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Engineering students need field training – LinkedIn

From an American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) discussion on Linked In:

August 22, 2011   Canadian Consulting Engineer

From an American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) discussion on Linked In:

“The way I look at this, Doctors, Lawyers, and even Craftsmen have to go through an apprentice program after graduation. Doctors spend four years as an Intern, Lawyers spend time as a law clerk, Engineers, Architects, and other Constructions Management have no apprentice practices. Each Graduate should spend a minimum of TWO YEARS in Field Training, learning the job site knowledge that will enhance their ability to know the problems first hand, then incorporate these into their Design and Drawings. So many mistakes are in the Prints we have to work with. More RFI’s than any other correspondence. Learn[ing] from laborers, carpenters, electricians, plumbers, etc, and Superintendents on the Job Site [s]hould be part of the Degree Process.”

— Terry Rolain


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