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Episode 117: Holly Piza, on advancing your career in water resources
Holly Piza, P.E., M.ASCE, is the research and development director at Mile High Flood District in Denver and the 2022 president of ASCE’s Environmental and Water Resources Institute.
In episode of 117 of the ASCE Plot Points podcast, Piza talks with guest hosts Brianne Duncan and Wendy Cohen of the EWRI Environmental Health and Water Quality Committee about her career path.
Episode 116: Tara Cavalline, Dennis Morian, and Clifford Schexnayder, on why quality control matters in construction more than ever
As project design and construction continue to develop and change, the importance of quality control only increases. Tara L. Cavalline, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, Dennis Morian, P.E., M.ASCE, and Clifford J. Schexnayder, Ph.D., P.E., Dist.M.ASCE, have authored a book to help engineers keep pace with changing construction landscape. It's called "Construction Quality in the Alternate Project Delivery Environment," and, in episode 116 of the ASCE Plot Points podcast, the authors discuss some of the key points from their research.
Episode 115: Heng Wei, on disruptive emerging transportation technologies
ASCE’s Transportation and Development Institute’s Technical Committee on CAV Impacts has prepared a new ASCE publication called Disruptive Emerging Transportation Technologies.
In episode 115 of the ASCE Plot Points podcast, one of the book's co-editors Heng Wei, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, a professor of transportation engineering at the University of Cincinnati, discusses some of the key technologies and their implications for civil engineers.
Episode 114: Tanesa Kassa, on the power of lifelong learning
Tanesa Kassa is a structural detail designer for the Arkansas Department of Transportation.
That wasn't exactly where her career started, though.
She's been adding new skills and learning new technology for two decades, adapting her skillset to the changing engineering environment.
In episode 114 of the ASCE Plot Points podcast, Kassa shares her journey and discusses the importance of being a lifelong learner.
Episode 113: Elyssa Dixon, on coping strategies for civil engineers and stress
Elyssa Dixon, P.E., M.ASCE, is an environmental engineer who is very active in ASCE – she is the chair of ASCE’s Committee on Younger Members and the presidet-elect of the Seattle Section. And more recently her focus has been on mental health. She started her own business – called Fleece and Forests – to share her training as a mindfulness and meditation coach.
In episode 113 of the ASCE Plot Points podcast, Dixon discusses stress in the civil engineering profession and some straegies specifically geared for civil engineers to help mitigate anxiety.
Episode 112: Michael Bloom, on sustainable infrastructure’s ‘tipping point’
Last December, the ASCE International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure brought sustainabilty thought leaders from around the world together. And now, ASCE has published a book collecting selected papers from the conference.
In episode 112 of the ASCE Plot Points podcast, the book's co-editor Michael Bloom, P.E., ENV SP, M.ASCE, discusses the special collection and what he calls a "tipping point" for the state of sustainable infrastructure.
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