Developing Quality Resident Engineers From an RE's Point of View

by Paul E. Newman, Veterans Administration, Minneapolis, MN, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Quality of Inspectors—In Search of Excellence


A good Resident Engineer (RE) is not just an inspector, he is a hybrid of a lawyer, engineer, accountant, manager, administrator, and communicator as well as an inspector. In order for our new RE trainees to be a hybrid, the trainee must be well prepared and capable of running today's complicated projects. The author gives an outline of items which he believes are required for any type of RE training program.

Subject Headings: Hybrid methods | Legal affairs | Managers | Construction industry | Engineering education | Engineering profession | Training | Freight transportation

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