The American Engineer Overseas

by Paul M. Reed, (M.ASCE), Project Mgr.; Dames & Moore, Jakarta, Indonesia,

Serial Information: Issues in Engineering: Journal of Professional Activities, 1982, Vol. 108, Issue 2, Pg. 111-114

Document Type: Journal Paper


More and more American engineers will be working overseas, many for the first time. Frequently materials, laboratories and hardware equipment are not available and the engineer must first ascertain what is available, then develop design and specifications on this basis. Too often the engineer working on a foreign assignment disregards local practices which inevitably is an expensive mistake. The author cites mistakes made by engineers and suggests ways to avoid costly pitfalls.

Subject Headings: Equipment and machinery

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