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ASCE Plot Points Podcast American Society of Civil Engineers

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    Episode 101: Aimee Corn, on what’s next for dam engineering

    Episode 101: Aimee Corn, on what’s next for dam engineering

    Aimee Corn wasn't sure where her career would lead, even after she fell in love with civil engineering.But she's happy with the way it worked out: dams.Corn, P.E., M.ASCE, is a civil structural engineer for Gannett Fleming in Denver, Colorado. She's also in her fourth term on the ASCE Structural Engineering Institute Board of Governors.In episode 101 of the ASCE Plot Points podcast, she talks about her career, why she loves dams, and where she sees the industry going.

    • 16 min
    Episode 100: Monique Head, on how to secure research funding

    Episode 100: Monique Head, on how to secure research funding

    Applied research is one of the most exciting topics in all of civil engineering. It also can be very complicated to secure the necessary funding.In episode 100 of the ASCE Plot Points podcast, Monique Head, Ph.D., A.M.ASCE, associate professor and associate chair in the department of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Delaware, talks about what the funding landscape looks like in light of the recent bipartisan infrastructure law.

    • 15 min
    Episode 99: Del Shannon, on how the bipartisan infrastructure law will change work for the civil engineer

    Episode 99: Del Shannon, on how the bipartisan infrastructure law will change work for the civil engineer

    It's one thing to acknowledge that the recent bipartisan infrastructure law will change the civil engineering industry. But, looking deeper, what do those changes mean for the everyday work of civil engineers? How will their lives and careers change?In episode 99 of ASCE Plot Points, Del Shannon, P.E., M.ASCE, principal and senior vice president for Schnabel Engineering, discusses those potential changes as well as the skills civil engineers may need to further develop to better align themselves with the new work that will be coming from the law's infrastructure investment.

    • 10 min
    Episode 98: Kristina Swallow, on how the bipartisan infrastructure law will change the civil engineering industry

    Episode 98: Kristina Swallow, on how the bipartisan infrastructure law will change the civil engineering industry

    Kristina Swallow, P.E., Pres.18.ASCE, worked for years to advocate with ASCE for infrastructure investment. Now, as director of the Nevada Department of Transportation, she is excited about the opportunity presented by the recent bipartisan infrastructure law to improve her home state.In episode 98 of ASCE Plot Points, Swallow discusses the various ways the new law will reshape the civil engineering profession. And the student ambassadors discuss their favorite engineers in civil engineering history.

    • 16 min
    What would Robert Moses do? Part 3: Doing right by the community

    What would Robert Moses do? Part 3: Doing right by the community

    It's an enticing question to ponder. What would Robert Moses do? How would he navigate the infrastructure landscape of 2022?John Williams, the CEO of Autocase and board chair for the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure, discusses in today's finale of a three-part series.Williams is speaking at the 2021 ASCE International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure, Dec. 7, in a session called "Post-Black-Swan-Event Infrastructure: Lessons Learned and Plans for the Future."

    • 21 min
    What would Robert Moses do? Part 2: The business case for anti-fragile infrastructure

    What would Robert Moses do? Part 2: The business case for anti-fragile infrastructure

    What is anti-fragile infrastructure? And what's the business case for its design?John Williams, the CEO of Autocase and board chair for the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure, answers both questions in today's second part of a three-part series.Williams is speaking at the 2021 ASCE International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure, Dec. 7, in a session called "Post-Black-Swan-Event Infrastructure: Lessons Learned and Plans for the Future."

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

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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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