Engineering: Environmental vs. Developmental Goalsby Dale A. Watson, Student; Brigham Young University, Provo, UT,
Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1993, Vol. 63, Issue 3, Pg. 70-71
Document Type: Feature article
The 1992 winner of the Daniel W. Mead Student Paper competition explores the potential conflict for engineers, between environmental and developmental goals. Noting a dictionary definition of engineering as the application of scientific principles to such practical ends as the design, construction and operation of efficient and economical structures, equipment and systems, Watson states that an efficient and economical project must be based on three factors: an application of scientific principles, innovative design, and the practical construction and operation of projects. By examining these points the paper shows how civil engineers can resolve conflicting points of view and still keep focus on improving the quality of life.
Subject Headings: Environmental issues | Economic factors | Construction equipment | Terminology and definition | Structural systems | Systems engineering | Students
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