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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 4:30 pm    Post subject: Joy of designing structures Reply with quote

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
s good thought, we have follow our talent then money come on way


On Sat, Sep 10, 2011 at 4:09 PM, uhvaryani <forum@sefindia.org (forum@sefindia.org)> wrote:
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  Dear Sefians,
We,structural engineers,love designing structures.It gives us immense
joy and satisfaction.Every structure in hand gives a designer a kick
or a treat when he goes deep in the design.Even small structures like
a gate house may give some reason for a deeper thought while
designing.When we work with good architects,they may include many
interesting details and features in their buildings which may require
some extra work on the part of structural engineers.
It is true that we all work for money.On hindsight,one comes to the
conclusion that almost all life has been spent in earning money.But
designing structures gives us a double benefit-we not only earn money
but we also get enjoyment in our work.This should be the aim of all
structural engineers.Money will surely come to us.We shall get all
what we deserve.But we should keep our concentration on the work of
structural design and enjoy our work.
with best wishes and regards,
uhvaryani








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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 5:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dear fellow engineers..

I completely agree with you all for Expressing joy i always read following poem.. Poem tell us what we are? I dont know who has written it but i know it is written for all of us.


We take the vision…


We take the vision which comes from dreams and apply the magic of science and mathematics,


adding the heritage of our profession and our knowledge of nature's materials to create a design.

We organize the efforts and skills of our fellow workers employing
the capital of the thrifty and the products of many industries,
and together we work toward our goal undaunted by hazards and obstacles.

And when we have completed our task all can see that the dreams and plans have materialized for the comfort and welfare of all.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 1:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Joy of designing structures Reply with quote

Dear Er Varyani Sir,

Thank you for sharing your thoughts. It is true that we, design engineers, derive pleasure and get satisfaction when we look at the structure designed by us. Of course Architects may also get the same kind of pleasure but may be doubly satisfied as they get more money than structural engineers and only their name gets the recognition universally. Architect's work is considered as creative like that of Artists and actors.

I fully agree with you that the design of even a simple element may be challenging. There are still several grey areas in structural engineering.  With dwindling resources, we have to satisfy safety, strength, stability, durability and sustainability! In India in many areas we do not have good sand and hence have to substitute it with manufactured sand.

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Subramanian
uhvaryani wrote:
Dear Sefians,
We,structural engineers,love designing structures.It gives us immense
joy and satisfaction.Every structure in hand gives a designer a kick
or a treat when he goes deep in the design.Even small structures like
a gate house may give some reason for a deeper thought while
designing.When we work with good architects,they may include many
interesting details and features in their buildings which may require
some extra work on the part of structural engineers.
It is true that we all work for money.On hindsight,one comes to the
conclusion that almost all life has been spent in earning money.But
designing structures gives us a double benefit-we not only earn money
but we also get enjoyment in our work.This should be the aim of all
structural engineers.Money will surely come to us.We shall get all
what we deserve.But we should keep our concentration on the work of
structural design and enjoy our work.
with best wishes and regards,
uhvaryani

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 5:15 am    Post subject: Re: Joy of designing structures Reply with quote

Dear Sir,

Very True about your saying.  

But it is more important if we have
Condition of Equilibrium.  

The money one gets shall also bring the joy and not annoy the family members whom he/she supports.

Of course if we enjoy our work then the work no more remains work.
For that matter it may be of any field.

Our work in many cases of buildings is covered by non structural work (Masonry/ False Ceiling, etc) and layman hardly knows of the effort of the Structural Engineer.

Regards

murtuza
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PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2021 12:12 pm    Post subject: Re: Joy of designing structures Reply with quote

An earlier posting  regarding joy of designing structures  initiated by respected UH Varyani sahib

Discussions are interesting .

It is definitely true that engineer of structure design has Blistered feet and bleeding heart for his painstaking efforts and responsibility  ,but joy and satisfaction of designing is bliss divine.


vikram.jeet wrote:
Joy of creation/designing

For any designer whether he is Structural engineer or architect
or designer of any field, the the joy of successful creation(design) is
beyond description.

However in case of structural engineers , the joy of designing structure is
always special since it is the sole driving force keeping them in this
profession where they are neither paid to their credentials , nor
for the painstaking efforts and extreme responsibility.  

The fragrance of joy is truly experienced by someone who takes pain
and SE's are greatest beneficiary in terms of professional
satisfaction among other fellow professionals.  

I must say that though SE's have bistered feet and bleeding heart ,
the joy & satisfaction is gift- DIVINE .

Thanks to respected UH Varyani sahab for bringing this topic  

with kind regards  

vikramjeet



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PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2021 4:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Joy of designing structures , is a motivation to engineers .

Many PHD of Structural field have chosen to be structural designers/ Consultants over teaching. I think the teaching would be a comfortable life vis a  vis Structural consultant job , but still these Doctors of Structural engineering have opted to tread on challenging , demanding and competitive path , I feel,  as passion and joy .

Dr V K Raina ( An International Bridge / design & contract Expert )
Dr N Subramanian sir ( Here on sefi , International str.Expert)

Some PHD ' have joined Govt Organisations in their consultancy Deptts.
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PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2021 1:04 pm    Post subject: Joy of designing of structures Reply with quote

Joy of designing of structures
Joy of designing of structures can be mentally felt for drawing pleasure & internally celebrated only, when structure is according to designs & required quality, is prosecuted / executed


My experience on our structures, being constructed around, does not permit me to accept that designs are being achieved physically to required quality mark.

Even, very experienced engineers are often, ready to compromise with architects, contractors & owners!

Please, do not mind this statement, but take in real spirit to find solution to this critical issue

Quality does not exist anywhere in ours!
And, even engineers least bother about quality!
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PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2021 3:01 pm    Post subject: Re: Joy of designing of structures Reply with quote

Yes Sir, your observations are factual.
Yesteryear s engineers at site were very much honest & concerned at least for execution of rcc works ,and designers sitting in design offices were satisfied that structure quality would not be  compromised.

Yes it is a personal satisfaction only.  But still Something .
Y

However regarding compromise , In Govt Consutancy , Designer never compromise with   architects / nor with anyy body When str. safety matters.


suraj wrote:
Joy of designing of structures
Joy of designing of structures can be mentally felt for drawing pleasure & internally celebrated only, when structure is according to designs & required quality, is prosecuted / executed


My experience on our structures, being constructed around, does not permit me to accept that designs are being achieved physically to required quality mark.

Even, very experienced engineers are often, ready to compromise with architects, contractors & owners!

Please, do not mind this statement, but take in real spirit to find solution to this critical issue

Quality does not exist anywhere in ours!
And, even engineers least bother about quality!
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