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 20, 2012

Clifford J. Schexnayder, Ph.D., P.E., Dist.M.ASCE, Eminent Scholar Emeritus, Del E. Webb School of Construction, Arizona State...
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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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August 16, 2012

Brad Aldrich, P.E., F.NSPE, F.ASCE, President of Aldrich and Elliott, PC Mr. Brad Aldrich, P.E., F.NSPE, F.ASCE,  is...
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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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July 15, 2012

Last Friday I took a few hours from my normal schedule to attend a precast concrete plant tour. The opportunity was sponsored by the local ASCE-SEI chapter. It is always interesting to see how the...
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July 8, 2012

I recently received a promotion that entitles me to a company smart phone. My reaction to the phone isn't what you might expect. A colleague put it best, asking, "have they given you the tether yet?"...
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June 18, 2012

"He gave a 110%." The phrase is one of my biggest pet peeves. For one, it's factually impossible. While it may glorify nose-to-the-grindstone work ethic, it can be counter productive to direct too...
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April 18, 2012

Structural optimization, genetic algorithms, generative modeling and parametric design are the new buzzwords of the structural design industry. They’ve quickly replaced such old fashioned concepts...
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March 20, 2012

Over the past several weeks I have been putting in long days at the office, going in on weekends, and bringing home work in an effort to meet a permit submission deadline for a large adaptive reuse...
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