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April 11, 2018

Who do you picture when you think of a civil engineer? Did you picture a woman in the profession? Studies show that only 14 percent of the civil engineering workforce is composed of women. About…Read More >>

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April 5, 2018

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 before returning…Read More >>

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April 4, 2018

You won’t find a bigger proponent for productivity in the workplace than me. I write and podcast regularly on how you should use the Pareto Principle (also known as the 80/20 Rule) to stay focused…Read More >>

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March 21, 2018

As busy as the civil engineering market is these days, there are still many civil engineering professionals out there looking for new opportunities, and one of them recently submitted these two questions to me. Why…Read More >>

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February 26, 2018

(Part 2 of 2) If you’re reading this, you’re most likely in the field of civil engineering, and you probably understand how important public speaking is to your career. Your ability to speak can facilitate…Read More >>

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February 7, 2018

(Part 1 of 2) 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…Read More >>

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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 engineering…Read More >>

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January 4, 2018

Happy New Year. While personally I don’t believe that January 1st offers any more opportunity than the other 364 days of the year, it does usually give us some time when we can reflect on…Read More >>

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January 2, 2018

Actions speak louder than words. We’ve all heard that expression at one point, but what does it mean? Studies suggest that 80 to 95 percent of one-on-one communication is nonverbal. Around 38 percent comes from…Read More >>

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December 12, 2017

If you’re a civil engineer like I am, you’ve probably heard of ASCE’s Raise the Bar. Whether you stumbled across it online, heard about it at a conference, or read about it in a newsletter,…Read More >>