Careers & Leadership

May 6, 2016

David Kubala, P.E., M.ASCE, public works department manager for R.G. Miller Engineers Inc., a Houston-based civil engineering firm, offers advice to engineers just starting their careers in this guest submission. Managers at civil engineering firms…Read More >>

February 22, 2016

Did you know Einstein was an accomplished civil engineer – Hans Albert, that is. Albert’s son. In Hans Albert Einstein: His Life as a Pioneering Engineer, available on ASCE press here, we are given insight…Read More >>

February 8, 2016

Now that I have your attention, I want to talk about the card game Euchre and a little about setting priorities. Euchre is played with just the “9” and higher cards in each suit of…Read More >>

FasanoInterchange
January 20, 2016

Civil engineers are in demand. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of civil engineers is projected to grow 20 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. As…Read More >>

High Roller, Las Vegas
December 6, 2015

At 550 feet tall, the High Roller is the highest Ferris Wheel in the world. That’s 245 feet taller than the statue of liberty and 400 feet taller than the former wheel on Chicago’s Navy…Read More >>

November 19, 2015

Leaders must step up and make their marks in a multitude of contexts, yet your organization’s office layout might not come to mind when creating a vision for improved employee performance. Think again. Workplaces have widely varying…Read More >>

Dymaxion House at Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn, Detroit
October 27, 2015

New technologies are fueling a wave of innovation in building design and construction. But are these really break-through technologies that will have lasting affect on the shelters in which we live and work? New materials…Read More >>

September 29, 2015

The new revelation that Volkswagen has been cheating on their emissions tests really irks me. It seems this is just the latest in a history of automobile manufacturers risking public welfare and skirting laws. Often…Read More >>

September 8, 2015

My purposes in writing this blog are threefold: introduce the recently released Engineering Competency Model, describe some of its immediate uses in engineering education and practice, and consider some of its long-term implications in relation…Read More >>

shelby
September 8, 2015

It’s the night of a premiere – a star-studded event. A candy-apple-red Saleen S7 pulls up. The scissor doors open slowly, and a gentleman wearing a fine Italian cut tuxedo emerges. He tosses the keys…Read More >>