My name is Luis Duque and I currently work as a Bridge Engineer at Foothills Bridge Co. Foothills provides engineered solutions for the erection, retrofitting, and dismantling of bridges. Some interesting projects I have work on recently including various temporary scaffolds and structures on the Golden Gate Bridge and demolition of the Central 70 viaduct in Denver, Colorado.
As a student at South Dakota State University, I conducted research focusing on the inspection of bridges using drones (See published papers below). This research really sparked my passion for structural engineering, bridges, and technology.
In my spare time, I produce the Engineering our Future podcast. In the show, I bring guests from all over the world to share their knowledge about engineering, professional development, productivity, and much more.
Also, check out the podcast on YouTube and the Newsletter for random bits of knowledge about engineering or any other thing I am working on/learning about.
Beyond the podcast, I volunteer in numerous organizations and activities. I am a firm believer that the knowledge I have is worthless unless I share it and help others through my skills. Some organizations I volunteer with are ASCE, EWB, SEI, and SHPE. Check some of the international projects I have worked on with EWB. The work with these organizations led me to be recognized as one of ten New Faces of Civil Engineering by ASCE in 2020. See other features and awards below.
Get in Touch
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Other Things I have Done
Published Engineering Papers
UAV-Based Bridge Inspection and Computational Simulations | Thesis
Bridge Deterioration Quantification Protocol Using UAV | ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering
Drone-Enabled Bridge Inspection Methodology and Application | ELSAVIER Automation in Construction
Synthesis of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Applications for Infrastructures | ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities
Field Application of UAS-Based Bridge Inspection | TRR Journal of the Transportation Research Board
Timber Bridge Inspection Using UAV | ASCE-SEI Structures Congress 2018
Evaluating the Use of Drones for Timber Bridge Inspection | USDA – FPL
Glued-Laminated Timber Arch Bridge Inspection Using UAV | ASCE International Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering 2019
ASCE Panel Discussion for Dream Big – El Futuro se Disena
1% Engineer YouTube Channel
Supporting Women in STEM with Luis Duque
Co-Host of This Week in Civil Engineering (TWiCE) – Check various Episodes I am hosting
Modern Immigrant Podcast
SEI Instagram Live
ASCE Roundtable: Promoting Diversity and Fostering Inclusivity in Times of Crisis
Structural Engineering Channel Podcast
Structural Engineering Podcast
ASCE New Face of Civil Engineering
2020 ASCE Magazine “Next Steps”
Career by Design Member Voice: From Shy, Introverted International Student to Real-World Engineer: A Professional Roadmap
ASCE Member Voice Building Community in Puerto Rico
Career by Design: Running a Virtual Meeting
Sioux Falls Business Journal
SEI Member Profile
SEI Connections at Structures Congress