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FORENSIC ENGINEERING ONLINE COURSE

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“Learn if you have what it takes to be a success as a  forensic engineering expert witness”- Take my Online Course”.                   

By John D. Gaskell P.E. , Retired Consulting and Forensic Engineer

                                        Board Certified Diplomat in Forensic Engineering

Creator of the OnLine Course: “Forensic Engineering

Litigation consulting is interesting, challenging, and profitable. If you have what it takes, I recommend adding “Forensic Engineering” to your practice as a consulting engineer.

Understand what “forensic engineering” is and discover why this exciting, challenging, and profitable field should be part of your engineering practice. Find out what is involved and if you have what it takes to be a success in the litigation arena as an expert witness.

You will learn how to prepare a CV (Your expert witness resume), market your services, formulate a forensic engineering fee agreement, conduct investigations, write reports, and prepare for depositions and the trial, including cross-examination.

WHAT IS FORENSIC ENGINEERING?

Forensic engineering is defined by the National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE) as “the application of the art and science of engineering in matters which are in, or may possibly relate to, the jurisprudence system, inclusive of alternative dispute resolution.” These engineers serve as consultants to the legal profession and as expert witnesses in courts of law.

SHOULD YOU CONSIDER THIS FIELD?

Benefits

  • Interesting work
  • You will be studying incidents, accidents, failures, fires, explosions, errors, etc. – in your area of expertise.
  • You will be reading & studying the case files to cull-out information regarding your portion of the case.
  • You will be conducting investigations – including site inspections, interviewing of witnesses, and examination & testing of evidence
  • Testifying at deposition & trial – both direct & cross-examination.
  • Low liability – This is not like a design (where you might make a mistake). Your only obligation is to express your opinion.
  • High hourly rates – 1 ½ to 2 times your normal hourly rates without a not-to-exceed limit. Your attorney/client knows that the opposing attorney might ask you if your investigation was limited in any way – so there is no not to exceed limit.
  • Advanced payment via “non – refundable” retainer. Have any of your other clients paid you in advance?
  • Little competition – This is a “niche” market. When your competitors hear words like “deposition” & cross-examination, they run the other way. Knowledge overcomes fear. This course will give you the knowledge to embrace forensic engineering.

 Drawbacks

  • Can be stressful – But, you will be prepared. You will learn how to make a thorough investigation, prepare & practice your testimony and how to make a confident presentation.
  • Sometimes requires travel. – Travel can be broadening – stay a few extra days and see the sights. Most of my cases were local – Yours may also be.

Because litigation consulting is interesting, challenging, and profitable, I recommend adding “forensic engineering” to your practice. Take my OnLine Course and learn how.

Lessons Include:

INTRODUCTION to becoming a Forensic Engineering/Expert Witness.

How to conduct INVESTIGATIONS & write EXPERT REPORTS

How to prepare for DEPOSITIONS – Which are oral testimony, under oath, conducted at the opposing attorney’s office.

How to prepare for TRIAL including practice and your demeanor.

How to prepare for your CROSS-EXAMINATION including questions like:

Have you ever lied?

Have you ever been wrong?

Lesson 7 will cover the BUSINESS of Forensic Engineering and include:

Your Case File

White Papers

Marketing your Forensic Engineering Services

Your Forensic Fee Agreement

Our last lesson will be an OUTLINE SUMMARY that will reinforce what you have learned.

My name is Jack Gaskell. I operated Gaskell Associates Consulting Engineers for over 35 years and we became the largest electrical engineering firms in Rhode Island. One of my most interesting and profitable undertakings was to add “Expert Witness/Forensic Engineering” to my practice.

To share my experience, I have prepared an On-Line Course and I would like to invite you to experience a FREE SAMPLE LESSON.

Litigation consulting is interesting, challenging, and profitable. If you have what it takes, I recommend adding “Forensic Engineering” to your practice as a consulting engineer.

To experience a free sample lesson, click here Forensic Engineering

Visit: https://www.TheEngineersResource.com for additional tips.

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ENGINEERING EXPERT WITNESS – Do you have what it takes?

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“Learn if you have what it takes to be a success as an engineering expert witness”.                   

By John D. Gaskell P.E. , Retired Consulting and Forensic Engineer

                                        Board Certified Diplomat in Forensic Engineering

Creator of the OnLine Course: “Forensic Engineering

Litigation consulting is interesting, challenging, and profitable. If you have what it takes, I recommend adding “Forensic Engineering” to your practice as a consulting engineer.

WHAT IS AN ENGINEERING EXPERT WITNESS?

An Engineering Expert Witnesses provides comprehensive engineering analyses in their field of expertise and serve as consultants to the legal profession and as expert witnesses in courts of law.

DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES?

You don’t need to be an engineer to be an expert witness, but you do need to be experienced with credentials in your field. To be an “expert witness,” you don’t need to be an engineer, but you do need experience and credentials in your field. To be an “engineering expert, you will usually need an engineering degree and a license as a Professional Engineer. In addition, being a member of NAFE is a big help in being selected and in assuring acceptance as an expert in court.

