Approved Calculators for the FE and PE Exams

For those of you planning to take the EIT or PE exam this year 2012,  make sure you look at our Guide for Engineers for useful tips on studying and passing the FE exam as well as helpful information pertaining PE exam.  Also note that as of the December 2011 edition of Licensure Exchange (volume 15, […]

Civil Engineering “…The future is not what it used to be!”

“The trouble with our times is that the future is not what it used to be.”  Paul Valery Forty years ago civil engineers were concerned with issues surrounding pollution to air, water and the environment, traffic congestion, nuclear power, energy, global warming and oil shortages. Today those issues still exist while additional issues of water […]

Unhappy Civil Engineering Employees

Over the past several years, civil engineering employers were faced with dwindling backlogs, staff layoffs, benefit plan cuts and reductions in job fees. This year, those employers are now confronted with a “new” issue: unhappy staff. The Charlotte Observer ran an AP article in January of this year. It cited study statistical findings: …only 45 […]

ASCE awards its prestigious Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement award to Sutong Bridge

RESTON, VA. — The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has announced that the Sutong Bridge in Nantong City, Jiangsu Province, China has won the 2010 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement award (OCEA). The Sutong Bridge, which spans the Yangtze River in China’s Jiangsu province, is the world’s longest cable-stayed bridge. With a main span measuring […]

Shares of Jacobs Engineering rise following an upgrade by JPMorgan

One of the latest signs that engineering companies are recovering from the recession is simply the following: JPMorgan analysts upgraded Jacobs Engineering Group (NYSE:JEC), one of the few publicly traded engineering companies. This positive analysis prompted the stock to rise 3.3 percent, to $45.68 during yesterday’s afternoon trading. According to the Businessweek article, the JPMorgan […]

Career Goals: Don’t Sell Yourself Short!

I have said in the past that it is extremely important to have career goals, which act as a destination for where you are taking your career. It is important when setting your goals, to take the time to figure out exactly what you want, nothing more, and nothing less. Clearly defining your goal is […]

Outsourcing That’s In

CivilEngineeringCentral.com contributor Bryan Jay Burke discusses the issue of “Outsourcing” of engineering. He views outsourcing/subcontracting as a viable option for meeting staffing needs. It is something that every firm should have in its toolbox to face the economy

Are You Delaying Taking the P.E. Test or Getting Another Certification….Why?

A helpful article by a Certified Professional Career Development Coach which gives tips on how to overcome “blocks” that lead you to postpone moving forward on getting your PE or LEED certification.

The Most Important Challenge Facing Civil Engineering Firms Today

Tryst M. Anderson discusses the most pressing challenge facing Civil engineering firms today. He cites the changing nature of branding and how the industry is adapting as of critical importance.

Unlicensed Civil Engineers Posing as PEs

Carol Metzner, Managing Partner of CivilEngineeringCentral.com asks who is policing the civil engineering community for unlicensed civil engineers posing as PEs?