Constructive Suggestions for Construction Success

by Celia Ruiz Tomlinson,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1983, Vol. 53, Issue 1, Pg. 73-76

Document Type: Feature article


Perhaps the biggest reason women engineers are discouraged from the construction area is that it is still very much a man's world. A profile is presented of Celia Ruiz Tomlinson, who became the first female field engineer and inspector in New Mexico in 1977. Advice is offered on how women engineers can develop a career in civil engineering, including developing strong communications skills, perserverance, field experience, and competitiveness.

Subject Headings: Women | Construction management | Professional development | Developing countries | New Mexico | United States

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