It is also important to have knowledge and qualifications in the engineering specialty involved in the particular case at hand. For example, if the issue is lighting or illumination, experience in lighting design and membership in the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES) would be helpful. It’s best to stick to your general area of expertise. If you are an electrical engineer, for instance, don’t take on a civil engineering case.

In addition, you should possess the following general traits:

Speaking/teaching ability. In court you need to speak clearly, using proper English and making your statements and replies concise and easy to understand. You will be teaching the judge and jury your opinion of the case and it is your job to convince them that you are correct.

Writing skills. Written reports need to be clear and professional. Don’t put anything in writing until your attorney-client requests it, and be sure you can defend every word under cross-examination.

Willingness to prepare. You are being paid to study the case and the technical issues involved. This can often be tedious, but it is the key to success. When preparing for court or deposition, it is crucial that you prepare for all possible questions and memorize much of the information.

Reading skills. In most cases you will receive a box full of documents to review. These may include: (1) affidavits (written declaration of facts sworn to);  (2) complaint (plaintiff’s initial pleadings); (3) depositions (oral testimony taken by the opposing attorney in advance of trial); (4) indictments (written accusation presented by a grand jury); (5) interrogatories (written questions sent to the opposing side and written answers submitted under oath); (6) petitions (written applications to the court requesting judicial action); (7) pleadings (written statements of contentions of the parties in the suit); (8) subpoenas (written orders for witnesses to appear); (8) summons (writ directing an officer to notify a defendant to appear in court); and (9) transcripts (official record of proceedings in a trial, deposition, or hearing).

It is part of your job to read all of these documents and to cull the information pertinent to your involvement in the case. This can mean many hours of reading even though many of these documents have no bearing on your portion of the case.

John D. Gaskell, Retired Professional Engineer

Board Certified Diplomat in Forensic Engineering

My name is Jack Gaskell. I operated Gaskell Associates Consulting Engineers for over 35 years and we became the largest electrical engineering firms in Rhode Island. One of my most interesting and profitable undertakings was to add “Expert Witness/Forensic Engineering” to my practice.

To share my experience, I have prepared an On-Line Course and I would like to invite you to experience a FREE SAMPLE LESSON.

Litigation consulting is interesting, challenging, and profitable. If you have what it takes, I recommend adding “Forensic Engineering” to your practice as a consulting engineer.

To experience a free sample lesson, click here Forensic Engineering

Visit: https://www.TheEngineersResource.com for additional tips.

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EXPERT WITNESS TRIAL PREPARATION

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“Learn the step-by-step trial preparation that will make your testimony creditable as an engineering expert witness.”

By John D. Gaskell, Retired Consulting and Forensic Engineer

   Board Certified Diplomat in Forensic Engineering

Creator of the OnLine Course: “Forensic Engineering

Litigation consulting is interesting, challenging, and profitable. If trial preparation interests you, I recommend adding “Forensic Engineering” to your practice as a consulting engineer.

Forensic engineering is defined by the National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE) as “the application of the art and science of engineering in matters which are in, or may possibly relate to, the jurisprudence system, inclusive of alternative dispute resolution.” These engineers serve as consultants to the legal profession and as expert witnesses in courts of law.

The good news is that the vast majority of cases settle; the bad news is that you need to prepare every case as if it will go to trial.

TRIAL PREPARATION

Review what to bring to court with your attorney/client. Usually, bring the following:

  • Your CV – (your expert witness resume). Be prepared to present it orally from memory. Summarize your cases by saying something like, “I have been involved with 18 cases as an expert witness. I was deposed in 10 of them, and I testified at trial 4 times.”
  • Your fee schedule, time sheets, bills, and case summary. Make sure that these records are up to date and be prepared to answer the question, “How much time did you spend on this case and what were your total charges to date?”
  • Your report. Again, be prepared to present it orally from memory.

Don’t bring your case file unless directed to do so. If you do bring it, carefully remove any irrelevant, early, or incorrect information.

Trial preparation is similar to that needed for a deposition. The important difference is how clearly and convincingly you present your opinions. Juries tend to believe expert witnesses who appear confident, knowledgeable, and likable.

Another difference is the thoroughness of your trial preparation. Write out questions and detailed answers. These should each be concise. Juries lose their train of thought with run-on questions or answers; break them up into smaller pieces. Group them by topic and in appropriate order. For example: site investigation, interviews, examinations/observations, tests, and opinions. Also, include broad inquiries: “Tell us about all of your opinions and the justification for each. When did you first form that opinion?” (Hopefully it was not before you knew the results of your investigation.) Send them to your attorney/client for review. Also, ask him or her to send you a written list of other possible questions. (But, don’t expect much of a reply).

Practice aloud in front of a mirror until you can recite the answers from memory with conviction and without “umms” and “I thinks.” This will adequately prepare you for your direct examination by your attorney/client.

Next, try to predict questions the opposing attorney might ask during his or her cross-examination. The opposing expert’s report will be an inspiration for possible questions. Try to craft an appropriate response to each, answers that don’t sound defensive. Try to find out the name of the attorney who is expected to cross-examine you so you can address him or her by last name in court. If you forget the name, address the attorney as “counselor.”

