A civil and structural engineers job is full of challenges.These challenges infact keeps the engineer and the engineering going ahead.All successful civil engineers have gone through challenges and the important point to note is that the successful ones enjoyed the challenges.Infact it is the challenges that drives an engineering branch as such.Those branches of engineering which are less challenged has remained stagnant.This is true for any sub branches of civil engineering too.
Some times an interesting tool or an innovation might make a less challenged or a generic branch interesting and keeps it going.Otherwise those branches becomes a common mans job and it never will remain a specialist engineering branch. I will be clarifying about this in a future blog.
The intention of posting this question is to gather your opinion on this topic and summarise later in a blog. Depending on the amount of information, this may be a series of blog like that of the blog we have on ''Structural Cracks'' which is planned as a series.
Coming back to the question,I have already put together a few tips on the skills an entry level civil or structural engineer should posess in another blog here.
The idea is to add on more points and make it a one stop place for reference for all civil & structural engineering beginners. Please comment your points in this thread so that it will be useful.Note that we are looking at every skill and not just technical skills in structural analysis using any software.