Improving the Civil Engineering Profession: Essay Contest

by Scott S. Pickard, (M.ASCE), Engineering Editor; Concrete International Magazine, American Concrete Institute, Detroit, Mich.,
Jerry A. Nathanson, Instructor; Union County Tech, Scotch Plain, N.J.,
Sreenivasan V. Nathan, (F.ASCE), Project Manager; Woodward-Clyde Consultants, Plymouth Meeting, Pa.,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1981, Vol. 51, Issue 4, Pg. 60-63

Document Type: Feature article


In the October, 1980, issue, Civil Engineering—ASCE announced an essay contest on the following questions: How can the civil engineering profession be improved? How can civil engineering works be planned, designed, constructed, operated or maintained more efficiently? Last month the three prizewinners were published, and this month three more of the best essays are presented. Jerry A. Nathanson writes on the need for civil engineers to maintain an eye on creativity while they focus on productivity. S. V. Nathan writes on the need for some major reforms in earth engineering practice, and Scott S. Pickard addresses the importance of confidence in personal performance and productivity.

Subject Headings: Engineering profession | Productivity | Professional practice

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