Each one of these items is exceptional advice. One in particular to me is item number 6 in that come February, I will be starting my 3rd year participating in the Architects in School program here locally. It is a program for 5th grade elementary school students to learn principles in architectural design, including structural design from my perspective. The kids learn a lot and come up with some very interesting projects. Stay tuned for a report on how the third year progresses. In the meantime read the following article. Very good points!