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ASCE Plot Points Podcast American Society of Civil Engineers

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    Episode 163: Erin Novini, on tracking sustainability progress in the ‘environmental, social responsibility, and corporate governance’ world

    Episode 163: Erin Novini, on tracking sustainability progress in the ‘environmental, social responsibility, and corporate governance’ world

    Erin Novini has blended chemical engineering with environmental engineering as an engineering specialist for consulting firm Trihydro since 2005.
    And in that nearly two-decade span, she’s seen sustainability develop in the corporate world quite a bit.
    In the conclusion of the ASCE Environmental and Water Resources Institute Environmental Health and Water Quality Committee’s sustainability miniseries, Novini discusses her career, her work, and how she sees sustainability playing in the corporate space.

    • 19 min
    Episode 162: Christopher Chini, on making a tangible difference

    Episode 162: Christopher Chini, on making a tangible difference

    It’s part two of the ASCE Environmental and Water Resources Institute Environmental Health and Water Quality Committee’s sustainability mini-series on the ASCE Plot Points podcast.
    Christopher Chini started his undergrad studies at Texas A&M majoring in computer science. But found he wanted to make a more tangible, direct impact on communities and on the environment.
    Today, he’s a research scientist at the Pacific Northwest National Labs and a former chair of the EWRI Sustainability Committee.
    And in episode 162 of ASCE Plot Points, Chini talks with guest hosts Brianne Duncan and Wendy Cohen about his sustainability work.

    • 18 min
    Episode 161: Emily Grubert, on sustaining the sustainability fight

    Episode 161: Emily Grubert, on sustaining the sustainability fight

    This Earth Day, the ASCE Environmental and Water Resources Institute’s Environmental Health and Water Quality Committee is a launching a sustainability mini-series on ASCE Plot Points.
    Three podcasts this week; three different sustainability professionals discussing how they’ve navigated their careers to keep issues of sustainability at the forefront.
    Up first is Emily Grubert, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, associate professor of sustainable energy policy in the Keough School of Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame.

    • 11 min
    Episode 160: Lauren Taylor, on civil engineering leadership in a modern era

    Episode 160: Lauren Taylor, on civil engineering leadership in a modern era

    Is civil engineering leadership about people? Or is civil engineering leadership about technical expertise?
    Yes.
    Civil engineering leadership is all of that and more in 2024.
    Lauren Taylor is a great example of civil engineering leader in the modern era, blending people skills with project management.
    Taylor Taylor works for WSP, based in Austin, Texas, as the Texas planning and advisory services lead.
    Last month, she was named an ENR Top 20 under 40 young professional.
    In episode 160 of ASCE Plot Points, Taylor discusses her approach to civil engineering leadership and why she loves it.

    • 21 min
    Episode 159: Isabella Salgado, on connecting your work to something bigger

    Episode 159: Isabella Salgado, on connecting your work to something bigger

    “We all want to do something that matters,” Isabella Salgado says.
    She is a civil engineer for the City of Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering and the social activities chair for the ASCE Los Angeles Younger Member Forum.
    And one way she’s found recently to connect to something larger is advocating for the profession as part of the ASCE Legislative Fly-In.
    In episode 159 of ASCE Plot Points, Salgado talks about her eye-opening trip to Washington, DC (including meeting one of her idols), and how she’s following in the footsteps of her civil engineering mother, Minerva Rodriguez.

    • 16 min
    Episode 158: Travis St. Louis and Michael Palmer, on why the future is modular

    Episode 158: Travis St. Louis and Michael Palmer, on why the future is modular

    Travis St. Louis and Michael Palmer are evangelists of sorts for modular construction and design.
    Each took their backgrounds in architectural engineering and moved into the modular construction practice from different angles – St. Louis on more of the civil engineering side as an enclosure engineer and associate principal for Simpson, Gumpertz, and Heger based in Oakland, California; and Palmer more on the business side as head of strategy and real estate for the Volumetric Building Companies, headquartered in Philadelphia.
    In episode 158 of ASCE Plot Points, St. Louis and Palmer discuss all things modular, and why it might be the future of construction.

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

Rangers apprentice Book 8 ,

Engage, Educate and Encourage Civil Engineering

I look forward to this podcast hearing the experiences and advice of the full spectrum of colleagues in our industry from seasoned professionals to those just starting out in their career. They also reach out to civil engineers from a geographical and specialty range. This podcast keeps us connected as a profession. And Ben Walpole has a magnificent voice made for a podcast.

DanitheEngineer ,

THE podcast for Engineers!

So many good things to say about this Podcast! This podcast features a diverse group of people involved in the Civil Engineering field whether it be directly or indirectly. Topics covered in the past include stress management, the power of storytelling, and the scooter revolution. Through the smaller segments, you get to learn about why people chose the civil engineering profession or even how their passions outside of work help them to be a better leader and/or engineer! I love this podcast format because I can listen to while at work and I feel like I get to "meet" so many different civil engineers across the globe through listening. I recommend this podcast to anyone in the Engineering community.

CEE - UW Madison ,

Excellent !

As a civil engineer with 30 plus years of experience in the field, I found these podcasts to be full of great practical advice and inspiration; I recommend for anyone, any stage in your career, as well as those thinking about entering the field.

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