Joining in to the engineering field as a newbie with a burning passion is sure to promise a lot of opportunities and challenges to undertake. However, as you go through this journey you need to be mindful of the mistakes you might possibly be making in the journey of making things work towards your dream. So here are some of them.
Not being practical
As a newbie hydraulic engineer or any construction engineer for that matter,you might want to explore all possible options and think out of the box and make even the wildest ideas become reality. But what you need to understand is that one of the biggest barriers in all of it is practicality. It is perfectly cool to want to create something like never before, but if making that a reality is a question in itself then you might want to think again. Another problem is also that what you want to create is not exactly what the clients. Therefore, in the business world, you need understand customer expectations and cater to that to be able to continue surviving in the market. So don’t be too hasty.
Simply accepting data
Research firms and others involved in the data collection process in constructing a building surely would have done their work to come up with the data gathered. However, blindly trusting those and going ahead with constructions has been proven to fail many times in history. Therefore always be up to challenge the data received. Make an effort to visit the site yourself and assess the reality of the situation in comparison to the numbers given. This way you would be able to make a much better and practical construction decision.
Don’t disregard security
Designs and blueprints of the work of civil engineer is definitely intellectual knowledge. Once it is stolen the value of it could cost you loads. That is why making sure that the security offered by your company with the intention of protecting such intellectual property is a necessity. If you feel that the system isn’t exactly the safest for you to work on and that there is a risk where things could get messed up and information could be hacked and leaked out, do inform the management in time.
Don’t skip the test
To be able to determine the feasibility of a project and make sure that the construction of it is possible, you need to avoid skipping out on the testing aspect. No matter how uncool or amateur it may seem, as time goes by you would come to realize the benefits it has! So avoid the above mistakes and establish your career from the beginning successfully!