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The Civil Engineering Podcast provides engineering career advice and success stories specifically for civil engineers. Civil engineers Anthony Fasano, PE and Christian Knutson, PE host the show and showcase civil engineering projects and professional

The Civil Engineering Podcast provides engineering career advice and success stories specifically for civil engineers. Civil engineers Anthony Fasano, PE and Christian Knutson, PE host the show and showcase civil engineering projects and professional

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NJ

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The Civil Engineering Podcast provides engineering career advice and success stories specifically for civil engineers. Civil engineers Anthony Fasano, PE and Christian Knutson, PE host the show and showcase civil engineering projects and professional

Language:

English


Episodes

TCEP 161: Should I Go to Grad School or Apply for Civil Engineering Jobs?

1/13/2021
In this episode, I answer a question that I get from civil engineering students almost daily. Should they seek full-time employment immediately after completing their undergraduate studies or go to grad school and pursue a master’s degree? And I promise you, whether you are a student, a project manager, an owner, or a CEO, you […] The post TCEP 161: Should I Go to Grad School or Apply for Civil Engineering Jobs? appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.

Duration:00:18:35

TECC 237: 9 Great Tips for Women in STEM: Navigating Career Challenges

1/5/2021
In this episode, I talk with Dr. Tamara Baynham, PhD, an electrical engineer and director of Clinical Research at EBT Medical, Inc., based in Toronto, about women in STEM. She provides nine great tips on how women in STEM can navigate career challenges with confidence. Engineering Quotes: Here Are 9 Tips for Women in STEM […] The post TECC 237: 9 Great Tips for Women in STEM: Navigating Career Challenges appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.

Duration:00:26:16

TCEP 160: How a Civil Engineering Firm Can Maximize Employee Engagement

12/30/2020
In this episode, I talk to Jeff Peacock, P.E., the President and CEO at Parametrix Inc., about his career journey of becoming a CEO, leading a multidisciplinary civil engineering firm, and the benefits of having multi-disciplines under the same roof. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Questions I Ask Jeff: What are some of […] The post TCEP 160: How a Civil Engineering Firm Can Maximize Employee Engagement appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.

Duration:00:49:06

TCEP 159: From Single Mom to Civil Engineer: A Journey to Success

12/16/2020
In this episode, I talk to Melody A. Gonzalez, E.I., a civil engineer at Black & Veatch about how she went from an immigrant single mom to civil engineer, and today is living the American dream. She also talks about work-life balance and the importance that mentors play in your civil engineering career. Engineering Quotes: […] The post TCEP 159: From Single Mom to Civil Engineer: A Journey to Success appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.

Duration:00:33:54

TCEP 158: 2021 Infrastructure Report Card — ASCE Texas Section (and How You Can Get Involved)

12/2/2020
In this episode, I talk with three guests who are all heavily involved in the ASCE Texas 2021 Infrastructure Report Card. They are Patricia Frayre, P.E., founding principal of Frayre Engineering & Consulting, Griselda Gonzales, P.E., Principal Engineer at The Goodman Corporation, and Mark Boyd, Ph.D., PE, the principal engineer at LCA Environmental. They talk […] The post TCEP 158: 2021 Infrastructure Report Card — ASCE Texas Section (and How You Can Get Involved) appeared first on...

Duration:00:47:18

TCEP 157: From Draftsperson to the Deputy Secretary of the Highway Administration at PennDOT

11/18/2020
In this episode, I talk to Melissa J. Batula, P.E., the Deputy Secretary for Highway Administration at PennDOT, about her amazing career journey from starting in the private sector to now being responsible for overseeing all of the roadways in Pennsylvania as well as the 9,000 people who work for the DOT. Engineering Quotes: Here […] The post TCEP 157: From Draftsperson to the Deputy Secretary of the Highway Administration at PennDOT appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.

Duration:00:49:44

TCEP 156: Work-Life Balance Strategies for Civil Engineers

11/4/2020
Having a healthy work-life balance is a difficult challenge even in the best of times, but it is becoming more and more necessary during these times of economic stagnation and uncertainty. That is why, in this week’s episode of The Civil Engineering Podcast, Ken Mika, P.E. M.ASCE, a project engineer and office leader for Geosyntec’s Green Bay, […] The post TCEP 156: Work-Life Balance Strategies for Civil Engineers appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.

Duration:00:38:24

TCEP 155: Learning and Development: Understanding People Starts With Understanding Yourself

10/21/2020
In this episode, I talk to Gil Hantzsch, P.E., FACEC, the CEO at MSA Professional Services, Inc., about his career journey of becoming a CEO. He provides some great learning and development advice throughout the episode, which makes it one of my favorites. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Questions I Ask Gil: How big […] The post TCEP 155: Learning and Development: Understanding People Starts With Understanding Yourself appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.

Duration:00:45:11

TCEP 154: Navigating the Annual Review Process as a Civil Engineering Professional

10/7/2020
For many engineers, a face-to-face performance review is the most stressful work conversation they’ll have all year, and for managers, the discussion can be just as tense. In this week’s episode of The Civil Engineering Podcast, I provide practical tips on how engineers and managers can prepare for and get the most out of their […] The post TCEP 154: Navigating the Annual Review Process as a Civil Engineering Professional appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.

