August 3, 2020

Franklin Sherkow, P.E., ENV SP, is an ASCE Fellow and Life Member, and former president of ASCE’s Oregon Section. He was on the civil engineering faculty at Oregon State University for six years...
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June 29, 2020

In a recent session of our people skills course for engineers, I received the following question from one of our participants and thought was perfect for this column: Do you have some advice on...
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June 22, 2020

“A team is only as strong as its weakest link.” It’s a statement we’ve all heard before. But it’s something that rings true, especially in the civil engineering industry. Individuals...
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May 27, 2020

The ASCE News Civil Engineering Roundtable showcases insights from a cross section of ASCE members on a variety of industry topics. Today’s roundtable considers the increasing importance of...
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April 1, 2020

More companies across the civil engineering industry are implementing flatter management structures. Thus, the ability to influence others without relying on positional authority is an important...
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March 30, 2020

I’m happy to say I have never had to answer this question before. These are unprecedented times, but I hope this post provides some inspiration, as well as actions, that graduating civil...
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March 3, 2020

I’ve said over and over on The Civil Engineering Podcast that every civil engineering professional should absolutely find a mentor as early on in their career as possible. However, I recently...
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November 14, 2019

Choosing your major is one of the most important decisions you’ll make in your life. But as anyone who chooses to major in civil engineering can tell you, that decision is really only half the...
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April 17, 2019

How do you motivate engineers so that they want to step up and take ownership of their work, instead of being content with just being along for the ride? This was a question I received recently...
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March 25, 2019

Are you wondering why you need soft skills as a civil engineer? The Workplace Learning Report, which LinkedIn published last year after surveying 4,000 professionals globally, showed that the top...
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