Monday, September 27, 2010

kcICON Bridge Dedication

Dr. Deb attended the dedication of the Kit Bond (I-29) Bridge across the Missouri River this morning. I was one of the first 50 pedestrians to cross the bridge. Walking gives a perspective on the bridge's design that I'm not likely to get while driving across it.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

NSPE President Michael Hardy, P.E.

Michael Hardy, P.E., F.NSPE, current president of the National Society of Professional Engineers and Barbara Friedman, P.E. president of the Western Chapter of the Missouri Society of Professional Engineers joined to show to discuss how and why engineers are licensed, and how engineering ethics guide our professional work. Listen to the podcast.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


Sunday, September 19, 2010

John Wesley Powell

Dr. Jerry Richardson, P.E., D.WRE returned to tell "Building Kansas City" about the remarkable life of Colonel John Wesley Powell. Powell navigated small craft (often alone) down the Ohio, Mississippi, and Colorado Rivers. Powell lost his right arm in the Civil War, but went on to explore rivers and establish the science of river flow measurement (Embudo, New Mexico, birthplace of systematic stream gaging). Powell has both a postage stamp (see left) and a museum dedicated to his amazing life. Listen to the podcast.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Arrowhead Stadium Renovations with Ben Stindt

Ben Stindt, AIA from the sports architecture firm, Populus, talked to Deb about how Kansas City is the sports architecture design center of the nation, and what it was like working with Lamar Hunt on the improvements to Arrowhead Stadium. Listen to the podcast.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

LaShanah Tova!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

I-470 Collapse and Repair

Beth Wright, P.E., the Missouri Dept. of Transportation District 4 Engineer joined the show to share the news of the I-470 repair. Beth also talked about the contractual expediency and the early completion bonus. Read the initial press release. View the engineering solution. Listen to the podcast.