CONTACTS & MAILING LISTS

    CONTACTS & MAILING LISTS “Learn step-by-step how compile your contact & mailing lists to give you publicity and help to give you a reputation as the smartest person in the room”. By: John D. Gaskell, author of:            How to become the “SMARTEST PERSON” in the Room. You are what you are perceived […]

MY LISTS SAVE TIME FOR YOU

LISTS By: John D. Gaskell, author of:            How to become the “SMARTEST PERSON” in the Room. You are what you are perceived to be. Let me show you how to become a MARKETING genius.   My Other Lists (Part 20 of a multi-part article)   Again, tailor each to suite your places and preferences. […]

Jack’s Joke of the Day: “THE PRINCESS”

Jack’s JOKE OF THE DAY “The Princess”   There was a Kingdom, long ago, with a Princess who had a strange problem; everything she touched melted. Wood, stone or steel all melted. The king was so concerned that he announced that anyone who could produce anything that did not melt, could have the Princesses hand […]

TRIP LISTS AVOID WORRY

TRIP LISTS “Learn step-by-step how to prepare your Trip Lists that will help to give you a reputation as the smartest person in the room”. By: John D. Gaskell, author of:            How to become the “SMARTEST PERSON” in the Room. You are what you are perceived to be. Let me show you how to […]

CONVERSATIONS STATEMENT

CONVERSATIONS STATEMENT “Learn how your Conversations Statement will make you appear to be a brilliant conversationalist and will help to give you a reputation as the smartest person in the room”. By: John D. Gaskell, author of:            How to become the “SMARTEST PERSON” in the Room. You are what you are perceived to be. […]

A SINGLE WOMAN WALKS INTO A BAR

Jack’s JOKE OF THE DAY “A SINGLE WOMAN WALKS INTO A BAR” Shortly after a single woman arrived at her favorite bar in Florida, a handsome man came in and sat next to her. She said: “I haven’t seen you here before. Is this your first visit?” He replied: “Well, actually this is my first time […]

“THE OVERPROTECTIVE MOTHER”

  “The Overprotective Mother” This new mother always walked her son to school and met him after school to walk him home. When she took him to the playground, she held his hand when he went down the slide. One day his mother took him to the beach, but she was very careful. She told […]

HOW TO START CONVERSATIONS

HOW TO START CONVERSATIONS “Learn step-by-step how to start and manage conversations and it will help to give you a reputation as the smartest person in the room”. By: John D. Gaskell, author of:            How to become the “SMARTEST PERSON” in the Room. You are what you are perceived to be. Let me show […]

JOKE TELLERS ARE POPULAR

JOKE TELLERS ARE POPULAR “Learn how telling jokes will cause people to like you and help to give you a reputation as the smartest person in the room”. By: John D. Gaskell, author of:            How to become the “SMARTEST PERSON” in the Room. You are what you are perceived to be. Let me show […]

WHAT ARE JOKE REMINDERS

 JOKE REMINDERS “Learn how Joke Reminders will help you to remember jokes, so that you can make people laugh and enhance your reputation as the smartest person in the room”. By: John D. Gaskell, author of:            How to become the “SMARTEST PERSON” in the Room. You are what you are perceived to be. Let […]

PUBLISH MAGAZINE ARTICLES

PUBLISH MAGAZINE ARTICLES “See examples of magazine articles that have paid off with new business and helped to give me a reputation as the smartest person in the room”. By: John D. Gaskell, author of:            How to become the “SMARTEST PERSON” in the Room. You are what you are perceived to be. Let me […]

WHITE PAPERS HELP YOU LEARN

WHITE PAPERS HELP YOU LEARN “Learn step-by-step how to write white papers and how they will help to give you a reputation as the smartest person in the room”. By: John D. Gaskell, author of:            How to become the “SMARTEST PERSON” in the Room. You are what you are perceived to be. Let me […]

YOUR GREAT SUCCESS

YOUR GREAT SUCCESS “Learn step-by-step how great success will help to give you a reputation as the smartest person in the room”. By: John D. Gaskell, author of:            How to become the “SMARTEST PERSON” in the Room. You are what you are perceived to be. Let me show you how to become a MARKETING […]

FILL YOUR NOTEBOOK

FILL YOUR NOTEBOOK “Learn step-by-step what to include in your notebook and how it will help to give you a reputation as the smartest person in the room”. By: John D. Gaskell, author of:            How to become the “SMARTEST PERSON” in the Room. You are what you are perceived to be. Let me show […]

PUBLIC SPEAKING is an OPPORTUNITY

PUBLIC SPEAKING “Learn step-by-step how being great at public speaking will help to give you a reputation as the smartest person in the room”.   By: John D. Gaskell, author of:            How to become the “SMARTEST PERSON” in the Room. You are what you are perceived to be. Let me show you how to […]

YOUR WEBSITE REFLECTS YOUR IMAGE

YOUR WEBSITE “Learn step-by-step how acquire a great website that will help to give you a reputation as the smartest person in the room”. Make your website standout. By: John D. Gaskell, author of:            How to become the “SMARTEST PERSON” in the Room. You are what you are perceived to be. Let me show […]

BEST MARKETING TIP LIST

MARKETING TIP LIST By: John D. Gaskell, author of:            How to become the “SMARTEST PERSON” in the Room. You are what you are perceived to be. Let me show you how to become a “MARKETING” genius. MARKETING TIP LIST (Part 7 of a multi-part article) Project a “smart” and professional image by your dress […]

HOW TO CREATE YOUR IMAGE

HOW TO CREATE YOUR IMAGE “Learn step-by-step how to create your image with your marketing materials that will help to give you a reputation as the smartest person in the room”. By: John D. Gaskell, author of:            How to become the “SMARTEST PERSON” in the Room. You are what you are perceived to be. […]

