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by mel starrs on November 28, 2008

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What I’ve been reading about:

  • Expedition’s blog » The Call of the Wild: Structural engineers and the next 100 years – " I believe that both Glancey and the ACE are fundamentally wrong. We do not need more engineers. We need better engineers. We need quality, not quantity. We need more thinkers, more engineering designers, more people with judgment who can conjure up something magical out of a complex world and get it out there. I know this flies in the face of conventional wisdom, but it is unintelligent to treat engineering simply as a numbers game. Engineering is much more important than that.
    Before asking, “How many engineers do we need?” we are much better to ask “What will they be doing?” To most people in the developed world at least, the dominant uncertainty of the C21st world is not what happens to structural engineers. The dominant uncertainty of our time is Survival on this planet. I challenge you to name a greater cause. In response, engineers must stand up and say “We helped get the world into this mess, and we are going to make it our mission to get it out again”."