The Civil Engineering Podcast

The Civil Engineering Podcast

The Civil Engineering Podcast provides engineering career advice and success stories specifically for civil engineers. Civil engineers Anthony Fasano, PE and Christian Knutson, PE host the show and showcase civil engineering projects and professional

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February 21, 2024 33 mins

In this episode, I talk with Dr. Bellandra Foster, P.E., about finding one’s passion and purpose in engineering and making career decisions based on those factors. She also shares insights on coaching, the overlooked costs of being a boss, and the importance of family and self-time. ***The video version of this episode can be viewed […]

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In this episode, I talk with Dr. Paul Chinowsky about the critical significance of climate change resiliency in the industry and the intriguing transition from research to consulting. We also delve into the differences between tackling climate change resiliency in academia versus the industry, and shed light on the essential skills required to effectively address […]

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In this episode, I talk with Matt Aston, GPRS’ founder, about the company’s various services, including video pipe inspection, leak detection, laser scanning, and ground-penetrating radar. He shares the origin story of GPRS and its growth strategy, and also introduces the SiteMap initiative, which aims to create a comprehensive view of underground infrastructure for facilities. […]

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In this episode, I introduce you to the new co-host for this podcast, K. James Taylor, Jr., P.E., a licensed professional engineer and an associate vice president at Verdantas, and provide some great civil engineering leadership tips that can help you conquer even the most challenging projects. ***The video version of this episode can be […]

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In this episode, I talk about three engineer-approved steps for effective goal-setting that will turbocharge your career every 90 days. Whether it’s professional or personal, these steps are your secret sauce. ***The video version of this episode can be viewed here.*** Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some Key Points Discussed in This Episode About How to […]

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In this episode, I talk with Alexandra Lee, P.E., staff civil engineer at Burns & McDonnell, about her unique approach to engineering design, particularly in balancing traditional methods with innovative solutions in transmission and utility projects. ***The video version of this episode can be viewed here.*** Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Questions I […]

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In this episode, I talk with William Spencer, P.E., president and professional engineer at MHS Planning & Design, about the profound impact of civil engineering on promoting child wellness in parks and playgrounds. We tackle topics like funding challenges, the significance of outdoor play in child wellness, pioneering solutions, and the crucial role of collaboration. […]

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In this episode, I talk with James Chambers, director of global industry development at Nemetschek, about digital transformation in construction. He delves into the adoption of digital technology and software tools, explore the reasons behind increasing technology investments, and also share some great tips for introducing and utilizing digital tools at your firm. ***The video […]

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In this episode, I talk with Tucker Perkins, MBA, the president and CEO of the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC), about the pivotal role of engineering in the ever-evolving energy landscape, highlighting the importance of propane technology and sustainability in the journey towards a greener world. ***The video version of this episode can be […]

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In this episode, I talk with Dylan Medeiros, a learning and development specialist at HFA, about the intriguing origin story of the NICER method. Dylan breaks down the method’s steps and explains how it can benefit both civil engineering individuals and organizations. We also talk about the future of learning and development in the engineering […]

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In this episode, I talk with Michele Heyward, EIT, the founder and CEO of PositiveHire, about the current state of civil engineering diversity, the challenges faced by underrepresented groups in the industry, and retention strategies for keeping diverse talent in engineering construction. ***The video version of this episode can be viewed here.*** Engineering Quotes: Here […]

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In this episode, I talk with Eric Thompson, P.E., water resources engineering team leader at MSA Professional Services. Eric provides some great advice for engineers who are aspiring to transition from technical professional to leader, especially within the field of water resources engineering. ***The video version of this episode can be viewed here.*** Engineering Quotes: […]

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In this episode, I talk with Jim Rowings, vice president at Kiewit, about developing top leadership skills for engineers in the design and construction field, and the vital role that leadership qualities play in the journey of all engineers. ***The video version of this episode can be viewed here.*** Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of […]

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In this episode, I talk with Kimberly Bauer Burke, vice president at Skanska and a leader in the AEC industry, about her experiences as a business development and sales professional, which include discussing strategies for market penetration, customer relationship management, and more. We also dive into her perspective as a woman in the construction industry […]

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In this episode, I talk to you about Antoni Gaudí's remarkable stormwater management techniques showcased in the breathtaking Park Güell, which I recently visited on my trip to Spain, and how it continues to inspire and relate to modern civil engineering practices. ***The video version of this episode can be viewed here.*** Engineering Quote: Here […]

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In this episode, I talk with Matthew Alboum, P.E., a regional human resource manager at Dewberry, who made a successful career transition from civil engineer to HR manager, about how he leveraged his engineering background to excel in HR. He also discuss the importance of acknowledging individuality and leveraging strengths for a fulfilling career, and […]

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In this episode, I talk to Douglas Teiger, FAIA, a highly experienced AEC professional with over 40 years in the field, about how civil engineers can achieve a healthier work-life balance and maintain their well-being while navigating the demands of the engineering industry. ***The video version of this episode can be viewed here.*** Here Are […]

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In this episode, I talk to Steve Dell’Orto, the founder and CEO of ConCntric, a preconstruction platform that is transforming the fractured preconstruction environment by unifying data, people, and processes. We talk about evolving industry challenges and why it is so important to make preconstruction planning a top priority. ***The video version of this episode […]

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In this episode, we delve into a crucial topic that impacts communities and infrastructure: municipal water and sewer authorities. Joining us is William (Bill) N. Malin, P.E., an expert in the field, who sheds light on the role of these authorities in managing water and sewer infrastructure, the challenges they face, and the vital role […]

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In this episode, I talk to John M. Keller, P.E., PMP, executive director of the New Jersey Turnpike Authority about the crucial topic of resiliency in the transportation systems. We discuss the challenges the industry faces, its impacts on budgets, the importance of coordination at all levels, the need to be proactive, and the steps […]

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