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CASE, SEI, and NCSEA jointly adopted the current Vision for Structural Engineering featured in the current issue of Structure Magazine. High on the list of priorities are 1) reforming structural engineering education and 2) mentoring young structural engineers.In this season of new graduates entering the workforce, what are your recommendations for engaging and mentoring new staff entering our profession?
CASE, SEI, and NCSEA jointly adopted the current Vision for Structural Engineering featured in the current issue of Structure Magazine.High on the list of priorities are 1) reforming structural engineering education and 2) mentoring young structural engineers.In this season of new graduates entering the workforce, what are your recommendations for engaging and mentoring new staff entering our profession?
Angela:Thursday (7/18/19) I offered to provide a copy of a paper on "The Antidote to Value Engineering Phobia." You will find it attached so at least you can get the crux of how some the issue was envisioned about 19 years ago at this time. This is a subject I have always been interested in!!!!!
You have a point Mr.Allen Hulshizer, I think this collaborative efforts to work in a team while exploring techniques that can enable engineers to overcome obstacles (fear), is very important in the practice. The last 70 years of development in Structural Concrete education present to students theories vs practical design to be unbalanced, as not rational or transparent like in the 1900's truss analogy mechanism for torsion and shear (ASCE-ACI Joint Subcommittee 445).The educational teaching has some artificial divisions in the subjects of reinforced concrete, prestressed or post-tensioned concrete, even plain concrete that should be integrated in the Structural Concrete module only, because Strut-and-tie is a simple form to oversee general structures and solve all of those types mathematically. SEI President Glenn Bell FY2021, said in the Vision for the Future of Structural Engineering: "we don't like to work on isolation" so we should thrive on Teams... What is happens... sometimes when you work by yourself, and knowing that you are providing an autonomous service for and architect or wherever is another engineer, difficult things like corruptions levels are high in some community will be a lot people trying to assume the profession of another,and our work is substantially influenced by politics, you can expect to be in outside of an habitable zone... or the shadow one.. I know we must adapt, be a optimist!! start to develop strategies too!!Structural Engineers are the key point for establish long-life service buildings, with resilience and sustainability, the Infrastructures serve society! this changes everything, so now we have a purpose, and not surprised when If I now know how to advocate for your work in those essential days.So VE (Value Engineering) is a great concept! and also a good solution for Success!Thank you for your complementary contribution here, Allen