CAN DECISION MAKING BE TAUGHT?

THE ENGINEER IS SEEN AS AN INTEGRAL MEMBER OF THE DESIGN TEAM. IN THIS ROLE HE MUST FUNCTION AS A DECISION-MAKER, NOT JUST A PROBLEM-SOLVER. THE AUTHOR PRESENTS THE IDEA THAT DECISION-MAKING CAN BE TAUGHT IN THE SCHOOLS AS PART OF THE UNDERGRADUATE CIVIL ENGINEERING CURRICULUM. ALL THE FACTORS INVOLVED IN THE DESIGN OF A PROJECT, EFFECT ON THE COMMUNITY, ECONOMY, ESTHETICS, BUSINESS AND LAW SHOULD BE PART OF THE PICTURE THAT THE ENGINEER SEES WHEN HE IS PART OF A DESIGN TEAM FROM THE INCEPTION OF A PARTICULAR PROJECT. PRESENTING CASE STUDIES IN THE CLASS-ROOM WILL HELP BUILD IN THE CIVIL ENGINEER A GREATER SENSITIVITY TO THE ENTIRE SITUATION, NOT JUST TO ITS TECHNICAL ASPECTS. /AUTHOR

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    • Vol 40, No 7, PP 37-38
  • Authors:
    • Scalzi, J B
  • Publication Date: 1970-7

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  • Accession Number: 00200413
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 5 1970 12:00AM