Civil Engineer's Handbook of Professional PracticeBook - 2011
There is a growing understanding that to be competitive at aninternational level, civil engineers not only must build on theirtraditional strengths in technology and science but also mustacquire greater mastery of the business of civil engineering.Project management, teamwork, ethics, leadership, and communicationhave been defined as essential to the successful practice of civilengineering by the ASCE in the 2008 landmark publication, CivilEngineering Body of Knowledge for the 21st Century (BOK2) . Thissingle-source guide is the first to take the practical skillsdefined by the ASCE BOK2 and provide illuminating techniques,quotes, case examples, problems, and information to assist thereader in addressing the many challenges facing civil engineers inthe real world. Civil Engineer's Handbook of ProfessionalPractice :Focuses on the business and management aspects of a civilengineer's job, providing students and practitioners with soundbusiness management principles Addresses contemporary issues such as permitting,globalization, sustainability, and emerging technologies Offers proven methods for balancing speed, quality, and pricewith contracting and legal issues in a client-orientedprofession Includes guidance on juggling career goals, life outside work,compensation, and growth
From the challenge of sustainability to the rigors of problemrecognition and solving, this book is an essential tool for thosepracticing civil engineering.