In some cases, exhibits are effective. If you think of a prop that illustrates your opinions and makes them easier to understand, review that with your attorney/client well ahead of time.

Litigation consulting is interesting, challenging, and profitable. If trial preparation interests you, I recommend adding “Forensic Engineering” to your practice as a consulting engineer.

To share my experience as a forensic engineer – expert witness, I have created an “online course”.

To experience a free sample lesson, click here Forensic Engineering

Visit: https://www.TheEngineersResource.com for additional tips.

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ELECTROCUTION – Case Study

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About Me
John D. Gaskell, Retired Professional Engineer
Board Certified Diplomat in Forensic Engineering

My name is Jack Gaskell and I am a retired Consulting Engineer. I undertook many assignments as a “Forensic Engineer”, serving the legal profession – investigating accidents, failures, fires, explosions, errors, and electrocutions. My assignments often included writing reports and testifying in courts of law as an “Expert Witness”.
I was a member of the National Academy of Forensic Engineers and a Board Certified Diplomat in Forensic Engineering. The following is a synopsis of one of my more interesting cases:

ELECTROCUTION –  Case Study

“Ozzie” the roofer

“Ozzie” the roofer was hired to put a new rubber roof on a tenement. Part of my job was to read his “deposition,” which is his “fact witness statement of what he observed and experienced”.
Near the completion of the project, he was attaching the 10-foot metal edge strips on the front of the building. As he was nailing a strip to the edge, he saw another strip start to blow off the roof and reached out to grab it. In doing so, he extended it out into contact with a 25,000 volt distribution line. Current flowed through the metal edge strip, through his right hand, through Ozzie, through his left hand that was still holding the secured edge strip, down the aluminum siding on the building façade, and then damaged all the appliances in the first-floor pizza restaurant.
The attorney asked him – how he felt. Ozzie replied: “I was a little tired, so I took the rest of the day off,”. Some things cannot be explained; perhaps Ozzie has a guardian angel.
Incidentally, Ozzie was not even a party to the lawsuit; the pizza guy was trying to collect for his appliances.

OnLine Course

To share my knowledge of “Forensic Engineering” – I have prepared an On-Line Course and I would like to invite you to experience a FREE PREVIEW LESSON.

This course will open the doors to a new specialty that will be exciting, interesting and profitable.
FREE PREVIEW LESSON
To experience a “Free Preview” lesson “” to go to the following website: CLICK HERE
https://professionalvaluecourses-d089.thinkific.com/courses/forensic-engineering

When you get to the website, “Click” on FREE PREVIEW.
On the next screen, enter your name, e-mail address and create a password. “Click” on SIGN UP and it will play a sample lesson.
What are you waiting for? Let’s get started.

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FORENSIC ENGINEERING ON-LINE COURSE

https://www.theengineersresource.com/forensic-engineering-online-course/

Understand what “forensic engineering” is and discover why this exciting, challenging, and profitable field should be part of your engineering practice. Find out what is involved and if you have what it takes to be a success in the litigation arena as an expert witness.

You will learn how to prepare a CV (Your expert witness resume), market your services, formulate a forensic engineering fee agreement, conduct investigations, write reports, and prepare for depositions and the trial, including cross-examination.

WHAT IS FORENSIC ENGINEERING?

Forensic engineering is defined by the National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE) as “the application of the art and science of engineering in matters which are in, or may possibly relate to, the jurisprudence system, inclusive of alternative dispute resolution.” These engineers serve as consultants to the legal profession and as expert witnesses in courts of law.

SHOULD YOU CONSIDER THIS FIELD?

Benefits

  • Interesting work
  • You will be studying incidents, accidents, failures, fires, explosions, errors, etc. – in your area of expertise.
  • You will be reading & studying the case files to cull-out information regarding your portion of the case.
  • You will be conducting investigations – including site inspections, interviewing of witnesses, and examination & testing of evidence
  • Testifying at deposition & trial – both direct & cross-examination.
  • Low liability – This is not like a design (where you might make a mistake). Your only obligation is to express your opinion.
  • High hourly rates – 1 ½ to 2 times your normal hourly rates without a not-to-exceed limit. Your attorney/client knows that the opposing attorney might ask you if your investigation was limited in any way – so there is no not to exceed limit.
  • Advanced payment via “non – refundable” retainer. Have any of your other clients paid you in advance?
  • Little competition – This is a “niche” market. When your competitors hear words like “deposition” & cross-examination, they run the other way. Knowledge overcomes fear. This course will give you the knowledge to embrace forensic engineering.

 Drawbacks

  • Can be stressful – But, you will be prepared. You will learn how to make a thorough investigation, prepare & practice your testimony and how to make a confident presentation.
  • Sometimes requires travel. – Travel can be broadening – stay a few extra days and see the sights. Most of my cases were local – Yours may also be.

Because litigation consulting is interesting, challenging, and profitable, I recommend adding “forensic engineering” to your practice.

Lessons Include:

INTRODUCTION to becoming a Forensic Engineering/Expert Witness.