MAKE AUDIBLE BLOGS

AUDIBLE BLOGS By: John D. Gaskell AUDIBLE BLOGS Wouldn’t it be great, if you could just listen to blogs and social media articles, rather than read them? When I blog from my WordPress website or on social media, the first paragraph appears followed by a “Read More” option which brings up the text of the whole […]

GAINING CREDENTIALS

GAINING CREDENTIALS “Learn step-by-step how gaining credentials and experience as a public speaker will help to give you a reputation as the smartest person in the room”. By: John D. Gaskell, author of            How to become the “SMARTEST PERSON” in the Room. You are what you are perceived to be. Let me show you […]

GETTING KNOWN PROFESSIONALLY

GETTING KNOWN PROFESSIONALLY GETTING KNOWN “Learn step-by-step how getting known in your profession and industry will help to give you a reputation as the smartest person in the room”. By: John D. Gaskell, author of:            How to become the “SMARTEST PERSON” in the Room. You are what you are perceived to be. Let me […]

GETTING EXPERIENCE

GETTING EXPERIENCE “Learn step-by-step how to look for your first job and to prepare to impress at your interview”. By: John D. Gaskell, author of            How to become the “SMARTEST PERSON” in the Room. You are what you are perceived to be. Let me show you how to become a MARKETING genius. Getting experience (Part […]

OWNING A BUSINESS IS GREAT

OWNING A BUSINESS IS GREAT OWNING A BUSINESS “Learn the pros and cons of owning a business and make the best decision for yourself” By: John D. Gaskell, author of            How to become the “SMARTEST PERSON” in the Room. You are what you are perceived to be. Let me show you how to become […]

YOUR CAREER CHOICE

YOUR CAREER CHOICE “Learn step-by-step how to choose a career that will be lucrative enough to support you and a family, not restrict where you can live, and not require odd hours or excessive travel”. By: John D. Gaskell, author of            How to become the “SMARTEST PERSON” in the Room. You are what you […]

YOUR GREAT REPUTATION

GREAT REPUTATION “Learn step-by-step how to impress others and be perceived to be the SMARTEST PERSON in the room”. By: John D. Gaskell, author of            How to become the “SMARTEST PERSON” in the Room. You are what you are perceived to be. Let me show you how to stand-out. Introduction (Part 1 of a […]

GREAT TRIAL PREPARATION

TRIAL PREPARATION  “Learn the step-by-step trial preparation that will make your testimony creditable as an engineering expert witness.” By John D. Gaskell, Retired Consulting Engineer Author of “The Complete Guide to FORENSIC ENGINEERING” Forensic engineering is defined by the National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE) as “the application of the art and science of engineering […]

FORENSIC ENGINEERING REPORTS

FORENSIC ENGINEERING REPORTS “Learn the step-by-step process of writing expert reports that will make your testimony creditable.” By John D. Gaskell, Retired Consulting Engineer Author of “The Complete Guide to FORENSIC ENGINEERING” Forensic engineering is defined by the National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE) as “the application of the art and science of engineering in […]

FORENSIC ENGINEERING INVESTIGATIONS

FORENSIC ENGINEERING INVESTIGATIONS “Learn about forensic engineering investigations: the step-by-step process of site investigation, and examination & testing of evidence that will make your testimony creditable.” By John D. Gaskell, Retired Consulting Engineer Author of “The Complete Guide to FORENSIC ENGINEERING” Learn about forensic engineering investigations. Forensic engineering is defined by the National Academy of […]

FORENSIC ENGINEERS CASE FILE

FORENSIC ENGINEERS CASE FILE “Learn how to organizing your forensic engineers case file so that they will all be consistent.” By John D. Gaskell, Retired Consulting Engineer Author of “The Complete Guide to FORENSIC ENGINEERING” Forensic engineering is defined by the National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE) as “the application of the art and science […]

FORENSIC ENGINEER’S (CV) SAMPLE

FORENSIC ENGINEER’S CURRICULUM VITA (CV) SAMPLE JOHN D. GASKELL, P.E., Forensic Electrical Engineer Specialty:             ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS FOR BUILDINGS Forensic consulting electrical engineer specializing in disputes relating to Electrical design and construction of buildings:  Electrical failures/explosions; electrocutions; fires of electrical origin; errors and omissions; standard of care; National Electrical Code compliance; illumination evaluations; power quality; grounding; lightning […]

WHITE PAPERS by FORENSIC ENGINEERS

FORENSIC ENGINEERING WHITE PAPERS “Learn how engineering experts benefit from preparing and studying white papers”. By John D. Gaskell, Retired Consulting Engineer Author of “The Complete Guide to FORENSIC ENGINEERING” Forensic engineering is defined by the National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE) as “the application of the art and science of engineering in matters which […]

FORENSIC ENGINEERS NEED A – CV

FORENSIC ENGINEERS NEED A “CV” Forensic engineering is defined by the National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE) as “the application of the art and science of engineering in matters which are in, or may possibly relate to, the jurisprudence system, inclusive of alternative dispute resolution.” These engineers serve as consultants to the legal profession and […]

FORENSIC ENGINEERS – WHAT DO THEY DO?

