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This ostentatious sentimental old-on-old back scratching is about to make me
lose control of professional demeanor and write something sarcastic.

-----Original Message-----
From: syed faiz ahmad [mailto:syedfaiz23(--nospam--at)hotmail.com]
Sent: Friday, March 01, 2002 11:23 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: RE: Dumb old guys


Dave,

I agree with you; as for Roger Turk:

   "old is Gold; there is no short-cut to
    Experience".

Regards,

SYED FAIZ AHMAD; MENGG, MASCE
SENIOR STRUCTURAL ENGINEER
SAUDI OGER LTD
RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA.


>From: "Dave Adams" <davea(--nospam--at)laneengineers.com>
>Reply-To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
>To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
>Subject: RE: Dumb old guys
>Date: Fri, 1 Mar 2002 10:54:34 -0800
>
>Glen:
>
>So true -- one of the things I enjoy most about this profession is that
>one is always learning, always growing.  One of the other things I enjoy
>about this profession is that regardless of how complicated a structure
>gets, it STILL boils down to basic principles of structural engineering:
>Material behavior, load path, statics & dynamics.
>
>Dave K. Adams, S.E.
>Lane Engineers, Inc.
>979 N. Blackstone St.
>Tulare, CA 93274
>PH:  (559) 688-5263
>FAX: (559) 688-8893
>E-mail:  davea(--nospam--at)laneengineers.com
>
>
>
>  -----Original Message-----
>From: Glenn Otto [mailto:glenn(--nospam--at)libertyeng.net]
>Sent: Friday, March 01, 2002 10:44 AM
>To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
>Subject: RE: Dumb old guys
>
>
>
>JK wrote: "I would not say civil or structural engineering has
>developed much in the past century."
>
>I've heard this charge before.  I think you need to look around.  There
>are different types of steels, alloys, fastening systems, structural
>shapes, buckling phenomena, concrete admixtures, lightweight,
>heavyweight, design methods, engineered wood & treatment methods, use of
>computers for efficiency, cost savings as a result more accurate design
>analyses, new types of structural materials, cable stayed and other
>types of bridges, crossing the English Channel, etc. etc.
>
>The universities still have to teach the basics. Nobody wants to go to
>school for 10 years.  That's why you get an EIT before PE.  Engineering
>is a lifetime of learning the old and new.
>
>Glenn C. Otto, P.E.
>LIBERTY ENGINEERING, P.C.
>Virginia Beach, VA
>




SYED FAIZ AHMAD; MENGG, MASCE
SENIOR STRUCTURAL ENGINEER
SAUDI OGER LTD
RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA.


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