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It does take awhile for the typical graduate engineer “these days” to get this.

 

Too much “Ph.D.’in’” goin’ on ‘roun’ heah! (With apologies to former Senator Ernest “Fritz” Hollings of “Sooth” Carolina).

 

I am of the firm opinion that drafting courses ought to be reinstated as part of undergraduate engineering curricula.

 

(FWIW, my experience is that no one looks at calculations unless there’s a failure—and a lawsuit).

 


From: Paul Feather [mailto:pfeather(--nospam--at)SE-Solutions.net]
Sent: Saturday, December 10, 2005 5:52 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: Re: Architect cheating on structural calculations - where's the building depa...

 

My mentor used to say, "The best calculations on earth mean nothing if the information isn't on the drawings.  They don't build from calculations."