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||Interview with Avery L. Bang, CEO, Bridges To Prosperity||Named the CEO of Bridges to Prosperity while still in her 20s, Avery Bang is an inspirational civil engineering leader. In this interview, Avery shares the “eureka” moment she had while serving in a third-world country that...Read More >>||12/19/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Interview with Dr. Christopher Burke, P.E., Stormwater Management Expert||Christopher Burke reflects on his years as a civil engineer and as a professor, and shares the concerns he has to promote innovation for new products for the aging infrastructure. He sees the need to...Read More >>||6/1/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Interview with Deborah Hersman, NTSB Chairman||NTSB Chairman Deborah Hersman discusses safety issues present in all modes of transportation and the critical and often behind the scenes role of the civil engineers who help keep us safe. Find out how NTSB...Read More >>||4/8/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Stephen R. DeLoach, Deputy Chief, Engineering and Construction, Headquarters U.S. Army Corps of Engineers||Stephen DeLoach, PE, LS, shares the responsibility with the Chief, E&C, for policy, program, and technical expertise in the execution of the Corps’ world-wide engineering, construction and environmental missions supporting the Nation’s water resources and...Read More >>||2/10/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Insights from Rick Capka, Chief Operating Officer for Dawson & Associates||In this episode of Insights, J. Richard Capka (BG, USA-Retired), P.E., M.ASCE, F.SAME, shares his reflections and perspectives on the civil engineering profession gained from more than 36 years of managing projects and overseeing federal...Read More >>||1/15/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Insights from Peter J. Zipf, Chief Engineer, The Port Authority of NY and NJ||In this episode of Insights, Peter J. Zipf, P.E., F.ASCE, shares his perspectives on civil engineering today, including challenges and opportunities, how he’s seen the profession evolve over the years, and where he sees its future....Read More >>||10/3/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Insights from Thomas W. Smith, Deputy Executive Director & General Counsel for ASCE||In this episode of Insights, the deputy executive director and general counsel of ASCE discusses the ethical standards and challenges facing civil engineers today. Thomas Smith III, CAE, M.ASCE, shares his views about what he sees as...Read More >>||8/21/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Insights From Jay Timmons, President and CEO, The National Association of Manufacturers||Jay Timmons is president and CEO of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), the largest manufacturing association in the United States representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector. He became NAM president in...Read More >>||6/19/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Insights From Robert E. Alger, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Lane Construction Corporation||Robert E. Alger, P.E., Dist.M.ASCE’s 30-year career in the industry began and continues to flourish at The Lane Construction Corporation. The combination of his executive expertise and standard of excellence has been instrumental in the...Read More >>||5/13/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Insights From Christopher M. Stone||Mr. Christopher M. Stone, PE, F. NSPE, F. ASCE, LEED AP BD+C is President of Clark Nexsen, P.C., Hampton Roads largest full-service, international, award-winning, architecture, engineering, and interior design firm with over 500 employees headquartered...Read More >>||3/7/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
Not Very Insightful
Honestly, for how sporadic the podcasts are you would expect a little more preparation and interesting discussion. Not to mention an interview lasting longer than 15 minutes would be nice. Each interview seems to have the same exact questions that really don't provide any intrigue or insight into the civil engineering community. For example, the one question I just can't stand and always seem to hear is "So, what keeps you up at night?" What kind of question is that for someone who is supposed to be a leader in the engineering community. It comes off as degrading and insincere. There doesn't seem to be any research backing up the people that are being interviewed. I would love to see some actual effort put into this someday where the topics discussed are more worthwhile and that interviews are much more interesting and engaging and provide much more depth about our field and our interaction with our own country and world community.