Responding to the Challenges of Engineering Practice

by Adolph J. Ackerman, (F.ASCE), Consulting Engr.; Madison, Wisc.,

Serial Information: Issues in Engineering: Journal of Professional Activities, 1980, Vol. 106, Issue 2, Pg. 137-159

Document Type: Journal Paper


The paper consider the following problems: (1)The heritage of great engineers; (2)profession and politicians; (3)duty to dissent; (4)birth of atomic energy; (5)water resources planning as a tool of the new despotism; (6)engineers must tell what they know; (7)problems of communicating the dissenting voice; (8)new warnings to America and to civil engineers; (9)dangers of a new holocaust; (10)challenges confronting civil engineering education; (11)ethics, the law beyond the law; and (12)slow death of a free profession.

Subject Headings: Engineering profession | Engineering education | Laws | History and Heritage | Energy engineering

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