This book sets out the principles of engineering practice, knowledge that has come to light through more than a decade of research by the author and his students studying engineers at work. Until now, this knowledge has been almost entirely unwritten, passed on invisibly from one generation of engineers to the next, what engineers refer to asexpe

chapter 1|24 pages

Why engineer?

chapter 2|16 pages

What type of engineer?

chapter 3|36 pages

Flying start, no wings, wrong direction

chapter 4|20 pages

Becoming an expert

chapter 5|58 pages

What engineers know

chapter 7|58 pages

Collaboration in engineering

chapter 8|36 pages

Informal teaching:More than an interpreter

chapter 10|50 pages

Managing a project

chapter 11|48 pages

Understanding investment decisions

chapter 12|44 pages

Negotiating sustainability

chapter 13|48 pages

Great expectations

chapter 14|18 pages

Seeking work

chapter 15|10 pages