Digital Water Cooler

by Robert L. Reid, Senior Editor, Features Manager; ASCE, ASCE World Headquarters, 1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Reston, VA,


Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2019, Vol. 89, Issue 2, Pg. 60-65


Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: To keep employees connected across geographically dispersed offices, help them share knowledge and technical resources, and just better understand their company and their clients, many engineering firms have turned to internal computer networks—dubbed social intranets—that work somewhat like popular social media platforms. But there's one critical difference: these social intranets offer more engineering drawings, fewer cat videos.

Subject Headings: Social factors | Water resources | Employees | Client relationships | Engineering firms | Computer networks | Imaging techniques

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