The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 69 (1991) > Issues > Issue 7 > Qualitative Analysis of Structures
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Qualitative Analysis of Structures

I admit to being somewhat sceptical, at first, of the claim made by my senior engineers that there is an increasing lack of appreciation of structural behaviour by our young graduates. Some old engineers have always bemoaned young graduates’ lack of design experience. Our practice doesn’t have moaning old engineers, and it’s not the job of the universities and polytechnics to churn out graduates stuffed to the eyeballs with Code clauses. But it is their job, I suggest, to instil understanding of structures. I checked the senior engineers’ claim and was disturbed by the findings. W.G. Curtin