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The Geotechnical Engineering Podcast

English, Finance, 1 season, 101 episodes, 2 days, 2 hours, 45 minutes
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The Geotechnical Engineering Podcast (TGEP) provides engineering career advice and success stories specifically for geotechnical engineers. Jared M. Green, PE, D. GE, F.ASCE, NOMA, Principle at Langan Engineering and Award-Winning Geotechnical Practice Leader hosts the show and showcase geotechnical engineering projects and professionals. Topics covered include but are not limited to large diameter foundations, design-build, energy foundations, ground anchor systems, career planning tips, unsaturated soil mechanics, geosynthetics, soil erosion, dynamic compaction, earthquake engineering and more.
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TGEP 101: Unveiling the Secrets of Physics in Geotechnical Engineering

In this episode, I talk with T. Matthew Evans, Ph.D., a professor at Oregon State University, about the influence of geotechnical engineering on everyday life and its future advancements with technology. Dr. Evans shares insights from his research on soil stability across various conditions and underscores the practical application of physics in geotechnical engineering. He […] The post TGEP 101: Unveiling the Secrets of Physics in Geotechnical Engineering appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
5/9/202423 minutes, 15 seconds
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TGEP 100: Top 10 Geotechnical Engineering Podcasts: A Journey Through Engineering Excellence

In this episode, I reflect on our top 10 geotechnical engineering podcasts that resonate the most with our listeners. We explore groundbreaking discussions on new technologies and share inspiring stories of career development and engineering leadership. ***The video version of this episode can be viewed here.** Here Are the Top 10 Geotechnical Engineering Podcasts: #10 […] The post TGEP 100: Top 10 Geotechnical Engineering Podcasts: A Journey Through Engineering Excellence appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
4/25/202434 minutes, 40 seconds
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TGEP 099: Best Practices for Inclusive Urban Design in Geotechnical Engineering

In this episode, I talk about how inclusive urban design makes cities more accessible. It’s about solving problems like sidewalk design and trees with universal principles. We need to engage communities and navigate laws to push for better standards. Ultimately, it’s about doing what’s right and creating spaces where everyone feels welcome. ***The video version […] The post TGEP 099: Best Practices for Inclusive Urban Design in Geotechnical Engineering appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
4/11/20246 minutes, 20 seconds
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TGEP 098: How to Make a Difference in the Field of Earthquake Engineering

In this episode, we talk with Ashly Cabas, Ph.D., M.ASCE, assistant professor at North Carolina State University, about the impact of local soil conditions on ground shaking during earthquakes, and the importance of understanding this for safer infrastructure design in earthquake engineering. Dr. Cabas also highlights the tools and technologies used in seismic hazard assessment […] The post TGEP 098: How to Make a Difference in the Field of Earthquake Engineering appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
3/28/202437 minutes, 3 seconds
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TGEP 097: How to Build Effective Teams in Geotechnical Projects

In this episode, we dive deep into a vital aspect of geotechnical engineering — how to build effective teams in Geotechnical Projects. We explore the intricate world of collaboration, uncover strategies for building and managing effective teams, and discuss how the synergy of multidisciplinary teams is essential for the success of complex geotechnical projects. Engineering […] The post TGEP 097: How to Build Effective Teams in Geotechnical Projects appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
3/14/20248 minutes, 55 seconds
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TGEP 096: Land Site Characterization: Essential Techniques for Informed Decisions

In this episode, we talk with Leonard Sands, Global Business Line Director for Land at Fugro, about his extensive career journey, the evolution, and innovations in land site characterization and geological data gathering. ***The video version of this episode can be viewed here.*** Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Leonard: What […] The post TGEP 096: Land Site Characterization: Essential Techniques for Informed Decisions appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
2/29/202450 minutes, 30 seconds
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TGEP 095: The Hidden Power of Geotechnical Engineering in Environmental Services

In this episode, I talk about various aspects of geotechnical engineering in environmental services, including landfill design and management, groundwater protection and soil remediation, shoreline and erosion control, sustainable material use and lifecycle analysis, risk assessment and environmental impact analysis. ***The video version of this episode can be viewed here.*** Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some […] The post TGEP 095: The Hidden Power of Geotechnical Engineering in Environmental Services appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
2/15/20247 minutes, 49 seconds
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TGEP 094: How Geotechnical Engineering Software Transforms Infrastructure Projects

In this episode, we talk with Dr. Ronald B.J. Brinkgreve, a Distinguished Scientist in Geotechnical Engineering at Plaxis, and Micha van der Sloot, MSc, who manages the User Success group for Seequent Geotechnical Analysis, about a geotechnical engineering software product called PLAXIS, and how it is used to help solve common and complex geotechnical problems […] The post TGEP 094: How Geotechnical Engineering Software Transforms Infrastructure Projects appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
2/1/202434 minutes, 15 seconds
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TGEP 093: The Unforeseen Impacts of AI on Geotechnical Engineering

In this episode, we talk with Sam Warren, P.E., GE, PMP, and vice president of Farrell Design-Build, the West Coast business unit of Menard USA. Joining him today are two new engineering professionals coming out of college, Adam Fayko and Luis Pinedo. We talk about the dynamic interplay of AI in geotechnical engineering. the challenges […] The post TGEP 093: The Unforeseen Impacts of AI on Geotechnical Engineering appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
1/18/202425 minutes, 22 seconds
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TGEP 092: Uncovering Subsurface Risks: Soil Liquefaction Analysis Reveals Hidden Threats

In this episode, we talk with Adda Athanasopoulos-Zekkos, PhD., Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, about the intricate world of gravelly soil liquefaction analysis—an imperative concern in the realm of geotechnical engineering, analyzing its complexities, implications, and potential solutions. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Questions We […] The post TGEP 092: Uncovering Subsurface Risks: Soil Liquefaction Analysis Reveals Hidden Threats appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
1/4/202442 minutes, 38 seconds
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TGEP 091: Navigating the Engineering Landscape with Integrity as Your Compass

In this episode, we talk with Andrew Leung, P.E., president and managing principal at YU & Associates, about the importance of integrity in leadership. He also talks about his management style, and innovations in geotechnical and environmental engineering. ***The video version of this episode can be viewed here.*** Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the […] The post TGEP 091: Navigating the Engineering Landscape with Integrity as Your Compass appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
12/14/202342 minutes, 45 seconds
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TGEP 090: Harnessing the Power of Geotechnical Engineering for Effective Pavement Design

