inally 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'
ut unfortunately I have to take Steel Design
& 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
"If builders built buildings the way programmers wrote programs, then the first woodpecker that came along would destroy civilization."