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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.

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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 - Albania in Construction to USA Geotech PM with Spiro Kola

    CEA - Albania in Construction to USA Geotech PM with Spiro Kola

    In this episode, Spiro Kola explains the good and bad of becoming a civil engineer in the US coming from another country. From lessons learned after graduating and taking the FE exam to how he landed a job in the middle of the pandemic in his chosen field, Spiro has you covered — whether you’re an immigrant or US citizen.

    Tune in to Learn:


    The biggest hurdle for international students coming into the US to study engineering
    What civil engineering undergrads should be doing in school in addition to studying
    Lessons learned after taking the FE exam three times you need to know
    Alternative-Item Type Questions: how often do they appear? Are they more difficult?
    Strategies to land a civil engineering job — plus an old-school way that still works
    What the decoupling of the PE exam is and what it means for those who pass the FE
    A little-known and unconventional resource for geotechnical engineers

    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

    Resources Mentioned:
    Spiro’s LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/spiro-kola-ei-039180107
    ECS - https://www.ecslimited.com
    American Concrete Institute (ACI) - https://www.concrete.org
    American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) - https://www.asce.org
    Concrete Canoe Competition, by ASCE - https://www.asce.org/communities/student-members/conferences/asce-concrete-canoe-competition
    Steel Bridge Competition, by AISC - https://www.aisc.org/education/university-programs/student-steel-bridge-competition
    D-Day, by Stephen Ambrose - AMAZON LINK
    University of Florida - https://www.ufl.edu


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    • 19 min
    CEA - Crazy About Concrete with Tyler Ley

    CEA - Crazy About Concrete with Tyler Ley

    Calling all concrete aficionados out there! Today's guest is none other than concrete geek Tyler Ley himself. In this episode, drawing on his professional experience and years of research, he’ll make you crazy about concrete, too — but maybe not as much as he is.

    Tune in to Learn:


    Why concrete is the greatest material on the planet
    Sustainability: what does the future look like for concrete and those who work with it?
    An essential material with more CO2 emissions than concrete most people don't know of
    The secret to making good use of concrete's carbon footprint — and how to reduce it
    A problem with concrete known for years with no official method to measure it...until now
    Baby aspirin for concrete: two kinds of "concrete medicine" that makes it better
    What's Ultra-High Strength Concrete? Where is it used? How is it made?
    Specific career paths for concrete enthusiasts who want to work with it
    How you can help with improvements in the concrete field as a working civil engineer

    Our Partner:

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

    Resources Mentioned:

    Tyler Ley’s Youtube Channel - https://youtube.com/tylerley
    Tyler Ley’s Instagram (@concrete.tyler) - https://www.instagram.com/concrete.tyler
    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - https://www.usace.army.mil
    ASCE - https://asce.org
    Oklahoma State University - https://go.okstate.edu
    Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) - https://www.faa.gov
    DoD Grant - https://dlnseo.org/NSEP

    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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    • 35 min
    CEA - Engineering Our Future PE Course and Tips with Luis Duque

    CEA - Engineering Our Future PE Course and Tips with Luis Duque

    If you want to pass your PE exam but think there’s no time for you to learn all the technical content, then this episode is for you. Today, Luis Duque from Engineering Our Future shares a recently released study guide that teaches you how — not what — to study for the PE exam so you can pass it once and for all…as he did on his first try.

    Tune in to Learn:


    How Luis prepared for and passed his PE Exam all by himself
    An underappreciated outcome of taking the PE exam that supercharges your career
    A scientifically proven study technique that helps you learn more...faster
    The only two things you need to consider when choosing your depth section
    How much time you should give yourself to prepare for the exam
    What the PE exam decoupling is and how it impact when you should (not "can") sit for it
    Luis’s study guide teaches you how, instead of what, to study for your PE 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

    Resources Mentioned:
    The Ultimate PE Exam Study Guide (Use Code CEA to Get 10% Off) - https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/pe-exam-study-guide
    Free PE Course - https://engineeringourfuture.gumroad.com/l/FreePECourse
    PE Civil Structural Notes - https://engineeringourfuture.gumroad.com/l/PE-Structural-Notes
    Engineering Our Future Website - https://www.luisfelipeduque.com
    Engineering Our Future Podcast #43 with Isaac Oakeson - https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/043
    Engineering Our Future Blog - https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/home/blog
    ASCE's PE Exam Review Courses - https://www.asce.org/education-and-events/explore-education/pe-exam-reviews


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    • 24 min
    CEA - Success After 3 FE Attempts with Sean Arledge

    CEA - Success After 3 FE Attempts with Sean Arledge

    Do you doubt you can pass your FE and PE exams if you’ve been out of school for a while and have a busy schedule? Then today’s guest is living proof you just need the right resource. Sean Aldridge took the FE exam three times, but the third time around was completely different with the help of The Ultimate Civil FE Review Course.

