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Structural Work with Variety

Structural Work with Variety

Structural Work with Variety

(OP)
Morning Everyone

Is there a structural engineering work that has more variety?  For example, is there anything in structural engineering where you can possible inspection work and design work or something that gets you involved in doing building and bridge design work?  Doing pharmaceutical design and structural inspection? In almost every job that I have gotten into, the employer has used me to specialize in one thing and one thing only.

Thanks

Calif

The resisant virtues of the structure that we seek depend on their form; it is through their form that they are stable, not  because of an awkward accumulation of material.  There is nothing more noble and elegant from an intellectual viewpoint than this: to resist through form.  Eladio Dieste

RE: Structural Work with Variety

Work for a small firm.  The jobs will be smaller, but in my experience more varied.  On the downside you might be answering phones, filing documents, and taking out your own trash.  I don't see a lot of crossover between bridges and buildings though.

RE: Structural Work with Variety

(OP)
I work for a small firm.LOL  They have me do one specific things.  I am just trying to find something which I am not pigeon holed as he is good at doing this one thing.  

The resisant virtues of the structure that we seek depend on their form; it is through their form that they are stable, not  because of an awkward accumulation of material.  There is nothing more noble and elegant from an intellectual viewpoint than this: to resist through form.  Eladio Dieste

RE: Structural Work with Variety

Hi,

It's my experience that getting pigeon holed is self inflicted. Sounds to me like you get bored easily smile

Becoming specialized is not so bad, its how consultants are born.
 

RE: Structural Work with Variety

(OP)
It is not self inflicted if you continue to seek jobs that do one thing and one thing only.  I am looking for something that has me outside as well as inside doing work.  I do not want to become a one-sided engineer.  Maybe I should get into infrastructure but I do not know what I can do in that which is related to structural engineering.

The resisant virtues of the structure that we seek depend on their form; it is through their form that they are stable, not  because of an awkward accumulation of material.  There is nothing more noble and elegant from an intellectual viewpoint than this: to resist through form.  Eladio Dieste

RE: Structural Work with Variety

Yes - small firm is the answer - but of course:  the right small firm.

Sounds like you are in the wrong type of small firm.

 

RE: Structural Work with Variety

(OP)
Maybe but I am just trying to find something in which I can learn structural design yet, I can get out of the chair sometimes and do work as well.  Like maybe, inspecting something, I do not know.

The resisant virtues of the structure that we seek depend on their form; it is through their form that they are stable, not  because of an awkward accumulation of material.  There is nothing more noble and elegant from an intellectual viewpoint than this: to resist through form.  Eladio Dieste

RE: Structural Work with Variety

State DOT.  They design stuff, they build stuff, they inspect stuff, and they often have a job-training rotation program for young engineers.

It'll all be bridges, but it'll be different kinds of bridges and different phases in the life of the bridges if you can rotate.

Hg

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RE: Structural Work with Variety

(OP)
Hi Hg

Is there anything similar to that but involves buildings?  Or tunnels?   

The resisant virtues of the structure that we seek depend on their form; it is through their form that they are stable, not  because of an awkward accumulation of material.  There is nothing more noble and elegant from an intellectual viewpoint than this: to resist through form.  Eladio Dieste

RE: Structural Work with Variety

(OP)
Ok, it looks like there isnt anything that suits my  apetite at the moment.  I got to think about what am I going to do as an engineer.

The resisant virtues of the structure that we seek depend on their form; it is through their form that they are stable, not  because of an awkward accumulation of material.  There is nothing more noble and elegant from an intellectual viewpoint than this: to resist through form.  Eladio Dieste

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