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Wednesday, July 14, 2004

 

After a long wait

Finally I got the courage to ask for a high structure to work on Monday and Steve gave me an existing structure to model as they might need for a lawsuit. I had to model the elevator shaft for the five-story casino in Arizona using ETABS. I finally finished the almost perfect model by Wednesday afternoon and got Steve to verify it. We realized that we had only a quarter inch of deflection and we had an allowable of about 2.5 inches. We shall compare it with the calcs for the building tomorrow morning. In the meantime I asked him if it would help to do a construction law course at school. He smiled and answered that he is not the right person to answer as he has a law degree and had worked as a lawyer for some time. He said it wouldn’t hurt but it would be better if Accounting and Technical Writing courses are done to reach a managerial level. He says 'its definitely not a good idea to do four finite element courses' :P

But unfortunately I have to take Steel Design, Math & Finite Element as compulsory courses in my last semester. But I shall try to take up Accounting & Construction Law – even though I shall have to do five courses this semester . I want to finish it all at once. I think I have hardly learnt anything at school for the last 2/3 years; So I shall end my educational career with a bang!!winky


"If builders built buildings the way programmers wrote programs, then the first woodpecker that came along would destroy civilization."

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