Engineers Week 2015
On the occasion of Engineer's Week and Women's Engineers Day last week, we asked several of our engineers to reflect on what excites them about Structural Engineering and of course what we do here as engineers. We posted their answers on our different social media platforms throught the week. Here are some of the responses:
"Collaboration and team work! We help solve real-world problems as a team to create amazing architecture. Whether learning from the in-house expertise at LERA or collaborating with Architects and Contractors, the process and evolution of problem solving is fascinating." ~ Michael
"Working together to use our diverse skills to contribute to the beauty and quality of the built environment is very satisfying to me." ~ Monica
Halle's message to young women: Don't be afraid to go into engineering.
“That moment when you’re able to solve somebody’s problem & help people move forward in something important that they are trying to do is what I like best about being an #Engineer” ~ Ben
"Being a structural engineer is most gratifying in that I can touch and see what I've been working on with others in the Owner and AE team. Close collaboration from beginning to end is the key to success." ~ SawTeen
"Seeing the structure being built, as it was designed by us, gives immense happiness and signifies how important the work we do actually is"~ Raunak
This Dream Team enjoys "taking something from paper and making it real" and "the way the science and math respond to reality"
"Breathing life into the design concept" ~ Jason
"I enjoy working with Contractors, and the conversations we have. There's an opportunity to learn everyday." ~ Ksenia
"We get to be a part of huge projects that you would never be able to accomplish on your own" ~ David
Rahul says "I enjoy providing the Structural Engineer's 'Midas' touch, to make an Architect's vision into a reality".
"Promoting the talented engineers of LERA and seeing projects from initial concept and proposal transform into vibrant buildings is very fulfilling." ~ Carrie - Marketing
"Structural Engineers, through design, control the mind living inside of a building." ~ Seokkwon
Create, Design & Build! ~ Aakash's passion
"Innovation in the Engineering world is about having a vision and communicating that vision to others; the idea behind it is to look forward without forgetting that you are serving people in today’s world." ~ Alfonso