The Iowa Transit Volume 26-29

The Iowa Transit Volume 26-29

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...promptly forgot all about it. Now you pass it by daily, without giving it a second thought. But did you ever stop to analyze it, and think how much was really behind those few words? The engineering profession has to be honest. Everything that an engineer does in construction lines has to be honest. If it is not, it means failure. The makeshift work that some engineers do is found out sooner or later as dishonesty in that sort of vork cannot go on forever and not be found out. If a building collapses, if a bridge washes out, if a train is wrecked, if a city is suddenly plunged into darkness---most of these things can be laid to faulty work or just pure accidental happenings of everyday life, things that cannot be avoided. Faulty work shows up, it cannot be helped; contractors may get by with it a little while but they cannot do it long. The big engineering concerns pride themselves on the things that stand, things that do not fail, they never take jobs unless they can do them well. Every man who truly believes in the engineering profession, practices the above quotation and keeps it in his mind at all times. He stops before he does a job and thinks--will it be safe?--Will it stand?--Is it the best way possible?--Vill it endanger human life?--these are merely a few of the things that the engineer must think of before he goes ahead with his work. He puts the world before himself. He must think of those who will receive the benefits from his work and not himself. It is his duty to do that, it is why people hire engineers to do their work. An old axiom reads "Honesty is the best policy." The above quotation is merely an application of this axiom. Here in school you learn the rudiments of the profession: when you leave here more

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  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 19mm | 630g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236800680
  • 9781236800688