The Vision for Civil Engineering in 2025 Based on the Summit on the Future of Civil Engineering
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The Vision for Civil Engineering in 2025 Based on the Summit on the Future of Civil Engineering



PREFACE:

A diverse group of civil engineering and other leaders, including international guests, gathered in June 2006 to actively participate in the Summit on the Future of Civil Engineering. Their purpose: articulate an aspirational global vision for the future of civil engineering addressing all levels and facets of the civil engineering community.

Today’s status of civil engineering served as the Summit’s benchmark. Examples of current issues and trends noted at the Summit include the poor condition of the infrastructure in many nations, the occurrence of corruption in the global engineering and construction industry.

The minimal involvement of civil engineers in the political process, the need to more fully embrace sustainability, the globalization of engineering practice, and the desire to attract the best and brightest to the profession.

Summit participants see a very different world for civil engineers in 2025. An ever-increasing global population that continues to shift to urban areas will require widespread adoption of sustainability.

Demands for energy, drinking water, clean air, safe waste disposal, and transportation will drive environmental protection and infrastructure development. Society will face increased threats from natural events, accidents, and perhaps other causes such as terrorism. development.

More advances in areas such as information technology, intelligent infrastructure, and digital simulation will be needed.  Summit organizers and participants want this vision to guide policies, plans, processes, and progress within the civil engineering community and beyond—and around the globe.

The engineering community, especially the civil engineering community, is global and, as such, should share a common vision and work together to achieve it.

Now that the Summit is complete, the vision articulated, and the report completed, leaders of civil engineering organizations around the globe should move the civil engineering community toward the vision.

Meeting this challenge will require active engagement on a variety of environmental and infrastructure fronts. Civil engineers are rightfully proud of their legacy. During the past century, clean water supplies have extended general life expectancies. Transportation systems serve as an economic and social engine.

New bridges, blending strength and beauty, speed transport and bring communities closer together. Public and private construction, for which engineers provide the essential underpinnings of design and project oversight, produces hundreds of thousands of jobs and drives community development.

From the functional and beautiful Golden Gate Bridge in the United States, Petronas Towers in Malaysia, and Pont du Gard in France to the largely hidden water supply and sanitary sewer systems, civil engineers have made their mark in many aspects of the daily life of essentially everyone around the globe.


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