How to conduct INVESTIGATIONS & write EXPERT REPORTS

How to prepare for DEPOSITIONS – Which are oral testimony, under oath, conducted at the opposing attorney’s office.

How to prepare for TRIAL including practice and your demeanor.

How to prepare for your CROSS-EXAMINATION including questions like:

Have you ever lied?

Have you ever been wrong?

Lesson 7 will cover the BUSINESS of Forensic Engineering and include:

Your Case File

White Papers

Marketing your Forensic Engineering Services

Your Forensic Fee Agreement

Our last lesson will be an OUTLINE SUMMARY that will reinforce what you have learned.

FREE PREVIEW LESSON

This course will open the doors to a new specialty that will be exciting, interesting and profitable.

To experience a “Free Preview” lesson go to the following website:

https://professionalvaluecourses-d089.thinkific.com/courses/forensic-engineering

(I suggest that you pause this video now so that you can copy this web address.)

When you get to the website, “Click” on FREE PREVIEW.

On the next screen, enter your name, e-mail address and create a password. “Click” on SIGN UP and it will play a sample lesson.

A STEAL

The course is a bargain at the regular price of $169

and it is a STEAL at the introductory price of only $69.

What are you waiting for? – Let’s get started.

 

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PRIVATE ENGINEERING PRACTICE

ENGINEERS IN PRIVATE PRACTICE

 

Would your engineer (of any discipline) like to have his own private engineering practice within six (6) years of graduation – A practice that will support him or her and a family in an interesting exciting and lucrative career?

WHAT IS AN ENGINEER?

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines an engineer as “a person who has scientific training and who designs and builds complicated products, machines, systems, or structures.” This is what a consulting engineer in private engineering practice does.

CONSIDER CAREER OPTIONS

At the high school level, students should consider career options. Don’t choose a career just because it “sounds like fun.” Make sure that it will be lucrative enough to support you and a family, will not restrict where you can live, and will not require odd hours or excessive travel.

I have a friend whose daughter became a Marine Biologist and later found out that it qualified her to “shovel seal poop.” Those who are strong in science and mathematics should consider engineering.

“SHADOWING”

However, before spending four years of your life and your parents’ hard earned money, you should be reasonably sure that engineering is for you. I recommend “shadowing” an engineer of the discipline that interests you. If you don’t know an engineer, use the internet. Try structural engineers (for example) or professional engineers. Make a phone call, and explain that you are a high school student interested in becoming an engineer and would like to speak to an engineer. Explain to the engineer that you would like to come to his/her office and observe a typical day. Very few engineers would turn down that kind of a request, and it might turn into a summer internship or a job after graduation. If you are unsure of your discipline of choice, call engineers of various specialties to try and gain an understanding of what their job entails. Spending time with several engineers would broaden your perceptive.

 

MY START

I am an electrical engineer. I started my own private engineering practice on my 29th birthday and we grew from a one man shop to the largest electrical engineering firm in Rhode Island. Your engineer (of any discipline) can have his own private practice within six (6) years of graduation.

Most Colleges of Engineering never mention the words “Consulting Engineering” or even the words “Systems for Buildings”. They are too busy talking about research or other fields where engineers will never be their own boss.

WHAT IS A CONSULTING ENGINEER?

“Consulting engineers are individuals who, because of training in one or more engineering specialties, are licensed professional engineers in private practice. They serve private and public clients in ways ranging from brief consultations to complete design and coordination of projects. They are often the technical liaison between architects, process specialists, contractors, suppliers and the client. A consulting engineer can provide general consultation, feasibility reports, design, cost estimates, rate studies, project development, patent assistance, and preparation of environmental impact statements.

PROJECTS

Architects (and building owners i.e. hospitals) hire engineers to draw system plans and write specifications for their buildings, including electrical, mechanical (heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and plumbing), fire protection (sprinklers), structural, and civil. Sometimes, very narrow specialties are required, such as acoustical engineers.

PROJECT PHASES

Drawing & Specifications Phase

The consulting engineer is responsible for designing within the architect’s budget limitations and coordinating with utility companies and inspection authorities.

Specifications Phase

At the end of the design phase, the consultant prepares a specification document detailing the material requirements for his specialty and system functions.

Bidding Phase

During bidding, he attends pre-bid meetings, clarifies issues, and prepares addenda for the architect to issue to inform bidders of changes in the requirements.

Shop Drawing Phase

After a contract is awarded, the consultant reviews/approves shop drawings, detailing all equipment that his trade contractor proposes.

Construction Phase

During the construction phase, he visits the job site to record progress and clarify the contract documents. At the completion of the construction phase, he prepares a punch list detailing corrections to the work, if needed.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

How would you like to be responsible for guiding your engineer to his or her own private engineering practice that will support them and their family for an interesting, exciting, and lucrative career?

I have written three consulting engineering books to share my knowledge with the next generation of engineers:

My first book is: The “Complete Guide” to CONSULTING ENGINEERING. In essence, his readers discover “step-by-step” how to start & manage an “outstanding” Engineering Practice and exactly how to gain a reputation as an expert in their specialty. This is both a handbook for new engineers and a constant reference manual for seasoned professionals.

