Accession Number : AD0604375

Title :   THE CIVIL ENGINEERING CHALLENGE. AN OUTSIDER'S VIEW OF AIR FORCE CIVIL ENGINEERING,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Brode,H. L.

Report Date : 24 MAY 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : A set of admonitions is aimed at those military officers responsible for the construction and maintenance of structures in support of weapon systems. The need for early attention to the new and special construction requirements of developing systems is illustrated. The consequences of lack of attention to detail and the exacting demands that are placed on the expert in uniform for supervision of design and conduct of research are emphasized. Some special problems in this area of military engineering are identified and some suggestions for improvement are alluded to. Successful military engineering relies heavily on competent civil engineering, so that much of the admonishments here are equally appropriately directed to those civilian engineers, both commercial and academic, engaged in these same military programs. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CIVIL ENGINEERING, AIR FORCE), (*CONSTRUCTION, MILITARY ENGINEERING), (*MILITARY PERSONNEL, CIVIL ENGINEERING)

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE