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Best podcasts about civil engineers

Latest podcast episodes about civil engineers

Mettle of Honor: Veteran Stories of Personal Strength, Courage, and Perseverance

Meet Air Force veteran and military spouse, Amanda Huffman. She served in the Air Force as a Civil Engineer. When it came time to begin her family, Amanda decided to leave the military behind. The challenge of being a dual military couple led them to decide one person needed to get out to provide stability. Today, Amanda is a podcaster, author, and freelance writer working to share the stories of women who have served and also inspiring the next generation toward military service. Blog www.airmantomom.com Podcast https://www.airmantomom.com/podcast/ LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/in/airmantomom Facebook - www.facebook.com/airmantomom Instagram www.instagram.com/airmantomom Twitter @airmantomom Pinterest - www.pinterest.com/airmantomom --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/mettle-of-honor/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/mettle-of-honor/support

World Business Report
Reconnecting America: What can the trillion dollar infrastructure bill achieve?

World Business Report

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 26:27


President Trump once described America's infrastructure as "crumbling," it's perhaps why after much wrangling, the US Congress finally approved the trillion dollar bi-partisan infrastructure bill. But what can it achieve? And is it good value for money? We'll criss-cross the United States hearing from projects hoping cash from the bill will make their visions for better connected communities a reality. In rural Alaska we meet Jan Wrentmore and Mayor Andrew Cremata who hope to bring an electric ferry to their home of Skagway,before heading south to speak with Brian Kelly chief executive of California's High Speed Rail Authority. Liz Kirkwood of the clean water campaign group FLOW explains how money from the bill could help alleviate chronic problems with antiquated and dangerous water systems in her home of Michigan, whilst Keith Baker of ReConnect Rondo, in St Paul, Minnesota hopes new infrastructure there can repair a community torn apart by previous big building projects. And Emily Feenstra of the US Society of Civil Engineers, and Steve Hanke, Professor of applied economics at Johns Hopkins University and a former adviser to the Reagan White House, tell us about America's infrastructure needs, and assess whether this bill actually helps address them. The programme is presented by the BBC's Will Bain. Audio credit: With thanks to the Rondo: Beyond the Pavement documentary team

The Civil Engineering Podcast
TCEP 191: What Civil Engineers Need to Know About Proposal Writing

The Civil Engineering Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 29:27


In this episode, I talk to Matt Handal, a proposal expert and author of the book called “Proposal Development Secrets: Win More, Work Smarter, and Get Home on Time,” about proposal writing for engineers. He share some great tips that you can use as a working engineer to get better at this process. Engineering Quotes: […] The post TCEP 191: What Civil Engineers Need to Know About Proposal Writing appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.

The Civil Engineering Podcast
TCEP 190: Marketing and Business Development Strategies for Civil Engineers

The Civil Engineering Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 36:12


In this ‘episode, I talk to Gabe Lett, FSMPS, CPSM, LPC, author of THE AEC PROFESSIONAL’S GUIDEBOOK, and a marketing guru in the AEC industry that helps civil engineers find the right clients and projects for the maximum mutual benefit. In the episode, we talk about marketing and business development for civil engineers and why […] The post TCEP 190: Marketing and Business Development Strategies for Civil Engineers appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.

Unprofessional Engineering
Christmas Gifts for Engineers: 2021 - Episode 278

Unprofessional Engineering

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 39:05


It's the most wonderful time of the year!! The Unprofessional Engineering Christmas gifts episode for those hard to shop for engineers in your life!!! Whether you are shopping for the pinnacle of engineers, the Mechanical Engineer, all the way down to the Civil Engineers playing in the dirt, we have a gift recommendation that they would love, from stocking stuffer to giant presents if they've been really good this year. In addition, we've picked out some of our favorite gift ideas for the aspiring engineer of nearly all ages. OK, so maybe not a two year old, but can we really tell they will be an engineer? Are we better than Santa? Probably. But either way, at least we can help you pick out a great gift for any engineer!

HAZARD GIRLS
Sn. 3, #16 Danielle Schroeder: Making STEM More Accessible

HAZARD GIRLS

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 28:56


Growing up with a carpenter dad who built their family home gave Danielle Schroeder a solid foundation from which to explore her interest in math, science and construction, which eventually led her to find her niche in transportation related civil engineering. Being the first engineer in her family, Danielle had to learn a lot through trial and error, and she is hoping to make the journey easier and more accessible for other women in STEM fields through sharing her story and her invaluable advice on her social media platforms, and through her educational program, STEM Changemaker. Danielle's contribution to the field has not gone unnoticed, and she has recently been honored as one of the American Society for Civil Engineers' New Faces of Engineering, and she is featured in Reinvented Magazines 2022 Princesses with Power Tools calendar! Tune in today to hear Danielle's story! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Special Issue
Episode 49: The Role of Societies in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Special Issue

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 17:18


In this episode we'll listen in on the talk given by Billy Williams, EVP for Ethics Diversity and Inclusion at the American Geophysical Union, and Damita Snow, Senior Publishing Manager and DE&I Chair at the American Society of Civil Engineers at our recent virtual Society Executive Seminar. Both of our speakers help highlight the gender and racial equity issues in research and identify opportunities to create lasting change, including training courses for staff, anti-racism toolkits, and DE&I best practice resource guides.

Let’s Talk About It!
Lane Kawaoka talking about Real Estate Rental Portfolio

Let’s Talk About It!

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 20:40


I used to be an engineer as I was building my side gig (real estate rental portfolio). I QUIT two years ago and never looked back. A lot of my clients are highly paid professionals.In a world of fake gurus... people know me as a Real Estate Anti-Guru of adding tremendous give away the farm value! Today I own 4,000 units, writer for Forbes, Top-50 investing podcast, and Amazon Best-Seller. You can watch my 60-second bio here: https://youtu.be/yWWsZr72W5oPopular topics based on what your audience's needs:*The basics of building a passive rental portfolio while working a full-time W2 Professional job*Rent-to-Value Ratio*Should you invest in primary, secondary, tertiary markets?*Should you invest in Class A, Class B, or Class C assets?*Other than apartments and rentals what other recession-proof asset classes are there?*"Emergency fund 2.0" creating an opportunity fund with liquid investments and infinite banking*The top things you should consider in the assumptions in a Pro-forma pitch deck: Cap rate to reversion cap rate delta, Annual rent increases 1-3%, Full occupancy assumptions, prefs, General Partner - Limited partner splits, IRRs*How to strategically take out your 401K/retirement funds by managing your AGI? And why don't use retirement funds to invest to take advantage of cost segregations & bonus depreciation?*Why we don't buy homes to live in and invest instead?A little bit about me:I am an ex-Civil Engineer who invests passively in Real Estate from Honolulu, Hawaii.  I used to be in a big bad private company as a construction engineer but after some saving and investing I found happiness and balance at a lower-paying job.  I journal my experiences in the "Simple Passive Cashflow" podcast that I put on iTunes & Google Play.  My parents got screwed with the 401K and stock market and it's my mission to get everyone out of the corrupt Wall Street roller coaster and into Main Street invests with safer, higher returns that benefit the middle class of America.--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/mohanni-love/message

Best of the WWEST
Episode 109: Sadé Akinbami P.Eng, Civil Engineer & Artist

Best of the WWEST

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 42:28


We're talking STEAM in this episode - Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math - with Sadé Akinbami. She joins host and producer Vanessa to talk about how music and STEM intertwine, how to survive university, and how we have come a long way when it comes to equity among all people in STEM, but we still have a long way to go. (Please excuse any audio hiccups in this remotely recorded interview.) Sadé Akinbami is a multifaceted Nigerian-Canadian artist and practicing civil engineer. Sadé's heritage has played a major role in the carving of her path thus far; a path which intertwines both the sciences and the arts. Having graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering - Concentration in Management, Sadé has since then followed an unconventional path by being a Project Engineer, Project Manager and also a singer, song-writer, and producer. For full shownotes, transcription, and land acknowledgement visit http://i.sfu.ca/hnGxyv Relevant Links: Carleton University Employee Spotlight - Sadé Akinbami Sadé's music Sadé on Soundcloud Hosted by: Vanessa Hennessey Theme Music: “Positive and Fun” by Scott HolmesProduced by: Vanessa Hennessey

IN Construction with Nate Lelle
IUPUI School of Construction Management

IN Construction with Nate Lelle

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 35:47


This week we discuss the values, merit and benefits of Construction Management degrees at IUPUI. Guest this week are: Bill White, Senior lecturer and Architect and has been teaching for over 13 years. Dan Koo is the associate professor and acting program director and he is a registered Civil Engineer. Marvin Johnson is the laboratory technician for construction management department and has been teaching for 13 years. Allen Galloway - Industry advisory board chairman and has been on the board for 15 years. The Construction Management curriculum has been developed to provide our students with a strong foundational knowledge in the areas of construction contract administration and specifications; construction field operations; construction costs and bidding; construction scheduling and project control; construction law and ethics; construction safety and inspection; construction project monitoring and control; and construction project management. Additional course work includes mathematics, sciences, economics, technical writing, oral communications, and business. Graduates typically find meaningful employment with construction firms, consulting companies; contractors and subcontractors; engineering and architecture firms; residential home builders; land developers; private and public utilities; transportation departments; construction materials testing companies; and building products, materials and equipment suppliers. Tremendous variation exists in the specific job titles of our graduates, but typically they find employment as a project manager, project supervisor, project or field engineer*, contract administrator, safety supervisor, project estimator, project scheduler, contractor, or construction/product representative. The mission of the Construction Management Industry Advisory Board (IAB) shall be to advise, assist, support, and advocate for the Construction Management Program at IUPUI on matters related to student learning and instruction, facilities of the program, student activities, career placement and professional practice. The Construction Management IAB is actively involved in curricular and students activities, such as, course reviews, capstone team mentors, and ASC competition teams. The Construction Management IAB also sponsors a fall and spring career fair. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Essential Entrepreneurship With Enriqué
Real Estate Investing For Beginners: Lane Kawaoka

Essential Entrepreneurship With Enriqué

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2021 36:00


Lane Kawaoka is an ex-Civil Engineer turned passive real estate investor. After seeing his parents get screwed by the 401K and stock market promise, he made it his mission to get middle class America out the corrupt Wall Street roller coaster and into Main Street investments with safer, higher returns. In addition to owning 6,000+ rental units, he now helps busy beginning investors, through his Hui Deal Pipeline Club - a 5,500 member group that has acquired over $600M in property assets. Learn more from the pro himself: simplepassivecashflow.com

Unf*cking The Republic
The Itsfuckedforsure Bill: And the Ghosts of Spending Bills Past.

