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The Civil Engineering Academy Podcast is your gateway to all things civil engineering! We are here to help you at every step of the journey to becoming a professional civil engineer and also help you boost your career and life.

We will share tips and tricks to help you ace the civil FE exam, PE exam, and take your career from engineer to manager or owner. We also occasionally discuss current topics, engineering trends, and generally cool engineering that is happening in the world around us.

So join us!

Check out our home page at civilengineeringacademy.com.

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The Civil Engineering Academy Podcast Isaac Oakeson

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The Civil Engineering Academy Podcast is your gateway to all things civil engineering! We are here to help you at every step of the journey to becoming a professional civil engineer and also help you boost your career and life.

We will share tips and tricks to help you ace the civil FE exam, PE exam, and take your career from engineer to manager or owner. We also occasionally discuss current topics, engineering trends, and generally cool engineering that is happening in the world around us.

So join us!

Check out our home page at civilengineeringacademy.com.

Thanks!

    CEA - Awesome Post-Tensioned Concrete Concepts with Michael Hopper

    CEA - Awesome Post-Tensioned Concrete Concepts with Michael Hopper

    Ready for a free master class on post-tensioned (PT) concrete? Today, Michael Hopper, P.E., an Associate Partner at LERA Consulting Structural Engineers, elaborates on his professional experience designing award-winning post-tensioned concrete structures to teach you everything about it.

    Tune in to Learn:


    What prestressed concrete is and what makes it different from other structural systems
    Why pre-tensioned and post-tensioned concrete are both "prestressed concrete"
    Common applications of pre-tensioned and post-tensioned concrete
    How pre-tensioning and post-tensioning are achieved
    The structural and construction benefits of using post-tensioned concrete
    How void formers and post-tensioning can reduce construction effort and cost
    How post-tensioned concrete can help you reduce your building skin costs
    One aspect contributing more to global warming than concrete — and how PT can help
    When to use grouted and ungrouted post-tension systems
    What's the SE 2050 Commitment for structural engineering firms?
    Michael’s #1 advice for young engineers just getting started

    Out Partners:
    Built Bar - https://civilengineeringacademy.com/built
    School of PE - https://civilengineeringacademy.com/sope

    Resources Mentioned:
    Michael Hopper, PE - https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-hopper-p-e-7b5aa398
    LERA Consulting Structural Engineers - https://www.lera.com
    Columbia Uni Medical Center - https://www.lera.com/medical-education-building-columbia-uni
    David Rubenstein Forum - https://www.lera.com/rubenstein-forum
    Novartis Radiation Oncology Research Office Building - https://www.lera.com/novartis
    ACI - https://www.concrete.org
    ASCE - https://www.asce.org

    Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) - https://www.asce.org/sei
    SE 2050 Commitment - https://se2050.org
    Penn State University - https://www.psu.edu






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    • 35 min
    CEA - Creating Amazing Environments with Beyond CAD with Sam Lytle

    CEA - Creating Amazing Environments with Beyond CAD with Sam Lytle

    Architects are years ahead of civil engineers regarding one crucial aspect of their projects. Today, Sam Lytle, founder of Beyondware, explains what that aspect is and how he’s aiming at closing that gap with Beyond CAD, a software tool for civil engineering projects powered by a video game engine!

    Tune in to Learn:


    How Sam Lytle found his way in an area most civil engineers don't even consider
    What architecture has that civil engineering lacks — and how video games can help
    Sam's entrepreneurial journey to provide civil engineers with (way) better software tools
    How Beyond CAD can help civil engineers in transportation and infrastructure
    One aspect of the civil engineering industry that will change in five years or less
    How Sam got funding from Epic Games to develop Beyond CAD
    What it's like to run and scale a company as an engineer by training
    Should you be a generalist or a specialist?
    The best, easy-to-use platform to start building your network today
    How to find what really makes you excited — and make a living out of it

    Out Partners:
    PPI - https://civilengineeringacademy.com/ppi

    Built Bar - https://civilengineeringacademy.com/built



    Resources Mentioned:
    Sam Lytle - https://www.linkedin.com/in/samlytle

    Beyondware Website - https://beyondware.com

    Beyond CAD Software - http://beyondware.com/beyondcad

    Beyond Typicals Software - https://beyondware.com/bt

    Civil FX, a Division of Parametrix - https://www.civilfx.com

    Distracted Driving Simulator - https://www.civilfx.com/sadd

    Epic Games - https://www.epicgames.com

    Epic Game Store - https://store.epicgames.com
    Epic's MegaGrants - https://www.unrealengine.com/megagrants

    Unreal Engine - https://www.unrealengine.com
    University of Nevada, Las Vegas - https://www.unlv.edu

    Nevada Department of Transportation - https://www.dot.nv.gov

    Project Neon (Nevada) - http://ndotprojectneon.com

    American Public Works Association - https://www.apwa.net


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    • 27 min
    CEA - Acing the FE with Brianna Talla

    CEA - Acing the FE with Brianna Talla

    Are you preparing for the FE exam…again? You’re not alone! Today’s guest is Brianna Tallas, who passed the exam on her fourth try, years after school. In this episode, she lays out everything she learned along this journey, and how The Ultimate FE Review Course helped her finally get it done.