FORENSIC ENGINEERS – WHAT DO THEY DO? INTRODUCTION Understand what forensic engineers do and discover why this exciting, challenging, and profitable field should be part of your consulting engineering practice. Find out what is involved and if you have what it takes to be a success in the litigation arena. WHAT IS INVOLVED FOR FORENSIC […]

WHAT IT TAKES TO BE A FORENSIC ENGINEER

WHAT IT TAKES TO BE A FORENSIC ENGINEER Forensic engineering is defined by the National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE) as “the application of the art and science of engineering in matters which are in, or may possibly relate to, the jurisprudence system, inclusive of alternative dispute resolution.” These engineers serve as consultants to the […]

EXPERT WITNESS CROSS-EXAMINATION

EXPERT WITNESS CROSS-EXAMINATION Forensic engineers serve as consultants to the legal profession and as expert witnesses in courts of law. In my experience, most opposing attorneys are civilized. However, some of them can be nasty and abrupt in their cross-examination. Consider cross-examination questions like the following, and craft answers that suit your personality and temperament. But […]

FORENSIC ENGINEERING

WHAT IS FORENSIC ENGINEERING? Forensic engineering is defined by the National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE) as “the application of the art and science of engineering in matters which are in, or may possibly relate to, the jurisprudence system, inclusive of alternative dispute resolution.” These engineers serve as consultants to the legal profession and as […]

Admissibility of Expert Testimony

Admissibility of Expert Testimony Forensic expert witnesses need to know the rules of evidence. “Learn how Rule 702 of Federal Evidence, embraces the Daubert principal and rejects “junk science.” Forensic engineering is defined by the National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE) as “the application of the art and science of engineering in matters which are […]

FORENSIC ENGINEERING DEPOSITION

FORENSIC ENGINEERING DEPOSITION “Learn the process of preparing for your forensic engineering deposition that will make your testimony creditable.” By John D. Gaskell, Retired Consulting Engineer Author of “The Complete Guide to FORENSIC ENGINEERING” Forensic engineering is defined by the National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE) as “the application of the art and science of […]

START FORENSIC ENGINEERING

START FORENSIC ENGINEERING  “Learn the step-by-step process to start forensic engineering so that your testimony will be creditable.” By John D. Gaskell, Retired Consulting Engineer Author of “The Complete Guide to FORENSIC ENGINEERING” Forensic engineering is defined by the National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE) as “the application of the art and science of engineering […]

ALWAYS BE PREPARED

ALWAYS BE PREPARED  “Learn why you should always be prepared to make a presentation as an engineer” By John D. Gaskell, Retired Consulting Engineer Author of “The Complete Guide to FORENSIC ENGINEERING” Forensic engineering is defined by the National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE) as “the application of the art and science of engineering in […]

GAINING RECOGNITION for FORENSIC ENGINEERS

GAINING RECOGNITION for FORENSIC ENGINEERS “Learn the step-by-step process of gaining recognition as a forensic engineer that will make your testimony creditable.” By John D. Gaskell, Retired Consulting Engineer Author of “The Complete Guide to FORENSIC ENGINEERING” Gaining recognition is important for forensic engineers. Forensic engineering is defined by the National Academy of Forensic Engineers […]

DISCOVER GREAT BUSINESS PLAN TIPS

BUSINESS PLAN TIPS “Learn the business plan tips that will make your forensic engineering practice outstanding.” By John D. Gaskell, Retired Consulting Engineer Author of “The Complete Guide to FORENSIC ENGINEERING” Forensic engineering is defined by the National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE) as “the application of the art and science of engineering in matters […]

EXCEL AT YOUR FIRST ENGINEERING JOB

EXCEL AT YOUR FIRST ENGINEERING JOB “Learn how to excel at your first engineering job.” By John D. Gaskell, Retired Consulting Engineer Author of “The Complete Guide to FORENSIC ENGINEERING” Forensic engineering is defined by the National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE) as “the application of the art and science of engineering in matters which are […]

FORENSIC ENGINEERING JOB INTERVIEW

FORENSIC ENGINEERING JOB INTERVIEW “Learn the step-by-step process of preparing for your forensic engineering job interview that will give you the right experience to make your testimony creditable.” By John D. Gaskell, Retired Consulting Engineer Author of “The Complete Guide to FORENSIC ENGINEERING” Forensic engineering is defined by the National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE) […]

FORENSIC ENGINEERING JOB SEARCH

FORENSIC ENGINEERING JOB SEARCH “Learn the step-by-step process of a forensic engineering job search that will give you the experience to make your testimony creditable as a forensic engineer.” By John D. Gaskell, Retired Consulting Engineer Author of “The Complete Guide to FORENSIC ENGINEERING” Forensic engineering is defined by the National Academy of Forensic Engineers […]

MY FORENSIC ENGINEERING START

MY FORENSIC ENGINEERING START “Learn how I got my forensic engineering start that has made my testimony creditable.” By John D. Gaskell, Retired Consulting Engineer Author of “The Complete Guide to FORENSIC ENGINEERING” Forensic engineering is defined by the National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE) as “the application of the art and science of engineering […]

OWNING A FORENSIC ENGINEERING PRACTICE

OWNING A FORENSIC ENGINEERING PRACTICE “Learn the pros and cons of owning a forensic engineering practice.” By John D. Gaskell, Retired Consulting Engineer Author of “The Complete Guide to FORENSIC ENGINEERING” Forensic engineering is defined by the National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE) as “the application of the art and science of engineering in matters […]

CONSULTING ENGINEER?

CONSULTING ENGINEER? “Learn how first becoming a consulting engineer will make your testimony creditable as a forensic engineer.” By John D. Gaskell, Retired Consulting Engineer Author of “The Complete Guide to FORENSIC ENGINEERING” Forensic engineering is defined by the National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE) as “the application of the art and science of engineering […]

FORENSIC ENGINEERING Benefits vs Drawbacks

FORENSIC ENGINEERING Benefits vs Drawbacks “Should you consider adding Forensic Engineering & Expert Witness to your Consulting Engineering practice? By John D. Gaskell, Retired Consulting Engineer Author of “The Complete Guide to FORENSIC ENGINEERING” Forensic engineering is defined by the National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE) as “the application of the art and science of […]

FORENSIC ENGINEERS NEED TO BE PEs

FORENSIC ENGINEERS NEED TO BE PEs By John D. Gaskell, Retired Consulting Engineer Author of “The Complete Guide to FORENSIC ENGINEERING” To be credible as an expert witness, Forensic Engineers need to be PEs (registered professional engineers) in the states in which they practice. All states require licensure to practice engineering. For example, Rhode Island’s […]