In this episode, we talk with Prashant Patil, M.S., P.E., a Geotechnical Engineer at Gessner Engineering, LLC, about the intricate factors that shape effective pavement design recommendations.  We also dive deep into geotechnical investigation, and discuss some of the challenges geotechnical engineers encounter on projects. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask […] The post TGEP 090: Harnessing the Power of Geotechnical Engineering for Effective Pavement Design appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
11/30/202332 minutes, 13 seconds
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TGEP 089: A Comprehensive Guide to Working Platforms for Drill Rigs and Cranes

In this episode, we talk with Thomas D. Richards, Jr., P.E., D.GE, a consultant at Nicholson Construction Company, about working platforms for drill rigs and cranes. We delve into what working platforms are, why they are essential for geotechnical engineers, their utilization challenges, and how they can contribute to their effective use. Engineering Quotes: Here […] The post TGEP 089: A Comprehensive Guide to Working Platforms for Drill Rigs and Cranes appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
11/16/202334 minutes, 53 seconds
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TGEP 088: Adapting to the New Reality of Leadership in the Hybrid World

In this episode, I talks about the dynamic evolution of leadership in our hybrid world and how these shifts are fundamentally redefining the very essence of leadership in this ever-changing environment. ***The video version of this episode can be viewed here.*** Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Key Points Discussed About Adapting to the […] The post TGEP 088: Adapting to the New Reality of Leadership in the Hybrid World appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
11/2/202316 minutes, 38 seconds
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TGEP 087: How to Attract and Retain Women in the Construction Industry

In this episode, we talk with Kristina McDonnell, a geotechnical project manager at KELLER in Cleveland, Ohio, about the importance of empowering women in the construction industry and advancing inclusivity. We also talk about her dedication to mentoring young engineers and STEM students, her involvement with NAWIC, and how it has helped her grow in […] The post TGEP 087: How to Attract and Retain Women in the Construction Industry appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
10/19/202328 minutes, 3 seconds
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TGEP 086: The Challenges, Innovations, and Future of Tailings Engineering

In this episode, we talk with Sam Rumel, P.E., P.G., a geotechnical engineer at AECOM, about tailings engineering. We explore the intricacies of this field and shed light on its challenges, innovative approaches, and future trends. ***The video version of this episode can be viewed here.*** Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Questions We […] The post TGEP 086: The Challenges, Innovations, and Future of Tailings Engineering appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
10/5/202334 minutes, 16 seconds
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TGEP 085: The Dynamic Crossroads of Earth Science, Geology, and Mechanics in Geotechnical Engineering

In this episode, we talk with Mohsen Radi, PhD, PE, M.ASCE, a distinguished Civil and Geotechnical Engineer at Marino Engineering Associates, about the dynamic crossroads of earth science, geology, and mechanics in geotechnical engineering. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Mohsen: Can you give an overview of the importance of geotechnical […] The post TGEP 085: The Dynamic Crossroads of Earth Science, Geology, and Mechanics in Geotechnical Engineering appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
9/21/202323 minutes, 17 seconds
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TGEP 084: Charting Your Geotechnical Engineering Career: Tips, Challenges, and Growth Strategies

In this episode, I talk with Intisar Ahmed, MS, EIT, a geotechnical engineer from Thurber Engineering in Vancouver, BC. As an early-career professional with extensive experience in the geotechnical industry, Intisar shares valuable insights on charting your geotechnical engineering career, navigating graduate education, securing your first job, and excelling when tackling unfamiliar tasks. ***The video […] The post TGEP 084: Charting Your Geotechnical Engineering Career: Tips, Challenges, and Growth Strategies appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
9/7/202328 minutes, 42 seconds
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TGEP 083: The Vital Role of Ground Engineering in Fostering Safe and Sustainable Infrastructure

In this episode, we talk with Lorin Bosoc, CEng MICE, a Chartered Civil Engineer and Registered Ground Engineering Professional at Atkins Ground Engineering and Tunneling about the challenges and opportunities of working on ground engineering projects in different regions, the importance of mentorship for aspiring engineers, and strategies for prioritizing employee well-being. ***The video version […] The post TGEP 083: The Vital Role of Ground Engineering in Fostering Safe and Sustainable Infrastructure appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
8/24/202342 minutes, 58 seconds
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TGEP 082: How Geotechnical Exploration Can Improve Your Construction Projects

In this episode, we talk with Seth Scheilz, P.E., a senior geotechnical engineer at Braun Intertec Corporation, about subsurface exploration and advanced in situ testing techniques for engineers meticulously curated to empower and enlighten engineers. ***The video version of this episode can be viewed here.*** Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Seth: […] The post TGEP 082: How Geotechnical Exploration Can Improve Your Construction Projects appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
8/10/202325 minutes, 38 seconds
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TGEP 081: How to Create a High-Performing Team with Cognitive Diversity

In this episode, we talk to Matthew J. Niermann, P.E., M.ASCE, Vice President at Schnabel, about the fascinating realm of cognitive diversity and its profound impact on teamwork within the engineering industry. ***The video version of this episode can be viewed here.*** Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Matthew: What is […] The post TGEP 081: How to Create a High-Performing Team with Cognitive Diversity appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
7/27/202329 minutes, 23 seconds
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TGEP 080: Geosynthetic Industry Standards Are the Key to Market Growth and Innovation

In this episode, we talk with Dr. Mark H. Wayne, Ph.D., P.E., the Director of Application Technology and Engineering with Tensar, a division of CMC, about the significance of industry standards in the geosynthetic industry and their impact on various applications. Dr. Mark also sheds light on the role of organizations like ASTM and ISO […] The post TGEP 080: Geosynthetic Industry Standards Are the Key to Market Growth and Innovation appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
7/13/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 37 seconds
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TGEP 079: How to Balance Professional Development with Team Leadership as a Geotechnical Engineer

In this episode, I talk about how to balance professional development activities while effectively managing or leading your team as a geotechnical engineer. You can view the video version for this episode here. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Key Points Discussed About How to Balance Professional Development with Team Leadership as a Geotechnical […] The post TGEP 079: How to Balance Professional Development with Team Leadership as a Geotechnical Engineer appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
6/29/202315 minutes, 1 second
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TGEP 078: Riverton Unveiled: Ground Improvement, Engineering Strategies, and Future Prospects