My second book is: The “Outline Guide” to CONSULTING ENGINEERING. It is a condensed and abridged summery of the detailed advice provided in the “Complete Guide”. It is intended for engineers looking for just the facts; without the stories and background. It is intended to be like the “Cliff’s Notes” version of the Complete Guide.

My third book is The CONSULTING ENGINEER’S “Guidebook” and is an excerpted and extended version of the “Complete Guide”. It is the result of requests from many readers to narrow the focus to the goals of:

  • Becoming an “outstanding” consulting engineer.
  • Gaining a reputation as an “expert” in their specialty; and
  • Obtaining the engineering “management skills” needed to advance their career and make the firm stand out from their competitors.

All my books are available at AMAZON.COM

Go to my website: TheEngineersResource.com, If you chose the “Engineers Gift Package” you can get all three books at a discount. Use coupon code “paperback” and save.

What are you waiting for?

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ASTOUNDING GRADUATION GIFT FOR ENGINEERS

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ASTOUNDING GRADUATION GIFT FOR ENGINEERS

YOUR OWN ENGINEERING PRACTICE WITHIN 6 YEARS OF GRADUATION

Surprisingly this is a realistic goal. Find out the step-by-step roadmap at TheEngineersResource.com. When I graduated with a BS in engineering, I was a no-body. I had no connections and had never seen the inside of a country club. But, I was savvy enough to know that I needed to make contacts and get known. I had my own full time private practice in less than 5 years.

The secrets are revealed in the new book The “Complete Guide” to CONSULTING ENGINEERING by John D. Gaskell, Retired Professional Engineer. Go to TheEngineersResource.com to learn more about consulting engineering and to download a free chapter.

The ideal gift for engineers of all disciplines is The “Deluxe” Gift Package which is all three of my books in Hard Cover (Casewraped) or The “Standard” Gift Package in Paperback. Would you like to be responsible for providing an engineering practice for your engineer that will support him/her and their family for their entire career? What are you waiting for?

Learn the answers to your most compelling questions about consulting engineering:

  • Is it the right career choice for you? Consider what this fascinating profession entails and how it will change your life.
  • Do you want to have your own engineering firm? If so, you will learn the step-by-step procedures to make it happen.
  • Would you like to be able to predict your first year’s income and expenses? You will discover how to prepare a Business Plan.
  • Do you know how to calculate the best fee quote for each project? Learn the “insider” secrets to winning quotes that will make your projects profitable.
  • Do you want to become known in the engineering community and develop an impressive list of contacts, achievements, and awards? Learn how easy it is and how you can do it.
  • Do you want to be considered an “expert” in your specialty? If so, learn how to become a published author and how gratifying it can be to see your words in print.
  • Do you want to be part of an exceptional engineering practice? If so, you will learn how to make, both you and your firm, “outstanding.”
  • Would you like to more than “double” your firm’s selection rate for projects? Learn how to prepare the best marketing materials and implement effective marketing methods.
  • Would you like to add a “specialty” that allows you to charge one and one-half to two times your normal hourly rate. If so, consider the profitable and fascinating field of “forensic engineering.”

Most Colleges of Engineering never mention the words “Consulting Engineering” or even the words “Systems for Buildings”. They are too busy talking about research or other fields where engineers will never be their own boss.

My name is Jack Gaskell. I am a retired Professional Engineer and operated my own consulting engineering practice for over 35 years.

I have written three consulting engineering books to share my knowledge with the next generation of engineers:

My first book is: The “Complete Guide” to CONSULTING ENGINEERING. In essence, his readers discover “step-by-step” how to start & manage an “outstanding” Engineering Practice and exactly how to gain a reputation as an expert in their specialty. This is both a handbook for new engineers and a constant reference manual for seasoned professionals.

My second book is: The “Outline Guide” to CONSULTING ENGINEERING. It is a condensed and abridged summery of the detailed advice provided in the “Complete Guide”. It is intended for engineers looking for just the facts; without the stories and background. It is intended to be like the “Cliff’s Notes” version of the Complete Guide.

My third book is The CONSULTING ENGINEER’S “Guidebook” and is an excerpted and extended version of the “Complete Guide”. It is the result of requests from many readers to narrow the focus to the goals of:

  • Becoming an “outstanding” consulting engineer.
  • Gaining a reputation as an “expert” in their specialty; and
  • Obtaining the engineering “management skills” needed to advance their career and make the firm stand out from their competitors.

 

All my books are available at AMAZON.COM

Both the paperback & hardback (Case Laminated) versions are available from my website: https://www.TheEngineersResource.com/shop

The ideal gift for engineers of all disciplines is “The Gift Package” it is all three of my engineering books. WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?

