Jason Heinze, P.E., S.E., LEED AP
Markets: Commercial, Industrial
As an engineer, you’re presented with problems where you have to think logically to come up with a solution.
Sometimes it’s about thinking ahead and realizing what’s going to happen before something fails to perform. Creating solutions is about seeing the bigger picture and understanding the idea or problem within the context of a larger system.
In my work, the more challenging the project, the more excited I am about analytically thinking it through. I don’t necessarily look at a project when it’s done and say, “Oh, that looks really cool!” I try to see how the building functions. If it’s a warehouse or storage facility, I observe how the products are brought in and how they are shipped out. I note efficiencies and opportunities to streamline the process.
The most rewarding aspect of structural engineering for me is knowing that the product or process I create will have a huge impact on society. I like to think that engineering can contribute to improving humanity’s quality of life and standard of living the world over. Every single day, I strive to make people’s lives easier, more comfortable and more convenient.