In this episode, we talk to Megan Nugent, EIT, a project engineer for Geotechnical Services at Colliers Engineering & Design. Megan shares her insights into the world of geotechnical engineering and discusses an intriguing project called Riverton. We explore Riverton’s central location, diverse soils, ground improvement processes, and the innovative use of processed dredge material. […] The post TGEP 078: Riverton Unveiled: Ground Improvement, Engineering Strategies, and Future Prospects appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
6/15/202319 minutes, 48 seconds
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TGEP 077: How Satellite Data Is Being Used to Save Lives From Landslides

In this episode, we talk to L. Sebastian Bryson, Ph.D., P.E., D. GE, F.ASCE, the Hardin-Drnevich-Huang Professor of Civil Engineering in the Department of Civil Engineering with a joint appointment in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Kentucky, as well as the current Department Chair for the Department of Civil […] The post TGEP 077: How Satellite Data Is Being Used to Save Lives From Landslides appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
6/1/202339 minutes, 30 seconds
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TGEP 076: Strategies for Tackling Challenges and Mitigating Risks in Small Geotechnical Engineering Firms

In this episode, I talk with Pedram MolkAra, M.Sc., M.Eng., P.Geo., P.Eng., geotechnical lead for Canadian Buildings & Infrastructure, Mining, and Environmental Services at Jacobs, about the present status of geotechnical engineering. Pedram sheds light on the hurdles faced by small geotechnical engineering firms, the risks and liabilities involved, and the critical skills required for […] The post TGEP 076: Strategies for Tackling Challenges and Mitigating Risks in Small Geotechnical Engineering Firms appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
5/18/202333 minutes, 5 seconds
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TGEP 075: Developing Skills and Mitigating Risks: Exploring the World of Geohazard Mitigation

In this episode, we are joined by Joshua Monroe, CSP, CHST, the Vice President of Safety, Quality, and Compliance at GeoStabilization International, to discuss geohazard mitigation and the crucial role of safety programs in high-risk environments. Joshua shares his expertise on how GeoStabilization International has implemented safety programs and utilized innovative approaches to enhance safety […] The post TGEP 075: Developing Skills and Mitigating Risks: Exploring the World of Geohazard Mitigation appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
5/4/202321 minutes, 16 seconds
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TGEP 074: How Digital Twins Are Revolutionizing Water System Design, Management, and Risk Mitigation

In this episode, we talk with Colby Manwaring, an expert in water management and Vice President of Innovyze at Autodesk about how digital technology is transforming the way water systems are designed, analyzed, simulated, and managed as well as how risks are mitigated. We also explore the advantages of using digital twins to enhance performance […] The post TGEP 074: How Digital Twins Are Revolutionizing Water System Design, Management, and Risk Mitigation appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
4/20/202324 minutes, 14 seconds
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TGEP 73: Exploring the Pros and Cons of Pursuing a Graduate Degree in Geotechnical Engineering

In this episode, we delve into the topic of graduate degrees in geotechnical engineering with John Myers, P.E., the design manager for Menard Southern Region in the U.S. Our discussion revolves around the potential career advantages that come with obtaining a graduate degree in geotechnical engineering, and whether the costs of pursuing such a degree […] The post TGEP 73: Exploring the Pros and Cons of Pursuing a Graduate Degree in Geotechnical Engineering appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
4/6/202328 minutes, 20 seconds
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TGEP 72: How Geotechnical Engineers Can Leverage Emerging Technologies and Approach Challenging Problems

In this episode, we speak with Shawna Munn, P.Eng., a senior engineer at Isherwood Geostructural Engineers and a pioneering figure in geotechnical engineering who shares her expertise on tackling difficult problems and discovering innovative solutions, the importance of thinking outside the box, creative strategies for problem-solving, and how geotechnical engineers, especially women, can use emerging […] The post TGEP 72: How Geotechnical Engineers Can Leverage Emerging Technologies and Approach Challenging Problems appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
3/23/202331 minutes, 36 seconds
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TGEP 71: Career Development Tips for Geotechnical Engineering Students

In this episode, we talk to Nazek Naja, a graduate student and research assistant at The University of Texas at Austin who shares her insights on how she developed her career as a geotechnical engineer, starting from her studies. She also provides valuable tips for aspiring engineering students to enhance their job prospects. Engineering Quotes: […] The post TGEP 71: Career Development Tips for Geotechnical Engineering Students appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
3/9/202322 minutes, 35 seconds
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TGEP 70: Geotechnical Engineering in Bridge Design and Maintenance: Challenges and Solutions

In this episode, we talk to Arsanious Guirguis, P.E., who is a lead geotechnical bridge engineer from Hardesty & Hanover, LLP, about the role of geotechnical engineering in bridge design, construction, and various environmental factors that geotechnical engineers must consider, and the maintenance requirements for different types of bridges and how they impact their lifespan. […] The post TGEP 70: Geotechnical Engineering in Bridge Design and Maintenance: Challenges and Solutions appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
2/23/202329 minutes, 4 seconds
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TGEP 69: What to Consider in The Design Process of an Effective Soil Nail Wall

In this episode, we talk to Erik Fjeldsted, P.E., a geotechnical engineer from IGES (Intermountain GeoEnvironmental Services), who highlights key factors to consider in designing an effective soil nail wall such as geotechnical investigation, loading conditions, and QA/QC observations. ***You can view the video version of this podcast episode here.*** Here Are Some of the […] The post TGEP 69: What to Consider in The Design Process of an Effective Soil Nail Wall appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
2/9/202315 minutes, 11 seconds
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TGEP 68: Why Design-Build Is So Effective in Geotechnical Projects

In this episode, we talk to John R. Wolosick, P.E., SE, D.GE, F.ASCE, senior advisor for Keller North America Inc., about why design-build is so effective in geotechnical projects and how you can manage risk during design-build projects. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask John: How do you achieve work-life balance […] The post TGEP 68: Why Design-Build Is So Effective in Geotechnical Projects appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
1/26/202327 minutes, 36 seconds
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TGEP 67: How to Truly Create Value as a Geotechnical Engineer

In this episode, we talk to Kord Wissmann, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, M.ASCE,  the president of Geopier Foundations who has had a tremendous impact in the engineering industry, about how he believes geotechnical engineers can and should create value in the industry. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Kord: How has having […] The post TGEP 67: How to Truly Create Value as a Geotechnical Engineer appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
1/12/202329 minutes, 27 seconds
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TGEP 066: How Seismic Hazards Affect Our Community and Infrastructure

In this episode, we talk to Chukwuebuka Nweke, Ph.D, an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Southern California, about seismic hazards and the impact of earthquakes on our infrastructure. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Chukwuebuka: What made you make the transition from consultant to professor […] The post TGEP 066: How Seismic Hazards Affect Our Community and Infrastructure appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
12/29/202232 minutes, 52 seconds
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TGEP 65: The Difference Between Engineering Geology and Geotechnics

