The Civil Engineer: Quiet Man or Spokesman?

by Hadley Johnson, Jr., (M.ASCE), Res. Engr.; Engrg. Sci. Inc., San Diego, CA,

Serial Information: Engineering Issues: Journal of Professional Activities, 1971, Vol. 97, Issue 1, Pg. 51-54

Document Type: Journal Paper


In all too many cases, the public conception of civil engineers as a superspecialist who functions in relative isolation, apparently unaware of the crises swirling about him is true. Although the nature of a civil engineer's work tends to isolate him, he must learn to speak out and make his voice heard. He must become involved in his community, state and nation, and make his skills and talents an effective force in public affairs. The civil engineer must stop being the quiet man and become a spokesman.

Subject Headings: Public services

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