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What a banal description

Oh how sad to see that splendid stuff about harnessing the great forces of power in nature to the use and convenience of man, reduced to the banality and verbosity of the very model of a modern major mission statement.
And what a pity that having given us a painstaking list of essential elements in that harnessing process, it gives the whole show away in the last sentence – "a civil engineer is one who practices all or part of this art".

One might as well use the same pick-and-mix approach to the ICE values listed – trust, honesty, ethical behaviour, high standards, quality and professionalism. I challenge Council to say, under either heading, which elements it regards as optional!


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