On Being an Engineer: A parody on experts
attempting to meet unrealistic expectations
Have you ever wondered what it is like to be an
engineer on a project design team? This is exactly what it is
like when dealing with individuals who focus on the wrong things and ignore basic
principles. You want an origami
glass building to be energy
efficient, maintenance free and
comfortable and earn platinum
your favourite building program all on a "built
to code" budget...you don't say?
Avoid becoming an actor in your own building
parody by doing your homework - learn about
indoor environmental quality and what it takes to
budget for healthy
energy efficient buildings. (credit to Allison A. Bailes
III, PhD from
Vanguard for sailing this past our radar screen).
When it comes to communicating the practicalities
of engineering energy efficient buildings with acceptable indoor
environmental quality, "It’s as if we’re a screwdriver in a world where
people don’t quite understand screws."
R. Hoffman, Linked-In co-founder for the quote"