I am proud to be a civil engineer. I say this in response to the reported comments of the incoming president of the IStructE that civil engineers are akin to general practitioners, while structural engineers are comparable to brain surgeons.
Personally, I do not feel the need to allude to other professions to have pride in what I do.
Can I ask the readership to help me with a query?
Which 'brain surgeon' was responsible for London's famous wobbly footbridge?
Jim Tod, James.Tod@norwest.co.uk