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Civil Engineer's Handbook of Professional Practice

Civil Engineer's Handbook of Professional Practice

Civil Engineer's Handbook of Professional Practice

Karen Hansen, Ph.D., and Kent Zenobia

ASCE Press

2011 / 744 pp.

Hard Cover - In Stock
$135.00 List / $101.25ASCE Member
Stock No. JW841 / ISBN: 9780470438411


To be competitive at an international level, civil engineers must not only build on their traditional strengths in technology and science but also acquire greater mastery of the business of civil engineering. Project management, teamwork, ethics, leadership, and communication have been defined as essential to the successful practice of civil engineering by ASCE's landmark 2008 publication, Civil Engineering Body of Knowledge for the 21st Century.

This single-source guide is the first to take the practical skills defined by the ASCE Body of Knowledge and provide illuminating techniques, quotes, case examples, problems, and information to assist the reader in addressing the many challenges facing civil engineers in the real world. From the challenge of sustainability to the rigors of problem recognition and solving, the book provides an essential tool for working as a practicing civil engineer.

 About the Authors  

Karen Lee Hansen, Ph.D., is assistant professor of civil engineering and construction management at California State University in Sacramento.

Kent E. Zenobia, P.E., BCEE, works for the California Department of Water Resources as the Chief of the Project Delivery Branch responsible for major flood reduction and site restoration construction projects.

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