Why Engineers Are NOT Designers by Team A360

Arch360 Philippines

Here’s a shout out to the “oldie” Civil Engineer proponents who are pushing for CEs to be allowed to sign architectural plans. Civil Engineering undergrads, we hope you get to read this, and we hope it spurs you to wake up and take a look at how illogical your oldies are. -_-

This post is not an affront to the Civil Engineers of the Philippines. Its sole purpose is to illustrate simple truths that the less-corrupt officials of our government should consider:

Engineering does not have a SINGLE design class, and they’re going to be allowed to sign design plans? Architecture students take FIVE structural design classes to complete the course. I’m guessing majority of CE students aren’t aware of this. Yes, we know how to design beams, columns, footings and trusses to combat shear, bending, buckling, etc. Yes, we have to ingrain empirical formulas in our heads to…

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