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    Engineers Allowed?

    Hi All,

    I'm a semi-retired civil engineer, interested in structures of all types. Thought I'd check in and see how the other half really lives--early in my engineering career, we had a group of planners who consistently sat at their desks, staring out of their windows while coming up with new planning ideas. Does it still work that way in the planning world?

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    Quote Originally posted by bridgeman View post
    .......--early in my engineering career, we had a group of planners who consistently sat at their desks, staring out of their windows while coming up with new planning ideas. Does it still work that way in the planning world?
    Not a thing has changed. Just ask TO.

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    Well.....

    I get my best planning ideas from looking out windows
    RJ on the other hand prefers looking IN select windows

    Do engineers still primarily work in offices without windows?

    Howdy from Arizona
    "The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness."
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    Quote Originally posted by The One View post
    Do engineers still primarily work in offices without windows?
    Windows or not, I found that engineers love offices in one-story buildings in suburban office parks.

    Welcome to Cyburbia, bridgeman. Of course, engineers are allowed. They have much better jokes than planners.
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    Hello, from Dallas, TX!
    "We do not need any other Tutankhamun's tomb with all its treasures. We need context. We need understanding. We need knowledge of historical events to tie them together. We don't know much. Of course we know a lot, but it is context that's missing, not treasures." - Werner Herzog, in Archaeology, March/April 2011

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    Welcome from Utah. I love engineers...very neat. I worked hard for this window, that's why I stare out of it.
    "...I would never try to tick Hink off. He kinda intimidates me. He's quite butch, you know." - Maister

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    Allowed? I suppose...perhaps tolerated would be a more accurate term.

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    Howdy from Austin.

    We'll especially accept you if you can help us all negotiate for better street designs with our fire departments...

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