Dr. Reza Mokarram Aydenloo, Ph.D, C.ENG, P.E., S.E., M.ASCE
Professional engineer of structural design and seismic rehabilitation - Author of specialized book in Elsevier
Why do you think it is important to contribute to ASCE Collaborate and the civil engineering profession as a whole?
I believe that due to the existence of specialists in various fields of civil engineering in ASCE collaborate, we can access the best answers in the shortest time by participating in the forums by expressing questions, challenges and experiences.
What advice do you often share with someone early on in their civil engineering career?
Career life is like a road, It is not clear where it will end, if you do not know where you want to be. So set a goal based on your best interests and abilities with all your focus and strength. If you have doubts about identifying that goal, you can get help from the mentors in ASCE Collaborate mentors are here to pave the way for your future career.
Do you agree that by helping people we know, their talents may be seen and their lives changed?
Do you know that many talented people, given that they can not show their abilities, unfortunately deviate from the main path and goal of their creativity and also do not achieve their ideals. Maybe we can develop talent in someone.
Why did you become a civil engineer?
Ever since I got to know my abilities, I have come to realize that I love high-rise structures. It is a great feeling to see that by constructing a safe structure I can give a sense of peace to a family and society. If I was going to be born again and choose a job, I would still be a civil engineer.
What do you enjoy most about being a civil engineer?
From childhood, my family raised me in such a way that I wanted to teach what I was learning to others so that the most enjoyable part of my career is gaining experience in the filed of design and seismic rehabilitation on professional projects and teaching it to others as an author of specialized books. In this regard, today I have been able to write several volumes of specialized books in the field of seismic rehabilitation.
What is the most challenging project you have ever completed?
So far, I have faced three project challenges in my professional career life :
1) Design of the first high-rise structure
A project with specifications, 20 floors on the ground with an area of approximately 25,000 square meters in a special position for a precise employer. I was full of stress whether I could finish my work successfully. I did a lot of hard work several times modeling, optimization and special controls and ...., I was so focused on my work deeply . Even when I slept, I dreamed of structural design and my mind was occupied with it. It's been 11 years since it was designed, people live in it, sometimes I pass in front of the project.I remember those days and I smile. I do not think there is anything more enjoyable for me or any engineer than to see the results of efforts in a project.