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" I’m a licensed structural and civil engineer with a MS in structural engineering.." "I’m a structural forensicist, which means I’m called in when things go wrong.

By HEYYOU following x   2019 Jan 11, 4:48pm 518 views   12 comments   watch   nsfw   quote     share    


" Trump did not hire engineers to design the thing. He solicited bids from contractors, not engineers. This means it’s not been designed by professionals. It’s a disaster of numerous types waiting to happen."

"It does not account for rework, complexities beyond the prototype design, factors to prevent flood and environmental hazard creation, engineering redesign... It’s going to be higher than $50bn. The contractors will hit the government with near CONSTANT change orders. “Cost overrun” will be the name of the game. It will not be completed in Trump’s lifetime.


https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/1/10/1825239/-A-project-engineer-s-view-of-Trump-s-wall
1   FortWayneIndiana   ignore (3)   2019 Jan 11, 5:03pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

Credentialism much?
2   FortWayneIndiana   ignore (3)   2019 Jan 11, 5:05pm   ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

I’m an engineer. Let’s be clear, civil engineer is for an engineer who failed to become a mechanical engineer. It’s for engineering drop outs degree.
3   WineHorror1   ignore (1)   2019 Jan 11, 5:11pm   ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Does anyone really believe walls and fences haven't already been designed in enough different designs that we would need a NASA level engineer to figure it out?

HeyYou, get some help.
4   Strategist   ignore (2)   2019 Jan 11, 5:19pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Trump is a developer himself. He knows his construction. Even if he didn't know anything about construction it won't matter one iota because the government has truckloads of engineers on their payroll, and enough money to hire consultants. They did not build massive projects like dams and freeways and aircraft carriers without knowing anything. The opinion of one idiot who calls himself a structural engineer is irrelevant.
Silly post Hey You.
5   HeadSet   ignore (1)   2019 Jan 11, 7:10pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

He solicited bids from contractors, not engineers.

As does everyone in America that wants something built.
6   rdm   ignore (1)   2019 Jan 11, 8:40pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

HeadSet says
As does everyone in America that wants something built.

The A/E (Architect/engineer) designs the project ( plans and specifications) and the contractor builds it under the A/E's sometimes not very watchful eyes. Only in residential construction do contractors ( in some states or small projects) work legally without an A/E designing the project. There are design build contractors that have A/E s on staff or contract with them. Other than tiny projects, Feds never constructs any thing without professional licenced designers. There are some exceptions for emergency and temp construction.
7   MrMagic   ignore (11)   2019 Jan 11, 8:46pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

WineHorror1 says
Does anyone really believe walls and fences haven't already been designed in enough different designs that we would need a NASA level engineer to figure it out?


Big sections of the existing wall and fences were build by the Army Corps of Engineers. Trump has all the resources and knowledge he needs already in place.
8   MrMagic   ignore (11)   2019 Jan 11, 8:48pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

HEYYOU says
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/1/10/1825239/-A-project-engineer-s-view-of-Trump-s-wall


An anonymous post on the DailyKoz..

Dude, get some treatment for your TDS.
9   HeadSet   ignore (1)   2019 Jan 11, 9:12pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

rdm says
HeadSet says
As does everyone in America that wants something built.

The A/E (Architect/engineer) designs the project ( plans and specifications) and the contractor builds it under the A/E's sometimes not very watchful eyes. Only in residential construction do contractors ( in some states or small projects) work legally without an A/E designing the project. There are design build contractors that have A/E s on staff or contract with them. Other than tiny projects, Feds never constructs any thing without professional licenced designers. There are some exceptions for emergency and temp construction.


Are you saying the A/E solicit bids? I thought the contractor puts in a bid that includes design work from the qualified individuals. Even in residential construction, the contractor does not design a house - tract work is limited to a selected architect/designer approved models, and custom homes must be individually approved.
10   rdm   ignore (1)   2019 Jan 11, 9:31pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

HeadSet says
rdm says
HeadSet says
As does everyone in America that wants something built.

The A/E (Architect/engineer) designs the project ( plans and specifications) and the contractor builds it under the A/E's sometimes not very watchful eyes. Only in residential construction do contractors ( in some states or small projects) work legally without an A/E designing the project. There are design build contractors that have A/E s on staff or contract with them. Other than tiny projects, Feds never constructs any thing without professional licenced designers. There are some exceptions for emergency and temp construction.


Are you saying the A/E solicit bids? I thought the contractor puts in a bid that includes design work from the qualified individuals. Even in residential construction, the contractor does not design a hou...

