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CASE Tool 5-1: A Guide to the Practice of Structural Engineering CASE 


Intended to teach structural engineers the business of being a consulting structural engineer and things they may not have learned in college. While the target audience for this tool is the young engineer with 0-3 years of experience, it also serves as a useful reminder for engineers of any age or experience. The Guide also contains a test at the end of the document to measure how much has been learned and retained. Other sections deal with getting and starting projects, schematic design, design development, construction documents, third-party review, contractor selection/project pricing/delivery methods, construction administration, project accounting and billing, and professional ethics. 

This document was revised in 2019. Primary
updates to 5-1 included changes in technology that the engineer uses today and
to keep the document current with best business practices.

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Resource Type

Coalition Publication

Topic Area

CASE, Coalition


December 7, 2018

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$ 30.00

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$ 60.00

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