Unf*cking The Republic

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021 54:40


President Biden signed H.R. 3684 into law with leaders in Washington breaking their arms to pat themselves on the back. Never mind that the infrastructure bill is either 20% or 40% of what the American Society of Civil Engineers believes is necessary (depending upon your interpretation of the allocated funds), or that it doesn't begin to address climate change, or that it's stuffed with old school pork and contains none of the human elements promised to us. It's a bill that got signed in Washington and that's apparently all that matters. Find out why it's great for corporations, guarantees the Republicans take back the White House in ‘24 and why we're mad at Elon Musk and his hair plugs. Chapters 00:02:22 Intro 00:05:18 Segment 1 00:21:52 Segment 2 00:37:33 Show Notes 00:38:29 Book Love 00:39:06 Emails + Shoutouts 00:50:58 Outro Resources U.S. Department Of Transportation: Public Roads- Summer 1996 Investopedia: Understanding the Infrastructure Bills ASCE Infrastructure Report Card: Making the Grade ASCE Infrastructure Report Card: A Comprehensive Assessment Of America's Infrastructure New York Times: Biden signs infrastructure bill, promoting benefits for Americans. New York Times: What's in the $1 Trillion Infrastructure Bill U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works: H. R. 3684 Brookings: Eight Years Later- What the Recovery Act Taught Us about Investing in Transportation Britannica: Tennessee Valley Authority U.S. Department Of Transportation Federal Highway Administration: Interstate Highway System - The Myths Book Love Michael Grunwald: The New New Deal: The Hidden Story of Change in the Obama Era Stephanie Kelton: The Deficit Myth: Modern Monetary Theory and the Birth of the People's Economy -- If you like #UNFTR, please leave us a rating and review on Apple Podcasts: unftr.com/rate and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @UNFTRpod. Visit us online at unftr.com. Buy yourself some Unf*cking Coffee at shop.unftr.com. Subscribe to Unf*cking The Republic on Substack at unftr.substack.com to get the essays these episode are framed around sent to your inbox every week. Check out the UNFTR Pod Love playlist on Spotify: spoti.fi/3yzIlUP. Visit our bookshop.org page at bookshop.org/shop/UNFTRpod to find the full UNFTR book list. Access the UNFTR Musicless feed by following the instructions at unftr.com/accessibility. Unf*cking the Republic is produced by 99 and engineered by Manny Faces Media (mannyfacesmedia.com). Original music is by Tom McGovern (tommcgovern.com). The show is written and hosted by Old Corn Pop, the gang banger and distributed by Elon Musk's hair plugs. Podcast art description: Image of the US Congress ripped in the middle revealing white text on a blue background that says, "Unf*cking the Republic." See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Build Hatch
Episode 64 - Building Software for Construction with Matt Perrott from BuildPass

Build Hatch

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 34:56


In this episode of the Build Hatch Podcast, we had the opportunity to hear from Matt Perrott from BuildPass.   In this episode we talk about: Matt grew up in Victoria with lots of outside activities and was a hands-on young man. After school, he did a Batchelor of commerce with the goals of becoming a Civil Engineer. Realising that a career in commerce was not as exciting as first thought, Matt became interested in start-up business'. 5 years ago, Matt was in the midst of a social media boom and changed tactics to study software. Matt's software degree was a challenge and at times daunting, however, ‘like anything you bite off small pieces and you will make progress'. Matt's first exposure to the construction tech world. Finding a niche, applying existing technology and working towards changing people's lives. The ‘why' behind BuildPass and the work that they do. Matt deliberately spent the first few months of business researching and understanding problems in the construction industry to determine whether his product would actually solve these problems. Designing software is the easy part – it is working out whether or not people will actually want the solution you are selling. Learning and listening to create a product that will naturally market itself through warm leads rather than hard marketing strategies. The practical benefits of using Build Pass as someone who works in construction. The more data you can capture in one place, the easier it is to keep records. Matt explains the subscription pricing model. Keeping current client's happy before expanding, to ensure longevity and a high-quality product. A balanced partner, methodical thinking and a structured systematic rollout has been the key BuildPass' success thus far. QR Codes, ticket wallet integrations, sharing capabilities and the value of these electronic systems. Outside of work, Matt is an avid surfer and passionate about his local life-saving clubs. The advantages of BuildPass, not only for Builders, but sub-contractors and all other trades. Sit back and enjoy this helpful interview with Matt Perrott from BuildPass.    Links: Build Hatch Follow @buildhatch on Instagram  BuildPass Connect with Matt on LinkedIn

Transport for the North Podcast
#TfN21 Annual Conference Special: Funding the transport projects we need | Episode 41

Transport for the North Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2021 34:07


Join us for this breakout session where County Councillor Charlie Edwards (Transport for the North Vice-Chair, Lancashire County Council), Emma Antrobus (Institution of Civil Engineers), Sir Roger Marsh OBE (NP11), Iain Craven (TfN) and Laura Collins (Yorkshire Evening Post) discuss how we can fund the transport projects that the North needs to level up. We analyse how we can close regional divides through political and financial devolution, and hear how Transport for the North is providing expert support on building stronger business cases for infrastructure projects across the region. Finally, we hear about the wider benefits of transport investment in the North and the benefit of longer-term funding settlements, to ensure that industry can plan ahead and our local authorities can reduce the resources required for funding competitions. You can read more about Transport for the North's Northern Transport Charter here, which explains how we will deliver on our Strategic Transport Plan to create a New North: https://transportforthenorth.com/our-north/northern-transport-charter/ The episode was recorded on 20 September 2021.

Pongase Las Pilas
5 Things that Intimidated Me when Starting out as a Civil Engineer

Pongase Las Pilas

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 20:48


In this episode, Laura shares 5 things that intimidated her when first starting out as a Civil Engineer. Listen to learn from her experiences and get a bolt of motivation as she recounts each memory and extracts the lessons learned that can help you if you are starting out in a new STEM career! Connect with Laura on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/pongaselaspilaspodcast/ Email her at pongaselaspilas2day@gmail.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/pongaselaspilas/support

Stories of our times
The U-bend U-turn: Why are England's rivers so dirty?

Stories of our times

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 24:59


There was public outcry when MPs voted against stricter penalties for water companies dumping raw sewage into England's rivers. But following a U-turn, the Government has now passed a new Environment Bill it says will reduce the amount of raw sewage polluting our waterways. But do the measures go far enough?This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today and get one month free at: thetimes.co.uk/storiesofourtimes. Guests:Alice Thomson, Columnist, The Times.Hugo Tagholm, Surfers Against Sewage.Host: Manveen Rana.Clips: BBC, ITV, Sky, DW News, WaterElectroScan, Institute of Civil Engineers See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jacobs: If/When
Coastal Squeeze: Let's Loosen Things Up

Jacobs: If/When

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 29:37


Chrissy Mitchell (Ph.D. MSc. BSc. FRGS, FCIWEM, C.Geog, C.Sci, C.Env, CWEM) works nationally within the Joint (DEFRA/Environment Agency/Welsh Government/Natural Resources Wales) Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management R&D Programme. As a lead scientist at the UK Environment Agency she heads the Flood and Coast Asset Management Research & Development (R&D) as well as the Reservoir Safety R&D. She is also an Associate Editor of the international journal of Flood Risk Management, and she was the Environment Agency project lead for the recently published coastal squeeze research. With a degree in Geology, a Masters in Environmental Science and a Doctorate in Geography, Chrissy joined the UK Environment Agency in 2003, initially supporting regulation and strategic planning and later the DEFRA/EA FCERM R&D programme as the sustainable asset management theme manager. She became the national lead climate change policy advisor for flood risk management and was nominated chair of young FLOODsite for four years running, an international network of 100+ young people working under a large European Flood research programme. She has been a member of the Advisory committee for the annual UK Flood and Coast Conference.Nigel Pontee (BSc, MSc, PhD, C.Eng, FICE, C.WEM, MCIWEM) has over 30 years' experience in coastal geomorphology and management. His experience covers estuaries, saltmarshes, sand beaches, gravel beaches, mixed sand and gravel beaches, and aeolian sand dunes. He has contributed to the creation of over 1700ha of new wetland habitat in the UK. Over the last six years, Nigel has become more involved in nature based coastal defense projects contributing to  several international guidelines and numerous projects around the world. Nigel is currently working a several projects related to the carbon offsetting potential of marine habitats including the development of a carbon code for coastal saltmarshes and research relating to the carbon content or restored habitats. He is the Global Technology leader for Coastal Planning and Engineering in Jacobs and a Visiting Professor at the National Oceanography Centre in the UK. He is a member of several industry panels for the Institute of Civil Engineers, the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Joint Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management R&D Programme in the UK.

On the Matterr: Motivation for Goal-Getters, Entrepreneurs and Anyone Ready to Level all the way Up!

On the podcast this week is one of my dearest friends in the world: Tochukwu Onyebuchi.Tobz grew up in Enugu, Nigeria being a problem child and trouble maker (his words, not mine). So much so that his parents sent him off to the UK to make something of himself. A decision that has definitely paid off immensely because today, not only he is a successful Civil Engineer (who has worked on major projects in the industry) but he is also the founder and one of the hosts of the Fresh Off The Boat Podcast!This conversation covers some of our fondest memories of our lives back home, Tochukwu's brutally honest story about his transition to his new life in the  UK and how he came to create and grow his podcast!Keep up with Tobz on IG @stilltobz and his podcast @freshofftheboatpodcast. His podcast is also available on YouTube at https://youtube.com/c/FOTBNetwork  ENJOY! TimestampOriginal story - 9:00Moving to the UK - 14:40Becoming a Civil Engineer - 17:09Podcasting - 21:52His OTM Quote - 43:45Support the show (https://www.instagram.com/onthematterr/)

KZYX Public Affairs
Mendolatino: Dr. Andy Coren y Camila Guerrero

KZYX Public Affairs

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 40:40


October 11, 2021-Public Affairs in Spanish. A special edition of MendoLatino during KZYX's pledge drive presents Camila Guerrero, Civil Engineer and hydrologist who talked about Food Sovereignty, community gardens and the importance of having an emergency plan in case of a natural disaster. Also Dr. Coren updates the community about the situation with Covid-19 and vaccination in Mendocino County.

