oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Civil engineering: A profession in distress
|Article Title||Civil engineering: A profession in distress|
|© Publisher:||South African Institution Of Civil Engineering (SAICE)|
|Journal||Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese|
|Affiliations||1 South African Institution of Civil Engineers.|
|Publication Date||Mar 1962|
|Pages||10 - 13|
|Keyword(s)||Civil engineering, Distress and Profession|
Like Topsy this article grew. It began life in 1992 during visits to civil engineers throughout South Africa. It was then no more than a burr under the skin arising from a deep-rooted frustration among members. Our work was seldom appreciated and we were doubting our own worth. Two years later a workshop to direct the Institution's Strategic Plan brought many of these frustrations to the surface. A paper to the American Society of Civil Engineers by Michel Bruneau (1993) of the University of Ottawa helped direct the research that underpins this article and confirmed that we were not alone. Finally, a workshop at the Institution's Port Elizabeth congress in April 1995 and another with government and industry representatives in September 1995 added flesh to the bones.
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