Geo-engineering: a Vision for the 21st Century

Civil Engineering Research Foundation, ASCE

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-7844-0042-5 (ISBN-13) | 0-7844-0042-3 (ISBN-10), 1994, Soft Cover, Pg. 48
CERF report #94-5020
Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book


This report, Geo-engineering: A Vision for the 21st Century, documents recent actions by acknowledged U.S. experts in the geo-engineering related disciplines of civil engineering to define the role of geo-engineers and geo-engineering in the 21st Century. Approximately 50 of the nation's industry, academic and public sector leaders met for a two-day synthesis session held at the Xerox Document University in Leesburg, Virginia. There, they addressed issues such as: 1) who are geo-engineers; 2) where should geo-engineering be in the larger civil engineering milieu; and 3) how should geo-engineering achieve the desired goals. From these discussions, a geo-engineering action plan that focuses on identity, education, research, contracting/procurement, and advancing the state of the art and improving the state of practice was developed. In addition, recommendations were made to expand the action plan so that it is international in nature. Participants debated formation of umbrella organization to begin implementaion of the geo-engineering action plan. The report recommendations include expanding into an international scope and convening an expanded international workshop within the next 12 months.

Subject Headings: Geotechnical engineering | Engineering profession | Colleges and universities | Industries | Education | Organizations


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