Virginia Water Radio
Episode 599 (10-18-21): A Day to Weigh Water's Worth

Virginia Water Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021


CLICK HERE to listen to episode audio (5:00).Sections below are the following: Transcript of Audio Audio Notes and Acknowledgments Images Sources Related Water Radio Episodes For Virginia Teachers (Relevant SOLs, etc.). Unless otherwise noted, all Web addresses mentioned were functional as of 10-15-21. TRANSCRIPT OF AUDIO From the Cumberland Gap to the Atlantic Ocean, this is Virginia Water Radio for the week of October 18, 2021. SOUND – ~8 sec This week, those abrupt stops to the sounds of the Roanoke River, Gray Tree Frogs, and a household water faucet set the stage for an episode marking the observance of “Imagine a Day without Water,” to be held this year on October 21.  We start with some music designed to help you do such imagining.  Have a listen for about 40 seconds. MUSIC  - ~42 sec – instrumental You've been listening to “Flow Stopper,” by Torrin Hallett, a graduate student at the Yale School of Music.  Besides flowing rivers, calling frogs, and household faucets, almost any aspect of life could be affected by a lack of water, including the biological structures and functions that make life possible.  Increasing the awareness of water uses and needs is a goal of the “Imagine a Day Without Water” campaign.  According to the event's Web site, the effort is, quote, “a national education campaign that brings together diverse stakeholders to highlight how water is essential, invaluable, and in need of investment,” unquote.  The event is part of the “Value of Water Campaign,” focused on water infrastructure needs.  These campaigns are coordinated by the US Water Alliance, a non-profit organization made up of people from water utilities, government, business, other non-profits, communities, and research establishments. Worldwide, billions of people don't have to imagine lacking good water.  According to the United Nations, as of 2019 over 2 billion people lacked access to safely managed drinking water, and over 4 billion people lacked access to safely managed sanitation. In the United States, the American Society of Civil Engineers' water infrastructure “Report Card” for 2021 estimated over $1 trillion needed through 2029 for drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater, with $434 billion of that not yet funded. And in Virginia, the Department of Environmental Quality's 2020 “Water Resources Report” identified several water challenges, including maintaining groundwater availability over the next 50 years; coordinating water planning among localities; gauging the impact of unpermitted water withdrawals; understanding stream water quality and ecology; and investing in water-resources personnel, science, and education. Water is fundamental for energy, commerce, industry, agriculture, aquatic and terrestrial life, and human biology.  Imagining a day without water—and learning about where water's lacking—can help us envision and work toward well-watered future days. Thanks to Torrin Hallett for composing this week's music for Virginia Water Radio, and we close with another listen to the last 10 seconds of “Flow Stopper.” MUSIC  - 10 sec – instrumental SHIP'S BELL Virginia Water Radio is produced by the Virginia Water Resources Research Center, part of Virginia Tech's College of Natural Resources and Environment.  For more Virginia water sounds, music, or information, visit us online at virginiawaterradio.org, or call the Water Center at (540) 231-5624.  Thanks to Ben Cosgrove for his version of “Shenandoah” to open and close the show.  In Blacksburg, I'm Alan Raflo, thanking you for listening, and wishing you health, wisdom, and good water. AUDIO NOTES AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The sounds at the beginning of this episode, all recorded by Virginia Water Radio, are as follows:Roanoke River on from the Roanoke River Greenway between Franklin Road and Smith Park in Roanoke, Va., December 6, 2020;Gray Tree Frogs at Heritage Park in Blacksburg, Va., July 8, 2016;Household water faucet in a Blacksburg, Va., residence, November 17, 2013. “Flow Stopper” is copyright 2021 by Torrin Hallett, used with permission.  Torrin is a 2018 graduate of Oberlin College and Conservatory in Oberlin, Ohio; a 2020 graduate in Horn Performance from Manhattan School of Music in New York; and a 2021 graduate of the Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver.  He is currently a graduate student at the Yale School of Music.  More information about Torrin is available online at https://www.facebook.com/torrin.hallett.  Thanks very much to Torrin for composing the piece especially for Virginia Water Radio.  Following are other music pieces composed by Torrin for Virginia Water Radio, with episodes featuring the music. “A Little Fright Music” – used in Episode 548, 10-26-20, on water-related passages in fiction and non-fiction, for Halloween.“Beetle Ballet” – used in Episode 525, 5-18-20, on aquatic beetles.“Chesapeake Bay Ballad” – used in Episode 537, 8-10-20, on conditions in the Chesapeake Bay.“Corona Cue” – used in Episode 517, 3-23-20, on the coronavirus pandemic.“Geese Piece” – used most recently in Episode 440, 10-1-18, on E-bird. “Ice Dance” – used in Episode 556, 12-21-20, on how organisms survive freezing temperatures.“Lizard Lied” – used in Episode 514, 3-2-20, on lizards.“New Year's Water” – used in Episode 349, 1-2-17, on the New Year. “Rain Refrain” – used most recently Episode 559, 1-11-21, on record rainfall in 2020.“Runoff” – in Episode 585, 7-12-21 – on middle-school students calling out stormwater-related water words.“Spider Strike” – used in Episode 523, 5-4-20, on fishing spiders.“Tropical Tantrum” – used most recently in Episode 580, 6-7-21, on the 2021 Atlantic tropical storm season preview.“Tundra Swan Song – used in Episode 554, 12-7-20, on Tundra Swans.“Turkey Tune” – used in Episode 343, 11-21-16, on the Wild Turkey.  Click here if you'd like to hear the full version (2 min./22 sec.) of the “Shenandoah” arrangement/performance by Ben Cosgrove that opens and closes this episode.  More information about Mr. Cosgrove is available online at http://www.bencosgrove.com. IMAGES “Imagine a Day Without Water” campaign logo, accessed online at  https://imagineadaywithoutwater.org/resources. Roanoke River, looking upstream from the Roanoke River Greenway between Franklin Road and Smith Park in Roanoke, Va., December 6, 2020.  This is the location where the river sound heard in this Virginia Water Radio episode was recorded. SOURCES Used For Audio American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), “2021 Report Card for America's Infrastructure,” online at https://infrastructurereportcard.org/. United Nations, “Global Issues/Water,” online at https://www.un.org/en/global-issues/water. U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), “Water Use Data for Virginia,” online at https://waterdata.usgs.gov/va/nwis/water_use/. US Water Alliance, online at http://uswateralliance.org/. Value of Water Campaign, online at http://thevalueofwater.org/. Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), “Status of Virginia's Water Resources: A Report on Virginia's Water Resources Management Activities,” October 2020, online (as a PDF) at https://www.deq.virginia.gov/home/showpublisheddocument/2119/637432838113030000.  The section on”Water Resource Challenges and Priorities” starts of page 27. Value of Water Campaign, “Imagine a Day Without Water,” online at https://imagineadaywithoutwater.org/; this site is the source of the quote used in this episode's audio. World Health Organization (WHO), “Drinking Water,” June 14, 2019, online at https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/drinking-water. For More Information on Current Water Infrastructure Needs and Funds PBS NewsHour, “How the infrastructure bill delivers on clean water—and how it falls short,” August 4, 2021 (7 min./2 sec. video, with online transcript). U.S. Department of Agriculture, “Biden-Harris Administration Invests $272 Million to Improve Rural Water Infrastructure for 270,000 People Living in Rural Communities Across the Country,” October 14, 2021, News Release. Virginia Governor's Office, “Governor Northam Announces Virginia to Reduce Water Pollution, Increase Access to Clean Water,” July 27, 2021, News Release. RELATED VIRGINIA WATER RADIO EPISODES All Water Radio episodes are listed by category at the Index link above (http://www.virginiawaterradio.org/p/index.html).  See particularly the “Overall Importance of Water” and “Water Quality, Waste Management, and Water/Wastewater Treatment” subject categories. Following are links to some previous episodes with information on water uses or needs. Episode 122, 8-6-12 – on worldwide water needs.Episode 372, 6-12-17 – on water infrastructure needs, including information from the American Society of Civil Engineers' “Report Card for America's Infrastructure” for 2017.Episode 592, 6-15-20 – on Virginia's biennial water-quality assessment in 2020. FOR VIRGINIA TEACHERS – RELATED STANDARDS OF LEARNING (SOLs) AND OTHER INFORMATION Following are some Virginia Standards of Learning (SOLs) that may be supported by this episode's audio/transcript, sources, or other information included in this post. 2020 Music SOLs SOLs at various grade levels that call for “examining the relationship of music to the other fine arts and other fields of knowledge.” 2018 Science SOLs Grades K-3 plus 5: MatterK.4 – Water is important in our daily lives and has properties, Grades K-5: Earth and Space Systems3.7 – There is a water cycle and water is important to life on Earth.4.7 – The ocean environment. Grades K-5: Earth ResourcesK.11 – Humans use resources.1.8 – Natural resources can be used responsibly, including that most natural resources are limited; and that human actions can affect the availability of natural resources.3.8 – Natural events and humans influence ecosystems.4.8 – Virginia has important natural resources.5.9 – Conservation of energy resources is important. Grade 66.6 – Water has unique physical properties and has a role in the natural and human-made environment.6.8 – Land and water have roles in watershed systems.6.9 – Humans impact the environment and individuals can influence public policy decisions related to energy and the environment. Life ScienceLS.9 – Relationships exist between ecosystem dynamics and human activity. Earth ScienceES.6 – Resource use is complex.ES.8 – Freshwater resources influence and are influenced by geologic processes and human activity. BiologyBIO.2 – Chemical and biochemical processes are essential for life, including that water chemistry has an influence on life processes.BIO.8 – Dynamic equilibria exist within populations, communities, and ecosystems, including that natural events and human activities influence local and global ecosystems and may affect the flora and fauna of Virginia. 2015 Social Studies SOLs Grades K-3 Economics Theme2.8 – Natural, human, and capital resources.3.8 – Understanding of cultures and of how natural, human, and capital resources are used for goods and services. Civics and Economics CourseCE.6 – Government at the national level.CE.7 – Government at the state level.CE.8 – Government at the local level.CE.10 – Public policy at local, state, and national levels. World Geography CourseWG.2 – How selected physical and ecological processes shape the Earth's surface, including climate, weather, and how humans influence their environment and are influenced by it.WG.4 – Types and significance of natural, human, and capital resources.WG.18 – Cooperation among political jurisdictions to solve problems and settle disputes. Government CourseGOVT.7 – National government organization and powers.GOVT.8 – State and local government organization and powers.GOVT.9 – Public policy process at local, state, and nati

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Software Lifecycle Stories
One Shot at a Time with Seema Joshi

Software Lifecycle Stories

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2021 41:01


In this episode, Seema Joshi, global product leader at NICE is in conversation with Chitra Gurjar sharing her insights and experiences throughQualifying as a Civil Engineer, and doing site work, to pursuing an MBA and her first job in techMoving into tech and landing different jobs, finding what she wanted to doWorking on the frontlines of technologyHer life as a technical account manager and helping close sales dealsLearning about personas, how customers buy, who influences, who usesWearing different hats each time every dayDeal or no deal, a zero or a oneContrast in experiences based on what she felt was a good deal and how things turned outUsing various approaches to prioritization of backlogs like3 P approach - Persona, problem and pervasiveness of the problemThinking in line with a top down business strategycreating delighters for the customer, the KANO modelBuilding a great product team, starting with product managers themselves feeling comfortable with ambiguity, taking decisions with little data and being under the spotlight in a room full of stakeholdersBuilding partnerships of trust and collaborationStaying in the problem space, wearing different thinking hats, assumptions, solutions and discoveryHaving a sports mindset in your work - her volleyball analogy Working with engineering teams, incumbent on the PM to find the rhythm of the team and keeping a good tension across different teams by having all ideas on the table and open discussionHer suggestions for people wanting to pursue a product management career or a career in technologySeema is a Product Leader by profession, Engineering & Management graduate by education, voracious volunteer by belonging, sportsperson at heart, and poet by hobby. With 20 years of experience across Product Management, Innovation & Entrepreneurial roles, she is passionate of building products that delight customers and create business impact. Currently a Global Product Leader at NICE, she heads CXone India Product Management and UX teams.Passionate about community building & diversity Seema actively contributes to various industry initiatives, is Secretary at SEAP (Software Exporters Association of Pune), ex-founding Board Member of Product Leaders Forum, and is a TedX and keynote speaker.LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/seemajoshis/

MILLENIALS SEEKING WISDOM
Lane Kawaoka - Turn 100 Units to 4,800 Units (Real Estate Syndication)