 

YouTube videos:

To see my YouTube video: BEST GRADUATION GIFT FOR ENGINEERS: go to: https://youtu.be/pwiZok8NRz0

To see my YouTube video: Becoming a CONSULTING ENGINEER Go to:

https://youtu.be/XJ_QompPLXQ

To see my YouTube video: FORENSIC ENGINEER’S TRIAL PREPERATION Go to: https://youtu.be/OUCWnMqTS0Q

To see my YouTube video: YOUR OWN ENGINEERING PRACTICE Go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTPrwT2hZig

To see my YouTube video: GIFTS FOR ENGINEERS go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gy8RrRt-FrM&feature=youtu.be

Related topics include:

How to Prepare for a Job Interview:

https://www.experisjobs.us/exp_us/en/career-advice/20-tips-job-interviews.htm

How to easily and quickly get the interviews that you want:

https://www.theengineersresource.com/your-job-interview/

Making a career choice: https://www.theengineersresource.com/making-a-career-choice/

Contacts & Mailing Lists: https://www.theengineersresource.com/contacts-mailing-lists/

How to become known, build a reputation and make useful contacts:

https://www.theengineersresource.com/your-job-interview/

Become Exceptional: https://www.theengineersresource.com/become-exceptional/

Making a Career Choice: https://www.theengineersresource.com/making-a-career-choice/

“White Papers” – Help You Learn:

https://www.theengineersresource.com/white-papers-help-learn/

Publish Magazine Articles: https://www.theengineersresource.com/white-papers-help-learn/

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BEST GRADUATION GIFT – ENGINEERS

Gifts for ENGINEERS

I am an electrical engineer. I started my own consulting engineering practice on my 29th birthday and we grew from a one man shop to the largest electrical engineering firm in Rhode Island. Your engineer (of any discipline) can have his own private practice within six (6) years of graduation with his/her determination and your advice. Hear is how you can provide the best gift for engineers.

GIFT AN ENGINEERING PRACTICE

If your graduate is an engineer, “Gift” him or her their own private consulting engineering practice that will support them and their family for an interesting, exciting and lucrative career. It is truly the best graduation gift for engineers.

WHAT IS A CONSULTING ENGINEER?

“Consulting engineers are individuals who, because of training in one or more engineering specialties, are licensed professional engineers in private practice. They serve private and public clients in ways ranging from brief consultations to complete design and coordination of projects. They are often the technical liaison between architects, process specialists, contractors, suppliers and the client. A consulting engineer can provide general consultation, feasibility reports, design, cost estimates, rate studies, project development, patent assistance, and preparation of environmental impact statements.

TYPICAL PROJECT HAVE – 5 – PHASES

Drawing & Specifications Phase

Architects (and building owners i.e. hospitals) hire engineers to draw system plans and write specifications for their buildings, including electrical, mechanical (heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and plumbing), fire protection (sprinklers), structural, and civil. Sometimes, very narrow specialties are required, such as acoustical engineers.

The consulting engineer is responsible for designing within the architect’s budget limitations and coordinating with utility companies and inspection authorities.

Specifications Phase

At the end of the design phase, the consultant prepares a specification document detailing the material requirements for his specialty and system functions.

Bidding Phase

During bidding, he attends pre-bid meetings, clarifies issues, and prepares addenda for the architect to issue to inform bidders of changes in the requirements.

Shop Drawing Phase

After a contract is awarded, the consultant reviews/approves shop drawings, detailing all equipment that his trade contractor proposes.

Construction Phase

During the construction phase, he visits the job site to record progress and clarify the contract documents. At the completion of the construction phase, he prepares a punch list detailing corrections to the work, if needed.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

Most Colleges of Engineering never mention the words “Consulting Engineering” or even the words “Systems for Buildings”. They are too busy talking about research or other fields where engineers will never be their own boss.

I have written three consulting engineering books to share my knowledge with the next generation of engineers:

My first book is: The “Complete Guide” to CONSULTING ENGINEERING. In essence, his readers discover “step-by-step” how to start & manage an “outstanding” Engineering Practice and exactly how to gain a reputation as an expert in their specialty. This is both a handbook for new engineers and a constant reference manual for seasoned professionals.

My second book is: The “Outline Guide” to CONSULTING ENGINEERING. It is a condensed and abridged summery of the detailed advice provided in the “Complete Guide”. It is intended for engineers looking for just the facts; without the stories and background. It is intended to be like the “Cliff’s Notes” version of the Complete Guide.

My third book is The CONSULTING ENGINEER’S “Guidebook” and is an excerpted and extended version of the “Complete Guide”. It is the result of requests from many readers to narrow the focus to the goals of:

  • Becoming an “outstanding” consulting engineer.
  • Gaining a reputation as an “expert” in their specialty; and
  • Obtaining the engineering “management skills” needed to advance their career and make the firm stand out from their competitors.

All my books are available at AMAZON.COM

Go to my website: TheEngineersResource.com, If you chose the “Engineers Gift Package” you can get all three books at a discount. Use coupon code “paperback” and save.

What are you waiting for?

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Become a CONSULTING ENGINEER???

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What do you know about consulting engineering?

WHAT IS AN ENGINEER?

An engineer is: “a person who has scientific training and who designs and builds complicated products, machines, systems, or structures.”

WHAT IS A LISCENSED PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER?

