TWiCE - This Week in Civil Engineering

Sep 17 2020 20 mins

This Week in Civil Engineering (TWiCE) is a short weekly show published to provide civil engineering professionals with the most important industry updates. No fluff, no wasted time, just the important stuff. Topics will include technical information related to weekly civil engineering news stories, new civil engineering technologies, information on government funding as it becomes available for civil related projects, as well as professional development tips for individuals and firms. Our hosts for the show will be Khamini H. Fennelly, Geoff Smith, PE, LEED AP, Danny Luu. MEng (Hons) CEng, and Luis Duque, EIT, A.M. ASCE, A.M. SEI.





TWiCE 03: This Week in Civil Engineering – US DOT Awards $1B of BUILD Grants
Sep 24 2020 20 mins  
Welcome to This Week in Civil Engineering (TWiCE), the first weekly audio and video podcast covering weekly news stories and events related to civil engineering and its sub-disciplines. In this week's episode, we provide you with the latest news in the Civil Engineering industry including covering how the U.S. Dept. of Transportation awarded $1 billion to BUILD (Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development) grants for the improvements to highways, bridges, transit systems and other types of infrastructure. Breaking News in Civil Engineering: US DOT Awards $1B in Latest Round of BUILD Grants From: From: Tom Ichniowski | enr.com Why Specifications and Codes Are The Key to More Concrete Innovation? From: Matthew Jetmore | enr.com National News in Civil Engineering: Congressional Transportation Leaders Back One-Year Extension of FAST Act From: Eugene Mulero | ttnews.com New Oregon Inlet bridge to get ‘behavior’ test with billions of laser points From: Jeff Hampton| The Virginian-Pilot International News in Civil Engineering: Network Rail to design and build composite footbridges| From: Rob Horgan | newcivilengineer.com The opening of the Rohtang tunnel, completed at a cost of about 3,200 crore Indian rupees, is crucial at a time when there are border issues with China in Ladakh From: Suresh Sharma and Himanshi Dhawan | indiatimes.com Japan’s tallest skyscraper, named ‘Torch Tower’, to be built in Tokyo From: Kyodo | scmp.com Infrastructure Stories: Hurricane Sally: Pensacola Bay Bridge may be out of commission a month or more From: Kevin Robinson | pnj.com Road Runner: Crucial hurdle cleared for $1.2 billion project improving I-10, Barraza-Aviation From Shaq Davis | Tucson.com Career Inspiration of the Week: Never lose focus in meetings because you never know when you are going to be asked a question on the spot. I recommend that all engineers, no matter how junior or senior you are follow this philosophy as it will positively influence your engineering career. Quote of the Week: "Obstacles are what you see when you take your eye off the goal." ~ Henry Ford About the Host: Geoff Smith, PE, LEED AP joined Silman in 2004. As an Associate co-managing a studio, he oversees renovations, adaptive reuse, and new construction projects for building types including sports facilities, single- and multi-family private residences, K-12 and higher education facilities, museums, and places of worship. Notable projects that Geoff has been involved with include the multi-phase implementation of the Brooklyn Museum’s master plan, the redevelopment of Kearny Point in Kearny, NJ, the major renovation of the Edward Durell Stone building on Columbus Circle to create a dynamic new home for the Museum of Arts and Design, the renovation of Cheel Arena at Clarkson University, and the renovation of Appleton Arena at St. Lawrence University. His work also includes the award-winning renovation and restoration of the Yale University Art Gallery’s Swartout and Street Halls, completed in 1928 and 1864, respectively. Since 2010, Geoff has served as Commissioner for the Bayonne Historic Preservation Committee in Bayonne, NJ. He is also an active member of BIMForum. You can connect with Geoff here. This Week in Civil Engineering is published by the Engineering Management Institute and is part of EMI’s Civil Engineering Media & Entertainment Network. Please leave your feedback or comment about the show by clicking here. To your success, Anthony Fasano, P.E., LEED AP Engineering Management Institute Author of Engineer Your Own Success


