oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - A 16-mgd waterworks plant for a dissolving pulp factory at Umkomaas, Natal



The Author had thrown the lime-light on the industrialist's financial approach to the capital, taxation and operating costs of an engineering scheme. The principles he had enumerated represented the outlook of every concern in the country which paid taxes. Government departments and government controlled bodies were probably the only organizations to which the traditional engineering economics applied rigidly. The bulk of our engineers might be employed, directly or indirectly, by the state, but there was a constant migration and, as the Author had stated, the current industrial development of the country provided great scope for the civil engineer. The civil engineers who would succeed best in this industrial climate were those who were prepared to accept a new approach to economic problems and adapt their technical knowledge to the demands of their economy.


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