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How Architectural Wonders Inspired Neil Monteiro to Become a Civil Engineer


By Sebastian Nguyen on May 5th, 2016

My Story

Meet Neil Monteiro, Civil Infrastructure Design Technology student who dreams of one day working on superstructures such as the Burj Khalifa!

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Roots in Engineering and Architecture

With an engineer for a dad and an architect for a mother, Neil believes it was only natural for him to pursue a career in civil infrastructure.

As someone who grew up loving problem solving and computers, Neil decided to take the next step and apply to Brighton College.

During his enrollment process, he was happy to find that the Civil Infrastructure Design Technology program was his solution to achieving his career goals.

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AutoCAD Software and Individual Support

After enrolling in Brighton, Neil found software such as AutoCAD and Architectural Revit allowed him to express his design ideas.

He praised the instructors and coursework for making the material comprehensible and easy to understand. Furthermore, Neil is grateful for the one-on-one instructor time that he’s able to receive thanks to the smaller class sizes.

“I’ve seen a lot during my travels and I’ve always been inspired by tall and massive buildings”

Inspired by Travels

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Burj Khalifa

Neil is constantly inspired by the buildings he’s seen from all of his travels.

Growing up in places like Kuwait and Dubai, Neil was inspired by architectural marvels such as the Burj Khalifa or the Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia.

Dreaming of one day working on similar buildings, Neil would love to one day create his own vision of an iconic landmark.

Getting into the Architecture Industry

If you’re looking to get into Civil Engineering, you’ll need the right training. Brighton College offers several engineering programs that have helped our students land a job.

Book a free information session or give us a call at 604-430-5608 for more information.

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