Projects needed to keep civil engineers working

The South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE) receives requests from civil engineering professionals for assistance in finding jobs on a regular basis – this in a country where civil engineering is a priority scarce skill. South African engineers are experiencing unemployment. Despite living in South Africa where “job creation” and “unemployment” appear in everyday…

ASCE Conference 2012 in Montreal, Canada

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) held its 142nd annual conference from 18 to 20 October 2012. This year the theme of the engineering conference was “Civil Engineering in the new Global Economy”. The ASCE conference, which took place in Montreal, Canada, united representatives of academia, consulting, government and industry from across the globe…

Car-free cities

THE CURRENT PROBLEM Virtually every city in the world today has a major problem with congestion caused by the ever increasing volume of cars on the road. Congestion results in delay, cost, unpredictability, frustration, road rage, crashes and the need to build more roads. Cars, mostly carrying one person, weigh tons more than, and take…