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I think part of the problem is classifying a structural draftsman as a
structural designer.  Draftsman typically come from a technical school and
do just fine with that, but I would not consider them structural designers.
The eight engineers are the structural designers.  If you want someone whose
job description includes structural design, the Architects are correct; an
engineering degree would be a minimum starting point.


Paul Feather PE, SE
pfeather(--nospam--at)SE-Solutions.net
www.SE-Solutions.net
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Subject: Education of Structural Designers (Draftsman)


> The structural department of our division of a large A/E firm has 8
> engineers.  We recently lost one of our designers and are down to two
> from three.  The architects in charge will not allow us to hire another
> structural designer unless they have a four year college degree.
>
> What is the consensus on educational requirements for structural
> designers?
>
> My experience has been that most designers have a technical school
> degree or something similar and do just fine with that.  Any supporting
> information or experiences will help us make our case to the
> higher-ups.
>
> Thanks in advance.
>
>
> Matt Steiner, P.E.
> Structural Engineering Department
> DMJM design
> 999 Town & Country Road
> Orange, CA  92868
> Direct - (714) 567-2566
> Fax - (714) 567-2729
>
>
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