Prospects for International Engineering Practice

by Richard N. Wright, (F.ASCE), Director; Nat'l. Inst. of Stds. and Tech., Center for Bldg. Tech., Bldg 226, Gaithersburg, MD,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-753-6 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-753-5 (ISBN-10), 1990, Soft Cover, Pg. 72

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Conference information: Eighth Structures Congress, A Session | Baltimore, Maryland, United States | May 1, 1990

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Document Type: Book - Proceedings


International trade is growing in construction products and services. It is stimulated by international efforts to reduce technical barriers to trade and the formation of a single European market in 1992. This book contains papers describing the challenges and opportunities of international engineering practice. Developments of engineering standards, codes, product approval systems and infrastructure construction are described for the single European market. International standards and product testing and certification systems are described with note of opportunities and benefits of United States participation. The evolution of the U.S. building regulatory system is considered in light of requirements for reciprocity with the international system. Activities are described of U.S., Canadian, and European engineering organizations to establish bases for mutual recognition of engineering qualifications.

Subject Headings: Engineering profession | Infrastructure construction | Light (artificial) | Systems engineering | Infrastructure | Building codes | Licensure and certification | Business organizations | United States


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