22 episodes

To all of the engineers, public information officers, project managers, 3D visualizers, landscape and aesthetic designers, artists and other professionals focusing on making transportation and other civil engineering projects look better through design or public outreach, this podcast is for you.

Published by Civil FX, a 3D visualization firm focusing exclusively on civil engineering projects by using Unity 3D, Unreal Engine (UE4) and other design technology to bring projects to life. Learn more at www.civilfx.com

We Make Civil Engineering Look Good | Working to Make Transportation and other Civil Engineer Projects Better through Outreac Sam Lytle

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To all of the engineers, public information officers, project managers, 3D visualizers, landscape and aesthetic designers, artists and other professionals focusing on making transportation and other civil engineering projects look better through design or public outreach, this podcast is for you.

Published by Civil FX, a 3D visualization firm focusing exclusively on civil engineering projects by using Unity 3D, Unreal Engine (UE4) and other design technology to bring projects to life. Learn more at www.civilfx.com

    Blockchain in Civil Engineering with Terry Walters (Part 2)

    Blockchain in Civil Engineering with Terry Walters (Part 2)

    Today’s episode is the second part of our two-episode series with Terry Walters, a technology evangelist at HW Lochner. This final episode focuses on Terry’s work in Blockchain and how this can be truly useful in civil engineering, especially in the discipline of transportation engineering. Roughly speaking, Blockchain is a series of records cryptographically linked together, which makes it easier to spot any attempt to fake or alter the original data. This trait in itself can be useful, and in fact makes things much more dynamic and safe, in the transportation and shipping industries, in which there’s a huge need to keep track of things, both constantly and accurately.
    In the first episode, Sam and Terry talked about how technology as a whole, from software development to capabilities, will have a huge impact on the field. In this episode, Terry brings to light the specific details and nuances on how blockchain technology can be effectively used in civil engineering.

    Get in touch with Terry: twalters@HWLochner.com or twalters@mochimo.org
    Subscribe to the podcast: www.civilfx.com/lookgoodpodcast
    Civil FX Youtube channel: www.youtube.com/civilfxstudios
    Civil FX Website: www.civilfx.com

    • 25 min
    Evangelizing Technology in Civil Engineering with Terry Walters (Part 1)

    Evangelizing Technology in Civil Engineering with Terry Walters (Part 1)

    This week’s episode is the first part of a two-episode series with Terry Walters. Terry has been a technology evangelist at HW Lochner since 2014 and he lives in a RV, traveling all over the country and visiting various offices along the way. His passion for technology started out when he was just five years old, after getting his first computer, and, even though he ended up in the transportation segment of the civil engineering world, he always had his interest in technology on the side.

    In this first episode, Sam and Terry discuss where the field of civil engineering is going as a result of the extremely fast development cycles of software. They discuss interesting facts, such as the relation between machine learning and civil engineering, both the field as a whole and its practitioners, and how young engineers can better prepare for their careers ahead, given the world’s current tech-driven development.
    Get in touch with Terry: twalters@HWLochner.com or twalters@mochimo.org
    Subscribe to the podcast at www.civilfx.com/lookgoodpodcast
    Civil FX Youtube channel: www.youtube.com/civilfxstudios
    Civil FX Website: www.civilfx.com

    • 52 min
    Beautifying the World With Civil Engineering

    Beautifying the World With Civil Engineering

    In this week’s episode, Sam dives deeper into how we can use Civil Engineering to beautify the world. The aesthetics aspect of engineering projects is, at least most of the time, seen as secondary, given the vast utility involved in any sort of engineering project. However, being creative and trying to put out projects differently from how they’ve always been put out would considerably make a big difference in the world. Sam also shares some of the actions we can take to achieve this goal, ranging from landscaping to the presentation of the project itself. In addition, check out Civil FX’s portfolio on our website.
    Subscribe to the podcast at www.civilfx.com/lookgoodpodcast
    Civil FX Youtube channel: www.youtube.com/civilfxstudios
    Civil FX Website: www.civilfx.com
    Reach out to Sam: info@civilfx.com

    • 21 min
    Engaging the Hispanic Community for Effective Public Involvement with Ericka Aviles

    Engaging the Hispanic Community for Effective Public Involvement with Ericka Aviles

    In this episode, Sam talks with Ericka Aviles of Ericka Aviles Consulting about her work in communications and public involvement in hospitality, transportation and other industries. Ericka also talks about her work in the Hispanic community building trust and effectively involving an important demographic in the Las Vegas community and much more.
    Connect with Ericka at her website and social media: 
    https://www.erickaaviles.com/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/erickaaviles
    https://www.facebook.com/ErickaAvilesConsulting
    https://twitter.com/erickaaviles
    https://instagram.com/erickaavilesconsulting
     
    Subscribe to the podcast at www.civilfx.com/lookgoodpodcast

    • 42 min
    Where CAD Should Be Going with the CAD Manager Himself, Eric DeLeon

    Where CAD Should Be Going with the CAD Manager Himself, Eric DeLeon

    View and Subscribe on YouTube:
    https://youtu.be/sPMF40RTNGY
    In this episode, Sam talks with Eric DeLeon who has been drafting and managing CAD for many years and now has a podcast of his own- the CAD Manager Confessions
    Eric talks of his path into the AEC (Architecture, Engineering and Construction) industry and how he uses both Microstation (Bentley) and Civil 3D (AutoCAD) products to serve a variety of clients. He also discusses his efforts into 3D visualization using a variety of tools. Sam and Eric then discuss where CAD could be going and how it SHOULD be going to something similar to Revit for architects. 

    • 43 min
    Building a State DOT Visual Engineering Resource Group (VERG) with Kurt Stiles of WashDOT

    Building a State DOT Visual Engineering Resource Group (VERG) with Kurt Stiles of WashDOT

    In this episode, Sam talks with Kurt Stiles of Washington State Department of Transportation about how he got started in visual communications, built the Visual Engineering Resource Group (VERG) and continues to deliver 3D visualization and other graphical communication to this day. 
    Watch the conversation on YouTube at
    https://youtu.be/ANmQFTou4_A
    Learn more about VERG here:
    https://www.wsdot.wa.gov/business/visualcommunications/Visualization.htm

    • 59 min

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