Description : - Background to the role of the professional civil engineer - The complete picture - Starting to prepare the submission - The training record - Continuing education and training - The experience report - CPR project report and IPR expertise report - Common faults in the report - Appropriate supporting documents - From submission to review - The review day - The essays and written test - Preparing for the written work - The aftermath - Mature candidate review
Description : Initial Professional Development for Engineers provides a core foundation of information, on skills, knowledge and understanding, on which the development of every civil engineer, and their preparation for professional reviews, is based. The chapters provide guidance for any candidate and their mentors to make sense of the IPD process, providing a valuable insight into how to review their experience and the learning they must take from it. The book offers every review candidate the vision to select the key, important elements of experience to demonstrate their understanding, skills, knowledge and insight.
Description : 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.
Description : Engineering, Medical, Chartered Accounting and Law are a few professions that are considered to be good for one’s status, salary and other perquisites. But, just managing one’s admission into professional institutions does not make a person successful professionally. This book has eleven levels. The first five levels explain what engineering is and how one can become a successful professional, for which parents and teachers should contribute significantly. The rest of book takes a civil engineer working on projects like roads, bridges, dams, seaports, airports, industrial and residential buildings etc. on an innovative and interesting professional journey. It explains in minute detail, with examples of possible challenges and solutions for them, covering as many tasks as possible. The construction of major projects has been explained in simple language that best suits a classroom setting.
Description : Find Practical Solutions to Civil Engineering Design and Cost Management Problems A guide to successfully designing, estimating, and scheduling a civil engineering project, Integrated Design and Cost Management for Civil Engineers shows how practicing professionals can design fit-for-use solutions within established time frames and reliable budgets. This text combines technical compliance with practical solutions in relation to cost planning, estimating, time, and cost control. It incorporates solutions that are technically sound as well as cost effective and time efficient. It focuses on the integration of design and construction based on solid engineering foundations contained within a code of ethics, and navigates engineers through the complete process of project design, pricing, and tendering. Well illustrated The book uses cases studies to illustrate principles and processes. Although they center on Australasia and Southeast Asia, the principles are internationally relevant. The material details procedures that emphasize the correct quantification and planning of works, resulting in reliable cost and time predictions. It also works toward minimizing the risk of losing business through cost blowouts or losing profits through underestimation. This Text Details the Quest for Practical Solutions That: Are cost effective Can be completed within a reasonable timeline Conform to relevant quality controls Are framed within appropriate contract documents Satisfy ethical professional procedures, and Address the client’s brief through a structured approach to integrated design and cost management Designed to help civil engineers develop and apply a multitude of skill bases, Integrated Design and Cost Management for Civil Engineers can aid them in maintaining relevancy in appropriate design justifications, guide work tasks, control costs, and structure project timelines. The book is an ideal link between a civil engineering course and practice.
Description : Civil Engineer's Reference Book, Fourth Edition provides civil engineers with reports on design and construction practices in the UK and overseas. It gives a concise presentation of theory and practice in the many branches of a civil engineer's profession and it enables them to study a subject in greater depth. The book discusses some improvements in earlier practices, for example in surveying, geotechnics, water management, project management, underwater working, and the control and use of materials. Other changes covered are from the evolving needs of clients for almost all forms of construction, maintenance and repair. Another major change is the introduction of new national and Euro-codes based on limit state design, covering most aspects of structural engineering. The fourth edition incorporates these advances and, at the same time, gives greater prominence to the special problems relating to work overseas, with differing client requirements and climatic conditions. Chapters 1 to 10 provide engineers, at all levels of development, with 'lecture notes' on the basic theories of civil engineering. Chapters 11 to 44 cover the practice of design and construction in many of the fields of civil engineering. Civil engineers, architects, lawyers, mechanical engineers, insurers, clients, and students of civil engineering will find benefit in the use of this text.
Description : “Though ours is an age of high technology, the essence of what engineering is and what engineers do is not common knowledge. Even the most elementary of principles upon which great bridges, jumbo jets, or super computers are built are alien concepts to many. This is so in part because engineering as a human endeavor is not yet integrated into our culture and intellectual tradition. And while educators are currently wrestling with the problem of introducing technology into conventional academic curricula, thus better preparing today’s students for life in a world increasingly technological, there is as yet no consensus as to how technological literacy can best be achieved. " I believe, and I argue in this essay, that the ideas of engineering are in fact in our bones and part of our human nature and experience. Furthermore, I believe that an understanding and an appreciation of engineers and engineering can be gotten without an engineering or technical education. Thus I hope that the technologically uninitiated will come to read what I have written as an introduction to technology. Indeed, this book is my answer to the questions 'What is engineering?' and 'What do engineers do?'" - Henry Petroski, To Engineer is Human
Description : An Introduction to Civil Engineering is intended for students and anyone with an interest in civil engineering . It begins with an introduction to the engineering field as a whole and also provides background information into the history of civil engineering from the ancient times to the present. The text explores the lives of the great civil engineers in history. Readers are also introduced to how great structures were built, the challenges that were faced and the significance of these past achievements to construction today. Construction materials have evolved with time and those progresses are highlighted here. An introduction to the basic types of engineering documents, the nature of multidisciplinary teams, structural and transportation engineering are explored in some detail. The final chapters are concerned with the general process of involved in civil engineering projects from the conceptual to final stages. Here you will find a general description of what motivates safe practices in the workplace and what criteria are used to select a builder. The final chapter very briefly highlights what needs to be done by young graduates and professionals to succeed in the field as a civil engineer.