MILLENIALS SEEKING WISDOM

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2021 46:07


Lane Kawaoka is an ex-Civil Engineer who invests passively in Real Estate from Honolulu, Hawaii. He used to be in a big bad private company as a construction engineer but after some saving and investing he found happiness and balance at a lower paying job. His journal his experiences in "Simple Passive Cashflow" podcast that he put on iTunes & Google Play. His parents got screwed with the 401K and stock market and it's his mission to get everyone out the corrupt Wall Street roller coaster and into Main Street invests with safer, higher returns that benefit the middle class of America. More Info: SimplePassiveCashflow.com/speaker What is Journey with Christian D Evans Podcast and Why is Everyone Talking About it? __________ Get Mentored by Christian D Evans: https://www.todaysidegig.com/side-hustle1602595337044 __________ You've probably heard about Journey with Christian D Evans Podcast by now. It seems like everyone is talking about it. So what exactly is Christian D Evans Podcast? And is it even worth the hype? Well friends, I'm answering all of your questions in this Podcast Section. I'm going to tell you everything you need to know about Journey with Christian D Evans Podcast, so be sure to check it out! __________ RESOURCES & LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS VIDEO: How to GAIN a positively Unfair Advantage to become a TOP EARNER as a Side Hustler & Business Owner over the next 90 days!: https://www.todaysidegig.com/side-hustle1602595337044 __________ BUSINESS/SOCIAL MEDIA TIPS: “How to impact the world as a Missionary? Ben & Colette Interview”: https://youtu.be/glfpJpL2oaA “Are Your Limiting Beliefs Stopping You from Achieving Your Goals?”: https://youtu.be/ZnNiZGU5YoA “How To Unleash your Potential with Carol Edwards”: https://youtu.be/ZfrIySHr2jA __________ CONNECT WITH ME: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/evansandfamily/ Journey with Christian Podcast: https://open.spotify.com/show/5BecmOVFSTLB1J08P3INSB?si=rUDkdD4EQ4yGyi9baaKwbQ