TWiCE 02: This Week in Civil Engineering – $4.8B in ‘Bonus’ Money to States
Sep 17 2020 23 mins  
Welcome to This Week in Civil Engineering (TWiCE), the first weekly audio and video podcast covering weekly news stories and events related to civil engineering and its sub-disciplines. In this week's episode we provide you with the latest news in the civil engineering industry including how The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) distributed $4.8B in 'Bonus' money to states that will be used toward road and bridge projects. Breaking News in Civil Engineering: States Receive $4.8B in 'Bonus' Federal FY20 Highway Funds From Tom Ichniowski |enr.com Panama calls for bids on $2 billion water-shortage project From: | apnews.com National News in Civil Engineering: Federal Highway Administration Announces Availability of Tribal Projects Grants From Eleanor Lamb | ttnew.com MDOT research finds better alternative to steel in building bridges From: | Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. | wlns.com Virus Turns Up The Virtual Volume in AEC Sector Education From Bruce Buckley, Debra K. Rubin, and Stephanie Loder | enr.com International News in Civil Engineering: YVR terminates major infrastructure project due to COVID-19 From Kirsten Clarke | richmond-news.com Next phase begins for record-breaking timber bridge From: | TheConstructionIndex.co.uk Infrastructure Stories: Infrastructure Stakeholders Press Congress for Highway Law Extension From Eugene Mulero | TTnews.com RIDOT pauses bridge project after a dip develops on temporary overpass From Lynzi Deluccia | NBC10 News Career Inspiration of the Week: As professionals we need to remember that self-care and prioritizing mental health is important to making us better civil engineers. Don’t be afraid to take a step back, walk away, or even sleep on a challenge you can’t get to seem pass. A little bit of mental clarity always helps to see the bigger picture and find solutions! Quote of the Week: The purpose of life is a life of purpose. ~ Robert Byrne Purpose is found in your daily commitment to your personal and professional life. As civil engineers our work has so much purpose and that is something all civil engineers should be proud of. So, go and be the best civil engineering professional you can be! About the Host: Khamini H. Fennelly is from Queens, New York.  She graduated from Syracuse University’s College of Engineering in 2015 with a B.S in Civil Engineering. She is a Senior Staff Engineer at Langan in their New York City office where she primarily focuses on urban land development for large scale commercial developments. Beyond her project work, she is an office leader for the company’s Women’s Initiative. You can connect with Khamini here. This Week in Civil Engineering is published by the Engineering Management Institute and is part of EMI’s Civil Engineering Media & Entertainment Network. Please leave your feedback or comment about the show by clicking here. To your success, Anthony Fasano, P.E., LEED AP Engineering Management Institute Author of Engineer Your Own Success



TWiCE 01: Welcome to This Week in Civil Engineering (TWiCE)
Sep 10 2020 17 mins  
Welcome to This Week in Civil Engineering (TWiCE), the first weekly audio and video podcast covering weekly news stories and events related to civil engineering and its sub-disciplines. In this introduction episode of TWiCE, I explain how this show is going to work, introduce you to our four hosts for the show, and also provide you with a sample news story featuring some of the latest industry news and updates in the civil engineering industry. Our first complete episode will publish next week on 9/17 featuring Khamini H. Fennelly. Everyone should be up to date with what is going on in your industry because it can really have a lot of implications on you, your career, and your company’s growth. With This Week in Civil Engineering, our goal is for you to be able to listen to this podcast, or watch the video version every week for 10-20 minutes and get updated on industry happenings. The show will be hosted by four co-hosts, Khamini H. Fennelly, Geoff Smith, PE, LEED AP, Danny Luu MEng (Hons) CEng MICE, Luis Duque, EIT, A.M. ASCE, SEI. We will dive into topics that will include, but are not limited to: • The latest news in the world of civil engineering, national and international news, • Information on government funding as it becomes available for civil related projects, • Technical information related to new products that might improve project performance, • Professional development tips for individuals and firms. The episodes will be available anywhere you can listen to podcasts on audio including Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and on our YouTube Channel in video version. All of which you can find at www.TWICE.news This Week in Civil Engineering is published by the Engineering Management Institute and is part of EMI’s Civil Engineering Media & Entertainment Network. If you are looking for a platform that provides you with all the latest updates in the civil engineering industry, TWiCE is the perfect platform to fulfill your need. Please leave your feedback or comment about the show by clicking here. If you enjoyed this post, please consider downloading our free list of 33 Productivity Routines of Top Engineering Executives. Click the button below to download. Download the Productivity Routines To your success, Anthony Fasano, P.E., LEED AP Engineering Management Institute Author of Engineer Your Own Success


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