some of the […] The post TSEC 68: Structural Thermal Breaks: Benefits and Considerations for Engineers appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.

Duration:00:32:44

TSEC 67: What Structural Engineers Should Know About the Evolving Construction Economy

12/23/2021
In this episode, we talk to Joseph (Joe) Dardis, P.E., a Senior Structural Steel Specialist with the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) in Chicago, about what structural engineers should know about the evolving construction economy. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Joe About the Evolving Construction Economy: Can you provide […] The post TSEC 67: What Structural Engineers Should Know About the Evolving Construction Economy appeared first on Engineering...

Duration:00:34:54

TSEC 66: Reducing Embodied Carbon in Construction: How Structural Engineers Can Help

12/9/2021
In this episode, we talk to Megan Stringer, SE, LEED, AP, BD+C, Associate Principal at Holmes, about embodied carbon reduction and how engineers can help reduce embodied carbon in construction. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Megan: What is embodied carbon and why is it important? How can structural engineers help reduce embodied carbon […] The post TSEC 66: Reducing Embodied Carbon in Construction: How Structural Engineers Can Help appeared first on Engineering...

Duration:00:32:55

TSEC 65: Performance-Based Multi-Hazard Design of Buildings

11/25/2021
In this episode, we talk to Anastasia Athanasiou, a Postdoc fellow in Structural and Wind Engineering at Concordia University about the performance-based multi-hazard design of buildings, and more specifically, the effects, similarities and differences of wind and earthquakes loads on buildings and how engineers can enhance the inherent resilience and improve the robustness of buildings. […] The post TSEC 65: Performance-Based Multi-Hazard Design of Buildings appeared first on Engineering...

Duration:00:47:10

TSEC 64: What Newly Graduated Structural Engineers Can Expect After College

11/11/2021
In this episode, we talk to Trina A. Agnello, P.E., a Structural Assistant Manager at Stewart. We take a deeper look into what newly graduated structural engineers can expect after the first five years of college when working at a firm. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Trina: What would a […] The post TSEC 64: What Newly Graduated Structural Engineers Can Expect After College appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.

Duration:00:38:11

TSEC 63: Buckling Restrained Braces in Structural Engineering

10/28/2021
In this episode of The Structural Engineering Podcast, we talk to Maria Eugenia Chumbita, P.E., Vice President of CoreBrace, about the use of buckling restrained braces (BRB) in structural engineering, what they are, how they work, and the process involved in going from the design to the construction phase of projects. Maria also talks about […] The post TSEC 63: Buckling Restrained Braces in Structural Engineering appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.

Duration:00:32:48

TSEC 62: All You Need to Know About Modular Construction

10/14/2021
In this episode of The Structural Engineering Podcast, we talk to Aaron Miller, P.E. who is a senior project manager at DCI Engineers. We will be talking about modular construction, what it is, and how it fits into the construction environment. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Aaron in This Episode: What […] The post TSEC 62: All You Need to Know About Modular Construction appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.

Duration:00:27:05

TSEC 61: How to Choose the Right Structural Framing System for a Building

9/30/2021
In this episode, we talk to Jim Amundson, P.E., SE, Vice President, and Principal at Coffman Engineers, about important aspects you need to know about when selecting the appropriate structural framing system for a building. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Jim: What is the thought process in selecting a structural framing system? […] The post TSEC 61: How to Choose the Right Structural Framing System for a Building appeared first on Engineering Management...

Duration:00:24:34