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November 16, 2017

Unfortunately, this is a question I get all too often. Lack of confidence is one of the biggest inhibitors of professional development and overall success for civil engineering professionals (and...
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ASCE leaders compare notes at the 2017 Presidents and Governors Forum.  PHOTO: Leader Training Committee
September 21, 2017

Kwame Agyare knows a thing or two about leadership. The incoming Region 9 Director has served in numerous leadership positions for ASCE – Phoenix Branch president, Region 9 governor, and Region...
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September 21, 2017

I had the honor of speaking at the Seattle ASCE Younger Member Forum this week. It was a pleasure to speak to such a motivated group of young civil engineers. The topic I discussed was how to network...
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August 30, 2017

This week, my three kids are each in different camps again, which will make for scattered mornings (and a crazy week overall). It’s easier to stomach now, though, because I know it is all coming to...
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Portland General Electric’s Tucannon River Wind Farm was the first energy project in North America to receive the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure Envision Gold award,.
August 24, 2017

The whole “you’ll know it when you see it” concept really only goes so far when it comes to sustainable infrastructure. “You need some measure of what you mean by sustainability,” said...
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July 6, 2017

This post comes as a general response to questions I get from hundreds of civil engineers asking how they can more rapidly advance their career or grow their civil engineering business. My answer...
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June 15, 2017

I previously covered the benefits of becoming a jack-of-all-trades, and more recently, focusing on a specific niche as a civil engineer. In this post, I want to dig deeper into specialization as a...
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May 24, 2017

This is a question I struggled with myself when I started out as a young civil engineer working in the field of land development. When you work in land development, there are many different aspects...
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David Odeh
May 18, 2017

With spring graduation season in full swing, it’s a good time to take the temperature of the civil engineering job market. David Odeh, P.E., S.E., SECB, F.SEI, F.ASCE, is well-positioned for...
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May 12, 2017

Civil engineering graduates, rejoice. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics is on your side. The 2016-17 Occupational Outlook Handbook projects an 8 percent increase in civil engineering employment...
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