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									Types of Consulting Engineers                               In consulting engineering firms, mechanical engineers
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                                                            are involved in the following:

Civil, mechanical, electrical and chemical engineers are
the four major areas of consulting engineering practice.     u   HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning)                                                              To Engineers
Consulting engineers are typically involved in the           u   Plumbing
construction industry, therefore, the disciplines in this    u   Indoor Air Quality
section are described as they relate to the construction     u   Fire Protection
industry. Manufacturing fields of engineering, such as
automotive engineers, aerospace engineers, textile
engineers, ceramic engineers and nuclear engineers do
not fall within the realm of this document. Check out
                                                            E    lectrical and Computer Engineering
                                                                   The primary theme of electrical engineering is
                                                            the application of electrical energy to useful endeavors.                                                        Engineers
the responsibilities of the four Consulting Engineering     In consulting engineering firms, this includes the
disciplines below.                                          following:                                                                                                      Answer the
                                                                                                                                                                       Tough Questions
C     ivil Engineering                                       u   Electrical Generation and Distribution
                                                             u   Lighting
         This is the oldest engineering discipline and
                                                             u   Motors
includes a variety of fields that have expanded as
                                                             u   Telecommunications
knowledge and technology have grown. Civil engineers
                                                             u   Instrumentation
deal with:
                                                             u   Computers
                                                             u   Fiber-optics
 u Water (hydrology, hydraulics, and water resources)
 u Geotechnical (soils, foundations, sub-surface            Computer science is typically classified in the field of
                                                            electrical engineering or a spin-off division.
 u Transportation (roads, mass transit, railroads,
 u Environmental (water pollution, solid waste,
   hazardous waste, drinking water)
 u Structural (steel, wood, concrete)
                                                            C     hemical Engineering
                                                                   Chemical engineers typically work in industries
                                                            that convert raw materials into finished products by
                                                            means of chemical and physical processes. Typical           For names and contact
Civil engineering students take courses in each of these    industries are petrochemical, pulp and paper, fiber
areas and then specialize in a particular field.                             and food. Chemical engineers in a
                                                                                                                        information of engineers who
Frequently, engineers refer to themselves                                      consulting engineering firm are          can answer your questions, call:
by their field of specialization, such as                                       typically involved in design of the
structural engineer, geotechnical                                             following:
engineer or environmental
engineer.                                                                    u Manufacturing Facilities                 Thomas C. Leslie, P.E.
                                                                             u Groundwater Contamination
                                                                               Remediation                              Executive Director, for comments
M       echanical Engineering
             The primary theme
of mechanical engineering
                                                                             u Industrial Air and Water Pollution
                                                                                                                        or Gwen Brandon
                                                                                                                        Communications Director, for referrals.
is the application of                                                                                                   American Consulting Engineers
thermal and mechan-                                                                                                     Council of Georgia
ical energy to useful                                                                                                   INFORUM, Suite 2112
                                                                                                                        250 Williams Street
engineering has                                                                                                         Atlanta, Georgia 30303-1032
expanded to                                                                                                             Phone (404) 521-2324
include broad                                                                                                           Fax (404) 521-0283
areas of                                                                                                                                                              AMERICAN CONSULTING
expertise.                                                                                                              e-mail:                        ENGINEERS COUNCIL
                                                                                                                                                                           of GEORGIA
                                                                                                                                                                  ACEC/G wants you to have the facts!
Dear Members of the Press,                                     Topics Engineers Can Discuss
   The American Consulting Engineers Council of
Georgia is pleased to present our Reporter’s Link to           T   raffic and Transportation

Engineers. This resource illustrates the wide array of
topics our engineers are knowledgeable and involved in, and
                                                                     Airport and Airport Facilities
                                                                     Traffic Management
offers contacts for reporters and editors writing the latest     u   Public Transit
breaking news stories and features.                              u
                                                                 u   Tunnels
   Our goal is to link media with engineers who can offer
quotes and facts on important issues affecting
our community. From traffic congestion
to air quality, from building bridges to
                                                                                                             atural Disasters and Accidents

                                                                                                              Building and Structural Collapse
sky scrapers, engineers have the answers.                                                               u     Construction Site Accidents
                                                                                                        u     Drought
                                                                                                        u     Earthquake
   While Georgia is fortunate to have                                                                   u     Flooding
many qualified engineers, those that will                                                               u     Hurricane and Tornado
be referred to media through the Reporter’s                                                             u     Traffic Breakdown and Accidents
Link to Engineers were selected to cover specific                                                       u     Sewage and Garbage
topics in their areas of specialization. Further-                                                       u     Garbage Collection, Recycling and Transfer
                                                                                                        u     Landfills
more, these engineers have been trained to understand the
                                                                                                        u     Sewer Systems
media’s needs by responding promptly to phone calls and
making simple that which is frequently complex. In
addition, each engineer is committed to this endeavor and
                                                               S tructures and Building Construction

                                                                 u   Air Conditioning and Heating
                                                                                                        u     Wastewater Treatment
                                                                                                                                                                  Three Steps to Contacting
welcomes your communications.                                    u   Building Codes                                                                                             an Engineer
                                                                 u   Construction Materials
                                                                 u   Electrical                                                                            1st   Review Types of Consulting Engineers and
  We hope you will use our Link to Engineers as a source         u   Fire Protection                                                                             Topics Engineers Can Discuss.
of contact for many upcoming articles. We invite you to call     u   Foundations
Tom Leslie, Executive Director of the American Consulting        u   Indoor Air Quality                                                                    2 ND Identify the project or type of engineer that best suits your
Engineers Council of Georgia or Gwen Brandon, Commu-                                                                                                            story needs.
nications Director. They will make every effort to find the
right engineer for you as quickly as possible.                                                                                                             3 rd Contact     Tom     Leslie   or    Gwen       Brandon,
                                                                                                                                                                representatives of the American Consulting Engineers
  We look forward to sharing our news with you!                                                                                                                 Council of Georgia, to obtain the name and number of

                                                                                                       E   nvironmental                                         an engineer who can provide the specialized information
                                                                                                                                                                you need.
                                                                                                       u     Air Pollution
                                                                                                       u     Indoor Air Quality
Donald E. Kinser, P.E.                                                                                 u     Erosion and Sedimentation Control
                                                                                                                                                                      Phone: (404) 521- 2324
                                                                                                       u     Groundwater Contamination
President                                                                                                                                                             Fax: (404) 521-0283
                                                                                                       u     Hazardous Waste Management
                                                                                                             Funding for Contaminated Land Clean-up                   E-Mail:
John Ford
Chair, Communications Committee
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                                                                     ater Resources Management

                                                                     Dams and Flood Control
                                                                                                             Underground Storage Tanks
                                                                                                             Water Quality and Water Pollution                        Website:

                                                                 u   Drainage
                                                                     Drinking Water                         echnology
                                                                 u   Drought and Water Restrictions
                                                                 u   Public Water Systems
                                                                 u   Water Conservation                u Computer Networks
                                                                                                       u Security Issues

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