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You are misinformed and Unlicensed

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Dear Mr. Pakistan and Mr. India:

The high concentration of Engineers from these 2 countries pursuing advance
degrees in engineering (civil/structural in particular) in the US reflects
the fact that they simply would be useless in their own economies, and
therefore attempt to become narrowly defined specialists in areas of
engineering where high levels of computation and analysis (i.e. grunt work)
are required.  Their knowledge of US building codes, construction
techniques, project management and interactions required with licensing and
government agencies, etc. is sorely lacking.  Good engineers are not simply
number crunchers (who can always be come from job shops or outsourcing), but
rather individuals who have a thorough understanding of client requirements,
administrative and legal requirements and expertise in their chosen field of
engineering.  Licensing ensures knowledge of building code requirements, not
only engineering expertise.  If your former boss used his license as an
approval requirement without a thorough review of project documents, then he
was at fault.  As far as any individual from these countries being better at
engineering than US citizens - what a bunch of curry!!!!

J. Baltar P.E./R.A.