In this episode, we talk to Vatsal Shah, P.E., Ph.D., D.GE, the Principal Engineer at ANS Geo, Inc, about the difference between engineering geology and geotechnics and how it differs from traditional engineering geology. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Vatsal: How did you decide to become an engineer and what […] The post TGEP 65: The Difference Between Engineering Geology and Geotechnics appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
12/15/202224 minutes, 13 seconds
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TGEP 64: How to Make Geotechnical Software More Readable and Usable in the Future

In this episode, we talk to Louis Aaron, a senior at Princeton working on a geotechnical software program to help geotechnical engineers record soil data in the field and why he thinks it will be the future of geotechnical engineering. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Aaron: How did your interest […] The post TGEP 64: How to Make Geotechnical Software More Readable and Usable in the Future appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
12/1/202224 minutes, 33 seconds
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TGEP 63: Keys to Success in Managing Successful Tunneling Projects

In this episode, we talk to Conrad W. Felice, Ph.D., P.E., S.E., P.Eng, D.GE., F.ASCE, the Managing Principal at C. W. Felice, LLC as well as the Adjunct Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Florida, about soft ground tunneling projects and his experience working with design-build projects and industry associations. Engineering Quotes: Here […] The post TGEP 63: Keys to Success in Managing Successful Tunneling Projects appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
11/17/202221 minutes, 8 seconds
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TGEP 62: Guidelines for Improved Risk Management in Tunneling

In this episode, we talk to Elizabeth Dwyre, PE, D.GE, a Senior Technical Principal with WSP USA, who shares her recipe for success for building a successful project delivery team. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Elizabeth: Can you explain what a project delivery team does? Why do you think it is […] The post TGEP 62: Guidelines for Improved Risk Management in Tunneling appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
11/3/202231 minutes, 55 seconds
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TGEP 61: The Development of a New ASCE Standard for the Design of Foundations

In this episode, we talk to Scott J. DiFiore, P.E., P.Eng. (AB), D.GE, Principal at Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc., about the development of the new ASCE Standard for the design of foundations for buildings and other structures. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Scott: Can you please tell our listeners a […] The post TGEP 61: The Development of a New ASCE Standard for the Design of Foundations appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
10/20/202220 minutes, 25 seconds
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TGEP 60: Guidelines for Improved Risk Management in Tunneling

In this episode, we talk to Robert (Bob) Goodfellow, P.E., the President of Aldea Services Inc., about risk management in tunneling and some of the things tunnel engineers can do to get the most out of risk management. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Bob: What does a tunneling engineer do? […] The post TGEP 60: Guidelines for Improved Risk Management in Tunneling appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
10/6/202229 minutes, 25 seconds
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TGEP 59: How Inspiring the Next Generation of Engineers Can Benefit Your Engineering Career

In this episode, we talk to Karen Armfield, P.E., a geotechnical engineer and project manager with WSP USA, about the importance of inspiring the next generation of engineers and how it can benefit your engineering career. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Karen: Why do you think it is important for […] The post TGEP 59: How Inspiring the Next Generation of Engineers Can Benefit Your Engineering Career appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
9/22/202218 minutes, 52 seconds
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TGEP 58: 5 Tips to Make the Most Out of Professional Associations (for Engineering Professionals)

In this episode, we provide you with five tips that you can use to make the most out of your involvement in professional associations. Whether you are building a business or a career, professional associations offer opportunities that can accelerate your success. But if you aren’t actively and effectively engaging in that organization, those opportunities […] The post TGEP 58: 5 Tips to Make the Most Out of Professional Associations (for Engineering Professionals) appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
9/8/202214 minutes, 17 seconds
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TGEP 57: Tunneling Engineering — Features, Benefits, and Future Trends

In this episode, we talk to Jon Hurt, P.E., C Eng, Principal at ARUP, about what tunneling engineering is, how it benefits the community, and what the future holds for the tunnel industry. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Jon: What is tunneling engineering? What are some of the advantages and […] The post TGEP 57: Tunneling Engineering — Features, Benefits, and Future Trends appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
8/25/202227 minutes, 13 seconds
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TGEP 56: Consultant vs Contractor in Geotechnical Engineering: What’s the Difference?

In this episode, we talk to Ryan Coggins, P.E., Senior Geotechnical Engineer at Kiewit Infrastructure Engineers, about his career journey and the difference between a consultant and a contractor in geotechnical engineering. He also talks about the importance of field experience and how it can help grow your engineering career. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some […] The post TGEP 56: Consultant vs Contractor in Geotechnical Engineering: What’s the Difference? appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
8/11/202226 minutes, 56 seconds
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TGEP 55: The Design of Sustainable Deep Foundation Systems in Dubai Sedimentary Rock

In this episode, we talk to Dr. Marwan Alzaylaie about the design of sustainable deep foundation systems and some of the challenges he has experienced with designing in Dubai sedimentary rock. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Marwan: What is a deep foundation system? What types of deep foundation systems do you […] The post TGEP 55: The Design of Sustainable Deep Foundation Systems in Dubai Sedimentary Rock appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
7/28/202223 minutes, 27 seconds
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TGEP 54: The Future of Geotechnical Engineering: Building a Brighter Tomorrow

In this episode, we talk to Keithe Merl, P.E., Northeast Area Manager at Hobas Pipe USA, Inc about the different aspects of geotechnical engineering, geotechnical education, and what he thinks the future of geotechnical engineering holds. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Keithe: What is one specific project that stood out […] The post TGEP 54: The Future of Geotechnical Engineering: Building a Brighter Tomorrow appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
7/14/202229 minutes, 6 seconds
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TGEP 53: Wick Drains for Ground Improvement in Geotechnical Engineering

In this episode, we talk to Martin (Marty) Taube, P.E., P.G., about wick drains, what they are, how they work, and some of the challenges associated with installing wick drains. Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Martin: What are wick drains and how do they work? How are wick drains designed and who […] The post TGEP 53: Wick Drains for Ground Improvement in Geotechnical Engineering appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
6/30/202238 minutes, 1 second
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TGEP 52: Designing Engineered Solutions to Optimize Performance