“A licensed Professional Engineer: (PE in the U.S.) is one who has attained a credential that permits him to provide engineering services to the general public.”

WHAT IS A CONSULTING ENGINEER?

GENERAL

“Consulting engineers are individuals who, because of training in one or more engineering specialties, are licensed professional engineers in private practice. They serve private and public clients in ways ranging from brief consultations to complete design and coordination of projects. They are often the technical liaison between architects, process specialists, contractors, suppliers and the client. A consulting engineer can provide general consultation, feasibility reports, design, cost estimates, rate studies, project development, patent assistance, and preparation of environmental impact statements.

PROJECT PHASES

Drawing & Specifications Phase

Architects (and building owners i.e. hospitals) hire engineers to draw system plans and write specifications for their buildings, including electrical, mechanical (heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and plumbing), fire protection (sprinklers), structural, and civil. Sometimes, very narrow specialties are required, such as acoustical engineers.

The consulting engineer is responsible for designing within the architect’s budget limitations and coordinating with utility companies and inspection authorities.

Specifications Phase

At the end of the design phase, the consultant prepares a specification document detailing the material requirements for his specialty and system functions.

Bidding Phase

During bidding, he attends pre-bid meetings, clarifies issues, and prepares addenda for the architect to issue to inform bidders of changes in the requirements.

Shop Drawing Phase

After a contract is awarded, the consultant reviews/approves shop drawings, detailing all equipment that his trade contractor proposes.

Construction Phase

During the construction phase, he visits the job site to record progress and clarify the contract documents. At the completion of the construction phase, he prepares a punch list detailing corrections to the work, if needed.

DO YOU WANT TO BE A “CONSULTING ENGINEER”?     

Benefits

Interesting Work – Each project is unique with specific requirements, existing conditions, options, and cost constraints.

Participation in all aspects – You create (your engineering specialty of) a project from the study through design, approvals, bidding, shop drawings, clarifications, construction observations, and the final “punch list.” You actually see the project go from a blank sheet of paper to a constructed, one of a kind project that you can see and touch.

Not stuck behind a desk – Some of your day will be made up of meetings with clients, vendors, colleagues, utility companies, contractors, and others, field investigations, and job site observations.

Drawbacks

You are in an adversarial position – Your oversight of a project is to make sure that the owner gets the equivalent of what you specified. The contractor typically wants you to accept an inferior product, your client expects you to protect the building owner’s interest, and the owner often wants better than what you specified.

The Construction Industry is “cyclical” – If you’re good at your job, you will usually be working. But if a recession is too deep or lasts too long, you may find yourself unemployed.

Deadline Pressure – Deadlines are constantly changing and often there are multiple projects pressing you for attention. Overtime and sorting out the top priorities can be stressful.

Profitably Pressure – Everyone in business is driven by a profit motive, even consulting engineering firms. No matter how good that you are at your job, if you can’t make a profit for the company, you will not last.

Too Much Work – Consulting engineering firms are reluctant to turn down projects because they can never tell when current projects will be delayed and they may have spent a year or more waiting for a project that suddenly gets the go-ahead. That creates more stress for you.

Too Little Work – Conversely, too little work is even more stressful; it almost never seems like the work load is steady.

You’re the “bad guy” – During construction, the owner sees you occasionally but usually sees the contractor every day, and friendships are formed. Before you know it, in protecting the owner’s interest, you are being too hard on his friend.

MY RECOMMENDATION

Being a consulting engineer was the best career choice for me. I started my own consulting engineering practice on my 29th birthday and eventually grew my firm to a staff of eleven and was the largest electrical engineering firm in Rhode Island.

I have written three consulting engineering books to share my knowledge with the next generation of engineers:

My first book is: The “Complete Guide” to CONSULTING ENGINEERING. In essence, his readers discover “step-by-step” how to start & manage an “outstanding” Engineering Practice and exactly how to gain a reputation as an expert in their specialty. This is both a handbook for new engineers and a constant reference manual for seasoned professionals.

My second book is: The “Outline Guide” to CONSULTING ENGINEERING. It is a condensed and abridged summery of the detailed advice provided in the “Complete Guide”. It is intended for engineers looking for just the facts; without the stories and background. It is intended to be like the “Cliff’s Notes” version of the Complete Guide.

My third book is The CONSULTING ENGINEER’S “Guidebook” and is an excerpted and extended version of the “Complete Guide”. It is the result of requests from many readers to narrow the focus to the goals of:

  • Becoming an “outstanding” consulting engineer.
  • Gaining a reputation as an “expert” in their specialty; and
  • Obtaining the engineering “management skills” needed to advance their career and make the firm stand out from their competitors.

All books are available at AMAZON.COM

Go to my website: TheEngineersResource.com, use coupon code “paperback” and save.

If you chose the “Engineers Gift Package” you can get all three books at a discount.