    Tune in to Learn:


    Briannas's journey taking the FE exam four times
    A little-known benefit of taking a review course — and it's not the course content
    The factors to consider when choosing the best review course for you
    What she loved about The Ultimate Civil FE Review Course — and why you will too
    The simple secret she learned as to correctly prepare for the FE exam
    Two test-taking strategies to help you manage your time during the exam
    Are there a lot of Alternative-Item Type (AIT) questions on the FE?
    Her top two tips for those preparing for this big exam

    CEA Resources:
    Website - https://civilengineeringacademy.com

    The Ultimate Civil FE Review Course - https://civilfereviewcourse.com
    The Ultimate Civil PE Review Course - https://civilpereviewcourse.com
    FE and PE Practice Exams - https://civilengineeringacademy.com/exams
    Free Facebook Community - https://ceacommunity.com
    YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPeFLBZ2gk0uO5M9uE2zj0Q
    Newsletter - https://civilengineeringacademy.com/newsletter
    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theceacademy
    Twitter - https://twitter.com/civilengacad

    Reach out to Isaac - isaac@civilengineeringacademy.com


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    • 14 min
    CEA - Study Success with Deep Work Routines

    CEA - Study Success with Deep Work Routines

    Everybody can be busy, but what are you actually busy about? Today, you’ll learn how to get into “deep work mode” so you do what moves you forward, instead of only mundane tasks that get you nowhere. And guess what? You need deep work to pass your FE and PE exams.

    Tune in to Learn:


    The difference between busy work and deep work
    The two main things you need to start doing deep work
    Four strategies to get into "deep work mode" when you're supposed to
    How to deeply concentrate on the task at hand
    The role of big goals in getting you to focus

    Our Partner:
    Built Bar - https://www.civilengineeringacademy.com/built

    CEA Resources:
    Website - https://civilengineeringacademy.com

    The Ultimate Civil FE Review Course - https://civilfereviewcourse.com
    The Ultimate Civil PE Review Course - https://civilpereviewcourse.com
    FE and PE Practice Exams - https://civilengineeringacademy.com/exams
    Free Facebook Community - https://ceacommunity.com
    YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPeFLBZ2gk0uO5M9uE2zj0Q
    Newsletter - https://civilengineeringacademy.com/newsletter
    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theceacademy
    Reach out to Isaac - isaac@civilengineeringacademy.com


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    • 13 min
    CEA - Engineering Issues with Supply Chain Management

    CEA - Engineering Issues with Supply Chain Management

    The current supply chain crisis is causing a worldwide shortage of goods…and that includes components of construction materials. In this episode, you’ll understand exactly how these issues are affecting your work as a civil engineer, regardless of the discipline you’re in.

    Tune in to Learn:


    Today's supply chain issues and how they impact your civil engineering projects
    How this whole supply chain mess got started
    Best practices for civil engineers to deal with these issues at their job
    What civil engineering firms are doing to navigate this situation and stay in business
    “Here-to-stay” trends in civil engineering that emerged from these supply chain problems

    Our Partner:
    School of PE - http://www.civilengineeringacademy.com/sope

    CEA Resources:
    Website - https://civilengineeringacademy.com
    The Ultimate Civil FE Review Course - https://civilfereviewcourse.com
    The Ultimate Civil PE Review Course - https://civilpereviewcourse.com
    FE and PE Practice Exams - https://civilengineeringacademy.com/exams
    FREE Facebook Community - https://ceacommunity.com
    YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPeFLBZ2gk0uO5M9uE2zj0Q
    Newsletter - https://civilengineeringacademy.com/newsletter
    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theceacademy
    Reach out to Isaac - isaac@civilengineeringacademy.com


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    • 21 min
    CEA - Conceptual Problems You Need to Know for the FE and PE

    CEA - Conceptual Problems You Need to Know for the FE and PE

    You can expect 10-15 theory questions during each session of your FE or PE exam. The problem? You either know how to answer them or you don’t. So today, Isaac walks you through 12 of these, detailing what you should do in order to be prepared and how to approach them on exam day to give you the best shot at getting them right.

    Question Topics Covered:


    Wastewater treatment plant design
    Open channel flow
    Concrete construction work
    Project management
    Field compaction
    Soil shear strength
    Mechanical properties of materials
    Level of service (LOS)
    Types of concrete
    Truss systems
    In-situ geotech tests

    Our Partner:
    Built Bar - https://www.civilengineeringacademy.com/built

    CEA Resources:
    Website - https://civilengineeringacademy.com

    The Ultimate Civil FE Review Course - https://civilfereviewcourse.com
    The Ultimate Civil PE Review Course - https://civilpereviewcourse.com
    FE and PE Practice Exams - https://civilengineeringacademy.com/exams
    20 Bonus Theory Questions - https://civilengineeringacademy.com/breadth
    Free Facebook Community - https://ceacommunity.com
    YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPeFLBZ2gk0uO5M9uE2zj0Q
    Newsletter - https://civilengineeringacademy.com/newsletter
    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theceacademy
    Reach out to Isaac - isaac@civilengineeringacademy.com


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    • 26 min

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