Sharing With Pride
The Story of Municipal Engineers in OntarioBy Orland French and Gary May
At the end of the Second World War, Ontario began constructing its infrastructure in a way never before seen in this province. The troops were coming home from Europe and they wanted to build things. The explosive economic growth of Ontario in the post-war years forced construction of superhighways, shopping malls, sewer systems and schools. Two engineering societies, one urban, one rural, merged to form the Municipal Engineers Association. Authors Orland French and Gary May begin their story with the birth of civil engineering at the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt, and move swiftly on through grand engineering projects in Upper Canada/Ontario to the demands of post-war prosperity.
The book is worthwhile background reading for municipal politicians, engineering students and anyone who is interested in the nuts and bolts of construction and engineering. This book is hard cover and 136 pages in length, full colour throughout.