Improving the Civil Engineering Profession — Essay Contest

by David Hatch, Instructor; Dept. of Civ. Engrg., Oregon St. Univ. Corvallis, Oregon 97330,
Richard Ray Harbert, Associate; Frank Honey and Associates, Inc., Portland, Oregon 97205,
Vijay Datta, Supervising Structural Engr.; Gibbs and Hill, New York, N.Y.,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1981, Vol. 51, Issue 8, Pg. 71-73

Document Type: Feature article


Ideas for improving the civil engineering profession are addressed in these three winners of a Honorable Mention in CE's 1980 Essay Contest. In the first article, entitled Abolishing the Need for Transportation, David Hatch argues that transportation planners should work to reduce of eliminate the need for transportation. The second article, by Vijay Datta, is called Boost Engineering Productivity by: Higher Quality Engineers, Computers, and Standardization. Standardization, says Datta, should be one of the main objectives of the civil engineering industry during the 1980s. The third article, by Richard Ray Harbert, is entitled Enhancing a Consulting Firm's Key Asset: People.

Subject Headings: Consulting services | Engineering profession | Computing in civil engineering | Industries | Assets

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