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Civil Engineer's Handbook of Professional Practice

Product Code/ISBN: 9780470438411

Teamwork, leadership, ethics, communication and project management have been defined as the sources of successfully propelling your career and employment in civil engineering.  The Civil Engineer’s Handbook of Professional Practice is a great manual to have with you to work on these attributes and become the best engineer you can be.  This incredible guide will take you on a journey to the most important aspects of becoming and being a civil engineer through quotes, case studies, real-world problems, and different techniques.  This is the Holy Grail for civil engineers!

Filled with 744 pages of information this must-have guide covers everything from different jobs aspects to methods on legal issues to more contemporary things like as sustainability and emerging technologies.  The Civil Engineer’s Handbook of Professional Practice will also give you guidance and tips on how to balance your career with your personal life and what you can do to succeed in both.  Karen Lee Hanson and Kent E. Zenobia have crafted a near perfect resource for you in your civil engineering career.  Whether you are just starting, or you have some years in the industry, we promise you that you will be able to find something useful in this amazing manual!

Table of Contents



Contributing Authors

Contributing Editors

  1. Introduction
  2. Background and History of the Profession
  3. Ethics
  4. Professional Engagement
  5. The Engineer’s Role in Project Development
  6. What Engineers Deliver
  7. Executing A Professional Commission – Project Management
  8. Permitting
  9. The Client Relationship and Business Development
  10. Leadership
  11. Legal Aspects of Professional Practice
  12. Managing the Civil Engineering Enterprise
  13. Communicating as a Professional Engineer
  14. Having A Life
  15. Globalization
  16. Sustainability
  17. Emerging Technologies

Appendix A: Example RFP

Appendix B: Example Proposal

Appendix C: Example Feasibility Study Report

Appendix D: Example Short Technical Report: The Benefits of Green Roofs

Appendix E Example Specification: Case-in-Place


Appendix F Contracts