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I would like to add "permission OR APPROVAL" for anything (even if you know
that it is done correctly)  because it is the licensed people that give
permission or approval.  Once you know what to avoid then it is enjoiable to
watch construction in progress !

-----Original Message-----
From: Greg Smith <strusup(--nospam--at)>
To: seaint(--nospam--at) <seaint(--nospam--at)>
Date: Tuesday, February 09, 1999 8:39 PM
Subject: Re: Advice on Filed Experience.

>Your following message has been delivered to the list
>  seaint(--nospam--at) at 18:49:26 on 9 Feb 1999.
>     Let your supervisor know before you go and ask him/her what not to do
>at the job site.  If it is a project that you have not been familiar with
>terms of the drawings and specifications and contract you should study
>and their compliance to the governing code(s).
>     If anyone (contractors or sub-contractors or workers) ask you for
>permission for anything don't answer.  Just refer them to your supervisor.
>If anyone asks you to help with the work, don't.  The general contractor
>does have authority at the job site to enforce safety and execution of the
>contract and if you experience problems at the site then your supervisor
>should be the one to address the contractor about it.
>                                                            Greg Smith
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Francisco Duarte <fduarte(--nospam--at)>
>To: seaint(--nospam--at) <seaint(--nospam--at)>
>Date: Tuesday, February 09, 1999 6:21 PM
>Subject: Advice on Filed Experience.
>>I would appreciate any respond
>>I see that there are lots of people interested in the P.E. exam results.
>>As a junior engineer myself, I am close to that point where I would be
>>taking the exam.
>>But there are other issues that concern me most at this point  in my
>>career.  I have been working for almost two years and
>>in such span of time I have been able to learned  three times as much as
>>what I had learned in school.  The only thing is that I hardly go out to
>>the field. My field experience is limited. Any suggestion on how to
>>improve in such important area in my career.  For those Engineers that
>>have field experience  or are working with a junior engineer , How do
>>you provide growth to the Junior Engineer in field knowledge or how you
>>obtained your experience? And for the Junior Engineers "E.I.T." How are
>>you obtaining knowledge about construction methods and field experience?
>>For me, I have been asking my boss for years, but there is so much work
>>that he does not have time to take me.  The other option is to go by
>>myself to the field, which I am planning to do in the near future. The
>>only problem is that I will be at the mercy of the contractors and
>>alone, which means no supervision to guide me through the rights and
>>wrongs in construction.
>>I thank you all in advance for your opinions.
>>Million thanks,
>>Francisco Duarte, E.I.T.