Me, Myself, and Infrastructure
Private Lives and Public Works in America
Gregory K. Dreicer
ASCE 150th Anniversary Publication
2002 / 168 pp.
Soft Cover - In Stock
$27.00 List / $20.25ASCE Member
Stock No. 40611 / ISBN: 9780784406113
Companion guide to the ASCE 150th Anniversary museum exhibit.
This book is a consumer’s-eye view of infrastructure—the
technological networks that keep society connected and define
modern life—and highlights the relationship of the public to civil
engineers, the professionals who design the infrastructure that forms the foundation
of the world. Each chapter of this highly illustrated book explores a fundamental
question behind infrastructure and the role it plays in individual
lives. Who's responsible? How safe is it? Why so big? It it available?
How much does it cost? How long will it last? The answers to these questions illuminate the invisible links between our private lives and
The book invites readers to examine their experiences and
expectations while considering the role of civil engineering as
innovators, builders, and managers.