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03 Jan, 2010

Officially Overseas

Posted by: Skylar In: general|news|Uncategorized

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted.  A very long time.  That said, I’m going to chalk it up to one major event that has been occurring in my life over these past few months.  A little while ago, my wife and I decided that we’d really like to move overseas and see the world.  After a lot of planning and even more stress, we have finally made it to a city called Abu Dhabi.  Many of you would probably have never heard of this city/Emirate, although it did make the headlines a short while ago when it “bailed out” Dubai.  I won’t get into any of that right now.

It’s hard to believe that I’m actually on the other side of the world as I’m typing this, but it’s true.  I’m going to be looking for a job in the coming weeks, which should be interesting.  If you happen to have any contacts in Abu Dhabi, I would certainly appreciate any help you’d like to offer (here’s my email).  Thanks also to those who have given me a few leads, I do appreciate it!

Since you’re actually reading this blog post, you’re probably wondering to yourself “what will become of Invent Civil?”  Well, I’m asking myself the same question.  I’m not sure if the things I encounter here in Abu Dhabi will be of any help to my reader base (mostly from Canada and the US).  I’m going to just hang in there and see what happens.  This blog was originally focused on technology and it’s applications in Civil Engineering, and I hope to continue working in both of these fields while living in the UAE.  So here’s hoping something works out!

In the meantime, feel free to ask questions in the comments or drop me a line if you feel so inclined.

Thanks for reading!

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3 Responses to "Officially Overseas"

1 | Graham Zeisner

January 3rd, 2010 at 1:38 pm


Good luck. Yes I have heard of Abu Dhabi. It takes some persistence to keep on posting but it will be worth the time and effort. It would be nice to see some infrastructure information – roads in particular – coming from that part of the planet.

2 | Christopher

January 3rd, 2010 at 4:39 pm


Good luck. I read a while back you could find abandoned luxury cars in the city.

3 | Chris

January 18th, 2010 at 12:09 pm


Good Luck indeed! A lot of UK engineering firms work in Abu Dhabi. We don’t have any work but if we get some (there are grumblings of us looking out there) I’ll let you know how it goes. Will you be working to British Standards/Eurocodes? Let me know if you need some basic directions on this and/or a summary of the standard design software packages used in the UK.

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