Pacific Perspectives

No Engineer Is An Island


The theme “no engineer is an island” is a reference to the famous quote by John Donne: ‘No man is an island” as the same is especially true for engineering and engineers themselves. Engineers are involved in mankind through the innovations they bring. This theme focuses on the fact that engineering is about teamwork and team efforts, often multi-cultural, as engineering is a feat that cannot be done alone by a single engineer or country. Every engineer, country and island brings its own perspective and input to the field of civil engineering and engineering in general.