Yes the A/E often runs the bidding process, though the bids are turned in directly to the Feds. It does vary by agency. But the A/E acts as the owners representative is hired and paid by the Feds some times they have in house designers and there are design build contracts but most work I was involved with the designer and contractor have no business relationship, and a generally adversarial relationship. Typical residential construction, unless it is a very large project, is handled "loosely", government contracting is quite different, more complex there are procedures you must follow.
11   Kakistocracy   ignore (6)   2019 Mar 8, 1:49pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

The Fast Track to Being a CEO-Engineer - A dual undergraduate program in engineering and business is gaining traction with students.

Shubham Banerjee is a typical teenager—playing football, losing himself in video games, doing homework—except when it comes to his career ambitions. The high school senior says he’s known for several years that he wants to found and lead a company, to be a “legendary CEO.” The founding part should come easy: At age 13, Banerjee started a company that makes Braille printers.

Last spring, as he started to consider colleges, he learned of a program at the University of California-Berkeley that would allow him to earn both a bachelor of science in engineering and a bachelor of business in four years. He recently was notified that he’s among the fewer than 3 percent of about 2,500 applicants accepted into the incoming freshman class in Berkeley’s Management, Entrepreneurship, & Technology (MET) program.

Interest in such combined programs is increasing among students and prospective employers, according to Phil Kaminsky, the executive associate dean at UC-Berkeley’s college of engineering, and Michael Grimes, the head of technology banking at Morgan Stanley. “There is a shortage of coders who lead and leaders who code,” Grimes says. “It’s like looking for a needle in the haystack to find someone who is both.”

Grimes pitched Berkeley, his undergraduate alma mater, on the concept of MET in 2016 and offered to donate a significant portion of the $10 million endowment needed to get it off the ground. He was inspired, he says, by the Jerome Fisher Program in Management & Technology at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, started in 1977. His son graduated from that program.

Grimes also knows several of that program’s graduates, including Herald Chen, who leads the technology, media, and telecommunications team in the Americas for the private equity firm KKR & Co. “Having people that are already more multifaceted, as opposed to going to engineering undergrad and then business school, it’s a lot more efficient and a lot more grounding,” Chen says. “The engineering background gives you more credibility to sit with the engineers in the room.”

In its first year and a half—the inaugural class started in the fall of 2017—MET has drawn students from the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. Freshman Diego González chose Berkeley-MET over MIT and Carnegie Mellon’s school of computer science. Born and raised in Puerto Rico, González was founder of his high school’s entrepreneurship club and the U.S. Presidential Scholar winner from the island in April 2018. Berkeley’s location, close to Silicon Valley, was appealing—he wanted to be in the thick of the tech industry. This summer, González will intern at Eventbrite, the ticketing company based in San Francisco.

Berkeley quickly got on board with the idea after the pitch. Grimes and his reputation in the tech industry—he’s overseen some of the biggest tech deals of the past decade, including Facebook Inc.’s and Google’s initial public offerings—lend a lot of credibility to the program, according to several Berkeley faculty and administrators involved in creating MET. Still, rolling out MET presented challenges. “Berkeley is a large institution,” says former Haas School Dean Rich Lyons. “When you start talking about adding new programs and dual degree programs,” there are many questions to address: “How does the revenue flow? Who pays for what? What are the curriculum requirements?”

Grimes doesn’t have a formal role at MET—he devotes a lot of time to connecting students and graduates with potential employers, carrying students’ résumés in a folder or on a USB drive as he goes about his day job, meeting with the world’s top technology execs. And he’s the program’s biggest champion—the vanity plate on his Tesla reads BKLYMET. “We are finding those needles," he says, “and putting them in a group of needles just as unique as they are.”

BOTTOM LINE - Students and prospective employers, especially in the tech sector, increasingly are interested in dual programs such as Berkeley’s MET, giving them an edge in their postgraduate job search.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-03-08/the-fast-track-to-being-a-ceo-engineer?srnd=businessweek-v2
12   OccasionalCortex   ignore (2)   2019 Mar 8, 2:13pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

HEYYOU says
"It does not account for rework, complexities beyond the prototype design, factors to prevent flood and environmental hazard creation, engineering redesign... It’s going to be higher than $50bn. The contractors will hit the government with near CONSTANT change orders. “Cost overrun” will be the name of the game. It will not be completed in Trump’s lifetime.


In other words, the PERFECT government project! Like the SF Bay Bridge replacement, the Big Dig in Boston and oh yes....California's High Speed Train To Nowhere!

So why are Democrats pissed? They should be happy as hell!

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