    Tune in to Learn:


    Sean's journey passing the FE exam on his third attempt after 2+ years out of school
    How Sean prepared differently with the help of The Ultimate Civil FE Review Course
    What Sean enjoyed the most about the course — and why you will, too
    What makes CEA's FE review course different from the other options out there
    A studying technique to use in your daily commute to make good use of that time
    How to approach questions on exam day — including the alternative-item type questions
    A mistake Sean made on exam day you should definitely avoid
    Sean's #1 advice to those considering or already preparing for their FE Exam
    How to stay motivated as a repeat test-taker — and why you should

    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

    Resources Mentioned:
    NCEES - https://ncees.org

    FE Civil Practice Exam, by NCEES - https://account.ncees.org/exam-prep/431

    Microsoft Scheduler - https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/meeting-scheduler

    Engineer, by Kenza - https://www.engenieer.com


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    • 25 min
    CEA 141 - Rocking the PE, ASCE, and Social Media with Vanessa

    CEA 141 - Rocking the PE, ASCE, and Social Media with Vanessa

    Today’s guest is Vanessa, a transportation engineer who “accidentally” got into the field and later became an Instagram superstar sharing her career experiences. In this episode, she breaks down all the lessons she learned along this journey into actionable tips you can apply to your own career.

    Tune in to Learn:


    The two scenarios in which civil engineering is (or was) a great career choice for you
    How to succeed in civil engineering — even if you don't like math and science
    One myth about the field that needs to be debunked right away
    Five tips to prepare for your PE exam to pass it once and for all
    What Vanessa regrets about her FE Exam that you should do differently
    What's the Femineer ® Program at San Diego State University?
    The reason she started her famous Instagram account focused on civil engineering
    Her top tips for those engineers who also want to start and scale a creative outlet

    Resources Mentioned:
    Vanessa's Instagram (@itsvnessa) - https://www.instagram.com/itsvnessa
    Vanessa's TikTok (@its_engineervnessa)- https://www.tiktok.com/@its_engineervnessa
    Vanessa's YouTube Chanel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8qCPstxlZ1hJJXsc-ZIL2Q
    Engineer to Entrepreneur - https://engineer2entrepreneur.net

    ASCE - https://asce.org
    Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) - https://www.wtsinternational.org
    American Public Works Association (APWA) - https://www.apwa.net
    San Diego State University - https://www.sdsu.edu
    Femineer ® Program - https://www.engineering.sdsu.edu/explore/femineer_program.aspx

    Cal Poly Pomona - https://www.cpp.edu

    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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    • 27 min
    CEA - Building Your Personal Brand with Shingle

    CEA - Building Your Personal Brand with Shingle

    Who said you can only work at a firm as an engineer?! Today’s guests are Aaron and Wes, the co-founders of shingle. It’s a platform that allows you to provide engineering services independently — and make your own name in the field rather than spend your career building the firm’s brand.

    Tune in to Learn:


    Is your successful engineering career enough to do financially well in life?
    What shingle is and how it helps you sell engineering services to make more money
    How you can effectively use shingle while keeping your full-time engineering job
    How do you have access to expensive software tools while selling on shingle?
    The differences in work requested by big and small firms on the shingle
    A long-overdue industry change is about to happen — and the role shingle will play in it
    Can young engineers just starting their careers use shingle as well?
    One resource that will help you assess your life choices in terms of time — not money
    The importance of knowing the basics of entrepreneurship in today's world

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

    Resources Mentioned:
    shingle - https://www.shingleit.com
    Aaron Klimisch's LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/aaronklimisch
    Wes Turecheck's LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/wes-turechek
    Consultant Earnings Calculator - https://www.shingleit.com/consultant-calculator
    Design of Welded Structures, by Omer W. Blodgett - amzn.to/3NLezU9
    The Four-Hour Workweek, by Tim Ferriss - amzn.to/3AA3EcN
    The Tim Ferriss Show - https://tim.blog/podcast
    The Armchair Expert - https://armchairexpertpod.com
    STAAD software - https://www.bentley.com/en/products/brands/staad
    PLS-CADD software - https://www.powerlinesystems.com/plscadd


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    • 38 min

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