What Can be Done to Boost the Efficiency of the Civil Engineering Profession—

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1980, Vol. 50, Issue 10, Pg. 91-102

Document Type: Feature article


In view of all the talk about the declining efficiency of American business, how can civil engineering works be planned, designed, constructed, operated, or maintained more efficiently? Those are the questions CE asked top civil engineering experts to address. Among topics discussed: ways to make highway design more efficient; improving civil engineering education; streamlining the consulting firm; why small firms are more innovative; ways to minimize litigation on projects; why CE works take too long and cost far too much to build; on the importance of checking design and construction work; the great promise of computer graphics; and a much needed new perspective for civil engineers.

Subject Headings: Engineering profession | Highway and road design | Consulting services | Hydraulic design | Engineering education | Engineering firms | Infrastructure construction | Design/Build/Operate

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