FORENSIC ENGINEERING EXPERIENCE

FORENSIC ENGINEERING EXPERIENCE “Learn how to get forensic engineering experience in your discipline by first becoming a consulting engineer” By John D. Gaskell, Retired Consulting Engineer Author of “The Complete Guide to FORENSIC ENGINEERING” Forensic engineering is defined by the National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE) as “the application of the art and science of […]

PICKING SYSTEM FIRE INVESTIGATION

PICKING SYSTEM FIRE INVESTIGATION “Learn the step-by-step process of doing a picking system fire investigation as an engineering expert” By John D. Gaskell, Retired Consulting Engineer Author of “The Complete Guide to FORENSIC ENGINEERING” Forensic engineering is defined by the National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE) as “the application of the art and science of […]

EQUIPMENT ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION

EQUIPMENT ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION “Learn the step-by-step process of doing an equipment accident investigation as an engineering expert” By John D. Gaskell, Retired Consulting Engineer Author of “The Complete Guide to FORENSIC ENGINEERING” Forensic engineering is defined by the National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE) as “the application of the art and science of engineering in […]

APPLIANCE FIRE INVESTIGATION

APPLIANCE FIRE INVESTIGATION “Learn the step-by-step process of preforming an appliance fire investigation as an engineering expert” By John D. Gaskell, Retired Consulting Engineer Author of “The Complete Guide to FORENSIC ENGINEERING” Forensic engineering is defined by the National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE) as “the application of the art and science of engineering in […]

LITIGATION CONSULTING IS INTERESTING

LITIGATION CONSULTING IS INTERESTING Learn how litigation consulting is interesting, challenging, and profitable and why you should add “Forensic Engineering” to your practice as a consulting engineer. By John D. Gaskell, Retired Consulting Engineer Author of “The Complete Guide to FORENSIC ENGINEERING” Forensic engineering is defined by the National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE) as […]

ARC – FLASH INJURY INVESTIGATION

ARC – FLASH INJURY INVESTIGATION “Learn the step-by-step process of doing an Arc-Flash injury investigation as an engineering expert” By John D. Gaskell, Retired Consulting Engineer Author of “The Complete Guide to FORENSIC ENGINEERING” Forensic engineering is defined by the National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE) as “the application of the art and science of […]

STANDARD OF CARE EXPERT TESTIMONY

STANDARD OF CARE EXPERT TESTIMONY “Learn how to be a standard of care engineering expert witness” By John D. Gaskell, Retired Consulting Engineer Author of “The Complete Guide to FORENSIC ENGINEERING” Forensic engineering is defined by the National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE) as “the application of the art and science of engineering in matters […]

SMARTPHONE FIRE INVESTIGATION

SMARTPHONE FIRE INVESTIGATION “Learn the step-by-step process of doing a smartphone fire investigation as an engineering expert” By John D. Gaskell, Retired Consulting Engineer Author of “The Complete Guide to FORENSIC ENGINEERING” Forensic engineering is defined by the National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE) as “the application of the art and science of engineering in […]

ELECTROCUTION CASE STUDY

ELECTROCUTION CASE STUDY “Learn the process of investigation of an electrocution as an engineering expert” By John D. Gaskell, Retired Consulting Engineer Author of “The Complete Guide to FORENSIC ENGINEERING” Forensic engineering is defined by the National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE) as “the application of the art and science of engineering in matters which […]

COMMON SENSE OFTEN SOLVES FORENSIC INVESTIGATIONS

COMMON SENSE OFTEN SOLVES FORENSIC INVESTIGATIONS “Learn how ingenuity and common sense can often lead to a solution in forensic investigations as an engineering expert” By John D. Gaskell, Retired Consulting Engineer Author of “The Complete Guide to FORENSIC ENGINEERING” Forensic engineering is defined by the National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE) as “the application […]

FORENSIC ENGINEERING TIPS

“Learn the forensic engineering tips that will make your testimony creditable.” By John D. Gaskell, Retired Consulting Engineer Author of “The Complete Guide to FORENSIC ENGINEERING” Forensic engineering is defined by the National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE) as “the application of the art and science of engineering in matters which are in, or may […]

LIGHTNING INJURY INVESTIGATION

LIGHTNING INJURY INVESTIGATION “Learn the step-by-step process of doing a lightning injury investigation as an engineering expert” By John D. Gaskell, Retired Consulting Engineer Author of “The Complete Guide to FORENSIC ENGINEERING” Lightning Injury Investigation Learn the step-by-step process of doing a lightning injury investigation as an engineering expert. Forensic engineering is defined by the […]

EXPERT WITNESS CROSS-EXAMINATION

  EXPERT WITNESS CROSS-EXAMINATION  “Learn the step-by-step process of preparation for your cross-examination as an expert witness that will make your testimony creditable.” By John D. Gaskell, Retired Consulting Engineer Author of “The Complete Guide to FORENSIC ENGINEERING” Preparation for your cross-examination as an expert witness is essential for the case at hand. Forensic engineering […]

The “Complete Guide” to FORENSIC ENGINEERING

The “Complete Guide” to FORENSIC ENGINEERING  “Learn the step-by-step process of preparing your forensic engineering case that will make your testimony creditable.” By John D. Gaskell, Retired Consulting Engineer Author of “The Complete Guide to FORENSIC ENGINEERING” Forensic engineering is defined by the National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE) as “the application of the art […]

EXPERT TRIAL TESTIMONY

EXPERT TRIAL TESTIMONY “Learn the step-by-step process that will make your expert trial testimony creditable as an engineering expert witness.” By John D. Gaskell, Retired Consulting Engineer Author of “The Complete Guide to FORENSIC ENGINEERING” Forensic engineering is defined by the National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE) as “the application of the art and science […]

Who is John D. Gaskell?