In this episode, we talk to Andres F. Peralta, MSCE, MBA, P.E., product manager at Tensar International Corporation, about a newly enhanced, free, web-based software called Tensar+, which allows engineers, contractors, and owners to design engineered solutions for a variety of applications. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Andres: What is […] The post TGEP 52: Designing Engineered Solutions to Optimize Performance appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
6/16/202218 minutes, 49 seconds
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TGEP 51: How Engineers Can Help Improve the Safety of Mine Tailing Dams

In this episode, we talk to Roy Mayfield, Ph.D., P.E., about mine tailing dams, how we can help improve the safety of these dams, and why having sound engineering judgment and expertise is crucial in your engineering career. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Roy: What are mine tailing dams, and […] The post TGEP 51: How Engineers Can Help Improve the Safety of Mine Tailing Dams appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
6/2/202228 minutes, 18 seconds
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TGEP 50: InSAR and Finite Element Analysis in Geotechnical Engineering

In this episode, we talk to Andrew Lees, Ph.D., MICE CEng, Director of Geofem, Global Application Technology Manager at Tensar International, as well as Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Southampton about Finite Element Analysis, Geogrid Stabilization, InSAR, and what the future looks like for geotechnical engineering. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the […] The post TGEP 50: InSAR and Finite Element Analysis in Geotechnical Engineering appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
5/19/202228 minutes, 48 seconds
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TGEP 49: Geohazard Monitoring and Mitigation in Geotechnical Engineering

In this episode, we talk to Ben Haugen, Director of Business Development for Remote Sensing at GeoStabilization International, about geohazard monitoring and mitigation, how it benefits the community, and some of the things that engineers can do to prioritize the mitigation of geohazards. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Ben: What […] The post TGEP 49: Geohazard Monitoring and Mitigation in Geotechnical Engineering appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
5/5/202221 minutes, 56 seconds
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TGEP 48: Engineering in the Bay Area: Exploring Variable Site Conditions

In this episode, we talk to Tom W. Porter, P.E., Principal Engineer at Romig Engineers, Inc., and Christina Tipp, PG, CEG, a professional geologist from SHN, about variable site conditions in the Bay Area. We also talk about what it is like to work for a small engineering firm and discuss some of the best […] The post TGEP 48: Engineering in the Bay Area: Exploring Variable Site Conditions appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
4/21/202225 minutes, 22 seconds
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TGEP 47: Recent Developments in Cast-in-Place Piles and Ground Improvement Techniques

In this episode, I talk to Morgan NeSmith, P.E., D.GE, award-winning Director of Engineering at Berkel & Company Contractors, Inc., about some of the recent developments in cast-in-place piles and ground improvement. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Morgan: What are continuous flight auger (CFA) piles and auger cast-in-place (ACIP) piles, […] The post TGEP 47: Recent Developments in Cast-in-Place Piles and Ground Improvement Techniques appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
4/7/202231 minutes, 41 seconds
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TGEP 46: The Current Status of Trenchless Technology: A Guide for Geotechnical Engineers

In this episode, we talk to Brian Dorwart, P.E., PG, a senior consultant at Brierley Associates, about trenchless technology and review the current status of trenchless technology with a concentration on horizontal directional drilling. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Brian: What is trenchless technology? Who drives innovation and progress in […] The post TGEP 46: The Current Status of Trenchless Technology: A Guide for Geotechnical Engineers appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
3/24/202247 minutes, 17 seconds
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TGEP 45: Rock Socketed Pile Foundations: Preventing Engineering Failures

In this episode, we talk to Dr. Anne Lemnitzer, Ph.D., P.E., Associate Professor at the University of California, Irvine, about geotechnical education, and the research she did on rock socketed pile foundations. She also provides some interesting insights about the extreme flooding in Western Europe, and how engineers can help to prevent flooding. Engineering Quotes: […] The post TGEP 45: Rock Socketed Pile Foundations: Preventing Engineering Failures appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
3/10/202240 minutes, 32 seconds
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TGEP 44: How Engineers Can Effectively Manage Remote Teams

In this episode, we talk to Sonia Sorabella Swift, P.E., civil engineer, and Director of Engineering at Menard USA, with over 15 years of experience in ground improvement design, excavation support design, subsurface investigations, construction observation, and engineering analysis about how engineers can effectively manage remote teams. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Questions […] The post TGEP 44: How Engineers Can Effectively Manage Remote Teams appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
2/24/202220 minutes, 11 seconds
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TGEP 43: Engineering Geology Explained: Engineering with Passion

In this episode, we talk to Felipe Ochoa, Ph.D., M.Sc., M.Eng., B.Sc., a geotechnical engineer who is passionate about geology and geosciences and his career as an assistant professor. We discuss his passion for geology and some of the great projects he has been involved in. He also talks about how having — and beating […] The post TGEP 43: Engineering Geology Explained: Engineering with Passion appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
2/10/202235 minutes, 58 seconds
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TGEP 42: The Relationship Between Geological and Geotechnical Engineering

In this episode, we talk to Christina Tipp, PG, CEG, a professional geologist from SHN Consulting Engineers. Christina was previously on one of our other podcasts, The Civil Engineering Podcast, where she talked about the importance of Geological Engineering in Civil Engineering Projects. In this episode, she talks about the relationship between geological and geotechnical […] The post TGEP 42: The Relationship Between Geological and Geotechnical Engineering appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
1/27/202223 minutes, 13 seconds
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TGEP 41: Women in Geotechnical Engineering: Geotechnical Construction Explained

In this episode, we talk to Hannah Iezzoni, P.E., a Geostructural design engineer at KELLER, about what geotechnical construction is and the relationship between geotechnical and foundation engineering. She also talks about her involvement in mentoring young female engineers and promoting inclusivity within our industry. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask […] The post TGEP 41: Women in Geotechnical Engineering: Geotechnical Construction Explained appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
1/13/202222 minutes, 41 seconds
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TGEP 40: Flood Restoration Tips for Geotechnical Engineers

In this episode, we talk to Stefan Flynn. P.E., a geotechnical engineer for the US Army Corps of Engineers Rock Island District, about flood restoration and his involvement in some major flood restoration projects, such as the Cedar Rapids project in Iowa, and the rebuilding of levees after the 2019 Midwest flooding. Engineering Quotes: Here […] The post TGEP 40: Flood Restoration Tips for Geotechnical Engineers appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
12/30/202125 minutes, 10 seconds
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TGEP 39: 5 Benefits to Joining Professional Societies: How Engineers Can Get and Stay Involved

