Bridging the Canadian gap

The author's background of training and activities in building a 50 year career as a specialist bridge designer are outlined, and comparisons made with current opportunities for young engineers. With a career split between government service and consulting, the author discusses the change in governmental roles as a result of privatization and financial constraints, and suggests services that are still best provided by government. Some major Canadian bridge projects are compared under three groupings; public participation, contracting methods and innovation. The closing remarks cover some of the problems in bridging the technological gap in the public and private sectors, and suggest likely future areas of opportunity and technical development. (a) For the covering entry of this conference, please see ITRD abstract no. E214936.


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  • Accession Number: 01051041
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jun 11 2007 1:12PM