John D. Gaskell is a retired Consulting Engineer who wishes to share his 35 years of experience with both young engineers thinking of starting their own practice and those old hands who wish to improve their results.

BEST GRADUATION GIFT FOR ENGINEERS

BEST GRADUATION GIFT FOR ENGINEERS YOUR OWN ENGINEERING PRACTICE WITHIN 6 YEARS OF GRADUATION Surprisingly this is a realistic goal. Find out the step-by-step roadmap at TheEngineersResource.com. When I graduated with a BS in engineering, I was a no-body. I had no connections and had never seen the inside of a country club. But, I […]

ASTOUNDING GRADUATION GIFT FOR ENGINEERS

ASTOUNDING GRADUATION GIFT FOR ENGINEERS YOUR OWN ENGINEERING PRACTICE WITHIN 6 YEARS OF GRADUATION Surprisingly this is a realistic goal. Find out the step-by-step roadmap at TheEngineersResource.com. When I graduated with a BS in engineering, I was a no-body. I had no connections and had never seen the inside of a country club. But, I […]

SPLENDID GRADUATION GIFT FOR ENGINEERS

SPLENDID GRADUATION GIFT FOR ENGINEERS YOUR OWN ENGINEERING PRACTICE WITHIN 6 YEARS OF GRADUATION Surprisingly this is a realistic goal. Find out the step-by-step roadmap at TheEngineersResource.com. When I graduated with a BS in engineering, I was a no-body. I had no connections and had never seen the inside of a country club. But, I […]

GRAND GRADUATION GIFT FOR ENGINEERS

GRAND GRADUATION GIFT FOR ENGINEERS YOUR OWN ENGINEERING PRACTICE WITHIN 6 YEARS OF GRADUATION Surprisingly this is a realistic goal. Find out the step-by-step roadmap at TheEngineersResource.com. When I graduated with a BS in engineering, I was a no-body. I had no connections and had never seen the inside of a country club. But, I […]

AMAZING GRADUATION GIFT FOR ENGINEERS

AMAZING GRADUATION GIFT FOR ENGINEERS YOUR OWN ENGINEERING PRACTICE WITHIN 6 YEARS OF GRADUATION Surprisingly this is a realistic goal. Find out the step-by-step roadmap at TheEngineersResource.com. When I graduated with a BS in engineering, I was a no-body. I had no connections and had never seen the inside of a country club. But, I […]

THE GREATEST GRADUATION GIFT FOR ENGINEERS

THE GREATEST GRADUATION GIFT FOR ENGINEERS YOUR OWN ENGINEERING PRACTICE WITHIN 6 YEARS OF GRADUATION Surprisingly this is a realistic goal. Find out the step-by-step roadmap at TheEngineersResource.com. When I graduated with a BS in engineering, I was a no-body. I had no connections and had never seen the inside of a country club. But, […]

YOUR OWN ENGINEERING PRACTICE

YOUR OWN ENGINEERING PRACTICE WITHIN 6 YEARS OF GRADUATION Surprisingly this is a realistic goal. Find out the step-by-step roadmap at TheEngineersResource.com. When I graduated with a BS in engineering, I was a no-body. I had no connections and had never seen the inside of a country club. But, I was savvy enough to know […]

AWESOME GRADUATION GIFT FOR ENGINEERS

YOUR OWN ENGINEERING PRACTICE WITHIN 6 YEARS OF GRADUATION Surprisingly this is a realistic goal. Find out the step-by-step roadmap at TheEngineersResource.com. When I graduated with a BS in engineering, I was a no-body. I had no connections and had never seen the inside of a country club. But, I was savvy enough to know […]

YOUR OWN ENGINEERING PRACTICE WITHIN 6 YEARS OF GRADUATION

YOUR OWN ENGINEERING PRACTICE WITHIN 6 YEARS OF GRADUATION

Gifts-for-Mechanical -Engineers

John D. Gaskell, Retired Professional Engineer, has authored three new books. They are best Gifts-for-Mechanical-Engineers.   Jack’s first book is: The “Complete Guide” to CONSULTING ENGINEERING. In essence, his readers discover “step-by-step” how to start & manage an “outstanding” Engineering Practice and exactly how to gain a reputation as an expert in their specialty. This […]

Gifts-for-Electrical -Engineers

John D. Gaskell, Retired Professional Engineer, has authored three new books. They are best Gifts-for-Electrical-Engineers.   Jack’s first book is: The “Complete Guide” to CONSULTING ENGINEERING. In essence, his readers discover “step-by-step” how to start & manage an “outstanding” Engineering Practice and exactly how to gain a reputation as an expert in their specialty. This […]

GIFT-IDEAS-FOR-ENGINEERING-STUDENTS

John D. Gaskell, Retired Professional Engineer, has authored three new books. They are the top Gift-ideas-for-Engineering-students.  Jack’s first book is: The “Complete Guide” to CONSULTING ENGINEERING. In essence, his readers discover “step-by-step” how to start & manage an “outstanding” Engineering Practice and exactly how to gain a reputation as an expert in their specialty. This is […]

GRADUATION-GIFTS-for-ENGINEERS

John D. Gaskell, Retired Professional Engineer, has authored three new books. They are best Graduation-Gifts-for-Engineers.   Jack’s first book is: The “Complete Guide” to CONSULTING ENGINEERING. In essence, his readers discover “step-by-step” how to start & manage an “outstanding” Engineering Practice and exactly how to gain a reputation as an expert in their specialty. This is […]

TOP-GIFTS-for-ENGINEERS

John D. Gaskell, Retired Professional Engineer, has authored three new books. They are the top-gifts-for-engineers.  Jack’s first book is: The “Complete Guide” to CONSULTING ENGINEERING. In essence, his readers discover “step-by-step” how to start & manage an “outstanding” Engineering Practice and exactly how to gain a reputation as an expert in their specialty. This is […]

Operations-Manual for Engineers

WHAT IS AN OPERATIONS MANUAL? Your Operations Manual is the “Guidebook” to your engineering practice. It will be unique to your practice and, if thoughtfully prepared and well organized it will be the guide to your practice, Every Consulting Engineering firm needs an Operations-Manual for Engineers.