In this episode, we talk to Mary Ellen Bruce Large, P.E., D.GE, Regional Business Development and Client Care Program Manager at Nicholson Construction (formally the Director of Technical Activities for the Deep Foundations Institute) about the value of professional societies. She discuss five great benefits of joining professional societies and how engineers can get and […] The post TGEP 39: 5 Benefits to Joining Professional Societies: How Engineers Can Get and Stay Involved appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
12/16/202125 minutes, 29 seconds
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TGEP 38: Cultivating Curiosity and Engineering Judgment: Designing With a People-Centric Focus

In this episode, we talk to Erin Sibley, Ph.D., P.E., a Geotechnical and Tunnel Engineer from Mott MacDonald about the importance of cultivating curiosity and engineering judgment as a geo-professional. She also touches on earthquake and tunnel engineering and how it ties into non-technical elements such as the people-centric focus of engineering, building professional relationships, […] The post TGEP 38: Cultivating Curiosity and Engineering Judgment: Designing With a People-Centric Focus appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
12/2/202147 minutes, 19 seconds
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TGEP 37: Geological Engineering Explained

In this episode, we talk to Shane Tabor Teek, a Geotechnical Geologist at GEOSS South Africa, about geological engineering, what it is, and what an engineering geologist does. He also talks about renewable energy developments, and a term that every South African knows, but might not be familiar to others, called “loadshedding”. Engineering Quotes: Here […] The post TGEP 37: Geological Engineering Explained appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
11/18/202124 minutes, 54 seconds
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TGEP 36: Microbial-Induced Calcite Precipitation and How It Can Help Geotechnical Engineers

In this episode, we talk to Mary J.S. Roth, Ph.D., P.E, a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Lafayette College, about microbial-induced calcite precipitation (MICP) and how it can help geotechnical engineers in their career as well as be beneficial to engineering students. Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Mary: What is […] The post TGEP 36: Microbial-Induced Calcite Precipitation and How It Can Help Geotechnical Engineers appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
11/4/202126 minutes, 26 seconds
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TGEP 35: Exploring Deep Foundations in Geotechnical Engineering

In this episode of The Geotechnical Engineering Podcast, we talk to Maurice Diong, P.E. an engineer at Skanska, USA about deep foundations in geotechnical engineering, the importance of getting out on the field, and using the most effective solutions on the field. Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Maurice in This Episode: What […] The post TGEP 35: Exploring Deep Foundations in Geotechnical Engineering appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
10/21/202119 minutes, 30 seconds
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TGEP 34: Earth Retention Systems in Geotechnical Engineering

In this episode, we talk to Stan Worst, P.E., the Operations Manager at Schnabel Geostructural Design & Construction about the ever-changing profession of geotechnical engineering and more specifically, earth retention systems, and how they have changed over the past twenty years. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Stan: Please could you […] The post TGEP 34: Earth Retention Systems in Geotechnical Engineering appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
10/7/202124 minutes, 42 seconds
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TGEP 33: How Taking a Hike Benefited This Geotechnical Engineer’s Career

In this episode, we talk to William A. Modrall, PE, a senior geotechnical project engineer from Wood, who recently hiked the Continental Divide Trail between the borders of Mexico and Canada about his experience during this hike, and how it benefited his geotechnical engineering career. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask […] The post TGEP 33: How Taking a Hike Benefited This Geotechnical Engineer’s Career appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
9/23/202131 minutes, 32 seconds
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TGEP 32: Managing Risk on Geotechnical Projects Through Quality Laboratory Testing Programs

In this episode, we talk to Anna M. Kotas, P.E., a technical sales and business development professional at GeoTesting Express (GTX), about how engineers can manage risk on geotechnical projects using quality laboratory testing programs. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Anna: Why is good quality laboratory testing data important, and […] The post TGEP 32: Managing Risk on Geotechnical Projects Through Quality Laboratory Testing Programs appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
9/9/202120 minutes, 5 seconds
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TGEP 31: A Podcast Milestone: Reflecting Back on Our Top Geotechnical Episodes

In this episode of The Geotechnical Engineering Podcast, Jared M. Green, P.E., D. GE, F.ASCE, NOMA, and Anthony Fasano, P.E., LEED AP highlight and recap some of our top geotechnical episodes and the wisdom shared by some of our previous guests. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Key Points Discussed as We Reviewed Our […] The post TGEP 31: A Podcast Milestone: Reflecting Back on Our Top Geotechnical Episodes appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
8/26/202131 minutes, 8 seconds
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TGEP 30: Working on Mega Infrastructure Projects and the Eurasia Tunnel Project

In this episode of The Geotechnical Engineering Podcast, we talk to Alp Gökalp, the deputy general manager of Kasktas Co. Inc., Istanbul, a leading specialized geotechnical contractor in Turkey about geotechnical applications and mega infrastructure projects in Turkey, and his involvement in the Eurasia Tunnel Project, an underwater tunnel between Asia and Europe. Engineering Quotes: […] The post TGEP 30: Working on Mega Infrastructure Projects and the Eurasia Tunnel Project appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
8/12/202130 minutes, 15 seconds
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TGEP 29: From Design Engineer to Geotechnical Engineering Manager

In this episode, we talk to David Harmanos, PE, Geotechnical Engineering Manager at Hillis-Carnes Engineering Associates, Inc., about transitioning from design engineer to managing a group of people. Engineering Quotes:   Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask David Harmanos, PE: How has transitioning from design engineer to managing a group of people been […] The post TGEP 29: From Design Engineer to Geotechnical Engineering Manager appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
7/29/202118 minutes, 30 seconds
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TGEP 28: How to Take Advantage of Opportunities in Your Career (For Engineering Professionals)

In this episode, I talk to Luke Turko, P.E., the Director of Geotechnical Services for Navarro & Wright Consulting Engineers, Inc (also known as N&W), about how you can make the most out of opportunities that present themselves to you in your engineering career. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Luke: What […] The post TGEP 28: How to Take Advantage of Opportunities in Your Career (For Engineering Professionals) appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
7/15/202126 minutes, 49 seconds
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TGEP 27: Large Diameter Foundations in Geotechnical Engineering

In this episode, I talk to Kathryn Petek, Ph.D., P.E., a senior associate and geotechnical engineer at Shannon & Wilson, Inc. in Seattle with nearly 20 years of experience in design, construction, and research about large diameter foundations. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Kathryn: What would you say to a […] The post TGEP 27: Large Diameter Foundations in Geotechnical Engineering appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
7/1/202128 minutes, 46 seconds
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TGEP 26: The Role of Geotechnical Engineers in Design-Build Projects

