Miller & Long’s Mike Lenkin discusses challenges facing the structural engineering community at CEE seminar

December 07, 2017

Mr. Mike Lenkin, senior vice president of Miller & Long Inc., presented a two-hour seminar December 7 on the current challenges facing the structural engineering community.  His presentation covered some of the challenges of the experience gap that exists between leaders of the field and young engineers, as well as remedies to narrow them.  These included: 1) standards set by engineering firms on the internal technical review of projects, 2) the balance between the level of detail of work, including internal reviews, and the budget restrictions of a project, and 3) training and mentorship needed at all levels to encourage young professionals to develop quality work, gain confidence, and eventually step into management roles themselves.

The presentation was attended by a group of senior and graduate students and was very well received. Download the seminar announcement.

 

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