The Relationship Between Consulting Engineers and Industry

by David H. Miller,

Serial Information: Journal of the Sanitary Engineering Division, 1957, Vol. 83, Issue 1, Pg. 1-4

Document Type: Journal Paper


A salesman-customer relationship obviously exists between the consulting engineer and industry. The relationship is tempered however, by the constraints of professionalism and the avoidance of hucksterism. Mutual trust leads to mutual profit. Engineering consulting work encompasses the specialist, the integrated engineering firm and the engineering contractor. A related service is provided by the builders of specialized equipment. Industry's use of outside engineering services takes many forms depending upon both the characteristics of the consultant and the client. Through enlightened engineering services, industry receives an essential assist in meeting the requirements of a highly competitive and swiftly changing economy.

Subject Headings: Consulting services | Engineering firms | Industries | Profits | Contractors and subcontractors | Equipment and machinery | Client relationships

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