Why is it so quiet around here?


You may ask yourself-well… how did i get here?

…to quote a now infamous band.  Let me recount the last 2 months:

Attended AU – check
Had the family christmas at our house – check
Dove into Civil 3d 2010 Beta – Check
Began learning Robot Structural Analysis Pro 2009 – Check
Dove into Robot Structural Analysis Pro 2010 Beta – Check
Became much more fluent in Survey functionality in Civil 3D – Check

Where does that leave us? Thankfully busy and tired. Did i mention i have a wife, 2 kids, 2 cats and now adopted a dog?  Enough about me, what can i share through all of this that would be of ANY use to anyone besides me?

That at least from a software perspective, the Civil and Architectural worlds are coming closer together. The Civil-Structural guys are getting better integration with the Architects. The Civil-Land Development guys are getting better integration with Architects as well. And by default, this allows those non-building related projects (Bridges, Abutments, Retaining Walls, etc.) to flow better between the Civil Engineers.


I’ve also learned that FEAR creates UNCERTAINTY causing DOUBT to cloud any communications between all construction disciplines. If there is anything we should be embracing at this time in the industry, it should be embracing the metamorphosis that our design tools are bringing to the drawing board. Accepting change and allowing for flexibility in design methods provides greater flexibility of design, lowering liability creating the largest profit on a given project.


Now who doesn’t want/need greater profit? You could end up like this…

Letting the days go by/let the water hold me down
Letting the days go by/water flowing underground
Into the blue again/after the moneys gone
Once in a lifetime/water flowing underground.

Same as it ever was…same as it ever was…same as it ever was…
Same as it ever was…same as it ever was…same as it ever was…


About Kevin
Hi… I am a husband, father, brother and neighbor. I am employed as a Civil Engineer and have enjoyed playing the drums for the last 30+ years.

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