In this episode, we talk to Roch Player, PE, DGE, PMP., the chief engineer at GeoStabilization International, about the role geotechnical engineers play in design-build. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Roch Player, PE, DGE, PMP.: Can you tell us more about what goes into the planning process for laying the […] The post TGEP 26: The Role of Geotechnical Engineers in Design-Build Projects appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
6/17/202133 minutes, 52 seconds
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TGEP 25: Practical Project Management Solutions for Geotechnical Engineers

In this episode, we talk to Dr. Antonio Marinucci, Ph.D., MBA, P.E., the founder and President of V2C Strategists LLC, about practical project management solutions for geotechnical engineers. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Antonio in This Episode: What are some of the benefits for engineers to develop their project management skills? […] The post TGEP 25: Practical Project Management Solutions for Geotechnical Engineers appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
6/3/202132 minutes, 20 seconds
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TGEP 24: The Benefits of Using Energy Foundations in Geotechnical Engineering

In this episode, we talk to Tony Amis, MSc, the Senior Vice President at Endurant Energy (formerly GI Energy), and a recognized expert in multirenewable solutions involving energy foundations and ground-source heating and cooling solutions. We discuss energy piles, and more specifically, ground-sourced heating and cooling solutions. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Questions […] The post TGEP 24: The Benefits of Using Energy Foundations in Geotechnical Engineering appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
5/20/202140 minutes, 19 seconds
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TGEP 23: Ground Anchor Systems for Geotechnical Engineers

In this episode, we talk to Devon Mothersille, BEng (Hons), Ph.D., CEng, FICE, LETAPAEWE, the Managing Director of Geoserve Global Ltd, about ground anchor systems for geotechnical engineers. He also touches on what it takes to run a sole consultancy and find expert witness work. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask […] The post TGEP 23: Ground Anchor Systems for Geotechnical Engineers appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
5/6/202131 minutes, 46 seconds
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TGEP 22: Career Planning Tips for Geotechnical Engineers

In this episode of The Geotechnical Engineering Podcast, we talk to John Peirce, Jr., P.E., D.GE, founder and principal of Peirce Engineering that provides us with some great career planning tips on the importance of mentoring young engineers, the need for field experience before becoming a design engineer, and continuing education. I believe this episode […] The post TGEP 22: Career Planning Tips for Geotechnical Engineers appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
4/22/202131 minutes, 26 seconds
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TGEP 21: What a Structural Engineer Thinks a Geotechnical Engineer Needs to Know

In this episode, I talk to the co-host of The Structural Engineering Channel, Mathew Picardal, P.E., about what he, as a structural engineer, thinks a geotechnical engineer needs to know, and how geotechnical and structural engineers collaborate. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Mat: What does a structural engineer do, and […] The post TGEP 21: What a Structural Engineer Thinks a Geotechnical Engineer Needs to Know appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
4/8/202135 minutes, 6 seconds
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TGEP 20: The Role of Unsaturated Soil Mechanics in Geotechnical Engineering

In this episode, we talk to Dr. Jean-Louis Briaud, Ph.D., P.E., the National President of ASCE and a Distinguished Professor and Holder of the Buchanan Chair in the Zachry Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Texas A&M University, about unsaturated soil mechanics. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Dr. Jean–Louis […] The post TGEP 20: The Role of Unsaturated Soil Mechanics in Geotechnical Engineering appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
3/25/202129 minutes, 14 seconds
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TGEP 19: How to Progress in Your Career as a Geotechnical Engineer

In this episode, we talk to Arthur J. Alzamora, Jr., P.E., F. ASCE, LEED, the Principal and Vice President at Langan Engineering & Environmental Services, about how to progress in your career as a geotechnical engineer and what it means to grow a team. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Questions I Ask Arthur: […] The post TGEP 19: How to Progress in Your Career as a Geotechnical Engineer appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
3/11/202127 minutes, 20 seconds
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TGEP 18: Celebrating Engineers Week – How Engineers Can Contribute to Society

In this episode, we talk to Tony Canale, P.E., an Associate Partner at Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers, about the importance of celebrating Engineers Week, engineering education, and the role that engineers play in society. Please note that The National Society of Professional Engineers (NSP.E.) offers a wide breadth of resources on how you can help […] The post TGEP 18: Celebrating Engineers Week – How Engineers Can Contribute to Society appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
2/25/202123 minutes, 50 seconds
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TGEP 17: Design and Construction Around the Water Table

In this episode, we talk to Cassandra Wetzel, the District Office Manager and Principal at GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc., about design and construction around the water table. She describes what the water table is, discusses water table considerations for design and also some of the factors you must consider with soil or when working with rock […] The post TGEP 17: Design and Construction Around the Water Table appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
2/11/202125 minutes, 18 seconds
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TGEP 16: Geosynthetics and the Benefits of Getting a Ph.D.

In this episode, we talk to Dr. Theresa Loux, Ph.D., P.E., the Technical Director for Aero Aggregates of North America, about her career path, getting a Ph.D., Geosynthetics, and how giving back increases the awareness of what Geotechnical Engineers do. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Dr. Theresa Loux, Ph.D., P.E.: […] The post TGEP 16: Geosynthetics and the Benefits of Getting a Ph.D. appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
1/28/202133 minutes, 30 seconds
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TGEP 15: How Soil Erosion Affects the Community and Our Infrastructure

In this episode of The Geotechnical Engineering Podcast, we talk to Stacey Kulesza, B.S., M.E., Ph.D., an Associate Professor at Kansas State University, about her research on soil erosion and how it affects the community and our infrastructure. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Stacey: How do anthropogenic factors affect soil […] The post TGEP 15: How Soil Erosion Affects the Community and Our Infrastructure appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
1/14/202132 minutes, 41 seconds
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TGEP 14: Be Open to New Opportunities in Your Engineering Career

In this episode, we talk to Sebastian Lobo-Guerrero, Ph.D., P.E., a geotechnical project manager and laboratory manager at American Geotechnical & Environmental Services, Inc., about how you can be open to new opportunities in your engineering career, what geotechnical engineers can do in life, and what it means to be an engineer who attends conferences. […] The post TGEP 14: Be Open to New Opportunities in Your Engineering Career appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
12/31/20201 hour, 12 minutes, 15 seconds
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TGEP 13: Dynamic Compaction: Insight From a Geotechnical Engineer