Congressional Dish
CD240: BIF The Infrastructure BILL

Congressional Dish

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 64:20


Jen has been all over the internet lately telling the world that the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework is a dumpster fire of a bill. In this episode, she backs that up by comparing the levels of investment for different kinds of infrastructure and examining the society changing effects the bill would have if it were to become law. Please Support Congressional Dish – Quick Links Contribute monthly or a lump sum via PayPal Support Congressional Dish via Patreon (donations per episode) Send Zelle payments to: Donation@congressionaldish.com Send Venmo payments to: @Jennifer-Briney Send Cash App payments to: $CongressionalDish or Donation@congressionaldish.com Use your bank's online bill pay function to mail contributions to: 5753 Hwy 85 North, Number 4576, Crestview, FL 32536. Please make checks payable to Congressional Dish Thank you for supporting truly independent media! Background Sources Recommended Congressional Dish Episodes CD218: Minerals Are the New Oil CD205: Nuclear Waste Storage Oil CD073: Amtrak Recommended Articles and Documents Benjamin J. Hulac and Joseph Morton. October 7, 2021. “With GOP sidelined, Manchin steps up to defend fossil fuels.” Roll Call. Connor Sheets, Robert J. Lopez, Rosanna Xia, and Adam Elmahrek. October 4, 2021. “Before O.C. oil spill, platform owner faced bankruptcy, history of regulatory problems.” The Los Angeles Times. Donald Shaw. October 4, 2021. “Criticizing Joe Manchin's Coal Conflicts is ‘Outrageous,' Says Heitkamp.” Sludge. Michael Gold. October 1, 2021. “Congestion Pricing Is Coming to New York. Everyone Has an Opinion.” The New York Times. Utilities Middle East Staff. September 13, 2021. “World's largest carbon capture and storage plant launched.” Utilities. Adele Peters. September 8, 2021. “The first commercial carbon removal plant just opened in Iceland.” Fast Company. Hiroko Tabuchi. August 16, 2021. “For Many, Hydrogen Is the Fuel of the Future. New Research Raises Doubts.” The New York Times. Robert W. Haworth and Mark Z. Jacobson. August 12, 2021. “How green is blue hydrogen?.” Energy Science & Engineering. Emily Cochrane. August 10, 2021. “Senate Passes $1 Trillion Infrastructure Bill, Handing Biden a Bipartisan Win.” The New York Times. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. June 3, 2021. “2020 Fatality Data Show Increased Traffic Fatalities During Pandemic.” U.S. Department of Transportation. Nation Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). May 19, 2021. “What We Know—and Do Not Know—About Achieving a National-Scale 100% Renewable Electric Grid .” Michael Barnard. May 3, 2021. “Small Modular Nuclear Reactors Are Mostly Bad Policy.” CleanTechnica. Hiroko Tabuchi. April 24, 2021. “Halting the Vast Release of Methane Is Critical for Climate, U.N. Says.” The New York Times. Grist Creative. April 15, 2021. “How direct air capture works (and why it's important)” Grist. American Society of Civil Engineers. 2021. “Bridges.” 2021 Report Card for America's Infrastructure. Open Secrets. “Sen. Joe Manchin - West Virginia - Top Industries Contributing 2015-2020.” Savannah Keaton. December 30, 2020. “Can Fuel Cell Vehicles Explode Like ‘Hydrogen Bombs on Wheels'?” Motor Biscuit. Dale K. DuPont. August 6, 2020. “First all-electric ferry in U.S. reaches milestone.” WorkBoat. Hannah Ritchie and Max Roser. 2020. “CO2 and Greenhouse Gas Emissions.” Our World in Data. Jeff Butler. January 27, 2019. “Norway leads an electric ferry revolution.” plugboats.com Our World in Data. Annual CO2 Emissions, 2019. Hydrogen Council. 2019. Frequently Asked Questions. Mark Z. Jacobson et al. September 6, 2017. “100% Clean and Renewable Wind, Water, and Sunlight All-Sector Energy Roadmaps for 139 Countries of the World.” Joule. Kendra Pierre-Louis. August 25, 2017. “Almost every country in the world can power itself with renewable energy.” Popular Science. Chuck Squatriglia. May 12, 2008. “Hydrogen Cars Won't Make a Difference for 40 Years.” Wired. Renewable Energy World. April 22, 2004. “Schwarzenegger Unveils ‘Hydrogen Highways' Plan.” United States Department of Energy. February 2002. A National Vision of America's Transition to a Hydrogen Economy -- to 2030 and Beyond. The Bill H.R. 3684: Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act August 10, 2021 Senate Vote Breakdown July 1, 2021 House Vote Breakdown Jen's Highlighted Version Bill Outline DIVISION A: SURFACE TRANSPORTATION TITLE I - FEDERAL-AID HIGHWAYS Subtitle A - Authorizations and Programs Sec. 11101: Authorization of Appropriations Authorizes appropriations for Federal-Aid for highways at between $52 billion and $56 billion per year through fiscal year 2026. Sec. 11117: Toll Roads, Bridges, Tunnels, and Ferries Authorizes the government to pay up to 85% of the costs of replacing or retrofitting a diesel fuel ferry vessel until the end of fiscal year 2025. Sec. 11118: Bridge Investment Program Authorizes between $600 million and $700 million per year through 2026 (from the Highway Trust Fund) for repairs to bridges If a Federal agency wants grant money to repair a Federally owned bridge, it "shall" consider selling off that asset to the State or local government. Sec. 11119: Safe Routes to School Creates a new program to improve the ability of children to walk and ride their bikes to school by funding projects including sidewalk improvements, speed reduction improvements, crosswalk improvements, bike parking, and traffic diversions away from schools. Up to 30% of the money can be used for public awareness campaigns, media relations, education, and staffing. No additional funding is provided. It will be funded with existing funds for "administrative expenses." Sec. 11121: Construction of Ferry Boats and Ferry Terminal Facilities Authorizes between $110 million and $118 million per year through 2026 (from the Highway Trust Fund) to construct ferry boats and ferry terminals. Subtitle D - Climate Change Sec. 11401: Grants for Charging and Fueling Infrastructure Creates a new grant program with $15 million maximum per grant for governments to build public charging infrastructure for vehicles fueled with electricity, hydrogen, propane, and "natural" gas. The construction of the projects can be contracted out to private companies. Sec. 11402: Reduction of Truck Emissions at Port Facilities Establishes a program to study and test projects that would reduce emissions. Sec. 11403: Carbon Reduction Program Allows, but does not require, the Transportation Secretary to use money for projects related to traffic monitoring, public transportation, trails for pedestrians and bicyclists, congestion management technologies, vehicle-to-infrastructure communications technologies, energy efficient street lighting, congestion pricing to shift transportation demand to non-peak hours, electronic toll collection, installing public chargers for electric, hydrogen, propane, and gas powered vehicles. Sec. 11404: Congestion Relief Program Creates a grant program, funded at a minimum of $10 million per grant, for projects aimed at reducing highway congestion. Eligible projects include congestion management systems, fees for entering cities, deployment of toll lanes, parking fees, and congestion pricing, operating commuter buses and vans, and carpool encouragement programs. Buses, transit, and paratransit vehicles "shall" be allowed to use toll lanes "at a discount rate or without charge." Sec. 11405: Promoting Resilient Operations for Transformative, Efficient, and Cost-saving Transportation (PROTECT) Program Establishes the "PROTECT program", which provides grants for projects to protect some current infrastructure from extreme weather events and climate related changes. Types of grants include grants for "at-risk coastal infrastructure" which specifies that only "non-rail infrastructure is eligible" (such as highways, roads, pedestrian walkways, bike lanes, etc.) Sec. 11406: Healthy Streets Program Establishes a grant program to install reflective pavement and to expand tree cover in order to mitigate urban heat islands, improve air quality, and reduce stormwater run-off and flood risks. Caps each grant at $15 million TITLE III: RESEARCH, TECHNOLOGY, AND EDUCATION Sec. 13001: Strategic Innovation for Revenue Collection Provides grants for pilot projects to test our acceptance of user-based fee collections and their effects on different income groups and people from urban and rural areas. They will test the use of private companies to collect the data and fees. Sec. 13002: National Motor Vehicle Per-mile User Fee Pilot Creates a pilot program to test a national motor vehicle per-mile user fee. DIVISION B - SURFACE TRANSPORTATION INVESTMENT ACT OF 2021 TITLE I - MULTIMODAL AND FREIGHT TRANSPORTATION Sec. 21201: National Infrastructure Project Assistance Authorizes $2 billion total per year until 2026 on projects that cost at least $100 million that include highway, bridge, freight rail, passenger rail, and public transportation projects. Authorizes $1.5 billion total per year until 2026 (which will expire after 3 years) for grants in amount between $1 million and $25 million for projects that include highway, bridge, public transportation, passenger and freight rail, port infrastructure, surface transportation at airports, and more. TITLE II - RAIL Subtitle A - Authorization of Appropriations Sec. 22101: Grants to Amtrak Authorizes appropriations for Amtrak in the Northeast Corridor at between $1.1 billion and $1.57 billion per year through 2026. Authorizes appropriations for Amtrak in the National Network at between $2.2 billion and $3 billion per year through 2026. Subtitle B - Amtrak Reforms Sec. 22201: Amtrak Findings, Mission, and Goals Changes the goal of cooperation between Amtrak, governments, & other rail carriers from "to achieve a performance level sufficient to justify expending public money" to "in order to meet the intercity passenger rail needs of the United States" and expands the service areas beyond "urban" locations. Changes the goals of Amtrak to include "improving its contracts with rail carriers over whose tracks Amtrak operates." Sec. 22208: Passenger Experience Enhancement Food and beverage service: Amtrak will establish a working group... Sec. 22212: Enhancing Cross Border Service Amtrak must submit a report... Sec. 22213: Creating Quality Jobs Amtrak will not be allowed to privatize the jobs previously performed by laid off union workers. Sec. 22214: Amtrak Daily Long Distance Study Amtrak would study bringing back long distance rail routes that were discontinued. Subtitle C - Intercity Passenger Rail Policy Sec. 22304: Restoration and Enhancement Grants Extends the amount of time the government will pay the operating costs of Amtrak or "any rail carrier" that provides passenger rail service from 3 years to 6 years, and pays higher percentages of the the costs. Sec. 22305: Railroad Crossing Elimination Program Creates a program to eliminate highway-rail crossings where vehicles are frequently stopped by trains. Authorizes the construction on tunnels and bridges. Sec. 22306: Interstate Rail Compacts Authorizes up to 10 grants per year valued at a maximum of $ million each to plan and promote new Amtrak routes Sec. 22308: Corridor Identification and Development Program The Secretary of Transportation will create a program for public entities to plan for expanded intercity passenger rail corridors, operated by Amtrak or private companies. When developing plans for corridors, the Secretary has to "consult" with "host railroads for the proposed corridor" Subtitle D - Rail Safety Sec. 22404: Blocked Crossing Portal The Administration of the Federal Railroad Administration would establish a "3 year blocked crossing portal" which would collect information about blocked crossing by trains from the public and first responders and provide every person submitting the complaint the contact information of the "relevant railroad" and would "encourage" them to complain to them too. Information collected would NOT be allowed to be used for any regulatory or enforcement purposes. Sec. 22406: Emergency Lighting The Secretary of Transportation will have to issue a rule requiring that all carriers that transport human passengers have an emergency lighting system that turns on when there is a power failure. Sec. 22409: Positive Train Control Study The Comptroller General will conduct a study to determine the annual operation and maintenance costs for positive train control. Sec. 22423: High-Speed Train Noise Emissions Allows, but does not require, the Secretary of Transportation to create regulations governing the noise levels of trains that exceed 160 mph. Sec. 22425: Requirements for Railroad Freight Cars Placed into Service in the United States Effective 3 years after the regulations are complete (maximum 5 years after this becomes law), freight cars will be prohibited from operating within the United States if more than 15% of it is manufactured in "a country of concern" or state-owned facilities. The Secretary of Transportation can assess fines between $100,000 and $250,000 per freight car. A company that has been found in violation 3 times can be kicked out of the United State's transportation system until they are in compliance and have paid all their fines in full. Sec. 22427: Controlled Substances Testing for Mechanical Employees 180 days after this becomes law, all railroad mechanics will be subject to drug testing, which can be conducted at random. DIVISION C - TRANSIT Sec. 30017: Authorizations Authorizes between $13.3 billion and $14.7 billion per year to be appropriated for transit grants. DIVISION D - ENERGY TITLE I - GRID INFRASTRUCTURE AND RESILIENCY Sec. 40101: Preventing Outages and Enhancing The Resilience of the Electric Grid Creates a $5 billion grant distribution program to electric grid operators, electricity storage operations, electricity generators, transmission owners and operators, distribution suppliers, fuels suppliers, and other entities chosen by the Secretary of Energy. The grants need to be used to reduce the risk that power lines will cause wildfires. States have to match 15%. The company receiving the grant has to match it by 100% (small utilities only have to match 1/3 of the grant.) Grant money be used for micro-grids and battery-storage in addition to obvious power line protection measures. Grant money can not be used to construct a new electricity generating facility, a large-scale battery facility that is not used to prevent "disruptive events", or cybersecurity. The companies are allowed to charge customers for parts of their projects that are not paid for with grant money (so they have to match the grant with their customer's money). Sec. 40112: Demonstration of Electric Vehicle Battery Second-Life Applications for Grid Services Creates a demonstration project to show utility companies that electric car batteries can be used to stabilize the grid and reduce peak loads of homes and businesses. The demonstration project must include a facility that "could particularly benefit" such as a multi-family housing building, a senior care facility, or community health center. TITLE II - SUPPLY CHAINS FOR CLEAN ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES Sec. 40201: Earth Mapping Resources Initiative The US Geological Survey will get $320 million and ten years to map "all of the recoverable critical minerals." Sec. 40204: USGS Energy and Minerals Research Facility Authorizes $167 million to construct a new facility for energy and minerals research. The facility can be on land leased to the government for 99 years by "an academic partner." Requires the USGS to retain ownership of the facility. Sec. 40205: Rare Earth Elements Demonstration Facility Authorizes $140 million to build a rare earth element extractions and separation facility and refinery. Does NOT require the government to retain ownership of the facility. TITLE III - FUELS AND TECHNOLOGY INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENTS Subtitle A - Carbon Capture, Utilization, Storage, and Transportation Infrastructure Sec. 40304: Carbon Dioxide Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Authorizes $600 million for 2022 and 2023 and $300 million for each year between 2024 and 2026 for grants and loan guarantees for projects for transporting captured carbon dioxide. Each project has to cost more than $100 million and the government can pay up to 80% of the costs. If the project is financed with a loan, the company will have 35 years to pay it back, with fees and interest. Loans can be issued via private banks with guarantees provided by the government. Sec. 40305: Carbon Storage Validation and Testing Creates a new program for funding new or expanded large-scale carbon sequestration projects. Authorizes $2.5 billion through 2026. Sec. 40308: Carbon Removal Creates a new program for grants or contracts for projects to that will form "4 regional direct air capture hubs" that will each be able to capture 1 million metric tons of carbon dioxide per year. Authorizes $3.5 billion per year through 2026. Subtitle B - Hydrogen Research and Development Sec. 40313: Clean Hydrogen Research and Development Program Changes a goal of an existing research and development plan for hydrogen fuels (created by the Energy Policy Act of 2005) from enhancing sources of renewable fuels and biofuels for hydrogen production to enhancing those sources and fossil fuels with carbon capture and nuclear energy. Expands the activities of this program to include using hydrogen for power generation, industrial processes including steelmaking, cement, chemical feestocks, and heat production. They intend to transition natural gas pipelines to hydrogen pipelines. They intend for hydrogen to be used for all kinds of vehicles, rail transport, aviation, and maritime transportation. Sec. 40314: Additional Clean Hydrogen Programs Creates a new program to create "4 regional clean hydrogen hubs" for production, processing, delivery, storage, and end-use of "clean hydrogen." At least one regional hub is required to demonstrate the production of "clean hydrogen from fossil fuels." At least one regional hub is required to demonstrate the production of "clean hydrogen from renewable energy." At least one regional hub is required to demonstrate the production of "clean hydrogen from nuclear energy." The four hubs will each demonstrate a different use: Electric power generation, industrial sector uses, residential and commercial heating, and transportation. Requires the development of a strategy "to facilitate widespread production, processing, storage, and use of clean hydrogen", which will include a focus on production using coal. The hydrogen hubs should "leverage natural gas to the maximum extent practicable." Creates a new program to commercialize the production of hydrogen by splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen. The overall goal is to identify barriers, pathways, and policy needs to "transition to a clean hydrogen economy." Authorizes $9.5 billion through 2026. Sec. 40315: Clean Hydrogen Production Qualifications Develops a standard for the term "clean hydrogen" which has a carbon intensity equal to or less than 2 kilograms of carbon dioxide-equivalent produced at the site of production per kilogram of hydrogen produced." Subtitle C - Nuclear Energy Infrastructure Sec. 40323: Civil Nuclear Credit Program Creates a program, authorized to be funded with $6 billion per year through 2026, that will provide credit from the government to nuclear reactors that are projected to shut down because they are economically failing. Subtitle D - Hydropower Sec. 40331: Hydroelectric Production Incentives Authorizes a one-time appropriation of $125 million for fiscal year 2022. Sec. 40332: Hydroelectric Efficiency Improvement Incentives Authorizes a one-time appropriation of $75 million for fiscal year 2022. Sec. 40333: Maintaining and Enhancing Hydroelectricity Incentives Authorizes a one-time appropriations of $553 million for repairs and improvements to dams constructed before 1920. The government will pay a maximum of 30% of the project costs, capped at $5 million each. Sec. 40334: Pumped Storage Hydropower Wind and Solar Integration and System Reliability Initiative Authorizes $2 million per year through 2026 to pay 50% or less of the costs of a demonstration project to test the ability of a pumped storage hydropower project to facilitate the long duration storage of at least 1,000 megawatts of intermittent renewable electricity. Subtitle E - Miscellaneous Sec. 40342: Clean Energy Demonstration Program on Current and Former Mine Land Creates a new program, authorized to be funded with $500 million through 2026, to demonstrate the technical and economic viability of putting clean energy projects on former mine land. There will be a maximum of 5 projects and 2 of them have to be solar. Defines a "clean energy project" to include "fossil-fueled electricity generation with carbon capture, utilization, and sequestration." TITLE X - AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS FOR ENERGY ACT OF 2020 Sec. 41001: Energy Storage Demonstration Projects Authorizes $505 million through2025 for energy storage demonstration projects. Sec. 41002: Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program Authorizes between $281 million and $824 million per year through 2027 for advanced nuclear reactor demonstration projects. Sec. 41004: Carbon Capture Demonstration and Pilot Programs Authorizes between $700 million and $1.3 billion through2025 for advanced nuclear reactor demonstration projects. Sec. 41007: Renewable Energy Projects Authorizes $84 million through 2025 for geothermal energy projects. Authorizes $100 million through 2025 for wind energy projects. There is a clarification that this is definitely NOT in addition to amounts wind gets from another fund. Authorizes $80 million through 2025 for solar energy projects. DIVISION E - DRINKING WATER AND WASTEWATER INFRASTRUCTURE DIVISION F - BROADBAND DIVISION G - OTHER AUTHORIZATIONS DIVISION H - REVENUE PROVISIONS DIVISION I - OTHER MATTERS DIVISION J - APPROPRIATIONS DIVISION K - MINORITY BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT Cover Art Design by Only Child Imaginations Music Presented in This Episode Intro & Exit: Tired of Being Lied To by David Ippolito (found on Music Alley by mevio)

365 Brothers - Every Day Black Men
Civil Engineer Steve Henderson, Who Designs Highways and Train Systems, Shares What Propels Him

365 Brothers - Every Day Black Men

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 60:59


If you live in Southern California, chances are Civil engineer Steve Henderson has helped you get around town. As the Engineer on Record or Project Manager for highways, trains and transportation infrastructure for renewable energy projects, he's made our lives easier. Not that he always had it easy. Henderson shares how he overcame some of the obstacles that others attempted to place between him and his goals. Favorite movie: Cleopatra Jones and the Casimo of Gold. Favorite words: Tge 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene. Follow us on Instagram @365brothers and Facebook at 365BrothersThePodcast.  Interested in being a guest? Visit 365brothers.com. Check out Alitu for more ease editing, polishing and publishing your podcast. About this podcast: In each episode, a Brother reflects on his life; explores the experience of being a Black man in America; shares his interactions with law enforcement; and answers the signature question "If America was a woman, what would you say to her? You won't find a collection of conversations with Black men like this anywhere else. Hear their wisdom. Be inspired. Host, Rahbin Shyne, is an author, educator, creative and avid half-marathon walker.

Scilence
Innervation: S2 Ep 15 We live and we learn and we Grow!

