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Civil Engineering Practice in the Twenty-First Century

Civil Engineering Practice in the 21st Century

Civil Engineering Practice in the Twenty-First Century

Knowledge and Skills for Design and Management

Neil S. Grigg, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE; Marvin E. Criswell, Ph.D., P.E.; Darrell G. Fontane, Ph.D., P.E.; and Thomas J. Siller, Ph.D.

ASCE Press

2001 / 270 pp.

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As civil engineering work changes, a new kind of civil engineer will be required. Civil engineers will continue to take on many different roles, including project planner and advocate, regulator, analyst and designer, and builder, as well as working in any of several technical areas. From applying new technologies and adapting new management strategies to becoming Internet-savvy and streamlining the construction process, civil engineers must master a different set of skills than in the past.

Civil Engineering Practice in the Twenty-First Century details the essential skills and strategies civil engineers need to be successful in the twenty-first century. Topics include:

  • critical thinking
  • finance and economics
  • communications
  • management
  • design skill
  • law and ethics
  • civil engineering heritage and future
  • consequences of civil engineering
  • work and careers of civil engineers
  • engineering design and the infrastructure life-cycle.

This book is designed to supplement the technical preparation of engineers and other technical professionals. The nontechnical focus of this book supports the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology's (ABET's) Engineering Criteria 2000.

About the Authors Neil S. Grigg, Ph.D., P.E., is a professor, Marvin E. Criswell, Ph.D., P.E., is a professor, Darrell G. Fontane, Ph.D., P.E., is a professor, and Thomas J. Siller, Ph.D., is an associate professor, all in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in the College of Engineering at Colorado State University.

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