oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Are we wasting our most valuable assets?

Volume 5, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



The article considers what ails the civil engineering industry and suggests that the solution lies in supporting the engineers themselves to work to their full capacity. It seems fair to say that civil engineering is an industry in crisis. One has only to peruse the local press to find regular discussions and reports chronicling the continuing downturn in construction activity. The situation has deteriorated to such an extent that even a respected SAICE past president was recently moved to lament in this magazine that civil engineering was a 'profession in distress'.

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