Welcome to Insights, a monthly podcast series with noted civil engineering industry leaders discussing their perspectives and insights into the successful practice of civil engineering. Featuring honest, straightforward viewpoints, based on unique experiences and interests, these discussions tackle a wide range of compelling issues. The series is sponsored by the ASCE Industry Leaders Council.

Insights is presented as a series of discrete episodes -- audio files that can be downloaded for listening anytime from portable devices such as iPods or from any personal computer.

Insights Podcast

December 19, 2014

Named the CEO of Bridges to Prosperity while still in her 20s, Avery Bang is an inspirational civil engineering leader. In this interview, Avery shares the “eureka” moment she had while serving in a third-world country that…Read More >>

Insights Podcast

June 1, 2014

Christopher Burke reflects on his years as a civil engineer and as a professor, and shares the concerns he has to promote innovation for new products for the aging infrastructure. He sees the need to…Read More >>

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April 8, 2014

NTSB Chairman Deborah Hersman discusses safety issues present in all modes of transportation and the critical and often behind the scenes role of the civil engineers who help keep us safe. Find out how NTSB…Read More >>

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February 10, 2014

Stephen DeLoach, PE, LS, shares the responsibility with the Chief, E&C, for policy, program, and technical expertise in the execution of the Corps’ world-wide engineering, construction and environmental missions supporting the Nation’s water resources and…Read More >>

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January 15, 2014

In this episode of Insights, J. Richard Capka (BG, USA-Retired), P.E., M.ASCE, F.SAME, shares his reflections and perspectives on the civil engineering profession gained from more than 36 years of managing projects and overseeing federal…Read More >>

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October 3, 2013

In this episode of Insights, Peter J. Zipf, P.E., F.ASCE, shares his perspectives on civil engineering today, including challenges and opportunities, how he’s seen the profession evolve over the years, and where he sees its future….Read More >>

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August 21, 2013

In this episode of Insights, the deputy executive director and general counsel of ASCE discusses the ethical standards and challenges facing civil engineers today. Thomas Smith III, CAE, M.ASCE, shares his views about what he sees as…Read More >>

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June 19, 2013

Jay Timmons is president and CEO of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), the largest manufacturing association in the United States representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector. He became NAM president in…Read More >>

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May 13, 2013

Robert E. Alger, P.E., Dist.M.ASCE’s 30-year career in the industry began and continues to flourish at The Lane Construction Corporation. The combination of his executive expertise and standard of excellence has been instrumental in the…Read More >>

Insights Podcast

March 7, 2013

Mr. Christopher M. Stone, PE, F. NSPE, F. ASCE, LEED AP BD+C is President of Clark Nexsen, P.C., Hampton Roads largest full-service, international, award-winning, architecture, engineering, and interior design firm with over 500 employees headquartered…Read More >>