GIFT-AN-ENGINEERING-PRACTICE

John D. Gaskell, Retired Professional Engineer, has authored three new books. They will reveal how to gift-an-engineering-practice to your graduate.  Jack’s first book is: The “Complete Guide” to CONSULTING ENGINEERING. In essence, his readers discover “step-by-step” how to start & manage an “outstanding” Engineering Practice and exactly how to gain a reputation as an expert […]

ENGINEER-GIFT-IDEAS

  John D. Gaskell, Retired Professional Engineer, has authored three new books. They are the best engineer-gift-ideas.  Jack’s first book is: The “Complete Guide” to CONSULTING ENGINEERING. In essence, his readers discover “step-by-step” how to start & manage an “outstanding” Engineering Practice and exactly how to gain a reputation as an expert in their specialty. […]

GIFT-IDEAS-for-ENGINEERS

The “Complete Guide” to CONSULTING ENGINEERING and The CONSULTING ENGINEER’S “Guide Book” are Gift-Ideas-for-Engineer. John D. Gaskell, Retired Professional Engineer, has authored three new books:   Jack’s first book is: The “Complete Guide” to CONSULTING ENGINEERING. In essence, his readers discover “step-by-step” how to start & manage an “outstanding” Engineering Practice and exactly how to […]

ENGINEERING-GIFTS

  The “Complete Guide” to CONSULTING ENGINEERING and The CONSULTING ENGINEER’S “Guide Book” are great engineering-gifts. John D. Gaskell, Retired Professional Engineer, has authored three new books:   Jack’s first book is: The “Complete Guide” to CONSULTING ENGINEERING. In essence, his readers discover “step-by-step” how to start & manage an “outstanding” Engineering Practice and exactly […]

Business Plan for Engineers

INTRODUCTION A consulting engineer’s Business Plan is the “structure” of your engineering practice, which precisely defines your company and identifies your goals. It will organize your thoughts and will give you a “game plan”. It will help you make a “go”/”no go”/ or “wait” decision. It will help you in forecasting funding needs and securing […]

AWESOME GIFTS for ENGINEERS

John D. Gaskell, Retired Professional Engineer, has authored three new books. They are awesome gifts for engineers. Jack’s first book is: The “Complete Guide” to CONSULTING ENGINEERING. In essence, his readers discover “step-by-step” how to start & manage an “outstanding” Engineering Practice and exactly how to gain a reputation as an expert in their specialty. […]

Overlooked Fee Issues

TWO FACTORS Wise consulting engineers always calculate engineering fees in two ways: First, they estimate the hours that will be required and the associated costs, based on their billing rates. Second, they estimate the expected fee based on a percentage of the construction cost of the work of their disciplines.

Gifts for ENGINEERS

John D. Gaskell, Retired Professional Engineer, has authored three new books:  Jack’s first book is: The “Complete Guide” to CONSULTING ENGINEERING. In essence, his readers discover “step-by-step” how to start & manage an “outstanding” Engineering Practice and exactly how to gain a reputation as an expert in their specialty. This is both a handbook for […]

3 BEST GIFTS for ENGINEERS

John D. Gaskell, Retired Professional Engineer, has authored three new books. They are the 3 best gifts for engineers.  Jack’s first book is: The “Complete Guide” to CONSULTING ENGINEERING. In essence, his readers discover “step-by-step” how to start & manage an “outstanding” Engineering Practice and exactly how to gain a reputation as an expert in […]

MARKETING MATERIALS for ENGINEERS

INTRODUCTION Find out how to make your Business Announcement; Letterhead; Business Cards and Brochure distinct from those of your competitors. Learn how to make your Mailing List one of your most important promotional tools and why to include more than just existing & potential clients. Discover what lists and forms that your practice needs.

EQUITY FUND YOUR ENGINEERING PRACTICE

The first step in starting your own consulting engineering practice is to do a detailed Business Plan including a “Cash Flow Analysis” identifying your first year funding needs. There are two types of funding; Equity & Debt.

PROMOTE BUSINESS WITH SPECIALIZED SERVICES

PROMOTE BUSINESS WITH SPECIALIZED SERVICES A great method for Consulting Engineers to promote new business is to offer specialized services. The “specialized service” depends upon the type of engineering that you practice. Our general specialty was the design of electrical systems for buildings. But, we had many sub-specialties which we enumerated in our company brochure: […]

The “Complete Guide” to CONSULTING ENGINEERING

The “Complete Guide” to CONSULTING ENGINEERING In essence, readers discover “step-by-step” how to start & manage an “outstanding” Engineering Practice and exactly how to gain a reputation as an expert in their specialty. This is both a handbook for new engineers and a constant reference manual for seasoned professionals. The book is divided into “five […]

The “Outline Guide” to CONSULTING ENGINEERING

The “Outline Guide” to CONSULTING ENGINEERING The “Outline Guide” to CONSULTING ENGINEERING is a condensed and abridged summery of the detailed advice provided in the new book: The “Complete Guide” to CONSULTING ENGINEERING by John D. Gaskell, Retired Professional Engineer. In essence, readers discover “step-by-step” how to start & manage an “outstanding” Engineering Practice and […]

The CONSULTING ENGINEER’S “Guidebook”

The CONSULTING ENGINEER’S “Guidebook” is an excerpted and extended version of the new book The “Complete Guide” to CONSULTING ENGINEERING by John D. Gaskell, Retired Professional Engineer. It is the result of requests from many readers to narrow the focus to the goals of: Becoming an “outstanding” consulting engineer. Gaining a reputation as an “expert” […]

WHAT IS CONSULTING ENGINEERING?

