The excellent New Civil Engineer and Civil Engineering Proceedings provide us with up to date information on civil engineering.
Why then does the latest issue of Proceedings contain a paper on a military engineering project, Camp Bastion, Afghanistan?
Written by a military engineer the paper describes a project designed and built by military engineers for purely military purposes.
This may seem to be a minor objection and a fine point, but surely the raison d’être of the Institution of Civil Engineers and indeed our profession is to be non-military.
I choose not to associate myself with military projects and have to object to my subscription fee being used to publicise them.
ANDREW WOOD, Keighley, West Yorkshire, email@example.com