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Engineers Rappel Down Washington Monument

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Emma Cardini, a structural engineer, inspects the Washington Monument

A little over a month ago, residents of the DC Metro Area (including our eGFI staff) were stunned to experience what for many of us was our first major earthquake. While fortunately the 5.8 quake caused no significant harm or loss of life, many buildings and monuments are still in need of inspection to ensure their structural soundness.

As a result, this week one lucky team of engineers completed their most most exciting assignment yet: rappelling down the Washington Monument to check for cracks and other earthquake damage.

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Video: Mentoring program in San Francisco

Learn about Build San Franciso, a half-day program for high-school students interested in design, construction, engineering and architecture. The program combines a rigorous academic program with mentorships in two dozen partner firms, so that students not only gain new knowledge, but also have the immediate experience of applying that knowledge in a real world setting.

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