June 24, 2017
June 24, 2017
June 28, 2017
It has been eight years since the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) published the second edition of the Body of Knowledge (BOK2) report, and in October 2016 ASCE launched the Body of Knowledge 3 Task Committee (BOK3TC). The BOK3TC was given the charge of critically reviewing published literature regarding the future of engineering, other disciplines and civil engineering practice; proactively soliciting constituent input; evaluating the ASCE BOK2; determining if a 3rd edition of the Civil Engineering Body of Knowledge report is warranted at this time; and if warranted, developing the BOK3 report. This paper will update the civil engineering community on the progress of the BOK3TC with the specific goal of answering the question of whether or not a third edition of the BOK is needed at this point in time.
To answer this question, a critical review of published papers, reports and other documents was completed, answering the following specific questions for each source: (1) Does the source affirm aspects of the ASCE BOK2? If so what and how? (2) Does this source suggest things that may need to be revised or clarified in the BOK? If so, what, why and how? (3) Does this source suggest things that are missing and should be considered for addition? If so, what, why, and how? And (4) Does this source suggest things that should be removed from the BOK? If so, what and why? This paper will provide a summary of the reviews and, based on the results of the reviews, provide a well-justified answer to the question “Is it time for a Third Edition of the Civil Engineering Body of Knowledge (BOK)?”
COORDINATING NOTE: This abstract is submitted at the specific invitation and request of Tom Lenox, the coordinator of the ASCE Liaison Committee’s session(s) for the CE Division of ASEE in 2017. It should be considered for inclusion in the session “Educational & Professional Issues of Strategic Importance to the Civil Engineering Profession – and ASCE.” that Tom Lenox is organizing.
Fridley, K. J., & Hains, D. B., & Nolen, L., & Barry, B. E., & Hartmann, B. L. (2017, June), Is It Time For a Third Edition of the Civil Engineering Body of Knowledge (BOK)? Paper presented at 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, Ohio. https://peer.asee.org/28591
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