“WHAT IS CONSULTING ENGINEERING?” Read it here or experience it on YouTube   “Consulting engineers are individuals who, because of training in one or more engineering specialties, are licensed professional engineers in private practice”. They serve private and public clients in ways ranging from brief consultations to complete design and coordination of projects.   DO […]

MARKETING TIPS FOR ENGINEERS

MARKETING TIPS FOR ENGINEERS Obtain E & O Insurance. When starting an engineering practice, Consulting Engineers should not “Stamp” (Seal) any documents until you have Professional Liability Insurance (Errors & Omissions). Remember this and the following marketing tips for engineers. Seek clients & projects. First re-contact the potential clients that you visited when preparing your […]

AVOID COMPETING ON PRICE

AVOID COMPETING ON PRICE Most clients chose their consulting engineers based on “friendship”. It is human nature to want to work with someone that you know and trust. In many cases you can avoid competing on price by becoming friends with your clients, especially if your spouses are also friends. However, recently engineer friends, have […]

PROMOTE BUSINESS BY PUBLIC SPEAKING

PROMOTE BUSINESS BY PUBLIC SPEAKING Almost any kind of speaking engagement enhances your image and credibility. Promote business by public speaking. Teaching Most professional organizations offer continuing education courses. It will enhance your reputation to arrange to be a guest lecturer. Don’t let yourself get roped-into a multi-night teaching engagement at a local college. It […]

HOW ENGINEERS FIND PRIVATE CLIENTS

The main source of clients for most Consulting Engineers are “Architects”. However, others often hire them. “Private Clients” are any client who is not in an architectural practice. The following is how engineers find private clients. Trade Contractors Trade contractors are often asked by General Contractors to bid on “Design Build” projects which include plans […]

How engineers find new clients

Searching For New Architectural Clients Contacts Hopefully, as a Consulting Engineer you are usually busy, but it is always smart to promote work from new sources to keep the pipe line full. This article is about how engineers find new clients. Expand your list of potential clients to include those who you have not worked […]

Websites For Engineers

Websites for engineers should look professional Much to my surprise, an engineering firm’s website has become one of the most active sources of new clients. Some new clients will go to your website because of a referral or because they have heard that a competitor of theirs does business with your firm. However, you will […]

WHAT DO CONSULTING ENGINEERS DO?

What do consulting engineers do? Architects and facility owners hire consulting engineers to draw system plans and write specifications for their buildings; including, (but not limited to), electrical, heating, ventilating, air conditioning, plumbing), fire protection, structural, and civil. Electrical systems, (for example), include: utilities serving the building (power, telephone, cable TV &  fire alarm); lighting; […]

RFPs & RFQs for A & E

RFPs & RFQs RFPs are Requests for Proposals and RFQs are Request for Qualifications. In both cases these are notices of the need for architects and/or engineers. Both types are advertised in newspapers, or in the FedBizOpps (FBO) database, or elsewhere. Both require a submission of qualifications. But, an RFP usually also requires a submission […]

A & E OVERTIME

Most firms are concerned about paying hourly employees “over-time”. I never was concerned about A & E OVERTIME. Happy Employees  5-10 hours of overtime per week makes most employees happy. But, any more than that, makes them less productive. Greater Profits I believe that limited over-time actually improves your bottom line. Your employee’s hourly billing […]

Architects Fee Considerations

There are “Architects Fee Considerations” other than percentages, hourly costs and other costs. Things to consider include: What other work do you expect to have during the likely schedule of this project? (Dead-lines often creep.) How much competition do you think that you have? How good a client has this been or is expected to […]

Higher Architects Profits

Hiring outside consulting engineers guarantees higher architects profits. Here is the proof. Architects are normally paid a fee based on either a fixed dollar amount or a percentage of construction cost. Based on the project budget and the use of a current cost data book, it is easy to calculate the approximate construction cost of […]

Architect Fee Calculations

Architect fee calculations need no longer to be a mystery. Architects are normally paid a fee based on either a fixed dollar amount or a percentage of construction cost. Based on the project requirements and the use of a current cost data book, it is easy to calculate the approximate construction cost and associated fee […]

Consulting Engineering Time Tracking

Project Tracking One of the very most important aspects of any Consulting Engineering business is carefully keeping track of your time. On “hourly” projects you need this information for billing; on “fixed fee” projects you don’t. However, if you don’t keep track of time or if you don’t eventually add it up, you won’t know […]

Engineering Loans

Upon completion of your “Cash Flow Analysis” for your Business Plan, consulting engineers have a pretty good guess as to your first year’s funding needs. To be conservative seek 20-30 % more in business loans There are two types of funding: Equity & Debt. Equity This is what you and your partners have saved and […]

Consulting Engineering Fee Proposal

FEE PROPOSAL LETTER Prepare a fee proposal letter, using this included example as a guide. Don’t put your fee proposal letter in your operations manual. This is not something that you want to share. This document needs to be revised to suit your practice and disciplines. I am not qualified to offer legal advice. Make […]

Architectural project phases

The following explains how to divide your consulting engineering contracts and your time cards into “Project phases” to simplify your accounting. Being consistent in the allocation of time allows you to accurately compare “budgeted” time and “actual” time spent. For “architectural” clients, I recommend the following breakdown: (The % indicates both the effort and the […]

Private Client Project Phases

The following explains how to divide your consulting engineering contracts and your time cards into “Project phases” to simplify your accounting. Being consistent in the allocation of time allows you to accurately compare “budgeted” time and “actual” time spent. For “Private Clients”, I recommend the following breakdown (The % indicates both the effort and the […]

An engineering firm’s first year income

In starting a consulting engineering practice, one of the most important things to do is to estimate your first year income or  “cash inflows”; Income received on a cash basis. CLIENTS First, make a list of your proposed clients. If you need to expand your list consider seeking referrals from: your contact list; consultants of […]

What are Consulting Engineers?

