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53. Container Home FAQ: Structural Engineering with Bill Runkle

Here's a glimpse of what you'll learn: 

  • What does a structural engineer do

  • How structural engineers and architects work together 

  • The importance of working with people who have experience 

  • The role humans play in a technology dominate field 

  • Breck's project highlight of the week: Jade House

“You can’t rely on the computer to do everything, there is still the need for the human element to be involved.”

-Bill Runkle (Structural Engineer and Founder of Runkle Consulting)

Show Notes:

  • 0:30 - Introduction to Episode 53.

  • 1:18 - Breck’s project highlight of the week: Jade House

  • 4:50 - Meet Bill Runkle; TSIs favorite structural engineer. 

  • 9:40 - Why you need an architect AND structural engineer.

  • 16:08 - Importance of working with someone who knows what they are working with. 

  • 18:45 - What it takes to become an architect. 

  • 22:06 - Making sure buildings are structurally secure. 

  • 28:18 - The role structural engineers play in bringing visions to life. 

  • 29:57 - Why humans are still needed in a technology heavy field. 

  • 33:40 - Concluding thoughts for episode 53. 

To learn more about Runkel Consulting and Bill's work head over to their website and YouTube page.

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