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...
Read more >>

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...
Read more >>

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...
Read more >>

BY 
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,...
Read more >>

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...
Read more >>

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...
Read more >>

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...
Read more >>

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...
Read more >>

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...
Read more >>

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...
Read more >>