Ken Maschke
Ken Maschke

Ken is structural engineer with Thornton Tomasetti in Chicago, specializing in forensic engineering and designing building renovations. Long-time readers of this blog have followed Ken’s career path from entry level to manager, with stops in Denmark and France. He is also an adjunct professor in the Masters of Architecture program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he teaches structural engineering to aspiring architects. Ken believes that sharing his personal experiences will entertain and enlighten emerging leaders in civil engineering.

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Careers & Leadership

November 12, 2012

Please forgive me for the long and unannounced break since my last post. Over the past month I have been exceptionally busy traveling for work, pleasure, and to attend the ASCE annual conference in...
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Careers & Leadership

October 17, 2012

Post by regular contributor Rafael Gomes de Oliveira. The need for civil engineers to become more involved in policy making affairs has been a recurring theme in ASCE publications and...
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Careers & Leadership

October 11, 2012

I recently attended the Wood Solutions fair sponsored by Woodworks.org. It was really good; I wood go again. Cheesy as it may sound, I was really excited about the free seminars… and complimentary...
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Careers & Leadership

September 29, 2012

The Young Professionals Committee of ASCE’s Structural Engineering Institute is conducting a survey about your experiences as a structural engineering professional. They are interested in your...
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September 24, 2012

Chicago is known worldwide for its streets. The collective ambiance and activity make the city streets destinations unto themselves – the flagship shops on Michigan Avenue, the historic theaters...
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September 16, 2012

This summer guest contributor Kyle Vansice interned with Thornton Tomasetti in Chicago. He used some of his free time to explore Chicago’s rich architectural history, including works by acclaimed...
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September 9, 2012

ASCE-SEI Logo Recently I had to edit a graphic banner for the SEI Sustainability Committee website that I’m currently responsible for...
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Careers & Leadership

August 31, 2012

Post by regular contributor Rafael Gomes de Oliveira. Education is, without a doubt, one of most important aspects of a person’s life. People may differ in which topics they find important to...
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Careers & Leadership

August 20, 2012

The Colosseum at Night My company holds an annual photo contest. Interesting photos meeting a different theme are solicited from the staff...
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Careers & Leadership

August 13, 2012

My team’s management structure has been shaken up over the past couple of months. First, I received a promotion to the associate level. I’m now much more involved with setting fees for our work...
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