FINDINGS IN CREATIVITY AND RELEVANCE IN CIVIL ENGINEERING

The paper focuses on ingenuity which is the essence of engineering, and presents a compilation of the state of the art on creativity, with emphasis on the findings most relevant to the civil engineering profession. Creativity depends on the information base and the capacity for unrestricted thinking. There is an associated creative attitude that can be stimulated or inhibited. Motivated engineers reach a peak of creative productivity in their mid 40s and a second peak about 15 years later. Several stimulating and inhibiting factors can be identified in the civil engineering profession. Computers can play either role. Education and the proper design of the work environment can help develop and maintain creative abilities with the right blend of critical thinking and engineering curiosity.

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  • Accession Number: 00607419
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 30 1991 12:00AM