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Civil Engineer's Handbook of Professional Practice

  • ID: 2214964
  • Book
  • 744 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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A well–written, hands–on, single–source guide to the professional practice of civil engineering

There is a growing understanding that to be competitive at an international level, civil engineers not only must build on their traditional strengths in technology and science but also must acquire greater mastery of the business of civil engineering. Project management, teamwork, ethics, leadership, and communication have been defined as essential to the successful practice of civil engineering by the ASCE in the 2008 landmark publication, Civil Engineering Body of Knowledge for the 21st Century (BOK2). This single–source guide is the first to take the practical skills defined by the ASCE BOK2 and provide illuminating techniques, quotes, case examples, problems, and information to assist the reader in addressing the many challenges facing civil engineers in the real world. Civil Engineer′s Handbook of Professional Practice:

  • Focuses on the business and management aspects of a civil engineer′s job, providing students and practitioners with sound business management principles
  • Addresses contemporary issues such as permitting, globalization, sustainability, and emerging technologies
  • Offers proven methods for balancing speed, quality, and price with contracting and legal issues in a client–oriented profession
  • Includes guidance on juggling career goals, life outside work, compensation, and growth

From the challenge of sustainability to the rigors of problem recognition and solving, this book is an essential tool for those practicing civil engineering.

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Preface xv

Acknowledgments xvii

Contributing Authors xix

Contributing Editors xxiii

List of Abbreviations xxvii

Chapter 1 Introduction 1

Chapter 2 Background and History of the Profession 17

Chapter 3 Ethics 63

Chapter 4 Professional Engagement 95

Chapter 5 The Engineer′s Role in Project Development 125

Chapter 6 What Engineers Deliver 157

Chapter 7 Executing a Professional Commission Project Management 183

Chapter 8 Permitting 227

Chapter 9 The Client Relationship and Business Development 247

Chapter 10 Leadership 265

Chapter 11 Legal Aspects of Professional Practice 281

Chapter 12 Managing the Civil Engineering Enterprise 341

Chapter 13 Communicating as a Professional Engineer 365

Chapter 14 Having a Life 385

Chapter 15 Globalization 399

Chapter 16 Sustainability 439

Chapter 17 Emerging Technologies 471

Appendix A Example RFP 507

Appendix B Example Proposal 515

Appendix C Example Feasibility Study Report 533

Appendix D Example Short Technical Report: The Benefits of

Green Roofs 585

Appendix E Example Specification: Cast–in–Place

Concrete 593

Appendix F Contracts 603

Index 705

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Karen Hansen
Kent Zenobia
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