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The International Concrete Abstracts Portal is an ACI led collaboration with leading technical organizations from within the international concrete industry and offers the most comprehensive collection of published concrete abstracts.
Title: For the Novice Concrete Designer Only: A Series Introduction
Author(s): Emily B. Lorenz and Amy Reineke Trygestad
Publication: Concrete International
Appears on pages(s): 60-61
Abstract:In an ideal world, design firms could expect new graduates to be productive from day one. In reality, many new graduates have had exposure to only a few structural design courses. The new engineer, therefore, requires mentoring. Unfortunately, in the fast-paced world of design and construction, with the conflicting demands of tight fees and ever-evolving, complex code requirements, it’s difficult for seasoned engineers to find the time for mentoring. In a humble (and probably humbling) attempt to help, in future editions of Concrete International, we’ll be presenting the Structural Novice Series.
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