Perspectives in Civil Engineering: Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the American Society of Civil Engineersby Jeffrey S. Russell,
American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, VA
978-0-7844-0686-1 (ISBN-13) | 0-7844-0686-3 (ISBN-10), 2003, Soft Cover, Pg. xii, 401
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Abstract: While each paper is unique, collectively they provide a snapshot of the profession while offering thoughtful predictions of likely developments in the years to come. Together the papers illuminate the mounting complexity facing civil engineering stemming from rapid growth in scientific knowledge, technological development, and human populations, especially in the last 50 years. An overarching theme is the need for systems-level approaches and consideration from undergraduate education through advanced engineering materials, processes, technologies, and design methods and tools. These papers speak to the need for civil engineers of all specialties to recognize and embrace the growing interconnectedness of the global infrastructure, economy, society, and the need to work for more sustainable, life-cycle-oriented solutions. While embracing the past and the present, the papers collected here clearly have an eye on the future needs of ASCE and the civil engineering profession.
Subject Headings: Forensic engineering | Hydraulic engineering | Engineering education | Computing in civil engineering | Engineering profession | Transportation engineering | Engineering history | United States | North America
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