It has been four years since I last wrote a blog post for Structural Digest. Since then, I finished my Masters degree, and started working as a bridge designer with Systra-IBT in Montreal. With the creation of my personal website, I am pleased to announce the re-birth of Structural Digest! Come back soon for some new blog posts, or enjoy some of my previous posts provided below. Happy reading!
They say everything in life is a learning process. I can say from experience, that a blog is no different. If you know me, you know that I love to read. I read everything from books to news articles. However, I have never really been too fond of blogs. The majority of structural engineering news that I am interested in comes from scientific journals and papers. Despite that, one must adapt to the changing times. I believe that in this day and age, a blog can be the perfect way to share ideas, interests, and spark discussions.
This blog combines my passion for news and information with my passion for sharing. Throughout the week I often run into stories of new structures around the world breaking ground (literally and figuratively), and this blog is the perfect platform to share them with you, the readers. The world is an amazing place: cities that used to house camel farmers now host the most powerful people in the world. One of my favourite images puts this into perspective:
The photo is able to capture the essence of Dubai. It illustrates the effect of the economic boom which has caused the region to become one of the hottest destinations (both literally and figuratively) in the world.
Both the purpose and goal of this blog is to present the most interesting images, videos and stories regarding the world of structural engineering. If you love structures, architecture, and everything in-between, then this is the perfect place to be.
Now, time to write the first real article….where to begin?