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  1. How would I test bamboo vs. steel reninforcement?

    That sounds like a great experiment! I agree with Matt. The first step is to research why reinforcement in concrete is important.
  2. Happy New Year!

    Study hard! Good luck!
  3. It is just a discussion right? Correct me if I am wrong, but this is a great place to get gather information and connect with other engineers. Who or where else is there a place to ask these questions? I agree that going after ABET will cost way more time and money than it is worth, and hopefully the information provided has shown that there are still any ways of becoming an engineer. The negativity is whats too damn high
  4. Geo, Have you contacted ABET to see if they have a statement as to why they do not accredit the degree if the accord does? I am curious to know if there is something specific that they require that was not specifically offered in 1988 or if there is a process to submit your completed curriculum to see if you meet their standards. I understand your suspicion about ABET, but I have also never heard of a company or employer relying on one organization to be the judge and jury on a what qualifies as a sound engineering degree. I can see where this raises some red flags. Again, I haven't done a lot of research on this, but it does spark my curiosity. I hope you see the need for this local accreditation board. You are right about bridges, buildings and other infrastructure getting built all over the world, but that does not always mean it is up to American standards. As an example, if a skyscraper gets designed by a licensed engineer in a fictional country like ANIHC, that does not automatically qualify the engineer to practice in the US. I am not in any way saying that the UK or Western Europe does not have sound engineering practices, because that couldn't be farther from the truth, but I am simply stating the importance of the local accreditation.
  5. Sad but true with a lot of things.
  6. Greetings

    What state do you live in? Some states allow you to take the PE any time after you pass your FE. Some states require 4 years of experience before you can take the PE. I am pretty sure all states require a minimum 4 years of experience under a PE, passing scores on the PE and FE exams and a 4 year degree from an accredited college before you can apply for a PE license.
  7. Not the only unethical issue he has posted on here.
  8. GeoP, I can imagine that that has been a frustrating road with a lot of roadblocks in between. I am not sure if you are still looking to reach your goal of becoming a professional engineer here or if you wanting to settle the score with ABET, but the latter seems like a lot of time and effort for little reward. According to the law in Texas (133.31), it would appear that if your degree is approved by the Washington Accord then it is considered an "accredited" degree. Also, you may be eligible for an FE Exam waiver if you have the 8 years of experience. Then all you have to do is pass the PE exam, which is a cake walk. Just kidding about the cake walk but it is achievable. Here is a link to the Texas laws. 10001.302 and 133.31 seem to deal with your case. I don't know if you live in Texas, or have considered it, but it's pretty neat here. https://engineers.texas.gov/downloads/lawrules.pdf
  9. PEAKY BLINDERS Season 4 is out!
  10. Thanks guys. I am glad to hear there is an attempt to plan farther into the future than I originally thought. Hopefully the process will safely speed up one day.
  11. structural software

    Do any of you find that one design software is better for a certain material? For example software X is better for wood design and software Y is better for Steel.
  12. Greetings from MS

    Congrats on passing!
  13. GeoP: If you care to share, please tell us more about your situation? Is this hindering your ability to get a PE license? What field are you in and how much experience do you have in that field? I am only trying to understand why ABET accreditation would be such a hindrance for so long? As a young engineer, I also do not know very much about the history of the licensing and accreditation process, so I am interested to learn more.
  14. But why not take that into consideration when designing. If they know the road will not be finished for 10 years, then why not design for the projected capacity of the location in 15 years?
  15. I have always been curious why road design does not plan further into the future. From what I remember from my college transportation design class, when a new design is first started, the design is based off of the projected population and expected volume 10 years into the future. After the design process, the surveying, land purchasing, and obtaining permits have been completed the construction process begins. Then, the construction process takes a a long time and by the time the road is completed, it has been 11 years since the original design and the road is over capacity. I do not work in this field, but this question has baffled me since I took that transportation engineering class. I am hoping some of the bright minds here at EB can enlighten me as to why the roads aren't designed so that they don't reach capacity until 5-10 years after they are built? Do I even understand the process correctly or am I missing something?