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About Me

My name is Luis Duque and I currently work as a πŸŒ‰ 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 πŸŽ™ 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 πŸŽ₯ YouTube and the πŸ“§ 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

πŸŒ‰ Reach me on 🐦 Twitter or πŸ“±Instagram for short questions.

πŸŒ‰ Send me an email using the contact form on this website or directly at Another great way to get in touch with me is by replying to the newsletter with specific questions.

Other Things I have Done

Published Engineering Papers

πŸ“ UAV-Based Bridge Inspection and Computational Simulations | Thesis
πŸ“ Bridge Deterioration Quantification Protocol Using UAV | ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering
πŸ“ Drone-Enabled Bridge Inspection Methodology and Application | ELSAVIER Automation in Construction
πŸ“ Synthesis of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Applications for Infrastructures | ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities
πŸ“ Field Application of UAS-Based Bridge Inspection | TRR Journal of the Transportation Research Board
πŸ“ Timber Bridge Inspection Using UAV | ASCE-SEI Structures Congress 2018
πŸ“ Evaluating the Use of Drones for Timber Bridge Inspection | USDA – FPL
πŸ“ Glued-Laminated Timber Arch Bridge Inspection Using UAV | ASCE International Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering 2019

Featured In

πŸ‘·β€β™‚οΈ ASCE Panel Discussion for Dream Big – El Futuro se Disena
πŸ‘·β€β™‚οΈ 1% Engineer YouTube Channel
πŸ‘·β€β™‚οΈ Supporting Women in STEM with Luis Duque
πŸ‘·β€β™‚οΈ Co-Host of This Week in Civil Engineering (TWiCE) – Check various Episodes I am hosting
πŸ‘·β€β™‚οΈ Modern Immigrant Podcast
πŸ‘·β€β™‚οΈ SEI Instagram Live
πŸ‘·β€β™‚οΈ ASCE Roundtable: Promoting Diversity and Fostering Inclusivity in Times of Crisis
πŸ‘·β€β™‚οΈ Structural Engineering Channel Podcast
πŸ‘·β€β™‚οΈ Structural Engineering Podcast
πŸ‘·β€β™‚οΈ ASCE New Face of Civil Engineering
πŸ‘·β€β™‚οΈ 2020 ASCE Magazine β€œNext Steps”
πŸ‘·β€β™‚οΈ SDSU Magazine
πŸ‘·β€β™‚οΈ Career by Design Member Voice: From Shy, Introverted International Student to Real-World Engineer: A Professional Roadmap
πŸ‘·β€β™‚οΈ ASCE Member Voice Building Community in Puerto Rico
πŸ‘·β€β™‚οΈ Career by Design: Running a Virtual Meeting
πŸ‘·β€β™‚οΈ Sioux Falls Business Journal
πŸ‘·β€β™‚οΈ SEI Member Profile
πŸ‘·β€β™‚οΈ SEI Connections at Structures Congress