The Civil Engineering Foundation — A New Beginning

by John H. Wiggins, Crisis Management Corp, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structural Design, Analysis and Testing


The United States' construction industry is ailing, experiencing a decline that rivals that of the auto and other US manufacturing industries. How the decline is to be halted and reversed is a subject that several committees have addressed. Is 1986, the Building Research Board of the National Academy of Science funded a committee to report on the problem. ASCE was also funded $90,000 to prepare a report for the National Science Foundation that will present a theme for the future direction of civil engineers. As a result of that report a Blue-Ribbon Committee was formed by ASCE to make recommendations to the Board of Direction regarding ASCE's role in fostering the needed research and development aimed at improving our industry.

Subject Headings: Manufacturing | Federal government | Research and development | Construction industry | Writing skills | Business organizations | Foundation construction | United States

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