International engineering forum discussions always turn around a certain number of topics that slowly change over time based on drivers that sometimes are external to the profession. The question is how far are the current topics of discussion from the feeling of the practitioners. WCCE prepared and conducted a survey among civil engineers of the world to learn about their perceptions about some issues that affect the profession. The 14 questions included in the survey covered education, professional practice, ethics, and the importance of global issues (SDGs). In total, 120 answers were received from 30 countries (5 continents) giving an interesting global coverage. The number of participants in each country varied widely. For this reason, the answers were grouped by country and averaged to be able to work with 30 representative answers instead of 120. This procedure proved that the global results do not differ that much from the nationally averaged results, although it certainly flattened the extreme values.
WCCE’s 16th General Assembly of the World Council of Civil Engineers was held virtually on January 25th, 2022. 9 organizations from its corresponding countries attended the General Assembly in which Argentinian Engineer Mr Jorge Abramian succeeded Mr. Carlos Mineiro Aires as WCCE President for the period 2022-2024.
The General Assembly showcased the activity of WCCE's Standing Committee since the last General Assembly showing how WCCE was able to overcome the circumstances created by COVID-19 through new initiatives and member's collaboration.
WCCE’s 1st Extraordinary General Assembly of the World Council of Civil Engineers was held virtually on 30th November 2021. The celebration of such Extraordinary Assembly was required by WCCE by-laws as the procedure to propose any changes in the bylaws. The meeting was attended exclusively by WCCE member representatives regarding the matters addressed. All member organizations entitled to vote attended this milestone meeting. The General Assembly also launched several initiatives which will be finalized during WCCE's 16th General Assembly.ew initiatives and member's collaboration.