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  • 1.  About the Coronavirus

    Posted 03-06-2020 11:09 AM
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    We have had multiple posts about what it means to be a professional.

    Protecting the public's health, safety and welfare are actually in the language of our P.E. license.

    And for those non-P.E.s, within our Code of Ethics.

    Right now we have a relatively 'sudden' surge in the matter of the horrific Coronavirus.

    The attachment to this post is for the benefit of all, and I ask two things:

    1. Copy the attachment and send it to all within your personal sphere of connections.

    2. Add your workplace insights as to the practice of engineering within this new challenge, e.g.:
    a. What do we need to stop doing.

    b. Start doing, and,

    c. Continue doing.


    William M. Hayden Jr., Ph.D., P.E., CMQ/OE, F.ASCE
    Buffalo, N.Y.

    "It is never too late to be what you might have been." -- George Eliot 1819 - 1880


  • 2.  RE: About the Coronavirus

    Posted 04-11-2020 10:32 AM
    Dear William, thank you for sharing.
    Although I am not a US citizen, it is a global issue, and it is vital to check what are we doing wrong and what lessons this pandemic is leaving in our daily lives:
    1. Spend time with your family. You will never know when you will see them again (e.g., my parents are 70 yo and live in another city that I can't reach).
    2. Be supportive of others (you will never know when you will need support too).
    3. Work as a team and not as an individual (we are communities, and that is the only way to reach goals or defeat any threat.
    4. Be clean and avoid to bring dirty from outside to your home (other countries know that for centuries; the shoes remain in the door).


    Andres Guzman Ing., M.ASCE
    Associate Professor

  • 3.  RE: About the Coronavirus

    Posted 04-12-2020 06:46 PM
    Edited by Tirza Austin 04-21-2020 03:35 PM
    As a structural engineer and a writer
    I think the natural and unexpected challenges have always been completely critical, and our resistance to it has been able to recreate the world like a vaccine and bring it back to its original state and to life.
    I hope that the existing problems will be solved comprehensively and will not include only a specific section and a specific geographical area.
    In this regard, I think that the formation of management for post-crisis working by the consensus of the engineers of the American Society of Civil Engineers is essential.

    Reza Mokarramaydenlou, Ph.D., C.Eng, P.E., S.E., M.ASCE
    Structural Engineering and Seismic rehabilitation Consultant 
    Mokarramandpartners LLC