Careers & Leadership

January 24, 2015

Happy New Year! One end-of-year poll found that 72% of Americans who made a new year’s resolution claimed they kept it.  Not bad considering most resolutions focus on improving oneself or one’s life. With odds like…Read More >>

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January 22, 2015

Are you a multitasker? Do you, like a grasshopper, jump from task to task? You text, email, tweet, Google, blog, and talk – and all that in just the last few minutes! You are certainly…Read More >>

January 1, 2015

Shh! Don’t tell my clients, but I split my effort on about 35 projects in 2014. They’ve ranged in scope and complexity. Not a single one involved a stadium or a high rise – the…Read More >>

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January 1, 2015

Today, Thomas W. Smith III, ENV SP, CAE, M.ASCE, becomes executive director of the American Society of Civil Engineers. A dedicated ASCE member for more than 25 years, he has been the Society’s deputy executive…Read More >>

Pat Natale discusses leadership lessons with Casey Dinges.
December 12, 2014

After a long and successful career in both the public and nonprofit sectors, executive director Pat Natale will be retiring at the end of this month. Before he leaves the Society where he has served…Read More >>

December 10, 2014

Authorities from Arnold Schwarzenegger to Stephen Hawking have forewarned us of the dangers of intelligent machines. Yet we persist in further integrating computers in our life. Debating the role of computers in engineering is a…Read More >>

December 3, 2014

I recently finished reading Nate Silver’s excellent 2012 book titled, The Signal and the Noise:Why So Many Predictions Fail — but Some Don’t. The book is a must read for aspiring statisticians and anyone who…Read More >>

November 21, 2014

My earlier post in “The Leadership Imperative” considered the fact that many of the challenges facing civil engineering in the 21st century are “back to the future,” in the sense that today’s civil engineer increasingly…Read More >>

November 15, 2014

So you entered your first job and started your engineering career, now what? Part of a necessary next step in establishing your career is building the foundation for your future. Have you heard the phrase…Read More >>

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Ken Maschke performs "I Love Rock 'N Roll" with the Thornton Tomasetti house band
November 6, 2014

ASCE is offering a $5,000 grand prize for the 2014 Music Video Contest for Students and Younger Members (payable to your Student or Younger Member Group). All you need to do is perform and record…Read More >>