November 2, 2011

When the going gets tough, the tough… compute, avoid, accommodate, compromise, and, finally, collaborate. That’s the positive progression in moving from a confrontational situation to a solution....
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October 29, 2011

Social media is changing the way we communicate. I moderated a session at the ASCE 2011 conference exploring the ways that civil engineers are using social media sites. I was really surprised by the...
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October 25, 2011

Far from the end of Lonely Street, it’s apparent from first impressions that Graceland was a beloved retreat for Elvis. Though modest in size and outward appearance, the colonial style home bears...
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October 23, 2011

A later session explored additional case studies in revolutionary sustainable solutions. Projects need not be massive to be influential. David Clarke, project manager with RW Armstrong &...
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October 22, 2011

This year’s ASCE conference focused on strategies for implementing sustainability in infrastructure projects. It was enthusiastically kicked off in the opening plenary by Wayne Clough, Secretary of...
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October 21, 2011

After all my morning travel I was a bit groggy, but I had made the commitment to participate in the ASCE conference in full. On my way to the opening plenary session I recognized two ASCE staff...
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October 20, 2011

I woke up at 5:34 and immediately texted “ctabus 929” to 41411. Response: “North Avenue & Larrabee 72 to Harlem due & 19 MIN.” Just enough time to brush my teeth and run over the bus...
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October 19, 2011

Shoes shined, socks packed, phones charged; I think I have everything ready to go for my trip to the ASCE 2011 annual conference in Memphis. My flight leaves at 8:00 tomorrow morning, so it will be...
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October 9, 2011

Although the economy is slow, if you can demonstrate your abilities and are flexible on location, type of work, and title there are still opportunities.  My company recently hired several engineers...
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September 20, 2011

I believe strongly that ASCE and other professional organizations are what you make of them. The more you get involved, the more benefits you will reap.  A great way to jump start your ASCE...
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