Scilence

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 44:11


This week I talk to Civil Engineer, Ayo Sokale. Honestly, this conversation blew me away. She is just an incredibly inspiring human being. So driven, so genuine and really wise. Ayo brings me to tears with her honesty and strength - she's just awesome and I urge you to check this episode out if you want to be uplifted and motivated to be the best version of yourself.

Business Daily
The US and its trillion dollar infrastructure bill

Business Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 18:36


The physical infrastructure of the United States is crumbling and businesses there are feeling the effects. So why is this bill that aims to restore roads, bridges and communications facing such a treacherous political road ahead? Successive Presidents have tried and failed to get something done about it. Now President Biden is having a go. A farmer in Mississippi tells Will Bain about the impact poor roads have on his business. He also hears from Emily Feenstra from the American Society of Civil Engineers who outlines just how bad the situation is and from the former Democratic Governor of Pennsylvania Ed Rendell who now co-chairs the infrastructure think-tank Building America's Future. (Picture credit: Getty Images)

Veterans Be Real
Air Force Veteran Amanda Huffman

Veterans Be Real

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 25:32


Air Force Veteran Amanda Huffman was a Civil Engineer in the Air Force. She was an officer and managed all the civil engineer troops during this time. While in the Air Force, she was deployed in Afghanistan and worked with the Army as part of the provincial reconstruction team. After that, she worked in an Air Force headquarters in Ohio, then eventually decided to transition out of the military life to be a stay-at-home mom. As with any veteran, the transition to civilian life is always challenging. To cope with the challenges, she started writing, and from that, it grew to a blog, several books, and a podcast—where she interviews women veterans and women currently serving in the military. Amanda also shares certain aspects of her military experience as an Air Force Officer, military spouse, veteran, and mom.   In this episode Sgt. BeReal's interviews Amanda Huffman as they talk about her experience in the Air Force and the challenges that women veterans encounter during the transition as a civilian,  a military spouse, and most importantly, as a mom.   Connect with Amanda: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/airmantomom/ Website: www.airmantomom.com Women of the Military Podcast: www.airmantomom.com/podcast Girl's Guide to the Military: https://www.airmantomom.com/free-resources/a-girls-guide-to-the-military/ Book Women of the Military: https://www.airmantomom.com/women-of-the-military-ebook/   Connect With Sgt. 1st Class (SFC) John Valentine: Website: https://veteransbereal.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/veteransbereal/ Apple Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/veterans-be-real/id1507792755   Magic Mind Productivity Drink: https://magicmind.co/ Please don't forget to subscribe to our podcast and leave us a 5 star written review on iTunes.

SJCC's Site Survey Podcast
Another Contractor Claims Tool: ASCE 71-21 Identifying, Quantifying, and Proving Loss of Productivity

SJCC's Site Survey Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 9:37


Loss of productivity claims for contractors are common, and always difficult to be successful with against an owner. ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers), primarily an Owner's advocate, has provided contractors with another tool for their toolbox: ASCE Standard 71-21 Identifying, Quantifying, and Proving Loss of Productivity. It was published in 2021. http://sjcivil.net/news/another-contractor-claims-tool-asce-71-21-identifying-quantifying-and-proving-loss-of-productivity/ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/sjccsitesurvey/support

Third Pod from the Sun
Staff Picks: The Johnstown Flood

Third Pod from the Sun

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 45:10


The Johnstown Flood occurred on May 31, 1889, after the failure of the South Fork Dam, which is located on the south fork of the Little Conemaugh River, 14 miles upstream of the town of Johnstown, Pennsylvania. The dam, constructed to provide a recreational resource in part to support The South Fork Fishing and Hunting Club, broke after several days of extremely heavy rainfall that liquified the dam and blew out the earthen structure, resulting in a torrent of water that killed some 2,200 people.This summer, 3rd Pod from the Sun is taking a vacation. In the meantime, we're revisiting some of our favorite episodes. In this episode of Third Pod from the Sun, Neil Coleman, a professional geologist who resides just outside of Johnstown and teaches geophysics part time at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, describes how a confluence of greed, poor engineering decisions, and hydrology led to one of the most catastrophic disasters in American history.Coleman also delves into the formal investigation of the event by American Society of Civil Engineers that was subsequently buried, the cast of characters – including the leading steel and rail industrialists of the era – who were involved, the lack of accountability for the victims – save for a re-coop on the loss of a few barrels of whiskey, and the impact on the region that echoes to this day. He also provides insight into how the flood serves as a case study for current day hydrologists and engineers hoping to prevent, respond to, and investigate current and future flooding events.This episode was produced and mixed by Shane M Hanlon. The original episode was produced by Josh Speiser and mixed by Collin Warren.

Third Pod from the Sun
3rd Pod Summer: The Johnstown Flood

Third Pod from the Sun

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 45:10


The Johnstown Flood occurred on May 31, 1889, after the failure of the South Fork Dam, which is located on the south fork of the Little Conemaugh River, 14 miles upstream of the town of Johnstown, Pennsylvania. The dam, constructed to provide a recreational resource in part to support The South Fork Fishing and Hunting Club, broke after several days of extremely heavy rainfall that liquified the dam and blew out the earthen structure, resulting in a torrent of water that killed some 2,200 people. This summer, 3rd Pod from the Sun is taking a vacation. In the meantime, we're revisiting some of our favorite episodes. In this episode of Third Pod from the Sun, Neil Coleman, a professional geologist who resides just outside of Johnstown and teaches geophysics part time at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, describes how a confluence of greed, poor engineering decisions, and hydrology led to one of the most catastrophic disasters in American history. Coleman also delves into the formal investigation of the event by American Society of Civil Engineers that was subsequently buried, the cast of characters – including the leading steel and rail industrialists of the era – who were involved, the lack of accountability for the victims – save for a re-coop on the loss of a few barrels of whiskey, and the impact on the region that echoes to this day. He also provides insight into how the flood serves as a case study for current day hydrologists and engineers hoping to prevent, respond to, and investigate current and future flooding events. This episode was produced and mixed by Shane M Hanlon. The original episode was produced by Josh Speiser and mixed by Collin Warren.

AppForce1: news and info for iOS app developers
Danijela Vrzan, 1st a civil engineer then a software engineer

AppForce1: news and info for iOS app developers

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 37:53


Danijela is from Croatia, she recently moved to Canada and is now starting her career as a software developer.You might know her from an article whe wrote over at Ray Wenderlich.More info on Danijela:https://danijelavrzan.com/On LinkedINOn TwitterOn RayWenderlich.comPlease rate me on Apple Podcasts.Send me feedback on SpeakPipeOr contact me through twitterNewsletter, sign up!My book: Being a Lead Software DeveloperLead Software Developer Learn best practices for being a great lead software developer. Support the show (https://pod.fan/appforce1)

WBZ NewsRadio 1030 - News Audio
Braintree Company Recycles Pavement To Fix Mass. Roads

WBZ NewsRadio 1030 - News Audio

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 0:47


The American Society of Civil Engineers says a quarter of all roads in the state are in poor condition. One Braintree company has a way to fix them up without hurting the earth. WBZ's Chris Fama reports:

Talk+Water Podcast
#33, Mark Boyd - 2021 Texas Infrastructure Report Card

Talk+Water Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2021 68:32


Todd Votteler, Ph.D. talks with Mark Boyd, P.E., Ph.D., Principal Engineer at LCA Environmental and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Environmental and Civil Engineering at Southern Methodist University. Boyd recently served as chair of the Texas Section's Infrastructure Report Card Committee for the Texas Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers. The Infrastructure Report Card serves an important role in raising public awareness and providing elected officials the necessary tools to support infrastructure funding. Honored as the 2010 Texas Engineer of the Year, Boyd has over 25 years of experience in civil and environmental engineering. To see a recent survey of the infrastructure needs of Texas water utilities click here: https://tinyurl.com/24s5j5y8

FAILUROLOGY
Ep 30 SPECIAL Panama Canal

FAILUROLOGY

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2021 43:56


Engineering News – U of A are developing sensors to detect when firefighters' protective clothing is no longer safe (5:00) This week's episode is about an engineering marvel; the Panama Canal (12:50). The canal construction started in 1881 by France (16:05) and was later taken over by the US (17:15). The passage (24:00) includes a number of locks (34:10) and a number of channels and lakes (36:40). The American Society of Civil Engineers considers the Panama Canal one of the seven wonders of the modern world. Photos/Sources/Summary from this episode - https://www.failurology.ca/ Ways to get in touch Twitter - https://twitter.com/failurology Email - thefailurologypodcast@gmail.com Linked In - https://www.linkedin.com/company/failurology-podcast YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCh1Buq46PYyxKbCDGTqbsDg

Curious Vedanth
Meet N T Narasimhan - My Great Granduncle - A Civil Engineer

Curious Vedanth

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 23:12


Season 3 Episode 22: In this episode, I interview N T Narasimhan, a.k.a Shamu, my great granduncle. He worked as a civil engineer in many countries, and shares his experiences of living and working in Bagdad and Aman during the Gulf War. Follow my Facebook page to get updates on the upcoming episodes. https://www.facebook.com/curiousvedanth/To listen to earlier episodes visit curiousvedanth.comTo listen at leisure on your phone and get notified about future episodes, subscribe by searching for 'Curious Vedanth' wherever you get podcasts such as Apple Podcast, Stitcher, Google Podcast, Spotify, etc.

