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In Defense of the Land Development Engineer

Over the years I have often seen outstanding land development engineers desire to break into a new area of specialization under the civil engineering umbrella, yet they have found the opportunity to do so to be scarce, at best, purely because they have a background in land development. That said, after discussing this topic with numerous land development engineers across the country, I have been so inclined to blog…in defense of land development engineers.

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The view down – Chicago’s Sears Tower Skydeck

SPOTLIGHT PROJECT A glassed-enclosed box on the 103rd-floor of The Sears Tower, will offer visitors a view of the city at all angles, including straight down, by means of four laminated, structural-glass modules that will extend more than 4 ft from the tower’s existing curtain wall./strong

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Another Civil Engineering Shortage

As of March of 2008 civil engineering student enrollment was up across the states. With the failing US infrastructure, it appeared that students flocked to civil engineering undergraduate programs. One would think they would have been guaranteed a job.

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Be An Engineer

In an article aimed at discussing what it really means to be an engineer, Philip Shucet, past Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Transportation makes a concerted effort to reinvigorate the value of "being an engineer" in Virginia DOT. He penned "BE AN ENGINEER" for our June newsletter. What do you think of his comments??

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