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4.0 out of 5 stars A much needed resource for what's not taught in school, May 21, 2011
This review is from: Civil Engineer's Handbook of Professional Practice (Kindle Edition)
As a civil engineer working in consulting for more than 30 years, I think a text like this is long overdue. There are a number of excellent technical handbooks for the practicing engineer, but I am not aware of another book that brings together the "soft" issues so important to success in any engineering endeavor. As most practicing civil engineers understand, project management, staff development, marketing, permitting, and collaboration with colleagues and clients make up a huge part of the job, and it is a shame that these issues are given so little attention in the typical civil engineering education.

This book provides an excellent introduction to these vital skills, and would be a very useful reference for any young civil engineering professional.
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Initial post: Jun 1, 2011 4:45:02 PM PDT
The Civil Engineer's Handbook of Professional Practice is a helpful guide that provides practical direction for the professional engineer. It describes the world of the civil engineering in a realistic manner with case studies, clever pop-outs, and communication methods in an organized, easy to navigate package. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who wants to know what today's engineering looks like. Helpful for both students considering civil engineering and direction for those already involved. I am a practicing, registered civil engineer and found this book to be an accurate depiction of things I put into practice on an almost daily basis and a guide for my professional advancement.
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