Sunday, March 27, 2011

Hoover Dam Bridge

Bill Dowd, P.E. from HDR (retired) was the design team project manager for the Hoover Dam bridge. Listen to the unusual construction methods for this 1900 foot bridge that is 900 feet above the canyon floor. Watch the time-lapse photographic record of the construction. Listen to the podcast.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Literature with Dr. Deb

Dr. Deb read from Thoreau's Walden - the chapter on Spring. And the theatric "Highwayman" by Alfred Noyes. The music clips were from the Phil Ochs song. Listen to the podcast.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Honeywell's big move

Rick Lavelock from the Kansas City Plant (Honeywell/DOE/NNSA) joined to the show to discuss the history of the plant (Bendix, WWII airplane engines, Allied Signal), and the plans to move the plant from 95th & Troost to South Kansas City, near Richards Gebaur. Rick and Deb also discussed some of the technical capabilities of the Kansas City Plant. Listen to the podcast.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Call-in show with Dave Landis

Dave Landis, P.E. from Walter P. Moore Engineering joined the show to discuss the design of sports stadia. Listen to the podcast.