The rise of the civil engineering profession in Britain

Author: Steven Brindle

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5 July 2021

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The rise of the civil engineering profession in Britain

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Author

Steven Brindle

Date published

5 July 2021

Author

Steven Brindle

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Standard: £9
Members/Subscribers: Free
 

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Steven Brindle explores the history of the civil engineering profession from the 17th century to the founding of professional institutions in the early 19th century.

Synopsis
In this paper, based on his James Sutherland History Lecture delivered to the Institution of Structural Engineers in 2020, Steven Brindle provides a brief history of civil engineering in Britain, charting its development from hydraulic projects and early attempts to apply intellect to structural design in the 17th century, through a great commercially driven boom in the Georgian era, to the foundations of the modern profession in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
 

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PDF
Pages:
8
Publisher:
The Institution of Structural Engineers

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