Successful Professional Reviews for Civil Engineers (Fourth Edition) provides a comprehensive guide to the constituent parts of the ICE Professional Review process, ideal for those engineers nearing the completion of their Initial Professional Development.
Working logically through the review process, the chapters ensure that the review candidate is provided with an in-depth understanding of the criteria by which he or she will be assessed and how to demonstrate these in the final professional review.
Successful Professional Reviews for Civil Engineers details how any candidate, from any background, might consider demonstrating the attributes which the reviewers are seeking. It offers many suggestions, examples and anecdotes to assist and guide each individual as they set about achieving success.
Successful Professional Reviews for Civil Engineers:
• provides a complete understanding of the methodology involved for a successful professional review
• defines the basic knowledge of the breadth of understanding required for the review
• includes numerous examples and anecdotes to assist the candidate
• offers invaluable guidance and advice on further individual research for the reader’s own professional development
• contains guidance on key topics to focus the candidate on how to approach the review
Successful Professional Reviews for Civil Engineers is invaluable reading for graduates and technicians preparing for professional review, students of civil engineering, supervising civil engineers, and training managers.
Approaching the Professional Review is among the most daunting experiences any prospective civil engineer is likely to face. So much hangs on the verdict following a relatively short hour or so. It is absolutely vital that candidates are fully aware of what they are expected to demonstrate on the day and that they are appropriately prepared beforehand. This book cuts through the rumour and debate long associated with reviews. It delivers sound advice based on the current electronic submission medium and current requirements. The lid has been well and truly lifted.
The Patrick Waterhouse and Mac Steels team presents exceptionally well and their very different backgrounds help to paint an honest resume of the entire review process. An absolute mine of information from first page to last and essential for anyone sitting IPR /CPR. Do not consider presenting for a review unless the content of this book has been thoroughly devoured, understood and acted upon. Good luck!
Chris Bennion CEng FICE FCIHT MIED
Written in plain, simple English Successful Professional Reviews for Civil Engineers, 4th edition, by Patrick Waterhouse and H. Macdonald Steels, is an enjoyable and informative read. I particular liked the jigsaw metaphor with regard to the review application preparation: each piece has not only to be of the correct shape but also have the correct part of the picture to ensure the final picture is complete: interlocks correctly, and does not overlap other pieces. The jigsaw concept - a truly delightful metaphor.
The authors provide good, sound advice including the oft repeated mantra that the candidates are obliged to ‘… demonstrate and provide evidence …’ of their future potential rather than a mere list of what they have done. The authors also provide examples of how not to write professional review reports, with, importantly, examples of re-writes that better serve the candidates interest. And sensibly, how to deal with the ubiquitous nerves on the day - simply chat to the interviewer in a normal manner.
Andrew Leisk, FRICS, FCInstCES, FCIOB, International lecturer, Lincoln College