To see my YouTube video: FORENSIC ENGINEER’S TRIAL PREPERATION Go to: https://youtu.be/OUCWnMqTS0Q

To see my YouTube video: YOUR OWN ENGINEERING PRACTICE Go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTPrwT2hZig

To see my YouTube video: GIFTS FOR ENGINEERS go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gy8RrRt-FrM&feature=youtu.be

Related topics include:

How to Prepare for a Job Interview https://www.experisjobs.us/exp_us/en/career-advice/20-tips-job-interviews.htm

How to easily and quickly get the interviews that you want.

https://www.theengineersresource.com/your-job-interview/

Making a career choice: https://www.theengineersresource.com/making-a-career-choice/

Contacts & Mailing Lists: https://www.theengineersresource.com/contacts-mailing-lists/

How to become known, build a reputation and make useful contacts.

https://www.theengineersresource.com/your-job-interview/

Become Exceptional: https://www.theengineersresource.com/become-exceptional/

Making a Career Choice: https://www.theengineersresource.com/making-a-career-choice/

“White Papers” – Help You Learn: https://www.theengineersresource.com/white-papers-help-learn/

Publish Magazine Articles: https://www.theengineersresource.com/white-papers-help-learn/

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Gifts for ENGINEERS

John D. Gaskell, Retired Professional Engineer, has authored three new books:

Jack’s first book is: The “Complete Guide” to CONSULTING ENGINEERING. In essence, his readers discover “step-by-step” how to start & manage an “outstanding” Engineering Practice and exactly how to gain a reputation as an expert in their specialty. This is both a handbook for new engineers and a constant reference manual for seasoned professionals.

His second book is: The “Outline Guide” to CONSULTING ENGINEERING. It is a condensed and abridged summery of the detailed advice provided in the “Complete Guide”. It is intended for engineers looking for just the facts; without the stories and background. It is intended to be like the “Cliff’s Notes” version of the Complete Guide.

Jack’s third book is The CONSULTING ENGINEER’S “Guidebook” and is an excerpted and extended version of the “Complete Guide”. It is the result of requests from many readers to narrow the focus to the goals of:

  • Becoming an “outstanding” consulting engineer.
  • Gaining a reputation as an “expert” in their specialty; and
  • Obtaining the engineering “management skills” needed to advance their career and make the firm stand out from their competitors.

Go to Jack’s website: TheEngineersResource.com, use coupon code “paperback” and save.

In each of these books, learn the answers to your most compelling questions about consulting engineering:

 

  • Is it the right career choice for you? Consider what this fascinating profession entails and how it will change your life.
  • Do you know how to calculate the best fee quote for each project? Learn the “insider” secrets to winning quotes that will make your projects profitable.
  • Do you want to become known in the engineering community and develop an impressive list of contacts, achievements, and awards? Learn how easy it is and how you can do it.
  • Do you want to be considered an “expert” in your specialty? If so, learn how to become a published author and how gratifying it can be to see your words in print.
  • Do you want to be part of an exceptional engineering practice? If so, you will learn how to make, both you and your firm, “outstanding.”
  • Would you like to more than “double” your firm’s selection rate for projects? Learn how to prepare the best marketing materials and implement effective marketing methods.
  • Would you like to add a “specialty” that allows you to charge one and one-half to two times your normal hourly rate? If so, consider the profitable and fascinating field of “forensic engineering.”

These books are available on Amazon.com

However, if you go to Jack’s website: TheEngineersResource.com, use coupon code “paperback” and save. Both paperback & hardcover versions are available as well as gift packages. Also, avail yourself of free chapters and free downloads, as well as other useful information and advice for Consulting Engineers.

The “Standard Gift Package” is available at: https://www.TheEngineersResource.com/shop

I have written three consulting engineering book: ‘The “Complete Guide” to CONSULTING ENGINEERING’; The CONSULTING ENGINEER’S “Guidebook”; The “Outline Guide” to CONSULTING ENGINEERING. They are presently on sale on Amazon. Both the paperback & hardback (Case Laminated) versions are available from my website: https://www.TheEngineersResource.com/shop

To see my YouTube video: YOUR OWN ENGINEERING PRACTICE Go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTPrwT2hZig

Related topics include:

How to Prepare for a Job Interview https://www.experisjobs.us/exp_us/en/career-advice/20-tips-job-interviews.htm

How to easily and quickly get the interviews that you want.

https://www.theengineersresource.com/your-job-interview/

Making a career choice: https://www.theengineersresource.com/making-a-career-choice/

Contacts & Mailing Lists: https://www.theengineersresource.com/contacts-mailing-lists/

How to become known, build a reputation and make useful contacts.

https://www.theengineersresource.com/your-job-interview/

Become Exceptional: https://www.theengineersresource.com/become-exceptional/

Making a Career Choice: https://www.theengineersresource.com/making-a-career-choice/

“White Papers” – Help You Learn: https://www.theengineersresource.com/white-papers-help-learn/

Publish Magazine Articles: https://www.theengineersresource.com/white-papers-help-learn/

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Excerpted from ‘The “Complete Guide” to CONSULTING ENGINEERING’  © by John D. Gaskell, Retired Professional Engineer. All rights reserved. Permission is hereby granted to copy and distribute this “Consulting Engineering” tip, upon condition that this message remains.

Visit: https://www.TheEngineersResource.com for additional tips.