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Career Day. Company Name Speaker Name Date. It Only Looks Simple… The Importance of Structural Engineering. What is Structural Engineering?

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Career Day

Company Name

Speaker Name

Date

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It Only Looks Simple…

The Importance of Structural Engineering

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What is Structural Engineering?

Structural Engineering is the science and art of designing and making, with economy and elegance, buildings, bridges, frameworks and other similar structures so that they can safely resist the forces to which they may be subjected.

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Structural Engineering is the art of molding materials we do not entirely understand into shapes we cannot precisely analyze so as to withstand forces we cannot really assess, in such a way that the community at large has no reason to suspect the extent of our ignorance.

OR

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A bunch of trained people doing their best to build things that don’t fall down when other people use them!

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Why do we need structural engineers?

Because people expect their buildings, bridges and other structures to be safe.

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Some of history’s greatest structures are still standing because of structural engineering

Roman Aqueducts designed and built by

Roman Soldiers trained in structural engineering – Circa 300 BC

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The “Leaning” Tower of Pisa

Pisa, Italy

Circa 1173-1373

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Empire State Building

New York City

Circa 1931

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Petronas Twin Towers - World's Tallest Building – Kuala Lumpur

It has 88 floors and stands at an imposing height of 452 meters (1,480 ft) with two identical towers – linked by a sky bridge on the 42nd floor.

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Where do structural engineers

fit into the big picture?

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Education Required:

High School

College

Graduate School(optional)

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Important Classes to Take

Math

Science

Drafting

Computers

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What’s in it for Me?

Stable Career

Positive Social Presence

Upscale Lifestyle