Anarchitecture
ana034: Designing Liberland | Tim's Porcfest 2021 Speech

Anarchitecture

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 112:07


Tim presented our entry to the Liberland International Design Competition at Porcfest 2021. His talk covered: The geographical and political history of Liberland Site and ecology, ground conditions, flooding Energy, Water, Wastewater Infrastructure Transportation Our proposed site layout Blockchain based development incentivisation and infrastructure DAO's THE LIBERTARIUM Q&A Download Slideshow (PDF) Our entry to the Liberland Design Competition (download PDF) Use hashtag #ana034 to reference this episode in a tweet, post, or comment. View full show notes at https://anarchitecturepodcast.com/ana034.   ----more----Intro (1:55) Liberland is not developable land… Our entry to the Liberland design competition We submitted an engineering report to an architecture design competition Honourable Mention Award Porcfest NHExit venue Over 2,000 people Some real heavyweights Shout outs A 2 hour conversation about privatizing public space (who would listen to 2 hours of.. oh wait) Winners have been announced Summary of presentation Next episode teaser Download PDF of Slideshow Presentation (14:37) SLIDE 3 – History of Liberland (14:50) Land Parcel between Serbia and Croatia Border dispute Croatian Border Control SLIDE 4 – Hydrological History (16:36) Story of the Danube River Pannonian Sea Flood basin from Alps snow melt SLIDE 5 (17:23) Historical flows Canals and hydropower reduced flow 1894 – Austro-Hungarian Empire dredged canal SLIDE 6 Political History (18:50) Liberland originally part of Hungary WWI, 1918 – borders redrawn to create Yugoslavia SLIDE 7 (19:16) 1945 – Yugoslavia became a Federated Republic SLIDE 8 (20:12) Map of property deed registrations Border established down center of Danube river SLIDE 9 (21:07) Which center? SLIDE 10 (21:31) 1990's – Yugoslavia broke up, Croatia declared independence Brutal war, ethnic cleansing, bad stuff Liberland encompassed within Serbia during war Boundary not resolved SLIDE 11 (23:02) Present day disputed boundary Vit Jedlicka claimed Liberland Diplomatic efforts for recognition Guy in a pickup truck – Liberland License Plate SLIDE 12 Liberland Design Competition (24:31) We felt obligated to enter SLIDE 13 (25:06) Facebook post of winning entries – click here for links to formal announcements with full resolution posters for winning entries SLIDE 14 (25:29) 8th grade science fair project, or award winning architectural manifesto? Competition forces you to look at Liberland as a real site We dug deep on site analysis SLIDE 15 Design Team (26:16) Tim Brochu, Principal of Adra Architecture and co-host of Anarchitecture Podcast Joe Brochu, Mechanical Engineer and co-host of Anarchitecture Podcast Goshe King and Joe Green, Mechanical Engineers from Angineering Tech Podcast Car Campit, Civil Engineer from Timeline Earth Podcast John Ellis III, Architect who interviewed Tim on our episode 28 Palmer Ferguson, Architect Ryan Myers, Architect Andy Boenau, Transportation Planner, author, and host of the podcasts “Urbanism Speakeasy” and “How We Get Around” (https://www.andyboenau.com/) Mat Slaughter, Engineer SLIDE 16 (28:16) Why hasn't Liberland been developed? SLIDE 17 (28:31) Wetlands Good reasons to protect wetlands Prevent eutrophication from fertilizers SLIDE 18 (29:26) Cute otter Ugly sturgeon Large fish spawning ground RAMSAR – Wetlands of International Importance SLIDE 19 (30:40) Liberland floods 8 meters (24 ft) of flooding SLIDE 20 (31:37) Topographical analysis of flood levels Half of Liberland underwater during recent 100 year floods Import fill? SLIDE 21 (32:42) Eutric Fluvisol, aka “Mud” Soil good for growing things, unless you want to grow a city SLIDE 22 (33:49) Why hasn't Liberland been developed? SLIDE 23 (33:54) Because Liberland is not developable land SLIDE 24 (34:13) Next best idea is Seasteading, in the middle of the ocean Liberland's not looking too bad! SLIDE 25 Opportunities for Autonomy (34:26) International waterway Investment in economically depressed region International multi-cultural society Win-Win solutions Infrastructure redundancy – no one nation can cut the cord Environmental stewardship SLIDE 26 Transportation (38:18) Road connection through Croatia Riverboats – passenger and freight Trains – bus service to nearby stations Airports Avoiding border control – international terminal on the river? SLIDE 27 (41:41) Seaplane landing on the river Helicopters Eurovelo cycle network – cycle to France SLIDE 28 (43:05) Gondola transit – not quite flying cars, but close eco-tourism Gondola from international terminal? Very scenic SLIDE 29 Energy (44:05) Self-sufficiency Solar PV – poor solar exposure Save sunlight for the plants Bifacial panels, “Floatovoltaics” (Yes, they actually call it that) Wind – not enough wind Hydroelectric – needs height differential “Run of the River” – not much power Tidal power generation Geothermal – underground hot rocks produce steam Biogas – Sewage Treatment Plant generates enough gas to power the sewage treatment plant Diesel – in early stages Natural Gas Power Station Nuclear – Paks facility in Hungary Micro-nuclear SLIDE 30 (50:00) Power Lines Redundancy from Croatia, Serbia, maybe Hungary 120,000 population target The Power of Freedom Among the most interconnected areas Fiber Optic – along power line routes (OPGW cable) Energy must be delivered via road, boat, pipeline, or wire Bury a cable down the river from Hungary? Risky. SLIDE 31 (54:14) Energy mix over 50 years buildout SLIDE 32 (54:56) Heating and Cooling Cogeneration Centralized Heating Plant SLIDE 33 (55:33) Water – plenty of water Wastewater – treatment required Containerised WWTP SLIDE 34 (56:15) Would other designers use our analysis? We hope so. Our Design Even though this is a small place, we're gonna make it smaller The Tom Woods Woods nature preserve SLIDE 35 (57:41) Developed areas on high ground Decentral Park Walkable city Whowillbuildthe Road Marina and Wharf SLIDE 36 (59:35) Transportation Hub and road to Croatia Unnamed Heliport Croatian Border Control Border Controls are Stupid Dr. Ron Paul Medical Center Emergency Services Dispute resolution agencies (not police) Eugen von Bohm Bawerk Waterworks John Maynard Keynes Sewage Treatment Plant (full of crap) Power station and substation Gondola stations Deep foundations, concrete piles Gondolas – expensive, but a tourist attraction Urban gondolas and cable cars Bike path is right of way, build up roads above flood level SLIDE 37 (1:04:24) Masterplan with no zoning Incentives for density Blockchain based Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO) Limits on homesteading Encirclement Technological Unit Limits on parcel size Developers pay in to DAO, paid out based on built floor space Who governs the development process? Liberland corporation may have prior claim Homesteading resolves disputes between competing claims High demand makes technological unit small Liberland as a Free Private City Incentives for creating public space and amenities Environmental mitigation – build goodwill A latecomer catches up Enter the Eurozone? Probably not. SLIDE 38 Infrastructure DAO (1:15:19) Financing large scale head-end infrastructure Investment bond – interest rate increases with population Balance risk between investors, service provider, and users SLIDE 39 Napredak (1:18:39) Land parcel in Apatin, Serbia Floating Man Festival Port for freight and passenger transport via riverboat SLIDE 40 THE LIBERTARIUM (1:19:26) Museum of Liberty Full Dome Theater 3D visualizations of future developments Foot in the door to bring business into the region, establish goodwill SLIDE 41 (1:20:54) Adra Architecture Tim specializes in residential gondolas SLIDE 42 (1:21:41) Facebook link QR code We got an Honourable Mention Tom Woods Seal of Approval Questions (1:23:02) (1:23:05) Some towns neglect maintenance – how do you finance ongoing maintenance? Strong Towns – Growth Ponzi Scheme made explicit Infrastructure DAO could align incentives for long term maintenance (1:24:33) A lost opportunity? The Heliport shall remain unnamed (1:24:59) Squatter states, staging, and skepticism Utah Kowloon Walled City What's step 1? We started with some wilder ideas Suspension bridge town Phase 1: Houseboats, tourism, marina, small settlements Head end infrastructure – 35kV power line >1,000 people – water treatment plant Initial stages – wells and septic Many people willing to contribute 600,000 applicants for citizenship A small percentage of 600k will be willing to rough it “This whole thing is an exercise in skepticism” Ecotourism hub Blockchain mining (1:32:18) Would the infrastructure be privately owned and blockchain based? We hope so Free Private Cities model – corporation takes ownership of most common services Sandy Springs, GA – city hall just administers contracts and tenders for private providers (1:35:03) Corporate city with explicit contract and recourse Half of Florida is private golf communities Manchester, NH – Amoskeag Mill Company Company bought up all surrounding land parcels Water powered mechanical mills Layout – river, mills, apartments, commercial strip, houses, mansions (1:39:33) Reston, VA – “It doesn't have a city government” Suburb of DC, owned by a corporation Walkable BTW Liberland has no car traffic Every urbanist's wet dream Disneyworld – another great example (1:41:02) What's the point of this competition? Publicity, investment based on design ideas There needs to be some degree of planning (1:42:18) How did they determine the winners? Panel of judges Patrik Schumacher 2015 competition Vit Jedlicka is interested in the architecture (1:44:20) What were the prizes? Awarded in Merits – Liberland's cryptocurrency A winner will help design Napredak (1:45:11) How do you move to Liberland? Nobody lives there now, Croatian border control trying to keep it that way Croatia: the boundary dispute does not involve terra nullius (1:46:34) A lot of issues, all difficult to solve “You have to solve a land dispute in the Balkans” There is existing shipping You need billions of dollars of institutional money Alternative offer: Liber-land swap Liberland protects wetland preserve, builds somewhere else “Best of luck – I want to be wrong!” Links/Resources Our entry to the Liberland Design Competition (download PDF) Click image to download PDF of posters Dave Smith: “Oh look guys, that's my favorite architecture firm! And my favorite architecture themed podcast! Well, “built environment” themed podcast actually, because they don't just talk about architecture. In fact, you would think that they would spend more time talking about architecture. But they don't. They talk about other stuff. But also some architecture.” (transcribed by Joe, who was not present at Porcfest and has no idea what Dave actually said or what he was pointing at.) Anarchitecture-led Team Awarded Honourable Mention in Liberland's Second International Architectural Competition Free Republic of Liberland Home Page Episodes Mentioned ana031: Liberland Design Competition 2020 | Daniela Ghertovici Interview Episodes with Team Members: ana021: AGENDA 21!!! | Friends Against Government (renamed to Timeline Earth) ana028: Anarchitecture 101 | John Ellis Interviews Tim ana032: HVAC vs. COVID: Will Schools Spread Airborne Infection? | with Goshe and Joe from Angineering.Tech Episodes with Jurors PATRIK SCHUMACHER SERIES (episodes 9-12) ana018: Startup Cities with Adam Hengels and Patrik Schumacher Other Episodes Mentioned ana025: Free Private Cities | Titus Gebel Interview ana008: Way Beyond the Roads | The Tom Woods Show Ep. 802 plus Post-game ana033: Tim Battles Town Hall | Tom Woods Interviews Tim | Short Term Rental Ordinance Support Anarchitecture Podcast on Patreon!

The Civil Engineering Podcast
TCEP 181: Building Your Networking Skills as a Civil Engineer

The Civil Engineering Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2021 15:09


In the episode of The Civil Engineering Podcast, I talk about a topic that is of the utmost importance to civil engineering professionals which is relationship building. I will look at it from the perspective of someone that is not comfortable networking, whether they are shy, an “introvert”, or they're just uncomfortable in social settings, […] The post TCEP 181: Building Your Networking Skills as a Civil Engineer appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.

The Big Bid Theory
Senate Passes US Infrastructure Bill! What's Next?

The Big Bid Theory

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 20:16


This calls for a Special Episode! Today, the US Senate voted and passed a massive $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package. How did we get here? What does this mean? What happens now? Emily Feenstra, Managing Director, Government Relations and Infrastructure Initiatives at American Society of Civil Engineers, visited with Bill Culhane to answer those questions and more.With the package calling for $550 billion in new federal spending over five years, there is a lot to unpack. So, grab a chair, call a friend, and hear analysis and opinions from Emily Feenstra and Bill Culhane on what this all means for everyone in these United States.All of that and more. A lot more!Our Guest: Emily FeenstraManaging Director, Government Relations and Infrastructure Initiatives at American Society of Civil EngineersASCE twitter: @ASCEGovRelASCE website: https://www.asce.org/2021 Report Card: https://2017.infrastructurereportcard.org/

PBS NewsHour - Segments
How the infrastructure deal aims to bolster our aging transportation network

PBS NewsHour - Segments

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2021 6:38


Congress's nonpartisan scorekeeper says the bipartisan infrastructure bill would add $256 billion to the federal deficit over the next decade. This comes as senators work to pass the plan in their chamber. Lisa Desjardins takes a detailed look at the bill, and speaks with Tom Smith of the American Society of Civil Engineers to learn more. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

SSEAC Stories
From the Archives: Disaster Resilience and Humanitarian Response in the Philippines with Dr Aaron Opdyke

SSEAC Stories

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2021 16:31


The Philippines is one of the most natural hazard-prone countries in the world. With the social and economic cost of disasters in the country increasing due to population growth, migration, unplanned urbanisation, environmental degradation and global climate change, disaster resilience and management are more important than ever. In 2020, Dr Aaron Opdyke spoke with Dr Natali Pearson about his work in disaster risk reduction and humanitarian response in the Philippines. About Aaron Opdyke: Aaron is a Lecturer in Humanitarian Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Sydney and the Philippines Country Coordinator for the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre. His research seeks to strengthen preparedness for and recovery after disaster and conflict, through the lens of safe and equitable shelter and housing. He has worked for nearly a decade on disaster risk reduction and humanitarian response programmes in the Philippines, both in practice and research. Aaron was named as one of the American Society of Civil Engineers' 2021 New Faces of Civil Engineering. For more information or to browse additional resources, visit the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre's website: www.sydney.edu.au/sseac.

