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About WoodSlinger

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  • Birthday 10/26/1976

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    Wood Design, Pre World War II Architecture, Early 20th Century Domestic Architecture, Strength Sports

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  1. I am not in this boat, but it seems to me that most of the people I have seen posting an opinion around here are going to go for the Civil/Structural test. In my opinion, if you are, and are going to be, a Structural Engineer, take the 16 hour exam.
  2. It might be better suited for aircraft, but I've always wanted to name something "The Flying Buttress". It is open to interpretation, but also has a specific meaning in regards to structures.
  3. I just wanted to note that I called this match up. The Packers will still win by 17.
  4. It's a matter of economics. I'm guessing it's cheaper to get a ticket and make a trip to Atlanta to watch the Packer's play than it is to get a ticket and make a trip to Green Bay, even if you live in Wisconsin, and even if it is a play-off game. It is extremely cost prohibitive to go to a home Packer game. I had to laugh when I read on here that they were having a hard time selling tickets to the Hawks-Bears game. I've been on the waiting list for season tickets for the Packers for twelve years. I'm almost to number 50,000. At the current rate of decay, from my last calculation, I will be about 125 years old when my number comes up for season tickets. I'm 34 years old currently. In case you are wondering, this years Super Bowl will feature the Steelers and the Packers. Packers will win by 17. Go ahead and place your bets.
  5. As I'm sure you would all agree, the greatest venue for a Super Bowl would be Green Bay, Wisconsin.
  6. Did you just look in the "License Look-Up", or did you find this somewhere else on the website? License look up on the IDFPR website. In case you are interested. I'd say all that passed, and have their paper work completed, should now have a number assigned. I just looked on the IDFPR site and I was listed. Mine is for the SE license, so I would guess PE candidates should certainly be up by now.
  7. No matter how you feel about the Packers or the Bears, if you're a football fan, you should be cheering on them both this weekend. How exciting would it be to see the greatest rivals in the NFL meet up for a conference championship. The Packers will ultimately be making their way to Dallas, but it will be quite a site if the Bears can get lucky one more time against the Seahawks.
  8. Did you just look in the "License Look-Up", or did you find this somewhere else on the website?
  9. This brings up another point. I don't understand why they group building designers and bridge designers in the same category. Well, I do understand why they do it, but I don't believe that they should. I think the new 16 hour format is the step in the right direction, but I still think that bridge designers should have their exam, and building designers should have theirs, just as the SE II was set up. At any rate, the bridge designer is at a disadvantage. I've never blamed someone in that industry for avoiding the SEI exam. It's a difficult undertaking to be successful on an exam when 80% of its content isn't really applicable to your every day activities.
  10. I would have posted this in the "Structural" section, but activity is usually pretty low there, and I'm interested to see if anyone has an opinion on this subject. I have noticed in the PE Results section, since results started coming in, that there are a good quantity of people that have unsuccessfully passed the SEI exam jumping ship to take the Civil exam in the future. It makes sense, I suppose. Who wants to take a 16 hour exam versus an 8 hour one, especially when you live in a state that doesn't recognize a different licensure process for structural engineers? My problem with this, however, is I fear that this may end up producing under-trained engineers performing structural design. I'm not saying that someone who works in the structural field that took the Civil PE can't be just as knowledgeable or qualified as one who took the SEI and/or SEI/SEII, but the general concensus is that the preperation and knowledge required is significantly less for passing the Civil exam in comparrison to the SEI. (this is the feeling I'm getting anyway) Intuitively, this leads me to believe that the quality will suffer. Again, I'm not trying to slam anyone here, and I'm not making a statement that one group is smarter or better than another, it just seems to me that there is potentially an unintnetional consequence of moving to the 16 hour exam; licensed engineers in the structural field performing and supervising work that are less informed than there counterparts.
  11. I would fear that if you don't get licensed now as an SE, you will never be able to less taking the newly formulated structural exam. I would bet the clock is ticking on the SEI / SEII combo being valid. Come June of this year the two exams might be ignored, if not already licensed somewhere which has the SE designation.
  12. This goes back a few years now, but I would be surprised if the DRL procedure is much different from when I was originally licensed. I don't believe the website was updated to say anything about licensure until after I had faxed in a final form after I received my passing letter in the mail. This is how I remember it anyway. The process was; get the passing letter in the mail, fill out a single sheet form with a bit of information and a signature, fax the form, DRL received the form, compared my name to the name of known passers, issed licensed, and updated the database. Hopefully I'm not giving anyone bad information, but I believe this was the procedure.
  13. Here's one for you.........I'm not sure if I would have been able to keep my pencil or not, but I probably missed out on an opportunity that few, or none, have had before. I took the SEII exam in the fall. About half way through the afternoon portion, my pencil ran out of lead, I believe it was the green version. I asked the woman in charge of my section for another pencil. She was happy to fill my request, and gave me another pencil. This time the pencil was black. Therefore, if removing pencils from the site was allowed, I could have walked away with two pencils of a different color.
  14. For those of you that have had multiple goes at the test in Illinois, how long did it take to receive your letter from CTS after they posted the results on their website?
  15. CTS posted SEII results just before 5 PM central time this afternoon.
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