Monday, December 3, 2012

I just want to say two words to you. Two words.

The one word (plastics) from the movie The Graduate might be two words in our engineering future.  The two words?  Property loss.

As Ken Maschke, P.E. of structural engineering icon, Thornton Tomasetti, writes in New Soldiers in the War on Disaster (July 2012 Leadership and Management in Engineering (ASCE)):

"My company projects our property loss division to grow faster than any other component of the business in the coming years.  The practice serves insurance companies and their representative attorneys and adjusters in evaluating the scope and nature of a loss.  Besides being profitable, the work also provides a unique opportunity for engineers, particularly younger engineers, to experience building failures firsthand."

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