Thanks @Brittany Boyce for organizing the virtual 'Meet the Leaders' event.
Hi @David Odeh and @Cherylyn Henry,
The new generation structural engineers, as students, are trained with different and new skill sets at universities compared to engineers graduated 10-15 years ago. What is your envision about adopting new technologies e.g. machine learning and high strength advanced materials e.g. fiber composites in the profession of structural engineering? Do you think today's new materials will be frequently used as other structural materials like steel, concrete, wood or masonry in next 20 years?Thank you for mentoring the new generation structural engineers.
Rudraprasad BhattacharyyaPhD studentCivil and Environmental EngineeringVanderbilt University
First at all, thank you @Brittany Boyce very much for taking this opportunity. As a structural engineer and author of several specialized books, I must state that, as you know, the lack of development of pre-determined communication protocols, implementation for these conditions has led to the outbreak of the coronavirus, and unexpectedly, many important activities of groups will be disrupted and cancelled such as structural engineers related and unrelated jobs.
I ask you, as a supporter of structural engineers, do you have a plan to develop a special protocol for structural engineers in order not to be vulnerable during times of crisis?