oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Civil engineering in crisis - Some further thoughts
It would seem that very few engineers are satisfied with the position they occupy in today's society. It would also seem that the position we occupy is somehow beneath the older professions, and distinctly less in esteem than the architects'. We feel we are as learned as lawyers and certainly provide a better service to the community than television personalities, but at the same time we are resentful about it. The trouble is that beneath this discontent we have the knowledge it was not always so. To understand this more fully we need to go back a long time, to the Victorian era in fact.
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