I’ve been searching non-stop for employment since convocation in April. I have had a few interviews and spoke with several employers, but pretty much all positions posted online require minimum 3 years’ experience. There are repeat job listings rewritten with “This is not an entry-level position” included in the job description.
I’ve been designing a teardrop trailer in Revit, SketchUp, and Inventor. These are drafting / design software, two of which I studied at Lethbridge College. I’m sticking to common sizes of stuff (4×8 plywood sheets, 1×2 boards, etc) and equipment used to build the Sprite trailer. This is what I have so far.
It finally happened. Morandi’s bridge in Genoa, Italy, finally collapsed. Yahoo! Engegniri USA Today Mr. Bohnert, our instructor, was correct. Poor design, materials, & construction: people die. This bridge was build in the 1960s and was plagued from the start with its proven unreliable technology. Is its use of pre-stressed steel and reinforced concrete to blame? When a storm came, with heavy rain and lightning, the thing collapsed.
I began this afternoon the dismantlement of the Alpine Sprite 400 caravan (camper trailer). I didn’t use it last year and haven’t this year either. Its contents; two 6-volt deep-cycle batteries (12-volt in series), 140-Watt solar panel, 2500-Watt inverter, 3-stage charger, fresh- & gray-water tanks, water pumps (pressure & draw), 16,000 BTU propane forced-air furnace, on-demand propane water heater, 1000-Watt microwave oven, stereo & speakers, two propane tanks with auto-switch-over regulator, sink, faucet, shower, LED lighting, and a few other things; will all be used somewhere else. The shell of the trailer will be up for grabs.
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I went to ISL Engineering today and saw a manager. They do roadways (urban & rural), bridges (eight different bridge sites in Lethbridge alone), city water infrastructures (fresh, waste, storm), landscape architecture, and any structure that connects people and place in which we live.
I went to Triple M Housing today to remind them that I am very much interested in architectural design, drafting, engineering, and all things related. I was there on May 31st of this year, but today my resume was no where to be found. Long story short, it might’ve ended up on a production manager’s desk.
The idea of the tiny house is catching on. The homes as well as the trend itself are getting to be not-so-tiny. There are a few shows on TV about people building their ideal tiny home. Floyd saw something in the paper today about a website devoted to organizing and marketing tiny house plans called Tiny House Plans. I found another called Tiny House Basics. Pretty interesting if you ask me.
I had an interview today with MPE Engineering. Well. I hope I left a positive impression. We talked about courses and experience in college classes, software used, the ESL world, and others. I bombed on two questions – expected salary and knowledge of MPE.