Wiley and ASCE Press Present the Essential Guide to the Business of Civil Engineering: CIVIL ENGINEER’S HANDBOOK OF PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

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CIVIL ENGINEER’S HANDBOOK OF PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE to Publish in May 2011

John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (JWa and JWb) is excited to announce a co-branded agreement with ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers) Press to publish CIVIL ENGINEER’S HANDBOOK OF PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE. To succeed and be competitive, Civil Engineers must build on their traditional strengths in technology and science with the mastery of the business of Civil Engineering, the "softer" skills of management, teamwork, ethics, leadership, communication. These skills have been defined as essential to the successful practice of Civil Engineering by the ASCE Body of Knowledge (BOK) Task Force. CIVIL ENGINEER’S HANDBOOK OF PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE (John Wiley & Sons; $135.00; May 2011) takes the practical skills defined by the ASCE BOK and provides techniques, quotes, case examples, problems and information to assist the reader in addressing the challenges facing Civil Engineers in the real world.

Civil engineers are expected to experience 24% employment growth in the coming decade, faster than the average for all occupations. Fueled by population growth and the related need to improve infrastructure, more civil engineers are needed to design and construct or expand transportation, water supply, and pollution control systems and buildings and building complexes. The CIVIL ENGINEER’S HANDBOOK OF PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE is a complete guide for professional civil engineers, as well as students, and coverage includes:

  •     The 24 skills necessary for the practice of Civil Engineering and defined by the 2008 ASCE Body of Knowledge
  •     Students and practitioners of Civil Engineering with sound business management principles
  •     Proven methods for balancing speed, quality and price in a client-oriented profession
  •     Guidance on balancing career goals, life outside work, compensation and growth
  •     Hundreds of drawings, charts, and feature boxes
  •     A glossary and an instructor's guide to assist with in-class use and instruction

The CIVIL ENGINEER’S HANDBOOK OF PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE is perfect for both academia and industry professionals. Used as a textbook for Professional Practice, Senior Project, Infrastructure Engineering, and Engineering Project Management courses, it is intended for junior, senior, and graduate level students in the major. Additionally, the book is a helpful reference for practicing civil engineers, covering everything from the challenge of sustainability to the rigors of problem recognition and solving.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
Kent E. Zenobia, PE, BCEE, (Sacramento, CA) works for the California Department of Water Resources as the Chief of the Project Delivery Branch responsible for major flood reduction and site restoration construction projects. He previously served as a senior program manager at URS Corporation and chief environmental engineer for Kleinfelder. He has more than thirty-five years of professional technical and engineering management experience. He is a Fellow of ASCE, a registered engineer in nine states, and a Board Certified Environmental Engineer, and recognized as a national expert in environmental engineering by the American Academy of Environmental Engineering. He has authored or coauthored significant reports, papers, and articles for clients such as the U.S. Navy, DuPont, Intel, NASA, BP/ARCO, Shell Oil, and the U.S. Air Force, among others.

Karen Lee Hansen, (Sacramento, CA) is Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering and Construction Management, California State University, Sacramento, and former Principal, EHPW Design & Construction Consulting, and Senior Project Manager, Vanir Construction Management. She has over 30 years of professional engineering management and design experience.

About Wiley:
Founded in 1807, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. has been a valued source of information and understanding for more than 200 years, helping people around the world meet their needs and fulfill their aspirations. Wiley and its acquired companies have published the works of more than 450 Nobel laureates in all categories: Literature, Economics, Physiology or Medicine, Physics, Chemistry, and Peace.

Our core businesses publish scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, encyclopedias, books, and online products and services; professional/trade books, subscription products, training materials, and online applications and Web sites; and educational materials for undergraduate and graduate students and lifelong learners. Wiley's global headquarters are located in Hoboken, New Jersey, with operations in the U.S., Europe, Asia, Canada, and Australia. The Company's Web site can be accessed at http://www.wiley.com. The Company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbols JWa and JWb.

About ASCE:

Founded in 1852, ASCE represents more than 140,000 members of the civil engineering profession worldwide. ASCE’s mission is to provide essential value to its members, their careers, its partners, and the public by developing leadership, advancing technology, advocating lifelong learning, and promoting the profession. ASCE Press publishes carefully chosen, thought-provoking books written by leading authorities to enhance the technical knowledge and professional development of engineers. ASCE’s Web site can be accessed at http://www.asce.org.

CIVIL ENGINEER’S HANDBOOK OF PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE
Published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Publication date: May 16, 2011
$135.00; Hardcover; 744 pages; ISBN: 978-0-470-43841-1

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