The Geotechnical Engineering Podcast

The Geotechnical Engineering Podcast

The Geotechnical Engineering Podcast provides engineering career advice and success stories specifically for geotechnical engineers. Jared M. Green, PE, D.GE, Senior Associate and Award-Winning Geotechnical Practice Leader hosts the show and showcase geotechnical engineering projects and professionals.

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May 6, 2021 31 min

In this episode, we talk to Devon Mothersille, BEng (Hons), Ph.D., CEng, FICE, LETAPAEWE, the Managing Director of Geoserve Global Ltd, about ground anchor systems for geotechnical engineers. He also touches on what it takes to run a sole consultancy and find expert witness work. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask […]

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In this episode of The Geotechnical Engineering Podcast, we talk to John Peirce, Jr., P.E., D.GE, founder and principal of Peirce Engineering that provides us with some great career planning tips on the importance of mentoring young engineers, the need for field experience before becoming a design engineer, and continuing education. I believe this episode […]

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In this episode, I talk to the co-host of The Structural Engineering Channel, Mathew Picardal, P.E., about what he, as a structural engineer, thinks a geotechnical engineer needs to know, and how geotechnical and structural engineers collaborate. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Mat: What does a structural engineer do, and […]

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In this episode, we talk to Dr. Jean-Louis Briaud, Ph.D., P.E., the National President of ASCE and a Distinguished Professor and Holder of the Buchanan Chair in the Zachry Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Texas A&M University, about unsaturated soil mechanics. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Dr. Jean–Louis […]

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In this episode, we talk to Arthur J. Alzamora, Jr., P.E., F. ASCE, LEED, the Principal and Vice President at Langan Engineering & Environmental Services, about how to progress in your career as a geotechnical engineer and what it means to grow a team. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Questions I Ask Arthur: […]

The post TGEP 19: How to Progress in Your Career as a Geotechnical Engineer appeared first on Engineering Man...

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In this episode, we talk to Tony Canale, P.E., an Associate Partner at Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers, about the importance of celebrating Engineers Week, engineering education, and the role that engineers play in society. Please note that The National Society of Professional Engineers (NSP.E.) offers a wide breadth of resources on how you can help […]

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In this episode, we talk to Cassandra Wetzel, the District Office Manager and Principal at GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc., about design and construction around the water table. She describes what the water table is, discusses water table considerations for design and also some of the factors you must consider with soil or when working with rock […]

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In this episode, we talk to Dr. Theresa Loux, Ph.D., P.E., the Technical Director for Aero Aggregates of North America, about her career path, getting a Ph.D., Geosynthetics, and how giving back increases the awareness of what Geotechnical Engineers do. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Dr. Theresa Loux, Ph.D., P.E.: […]

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In this episode of The Geotechnical Engineering Podcast, we talk to Stacey Kulesza, B.S., M.E., Ph.D., an Associate Professor at Kansas State University, about her research on soil erosion and how it affects the community and our infrastructure. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Stacey: How do anthropogenic factors affect soil […]

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In this episode, we talk to Sebastian Lobo-Guerrero, Ph.D., P.E., a geotechnical project manager and laboratory manager at American Geotechnical & Environmental Services, Inc., about how you can be open to new opportunities in your engineering career, what geotechnical engineers can do in life, and what it means to be an engineer who attends conferences. […]

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In this episode, we talk to Chris Woods, a geotechnical engineer with over 20 years of project-related experience throughout the continental United States, and Vice President for the Virginia-based dynamic compaction specialty contractor, Densification, Inc. about the importance of industry involvement and relationships in construction, transitioning from consultant to a contractor, and the applicability of […]

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In this episode, we talk to Scott M. Olson, Ph.D., P.E., Professor of Geotechnical/Civil Engineering at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, about his career journey and about static and seismic liquefaction. He also provides some of the latest updates about the residual strength of liquefied soils. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Questions […]

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In this episode, we talk to Andrew Burns, P.E., who is the Vice President of Engineering & Estimating for Underpinning & Foundation Skanska. We talk about his career and how he worked his way up from office engineer to vice president and he also shares some very useful advice on how you can become a […]

The post TGEP 11: How To Become a Great Geotechnical Engineer appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.

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In this episode, we talk to John R. Grillo, P.E., a Project Executive at Keller about ground improvement techniques, deep foundation design, and the latest drilling techniques they have been using. He also provides some great advice for geotechnical engineers who are looking at moving into a leadership role. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of […]

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In episode 9 of The Geotechnical Engineering Podcast, we talk to Menzer Pehlivan, Ph.D., P.E. a geotechnical engineer with a specialization in seismic hazards and resiliency. Menzer knows four languages, has a Ph.D., spent two years working in New York, was featured in a movie, and is now working at Jacobs in Seattle. And in […]

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In this episode, we talk to Seth Pearlman, P.E., D. GE, M.ASCE, President and CEO of Menard Group USA, about ground improvement and the differences between ground improvement and piling. He also provides some great tips on how engineers can advance and grow in their careers. Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Seth […]

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In this episode of The Geotechnical Engineering Podcast, I talk to Peggy Hagerty Duffy, P.E., D.GE, M.ASCE, president at Hagerty Engineering, Inc., about starting a successful engineering firm. Peggy shares some of the valuable lessons she learned when starting her firm and how she overcame obstacles in her path. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of […]

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In this episode of The Geotechnical Engineering Podcast, I talk to Michael Wysockey, Ph.D., P.E., who is the president of Thatcher Foundations, Inc. Michael dives into some very interesting items including deep foundations, earth retention, marine construction, and safety considerations from a geotechnical specialty contractor’s perspective. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Questions We […]

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Photo Credit: Elizabeth Fraser, Arlington National Cemetery In this episode of The Geotechnical Engineering Podcast, we talk to Karen Durham-Aguilera, more commonly known as KD-A, who is the Executive Director at the Army National Military Cemeteries. We talk about her career and her role at the Army National Military cemeteries. KD-A also talks about effective […]

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In this episode of The Geotechnical Engineering Podcast, we talk to Joanna Smith, MSCE, a young successful Geotechnical Engineer with five years of experience in the areas of pile design and inspection, technical writing, project management, and leadership. At such a young age, she has achieved an enormous amount of success in her career, and […]

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