Lawyers and doctors have TV shows; where are the civil engineers?

In this era of peak TV, where are the civil engineers?

Daniel Bressler wants to know.

A junior engineer for York Tower Consulting in Newark, New Jersey, Bressler doesn’t get to contribute to the conversation when his wife starts talking about TV shows.

“She’s a nurse,” Bressler said. “So she’s always talking about, ‘This nursing show has the most realistic dynamic,’ or ‘This one really shows what it’s like to be a nurse.’

“And I thought, ‘You know, you never really see a civil engineer with real-world scenarios on these TV shows.’”

Bressler took this observation to ASCE Collaborate

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