It has been generally recognized that the construction industry world wide, and especially in the U.S., needs innovative changes in order to produce more complex products at higher quality and at a lower cost. International competition in new construction technology is heating up. Education in construction engineering and management must facilitate the industry need for leaders with a good knowledge of existing technology and the technical competence to lead projects involving innovative methods, machines and products. Above all, education has to promote creative thinking which is based on a solid comprehension of fundamental principles in engineering and science. This paper discusses experiences gained in using a technology laboratory to foster learning through practice.
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 1991|
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Duration: 1 Jan 1991 → …
|Period||1/01/91 → …|
Bernold, L. E. (1991). Preparing for Construction in the 21st Century. 478-483. Paper presented at conference, . https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?partnerID=HzOxMe3b&scp=0025841036&origin=inward