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As students what inspires you to study structural engineering


As students what inspires you to study structural engineering. "Structures have always fascinated me." Avishek Dutta is a budding civil engineering student from Meghnad Saha Institute of Technology in India. His passion for structures began as a child. Avishek would follow his father, a mechanical engineer, around with admiration. He began to realize early on that the mechanical equipment his...

“I want to improve my countries infrastructure”


Alyssa Anne Ibanez Acha is an undergraduate student studying civil and structural engineering at the Institute of Technical Education, Singapore. As a child she remembered watching her father create drawing plans and had always had the desire to follow in his footsteps. Originally, she was thinking of becoming an architect as well, but as she dove further into her studies she discovered her...

A student renovates with Tekla Structures


Introducing Simeon Doychinov, a student from Häme University of Applied Sciences in Hämeenlinna, Finland. Simeon discovered his passion for the building and construction industry early in life. At 15 he focused on Architecture because he liked painting and was good with math and felt architecture offered him the opportunity to apply both of these skills. Upon finishing his early school years...

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Bruno Ribeiro is a shining example of a student with a passion to make things better. As a child he was fascinated with civil engineering, enjoying TV documentaries vs cartoons. He knew that once he graduated from high school, he would pursue a degree in civil engineering.

During his initial year as a...

A student's journey into BIM


A student’s ambition can take him far in college and career but it’s the dedicated professor who inspires him. As Nikos Kazantzakis said so eloquently, “Ideal teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross, then having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create bridges of their own.”

Luckily we have these...

A student on his way to designing Mega projects


Dang Gia Thuan is a talented and budding structural engineering student from the University of Transport & Communications in Hanoi Vietnam. Currently in his fourth year, he will soon graduate.

Thuan choose his degree because he loves structures, most importantly bridges, and wants to discover better ways of designing and building them. His passion for this industry speaks through...

A student pushing the boundaries with BIM


As a student you can not only begin learning the tools and processes that make up BIM but also find new ways of utilizing its possibilities, just like Adil Bari. Inspiring students like him are testing the boundaries of BIM and discovering new & innovative ways of using BIM to build better, cut costs, improve communication, save time and avoid rework.

Adil Bari is an aspiring civil...

“I have understood how steel connections actually work”


Viraj Voditel is not your average student. His love for structures started as a child and he has been working towards his dream ever since. We interviewed this bright budding civil engineer and discovered drive, passion and hard work do pay off.

Viraj is currently attending school at Birla Institute of Technology and Science in Pilani, India. Studying Civil Engineering and expected to...

Fredrik Hermansson teaches engineering using BIM software


Fredrik Hermansson, a senior lecturer at Mid Sweden University, has both practical and academic background on the structural engineering field. A former engineer with the globally recognized engineering firm WSP, he has taken his love for engineering and begun instilling it within the undergraduate students. Each semester 50 budding civil engineering students commence in the structural...

Interview with a Senior Structural Technician at Arup


Joe Dukelow works as a Senior Structural Technician at Arup.

What did you study and why?

I left school at 16 and initially wanted to start a career within the construction industry which led me to Arup and to the Engineering industry. I undertook part time study at Arup as part of my training and development, undertaking a National Certificate in Civil Engineering, taking 2 years, and...