In this episode, we talk to Chris Woods, a geotechnical engineer with over 20 years of project-related experience throughout the continental United States, and Vice President for the Virginia-based dynamic compaction specialty contractor, Densification, Inc. about the importance of industry involvement and relationships in construction, transitioning from consultant to a contractor, and the applicability of […] The post TGEP 13: Dynamic Compaction: Insight From a Geotechnical Engineer appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
12/17/202036 minutes, 1 second
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TGEP 12: What Geotechnical Engineers Should Know About Static and Seismic Liquefaction

In this episode, we talk to Scott M. Olson, Ph.D., P.E., Professor of Geotechnical/Civil Engineering at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, about his career journey and about static and seismic liquefaction. He also provides some of the latest updates about the residual strength of liquefied soils. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Questions […] The post TGEP 12: What Geotechnical Engineers Should Know About Static and Seismic Liquefaction appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
12/3/202037 minutes, 48 seconds
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TGEP 11: How To Become a Great Geotechnical Engineer

  In this episode, we talk to Andrew Burns, P.E., who is the Vice President of Engineering & Estimating for Underpinning & Foundation Skanska. We talk about his career and how he worked his way up from office engineer to vice president and he also shares some very useful advice on how you can become […] The post TGEP 11: How To Become a Great Geotechnical Engineer appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
11/20/202044 minutes, 26 seconds
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TGEP 10: Ground Improvement Techniques for Geotechnical Engineering Professionals

In this episode, we talk to John R. Grillo, P.E., a Project Executive at Keller about ground improvement techniques, deep foundation design, and the latest drilling techniques they have been using. He also provides some great advice for geotechnical engineers who are looking at moving into a leadership role. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of […] The post TGEP 10: Ground Improvement Techniques for Geotechnical Engineering Professionals appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
11/6/202025 minutes, 51 seconds
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TGEP 9: Earthquake Engineering – Dream Big and Aim High!

In episode 9 of The Geotechnical Engineering Podcast, we talk to Menzer Pehlivan, Ph.D., P.E. a geotechnical engineer with a specialization in seismic hazards and resiliency. Menzer knows four languages, has a Ph.D., spent two years working in New York, was featured in a movie, and is now working at Jacobs in Seattle. And in […] The post TGEP 9: Earthquake Engineering – Dream Big and Aim High! appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
10/23/202047 minutes, 26 seconds
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TGEP 08: Ground Improvement Techniques for Geotechnical Engineering Professionals

In this episode, we talk to Seth Pearlman, P.E., D. GE, M.ASCE, President and CEO of Menard Group USA, about ground improvement and the differences between ground improvement and piling. He also provides some great tips on how engineers can advance and grow in their careers. Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Seth […] The post TGEP 08: Ground Improvement Techniques for Geotechnical Engineering Professionals appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
10/9/202033 minutes, 34 seconds
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TGEP 07: How to Start and Grow a Successful Engineering Firm

In this episode of The Geotechnical Engineering Podcast, I talk to Peggy Hagerty Duffy, P.E., D.GE, M.ASCE, president at Hagerty Engineering, Inc., about starting a successful engineering firm. Peggy shares some of the valuable lessons she learned when starting her firm and how she overcame obstacles in her path. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of […] The post TGEP 07: How to Start and Grow a Successful Engineering Firm appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
9/25/202033 minutes, 51 seconds
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TGEP 06: Foundation Design and Analysis: Deep Foundations, Codes, and Regulations

In this episode of The Geotechnical Engineering Podcast, I talk to Michael Wysockey, Ph.D., P.E., who is the president of Thatcher Foundations, Inc. Michael dives into some very interesting items including deep foundations, earth retention, marine construction, and safety considerations from a geotechnical specialty contractor’s perspective. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Questions We […] The post TGEP 06: Foundation Design and Analysis: Deep Foundations, Codes, and Regulations appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
9/11/202035 minutes, 17 seconds
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TGEP 05: Leading Through Challenges Featuring Karen (“KD-A”) Durham-Aguilera, Executive Director for the Army National Military Cemeteries

Photo Credit: Elizabeth Fraser, Arlington National Cemetery In this episode of The Geotechnical Engineering Podcast, we talk to Karen Durham-Aguilera, more commonly known as KD-A, who is the Executive Director at the Army National Military Cemeteries. We talk about her career and her role at the Army National Military cemeteries. KD-A also talks about effective […] The post TGEP 05: Leading Through Challenges Featuring Karen (“KD-A”) Durham-Aguilera, Executive Director for the Army National Military Cemeteries appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
8/28/202041 minutes, 32 seconds
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TGEP 04: A Young Successful Geotechnical Engineer Making a Difference in the Engineering World

In this episode of The Geotechnical Engineering Podcast, we talk to Joanna Smith, MSCE, a young successful Geotechnical Engineer with five years of experience in the areas of pile design and inspection, technical writing, project management, and leadership. At such a young age, she has achieved an enormous amount of success in her career, and […] The post TGEP 04: A Young Successful Geotechnical Engineer Making a Difference in the Engineering World appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
8/14/202043 minutes, 20 seconds
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TGEP 03: How Engineers Can Stay Technically Sharp in Times of Uncertainty

In this episode of The Geotechnical Engineering Podcast, we talk to Dr. Samuel Clemence, a professor at Syracuse University about his role as professor at the university and the things he does to help geotechnical engineers and students succeed. He provides some great tips on how engineers can stay technically sharp, especially during these uncertain […] The post TGEP 03: How Engineers Can Stay Technically Sharp in Times of Uncertainty appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
7/30/202034 minutes, 39 seconds
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TGEP 02: ASCE National President Dr. Kancheepuram N. Gunalan on the Future of Geotechnical Engineering

In this episode of The Geotechnical Engineering Podcast, we talk to Dr. Kancheepuram N. Gunalan (Guna), the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 2020 National President and Senior Vice President at AECOM about his career in the geotechnical field, his time as ASCE president, and why he thinks geotechnical engineering is critical to the future […] The post TGEP 02: ASCE National President Dr. Kancheepuram N. Gunalan on the Future of Geotechnical Engineering appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
7/17/202038 minutes, 47 seconds
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TGEP 01: The Geotechnical Engineering Podcast Is Here to Serve You

In episode 001 of The Geotechnical Engineering Podcast , we introduce the program, the host and the objectives to make this podcast extremely useful for you, because we know your time is valuable and we want it to be worth your while to tune in. Engineering quotations: Here are some of the questions I ask your host Jared […] The post TGEP 01: The Geotechnical Engineering Podcast Is Here to Serve You appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
7/2/202046 minutes, 51 seconds