The Infrastructure Problem and the Role of the Civil Engineer

Urban Growth Committee of the Urban Planning and Development Divison of ASCE

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1982, Vol. 52, Issue 10, Pg. 41-43

Document Type: Feature article


It is civil engineers who design, build, and maintain the nation's infrastructure. Along with public works officials who manage the urban infrastructure, the civil engineer has a responsibility to make known both the problems with the infrastructure and possible solutions to them. Engineers should focus on the technical aspects of urban infrastructure needs. In addition to the acknowledged great financial need, there is an equally important need to review design standards and performance levels. These standards and levels need to be changed where necessary to conform to severe financial constraints.

Subject Headings: Infrastructure | Financial management | Design/Build | Urban areas | Standards and codes

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