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2013-01-22 11:53:23 PM
Also with respect to the headline, I present myself as a counter example. Most who know me (and even a handful of total farkers who normally don't leave the LP thread) would label me as a hopeless romantic. My girlfriend especially would ♥. She, OTOH, is an eye doctor and is much, much more grounded than I am. That's not to say she's dead inside or emotionless, but she's not silly the way I am. Fortunately we've known each other for so long (and despite that she loves me anyways) that she knows how I normally act and I can be my silly hopelessly romantic self around her (at her I suppose). So we are a doctor and engineer but the emotion levels are reversed from what TFA's headline and many posters in this thread have said. Finally, I gotta say it's fantastic to be able to be myself around my girlfriend and not to have to dial it down or change the way I act at all. It's so rare that being myself is OK and I love my girlfriend ever so much more because she can just be her and I can just be me and we get along so well.

\It's so cool to be frantically and hopelessly in love with my best friend.
\\Been best friends since we were 6. =D <3
 
2013-01-23 08:26:04 AM

sxacho: I did. Knowing I want to do structural designs of buildings, it was a natural choice and I'm glad I made it.


well i did some quick research and was able to calm myself down, it looks like you guys are actually engineers (academically speaking) though it certainly is a bit confusing adding that title into the mix which already has Structural Engineers :\ but i'll get over it

though i'm still going to say i don't agree with adding software code monkies to the engineering club

and i'm still very curious how they are even able to qualify to take the FE exam?!

ProfessorOhki: I don't know, but it's not B.


the answer is always C

/soon
 
2013-01-23 09:27:08 AM

sxacho: I think what you're saying is that the discipline wasn't offered at your school


that's a bingo

we call it Civil - Structural in our neck of the woods

and it would be nice if we all used the same terms to avoid future confusion...
 
2013-01-23 09:33:57 AM

BigNumber12: Architectural Engineering is similar to Civil Engineering, but focuses on different types of structures. Both require knowledge of (and specialists in) structural engineering (note lower case) so that said structures don't fall down.

Nobody's talking about architects


a thousand pardons, but you must understand what my initial concern was

i was afraid that somehow arch.s slipped through the cracks and were somehow getting engr. licenses, but it was just my paranoia, and constantly fearing that we've already begun the downward spiral into idiocracy

not joking

please disregard my derp in this thread

as you were
 
2013-01-23 11:00:00 AM

Private_Citizen: Mechanical engineer here - Two loving children and coming up on 17 wonderful years of marriage. We (wife and I) also have an active social life (blessed with good friends).

Even my other engineering friends are pretty sociable people. Meh - maybe the researcher sampled a bad batch?


Bad subject group too. Typical college-age students aren't yet fully human.
 
2013-01-23 12:10:05 PM

I drunk what: we call it Civil - Structural in our neck of the woods

and it would be nice if we all used the same terms to avoid future confusion...


But it's a different thing. In school, I didn't learn DOT bridge design, I didn't learn stormwater design or runoff or anything like that. No sidewalks, no roads, no sewer systems, do you get it now? It's a sub-category of civil engineering, yes. But it's not the same thing. It's about buildings and as such, it has a much tighter focus in it's discipline. It's about structural building systems and materials, it's about plumbing, HVAC, electrical systems in buildings. It's about cost estimation of buildings. It's about how to design and build buildings. It's about learning how to use the codes that govern the design of buildings.

True enough that I had to teach myself most of the other stuff, like the DOT bridge and road stuff, to pass the structural PE exam, but I don't use it, ever. And I don't intend to, as I design buildings.
 
2013-01-23 01:18:06 PM

sxacho: do you get it now?


yep

a bit too much mish mash for my taste, not to mention a bit of (unnecessary confusing) redundancy, though i suppose it could be worse

for now i'll just get over it

so did you take the arch. PE exam as well?
 
2013-01-23 02:16:32 PM

I drunk what: so did you take the arch. PE exam as well?


Nope. Structural I.
 
2013-01-23 04:12:29 PM

sxacho: Nope. Structural I.


well at least this way you have a plan B just in case the buildings market goes in the tank

one of the reasons i chose civil was to remain flexible :)

cheers
 
2013-01-23 05:54:37 PM

I drunk what: well at least this way you have a plan B just in case the buildings market goes in the tank


Pessimist. That'll never happen.

/got a new project today. A carport addition. Weeee!
 
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