Shifting focus: What makes good Engineers great
Who are the civil engineers who will impact the most meaningful social, environmental, economic and sustainable change in South Africa? What’s the difference between a good engineer and a great one? Surrounded by so many respected built environment professionals at the recent inauguration of Brian Downie as the newest President of the South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE), I challenged myself with these questions. Are we what South Africa needs and do we have what it takes to encourage the next generation of great engineers?