Duration:00:26:47

TCEP 153: Concrete Trends and Career Development Strategies for Civil Engineering Professionals

9/23/2020
In this episode of The Civil Engineering Podcast, I talk to Ron Burg, P.E., the Executive Vice President of the American Concrete Institute, also known as ACI. Ron discusses some interesting trends in the world of concrete, but also provides some important strategies for career development for civil engineering professionals based on his long and […] The post TCEP 153: Concrete Trends and Career Development Strategies for Civil Engineering Professionals appeared first on Engineering...

Duration:00:38:35

TCEP 152: PMP Exam Prep Tips: How the PMP Can Benefit Your Civil Engineering Career

9/9/2020
In this episode of The Civil Engineering Podcast, I talk to Jason Dunn PE, PMP, Vice President at BRPH, who serves as the VP of Project Management as well as Chief Risk Officer (CRO). Jason talks about everything you need to know about obtaining the PMP certification, and tells us how getting his Project Management […] The post TCEP 152: PMP Exam Prep Tips: How the PMP Can Benefit Your Civil Engineering Career appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.

Duration:00:33:31

TCEP 151: Everything Civil Engineers Talk About Doing, but Never Get To Do

8/26/2020
In this episode of The Civil Engineering Podcast, I talk to Maysill Pascal, P.E., Regional Senior Engineer and Sales Manager at USW, a MENARD Group USA Company. We talk about her career journey and her traveling around the globe, and how that has helped her career, but also how she has dealt with it emotionally. […] The post TCEP 151: Everything Civil Engineers Talk About Doing, but Never Get To Do appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.

Duration:00:40:49

TCEP 150: Smart Parking Solutions: Developed to Be a Destination

8/12/2020
In this episode of The Civil Engineering Podcast, I talk to Tony Mette, P.E., S.E., and Jay Chamberlain, P.E., who both work at THP Limited, a firm that specializes in large scale, complex structural engineering, building restoration, and parking projects. I talk to them about Parksmart, a system designed to advance sustainable mobility through smart parking solutions by designing smarter […] The post TCEP 150: Smart Parking Solutions: Developed to Be a Destination appeared first on...

Duration:00:40:46

TCEP 149: The Business of Engineering — Scaling an Engineering Firm

7/29/2020
In this episode of The Civil Engineering Podcast, I talk to Brian Saunders, founder and CEO of BigTime Software. Brian talks to us about the business of engineering, and more specifically, about scaling an engineering firm and provide some great on how you can grow your engineering firm. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the […] The post TCEP 149: The Business of Engineering — Scaling an Engineering Firm appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.

Duration:00:35:20

TCEP 148: How AEC Professionals Can Continue to Learn and Grow in This New ‘Normal’

7/16/2020
Learning is essential to our existence. It is an indispensable tool for every career and organization. In this episode of The Civil Engineering Podcast, I provide five ways that AEC firms can deliver training and make sure that their professionals continue to learn during what many people are calling the ‘new normal.’ Engineering Quotes: Here […] The post TCEP 148: How AEC Professionals Can Continue to Learn and Grow in This New ‘Normal’ appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.

Duration:00:21:36

TCEP 147: Surviving and Thriving in the Age of Digital Transformation

7/1/2020
In this episode of The Civil Engineering Podcast, I talk to Bret Tushaus, project director at Deltek, about digital transformation and how AE firms will need to be tech-savvy and innovative to survive and thrive in the world we live in today. He also shares an inspiring story about his career change that brought him […] The post TCEP 147: Surviving and Thriving in the Age of Digital Transformation appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.

Duration:00:35:11

TCEP 146: What Does Hostage Negotiation Have to Do With Consulting Engineers?

6/17/2020
In this episode of The Civil Engineering Podcast, I talk to Dan Oblinger about hostage negotiation. Dan explains how hostage negotiation fits into consulting engineering and also provides five specific ways that engineering firms should look at to evaluate their negotiation and communication abilities. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Questions I Ask Dan: […] The post TCEP 146: What Does Hostage Negotiation Have to Do With Consulting Engineers? appeared first on Engineering...

Duration:00:45:43

TCEP 145: What High School Students and Undergraduates Should Know About Civil Engineering

6/3/2020
In this episode I talk about what high school students and young adults should know about a career in civil engineering. This episode is intended to be a resource that you can share with high school students and their parents to inform them about the profession of civil engineering. You can also view this episode […] The post TCEP 145: What High School Students and Undergraduates Should Know About Civil Engineering appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.

Duration:00:23:49

TCEP 144: How the Coronavirus Crisis Will Change Commercial Construction in the U.S.

5/20/2020
In episode 144 of The Civil Engineering Podcast, I talk to Jennifer Goodman, writer and editor at Construction Dive, about how the coronavirus crisis has changed commercial construction and what the general outlook will be for the rest of the year and beyond. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Questions I Ask Jennifer Goodman of Construction Dive: […] The post TCEP 144: How the Coronavirus Crisis Will Change Commercial Construction in the U.S. appeared first on Engineering Management...

Duration:00:21:50

TCEP 143: COVID-19: Mitigating Impacts on Construction Projects

5/6/2020
In this episode, I talk to Will Buckby LLB MCIHT, a Contracts and Projects Lawyer at Beale & Co. Will discusses the impact COVID-19 is going to have on the construction markets and projects, what relief is available out there for contractors and consultants, and what notices they should be giving to their employees. Disclaimer: […] The post TCEP 143: COVID-19: Mitigating Impacts on Construction Projects appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.

Duration:00:38:13