What does a Materials Engineer have to offer a group of civil engineers?

What does a Materials Engineer have to offer a group of civil engineers? Please help me...I am going for a job interview tom and I KNOw this question will come up, yet I can't make a good argument for myself.

Asked By: pizzapie - 7/10/2006
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Civil engineers use concrete, steel, lumber, ect. to build large-scale structures. All of these materials must work together to create a safe and functional building... More
Answered By: Steve S - 7/10/2006
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A materials engineers knows which materials are suitable for a given construction project. The mat'l eng'r knows the mechanical strength, resistance to weather/water, and many other properties of many materials that a civil eng'r might not know about.
Answered By: genericman1998 - 7/10/2006
a pizzapie??
Answered By: Huh? - 7/10/2006
First off, if they called you in for an interview, they probably have ideas about how they would utilize your background. What kind of Civil firm is it... More
Answered By: David in Kenai - 7/10/2006
Materials Engineers can offer their expertise in the areas of Fatigue and Failure of materials of construction...Civil Engineers might know how to construct it, but eventually they need advice on the strength of materials.
Answered By: Brandon R - 7/10/2006
Well, you can make their coffee, fetch lunch, and don't forget to mention you can always carry their breifcase!
Answered By: Jeffrey S - 7/10/2006
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