Research and Development for Increased Productivity—Where We Must Go

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1982, Vol. 52, Issue 3, Pg. 54-55

Document Type: Feature article


A well-focused research and development activity must be the essential foundation of any long-range success in maintaining high and increasing productivity in manufacturing, the efficient use of resources, a growing standard of living, and strength in the ultimate testing ground of international trade. This call for action to the engineering profession suggests the following areas for attention: (1) construction technology; (2) energy transfer; (3) biomedical processing; (4) office operations; (5) service industries; (6) chemical and metallurgical processing; (7) manufacturing technology; (8) transportation and (9) waste recovery.

Subject Headings: Chemical processes | Industrial wastes | Manufacturing | Chemical wastes | Research and development | Ultimate strength | Transportation engineering | Professional services

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