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Problem faced by civil/structural engineers

Problem faced by civil/structural engineers

Problem faced by civil/structural engineers

(OP)
  • What is the hardest part between designing and execution of a civil structure?
  • Tell me the last time you encountered this problem.
  • Why was this hard?
  • What, if anything, have you done to try to solve this problem?

RE: Problem faced by civil/structural engineers

Obtaining timely and accurate information from other design professionals
Today
It shouldn't be.
Emails, reminder emails, requesting project schedules and update meetings (presumably before I get a nastygram to let me know I'm late).

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just call me Lo.

RE: Problem faced by civil/structural engineers

1. Doing 1000 things in a design for the pay of 100.
2. All the time.
3. Some treat it as a commodity. We are not.
4. Charge alot for my designs. Cherry pick good people to work with.

RE: Problem faced by civil/structural engineers

Is this for a research project?

RE: Problem faced by civil/structural engineers

Legitimate questions...

Rather than think climate change and the corona virus as science, think of it as the wrath of God. Feel any better?

-Dik

RE: Problem faced by civil/structural engineers

1. Generally obtaining information.
2. Maybe once or twice a month.
3. It slows things down and interferes with the workflow.
4. It's something you cannot do much about. My urgency is not their urgency.

Rather than think climate change and the corona virus as science, think of it as the wrath of God. Feel any better?

-Dik

RE: Problem faced by civil/structural engineers

1. Designing a structure in some logical order, doing every task once and it's done, until completion wouldn't be terribly difficult. However, a flow chart of the design process would look more like spaghetti due to inevitable changes that are occurring all during the process.

2. All but the easiest and smallest projects.

3. Because it's hard to remember what has been done already. Because change #47 affects a lot of other parts of the design.

4. Try to stay as organized and logical as possible. If you're starting from a solid and organized point, and chaos is thrown in, at least you have a chance. If you're starting with crap logic and organization and chaos is thrown in, then forget it.

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