Consulting Engineering “Consulting engineers are individuals who, because of training in one or more engineering specialties and are licensed professional engineers in private practice. They serve private and public clients in ways ranging from brief consultations to complete design and coordination of projects. They are often the technical liaison between architects, process specialists, contractors, suppliers […]

Forensic Engineering – Benefits & Drawbacks

Forensic engineering is defined by the National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE) as “the application of the art and science of engineering in matters which are in, or may possibly relate to, the jurisprudence system, inclusive of alternative dispute resolution.” These engineers serve as consultants to the legal profession and as expert witnesses in courts […]

Marketing For Engineers

INTRODUCTION Find out how to make your Business Announcement; Letterhead; Business Cards and Brochure distinct from those of your competitors. Learn how to make your Mailing List one of your most important promotional tools and why to include more than just existing & potential clients. Discover what lists and forms that your practice needs.

Business Plan For Engineers

INTRODUCTION A consulting engineer’s Business Plan is the “structure” of your engineering practice, which precisely defines your company and identifies your goals. It will organize your thoughts and will give you a “game plan”. It will help you make a “go”/”no go”/ or “wait” decision. It will help you in forecasting funding needs and securing […]

Operations Manual For Engineers

WHAT IS AN OPERATIONS MANUAL? Your Operations Manual is the “Guidebook” to your engineering practice. It will be unique to your practice and, if thoughtfully prepared and well organized, will be a major ingredient in your firm’s success. Every Consulting Engineering firm needs an Operations Manual.

Engineering Hiring Mistakes

Tales of Hiring Mistakes While most of the book The Complete Guide to CONSULTING ENGINEERING is a how-to guide, some of it is also a “how not to” or more of a “learn from my mistakes” guide. In the book you’ll learn the secrets of interviewing prospective employees and how to make an offer. But you’ll […]

Consulting Engineer Career in High Demand

Although engineering demand fluctuates with the economy, statistics recently provided by the American Society of Engineering Educators (ASEE) verify that the demand for engineering jobs, including consulting engineer career, is increasing. Forbs article “The 15 Most Valuable College Majors” mention that Engineering concentrations comprise one third of the most valuable majors. http://www.forbes.com/sites/jennagoudreau/2012/05/15/best-top-most-valuable-college-majors-degrees/.

Engineer Hiring Mistakes

While most of the book The Complete Guide to CONSULTING ENGINEERING is a how-to guide, some of it is also a “how not to” or more of a “learn from my engineer hiring mistakes” guide. In the book you’ll learn the secrets of interviewing prospective employees and how to make an offer. But you’ll also find […]

Is Consulting Engineering right for You?

Find out the benefits and drawbacks of consulting engineering as well as the advantages and disadvantages of owning your own practice. DO YOU WANT TO BE A “CONSULTING ENGINEER”? Benefits Interesting Work – Each project is unique with specific requirements, existing conditions, options and cost constraints. Participation in all aspects – You create (your engineering […]

About Professional Value Books

Because I wish to share my knowledge of consulting engineering, I started to write the book The “Complete Guide” to CONSULTING ENGINEERING. In order to facilitate the publication of this book and to help hold down the cover price, I established the publishing company Professional Value Books, Inc. The undertakings relating to publishing and the […]

What is Consulting Engineering?

Is This The Profession for You? INTRODUCTION What is Consulting Engineering? Learn about the exciting field of consulting engineering and how to determine if this is the right career choice for you. Discover step-by-step how to become a licensed professional engineer including educational requirements, experience and examinations. Find out the benefits & drawbacks of consulting […]

Marketing Tips for Consulting Engineers

Marketing methods are crucial ingredients to the success of any consulting engineering practice, whether a start-up or an established firm. Here are just a few of the winning strategies from the new book, The Complete Guide to CONSULTING ENGINEERING. Use these ideas and win more clients and projects.

Engineers Resource BEST GRADUATION GIFT FOR ENGINEERS

The “Mission” of this website is to be a useful resource for engineers of all disciplines. We provide contact data for organizations, companies and individuals who can provide information and services to engineers. This knowledge is intended to be most useful to Consulting Engineers and Forensic Engineers. In addition to contact information, we try to include a brief description of our understanding of objectives and goals of the parties listed.

Also, this website provides on-site information intended to be useful to engineers including articles, Tip-Lists, Check-Lists, books and more. Read Jack’s Advice – Engineers Resource BEST GRADUATION GIFT FOR ENGINEERS

BEST GRADUATION GIFT FOR ENGINEERS

YOUR OWN ENGINEERING PRACTICE WITHIN 6 YEARS OF GRADUATION

Surprisingly this is a realistic goal. Find out the step-by-step roadmap at TheEngineersResource.com

When I graduated with a BS in engineering, I was a no-body. I had no connections and had never seen the inside of a country club. But, I was savvy enough to know that I needed to make contacts and get known. I had my own full time private practice in less than 5 years.

The secrets are revealed in the new book The “Complete Guide” to CONSULTING ENGINEERING by John D. Gaskell, Retired Professional Engineer. Go to TheEngineersResource.com to learn more about consulting engineering and to download a free chapter.

The ideal gift for engineers of all disciplines is The “Deluxe” Gift Package which is all three of my books in Hard Cover (Casewrapped) or The “Standard” Gift Package in Paperback. Would you like to be responsible for providing an engineering practice for your engineer that will support him/her and their family for their entire career? What are you waiting for?