New Books Network
From the Archives: Disaster Resilience and Humanitarian Response in the Philippines with Dr Aaron Opdyke

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2021 16:31


The Philippines is one of the most natural hazard-prone countries in the world. With the social and economic cost of disasters in the country increasing due to population growth, migration, unplanned urbanisation, environmental degradation and global climate change, disaster resilience and management are more important than ever. In 2020, Dr Aaron Opdyke spoke with Dr Natali Pearson about his work in disaster risk reduction and humanitarian response in the Philippines. About Aaron Opdyke: Aaron is a Lecturer in Humanitarian Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Sydney and the Philippines Country Coordinator for the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre. His research seeks to strengthen preparedness for and recovery after disaster and conflict, through the lens of safe and equitable shelter and housing. He has worked for nearly a decade on disaster risk reduction and humanitarian response programmes in the Philippines, both in practice and research. Aaron was named as one of the American Society of Civil Engineers' 2021 New Faces of Civil Engineering. For more information or to browse additional resources, visit the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre's website: www.sydney.edu.au/sseac. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

New Books in Southeast Asian Studies
From the Archives: Disaster Resilience and Humanitarian Response in the Philippines with Dr Aaron Opdyke

New Books in Southeast Asian Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2021 16:31


The Philippines is one of the most natural hazard-prone countries in the world. With the social and economic cost of disasters in the country increasing due to population growth, migration, unplanned urbanisation, environmental degradation and global climate change, disaster resilience and management are more important than ever. In 2020, Dr Aaron Opdyke spoke with Dr Natali Pearson about his work in disaster risk reduction and humanitarian response in the Philippines. About Aaron Opdyke: Aaron is a Lecturer in Humanitarian Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Sydney and the Philippines Country Coordinator for the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre. His research seeks to strengthen preparedness for and recovery after disaster and conflict, through the lens of safe and equitable shelter and housing. He has worked for nearly a decade on disaster risk reduction and humanitarian response programmes in the Philippines, both in practice and research. Aaron was named as one of the American Society of Civil Engineers' 2021 New Faces of Civil Engineering. For more information or to browse additional resources, visit the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre's website: www.sydney.edu.au/sseac. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/southeast-asian-studies

The DJE Podcast - Real Estate Investing with Devin Elder
DJE Podcast #121 with Ken Van Liew

The DJE Podcast - Real Estate Investing with Devin Elder

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2021 39:30


Ken Van Liew, Founder of Global Real Estate Strategies, joins us to discuss his transition from Civil Engineer to developing multimillion dollar projects. We discuss team building, delegation, investing in different asset classes, and much more. Connect with Ken Van Liew at https://kenvanliew.com/ To join the DJE Investor list and see upcoming projects, go to […]

The Benjamin Dixon Show
7-8-21 Haitian Times Rep. on Assassination of Jovenel Moïse | Thomas Smith III of ASCE on Miami Collapse

The Benjamin Dixon Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2021 123:52


7-8-21 Reporter from Haitian Times on Assassination of Jovenel Moïse | Executive Director of ASCE on Miami Condo CollapseFirst Lady of Haiti Martine Moïse arrives in South Florida for treatment after being shot multiple times during the assassination of her husband, the late President Jovenel Moïse.Rebecca Azor speaks with Vania André of the Haitian Times to get an update on the situation in Haiti and on the implications for the people of Haiti.Georgia Fort and Carl Mack speak with Thomas Smith III, Executive Director, American Society of Civil Engineers about the condominium collapse in Miami and the infrastructure report card for Black America.Progressive activist and journalist, Anoa Changa, joins us to discuss the Delta Variant of Covid and to provide all the details of the Buffalo, NY mayoral race where Byron Brown refuses to concede to India Walton who won the primary fair-and-square.

Voices In Validation
Quality Systems Monitoring Reaction w/Valarie King-Bailey

Voices In Validation

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2021 65:55


In this episode, Stacey is joined by Valarie King-Bailey to discuss some of the key topics from the recent CSV panel on "Excellence and Next-Generation Approaches to Quality System Monitoring." The panel provided reflections on the current landscape, team challenges in data governance programs and policies, understanding sources of bad data, missing data, data consistency and data integrity, as well as the speed of data delivery and defining metrics, and help in establishing digitally-enabled facilities using real-time analytics for agility in meeting ever-changing markets, and leveraging predictive capabilities to ensure highest levels of quality and control. Valarie will share his perspective on these topics as an industry expert.  About our Guest Valarie King-Bailey is the CEO of OnShore Technology Group, an independent Chicago-based consultancy specializing in Independent Validation and Verification (IV&V) products, and solutions.  OnShore's product, ValidationMaster™ is the first fully integrated Enterprise Validation Management system on the market.  ValidationMaster™ was recognized by CIO Review Magazine as one of the top 20 most promising technologies for life sciences in 2015. OnShore led the development of the first FDA Validation Toolkit for Microsoft Dynamics AX and Microsoft NAV. Valarie has worked for leading global companies such as QUMAS Limited (Ireland), EMC/Documentum, Abbott Laboratories, and U.S. Steel – South Works.  At QUMAS, an Irish-based software company, she served as Chief Marketing Officer. She was responsible for all global tactical and strategic marketing initiatives and the development of their validation toolkit.  Valarie founded OnShore Technology Group in 2004.  OnShore Technology Group recently won the American Express/Count Me In M3 Award and the Madam C.J. Walker Outstanding Business Award (2008).   She also received a nomination for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2006. Ms. King- Bailey holds an M.B.A. in Information Systems from Keller Graduate School of Management (1985) and a B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Wisconsin–M Madison (1982).   She is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Society of Women Engineers, National Girls Collaborative Project for STEM education, Regulatory Affairs Professional Society (RAPS), and a U.W. College of Civil Engineering Advisory Board Member. She can be reached at vkbailey@onshoretech.com  Voices in Validation brings you the best in validation and compliance topics. Voices in Validation is brought to you by IVT Network, your expert source for life science regulatory knowledge. For more information on IVT Network, check out their website at http://ivtnetwork.com.     

SERVED: Military Women's Stories
U.S. Air Force Veteran Amanda Huffman

SERVED: Military Women's Stories

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 19, 2021 35:57


Entrepreneur extraordinaire Amanda Huffman's podcast WOMEN OF THE MILITARY has 139 episodes to date! Amanda shares her story of commissioning into the Air Force as a Civil Engineer, deploying to Afghanistan, life with a military husband, and embracing the transition from active duty to diaper duty. Amanda also talks about post-deployment trauma, reaching out for help and being dismissed by a mental health counselor, and later finding support with the Cohen Veterans Network and Celebrate Recovery. Visit Amanda's website and podcast at AirmanToMom.com. CelebrateRecovery.com CohenVeteransNetwork.com

How to Scale Commercial Real Estate
Ins and Outs of The Cost Segregation Industry with Frank Giudici

How to Scale Commercial Real Estate

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2021 26:28


Frank Giudici is a Business Development Director at the Bedford Team. He is instrumental in fostering relationships with people who can take advantage of the value-adds that the Bedford Team provides and constantly seeks to educate those on the subject matters of cost segregation, energy efficiency, and R&D. As a Civil Engineer, he spent 15 years in the Construction Management industry on a variety of construction projects.[00:01 – 22:06] Cost SegregationInsight into the episodeFrank's backgroundThe evolution of the Cost Segregation industryCost segregation studiesLegitimate Cost segregation providersIdeal deal sizes to do a cost segregation study[22:07 – 26:06] Final Four SegmentFrank's advice to aspiring investorsBuild a circle of trusted advisorsHow he stays on top of his gameHis way to make the world a better placeReach out to our guest– see links belowFinal wordsTweetable Quotes:“Build a circle of trusted advisors. Because at the end of the day, you're not gonna know everything, and you need to be able to rely on trusted advisors to give you sound advice and introduce you to strategies like cost segregation.” - Frank Giudici“It's not about making a sale, it's about being a trusted resource partner.” - Frank GiudiciResources Mentioned: Bedford TeamConnect with Frank, Call: 518-898-6603 or visit https://www.bedfordteam.com/team/frank-giudici/ for more informationConnect with me:I love helping others place money outside of traditional investments that both diversify strategy and provide solid predictable returns.Call: 901-500-6191FacebookLinkedInLike, subscribe, and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, or whatever platform you listen on. Thank you for tuning in! Email me --> sam@brickeninvestmentgroup.com

How to Scale Commercial Real Estate
Ins and Outs of The Cost Segregation Industry with Frank Giudici

How to Scale Commercial Real Estate

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2021 26:06


Frank Giudici is a Business Development Director at the Bedford Team. He is instrumental in fostering relationships with people who can take advantage of the value-adds that the Bedford Team provides and constantly seeks to educate those on the subject matters of cost segregation, energy efficiency, and R&D. As a Civil Engineer, he spent 15 years in the Construction Management industry on a variety of construction projects.[00:01 – 22:06] Cost SegregationInsight into the episodeFrank's backgroundThe evolution of the Cost Segregation industryCost segregation studiesLegitimate Cost segregation providersIdeal deal sizes to do a cost segregation study[22:07 – 26:06] Final Four SegmentFrank's advice to aspiring investorsBuild a circle of trusted advisorsHow he stays on top of his gameHis way to make the world a better placeReach out to our guest– see links belowFinal wordsTweetable Quotes:“Build a circle of trusted advisors. Because at the end of the day, you're not gonna know everything, and you need to be able to rely on trusted advisors to give you sound advice and introduce you to strategies like cost segregation.” - Frank Giudici“It's not about making a sale, it's about being a trusted resource partner.” - Frank GiudiciResources Mentioned: Bedford TeamConnect with Frank, Call: 518-898-6603 or visit https://www.bedfordteam.com/team/frank-giudici/ for more informationConnect with me:I love helping others place money outside of traditional investments that both diversify strategy and provide solid predictable returns.Call: 901-500-6191FacebookLinkedInLike, subscribe, and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, or whatever platform you listen on. Thank you for tuning in! Email me --> sam@brickeninvestmentgroup.com

Side Hustle School
#1571 - Civil Engineer Dismantles “90-Day Fiancé” Visa Problem

Side Hustle School

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2021 9:58


After successfully navigating the difficult spousal visa process to bring his fiancé to the U.S., a civil engineer shows others how to do it.  Side Hustle School features a new episode EVERY DAY, featuring detailed case studies of people who earn extra money without quitting their job. This year, the show includes free guided lessons and listener Q&A several days each week.   Share: #SideHustleSchool Show notes: SideHustleSchool.com Twitter: @chrisguillebeau Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices