Civil Engineering: At the Center of Technology for Tomorrow

by James Brian Quinn, Prof.; Amos Tuck School of Business Administration, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H.,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1984, Vol. 54, Issue 3, Pg. 61-65

Document Type: Feature article


Between now and the year 2000 civil engineers have the opportunity, perhaps more than any other profession, to help create the monuments of our civilization. This will involve projects that will help solve problems in energy, food supplies, water, transportation, material handling, waste disposal, earth moving, environmental cleansing and structures for living and working. These challenges should attract the brightest minds to the profession. The perception of civil engineering must be changed from that of a discipline of the past to the discipline of the future.

Subject Headings: High-rise buildings | Monuments | Hydro power | Power supply | Water supply systems | Water transportation | Construction materials | Earth materials

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