October 31, 2018

I recently provided management training for a civil engineering firm and this question came up multiple times. Civil engineering managers struggle with delegation for many reasons, but when they do...
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October 3, 2018

I have received emails from many civil engineers who are just starting their careers. They often ask me about their first job. Some of their questions are … • What if I take a first job and...
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February 20, 2018

If you have spent any amount of time in the field of civil engineering, you know that one’s ability to speak in public can play a huge role in their success in this industry, as well as the success...
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January 25, 2018

This is a question I get often from civil engineering professionals, usually from those on the early side of their career. It’s in reference to that proverbial fork in the road that all civil...
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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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October 1, 2017

What’s the most lucrative region of the United States to work in as a civil engineer? Which civil engineering discipline pays the highest salary? The ASCE News September issue answers these...
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September 13, 2017

Survey says …? Bright futures for civil engineers. Results of the 2017 ASCE Salary Survey find that the median pre-tax income for civil engineers was $101,000 in 2016. Base salaries,...
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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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July 20, 2017

So, you are signed up for an upcoming civil engineering conference, and now it’s time to start putting together a plan to ensure that you get the most out of the event. I know what you are...
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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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