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Re: Definition of Structural Engineer
- To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
- Subject: Re: Definition of Structural Engineer
- From: cmd(--nospam--at)ibm.net
- Date: Thu, 18 Mar 1999 17:49:30 -0600
I'm being sort of self-centered but I
agree. I design buildings and what not but I also design things that
float. They don't look or act at all like a building.
i'm sorry--i disagree---because it's
not just about 'buildings and bridges'---this may be a little flowery and
"...so they can safely resist the forces to which they may be
subjected...." is obscure to the general public--but i really
like the 'economy and elegance' part!
J. Karim Hosseinzadeh wrote:
I just saw the definition of "STRUCTURAL
ENGINEER" in the seaint web site
"Structural Engineering is the science and art of designing and
with economy and elegance, buildings, bridges, frameworks
and other similar
structures so that they can safely resist the
forces to which they may be
I would recommend revising the definition to the following:
"Structural Engineering is the science and art of designing
This will be simple enough for the public to find out what we really
without any confusion, if the definition is indeed intended for
consumption. But if it is meant to impress Structural
Engineers , we
already know how elegant we are.
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