The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 66 (1988) > Issues > Issue 8 > The Next Generation of Structural Engineers
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The Next Generation of Structural Engineers

Two areas exercising the minds of structural engineers at present are: (1)the great shortage of structural engineerng personnel at craft, technician, and chartered levels; (2)the concern in the institution regarding the education and training of structural engineers which has culminated in the Past President, Professor Happold, setting up a Task Group to report on the education needs of structural engineers (of particular concern is the lack of understanding of structural behaviour, of materials (including their interaction), and of construction methods; there is a feeling that the education of structural engineers shouid be more associated with building and building services, rather than civil engineering). L.A. Clark Thus, in this papes, which is based on the author's Chairman's