oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Accelerating innovation
|Article Title||Accelerating innovation|
|© Publisher:||South African Institution Of Civil Engineering (SAICE)|
|Journal||Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese|
|Affiliations||1 Fluor Corporation, USA|
|Publication Date||Mar 1955|
|Pages||23 - 24|
|Keyword(s)||Engineering and Innovation|
Les McCraw highlights key innovations helping the industry respond to clients' demands for 'better, faster, cheaper and safer' projects and calls for a new, more empowering style of leadership as the industry moves into the next century Nearly 60 years ago, in a book entitled The story of engineering, J Gardner Bennett wrote: 'From the days of the first crude levers and baskets, the first rollers and the first wedges, the sum of engineering knowledge has been steadily growing. Many humble workmen have added significant innovations and improvements ... whole nations and peoples have left their imprint on the body of engineering knowledge. It is not the monopoly of anyone culture or any limited society. Engineering knowledge is not the miraculous gift of modern professionals but the accumulated and still accumulating heritage of the ages.'
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