Research Paper (undergraduate) from the year 2006 in the subject Engineering - Civil Engineering, grade: A, Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh (School of Build Environment), course: Sustainablilty in Civil Engineering, 39 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: The term sustainability is deemed to be a model for sustainable development for the humanity. Especially the Agenda 21 is setting on sustainability for solutions of environmental problems in present and future cases. To counteract an advancing degradation of the situation of people on the globe the Agenda 21 was created at a worldwide environmental conference in Rio de Janero, Brazil in 1992. Many years of intensive sp...
Geotextiles and geomembranes, made from synthetic polymers such as woven or non-woven fabrics, membranes, sheets and composites, have a variety of uses: in erosion control systems, embankments, pollution control systems, water storage, drainage and road construction. Taking all these applications into consideration, numerous laboratory and prototype tests were performed, the results of which have been published in this handbook, which includes sections on: · geotextile and geomembrane history · function analysis · production technology · project realization · soil reinforcement Designed for civil engineers, this text covers a broad range of areas and provides a useful handbook for those working with geotextiles and geomembranes.
Contains many personal reminiscences of the author's life as an engineer from early days as a war time marine engineer in the Royal Navy. This book also presents his strongly held and sometimes controversial views on how civil engineering as an industry has developed since the pragmatic enterprise of the nineteenth century.
Written by 6 professors, each with a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, this volume is a detailed description of the examination with suggestions on how to prepare for it. It includes 195 exam, essay, and multiple-choice problems with a total of 510 individual questions. There is also a complete 24-problem sample exam, and a detailed step-by-step solution for every problem in the book. This book may be used as a separate, stand-alone volume or in conjunction with "Civil Engineering License Review, 14th Edition (0-79318-546-7). Its chapter topics match those of the "License Review book. All of the problems have been reproduced for each chapter, followed by detailed step-by-step solutions. Similarly, the 24-problem sample exam (12 essay and 12 multiple-choice problems) is given, followed by step-by-step solutions to the exam. Engineers looking for a CE/PE review with problems and solutions will buy both books. Those who want only an elaborate set of exam problems, a sample exam, and detailed solutions to every problem will purchase this book. 100% problems and solutions.
This book is derived from Civil Engineering: License Review and Civil Engineering: Problems & Solutions. Civil engineers who only want to study for the geotechnical portion of the PE exam will find this book to be a comprehensive review.
More than just a price book, Spon's Civil Engineering and Highway Works Price Book 2005 is a comprehensive work manual for all in the civil engineering, surveying and construction business, containing tables, formulae, technical information and professional advice. It gives costs for both general and civil engineering works and highway works, and shows a full breakdown of labour, plant and material elements, in line with CESMM3
With the expansion of new technologies, materials, and the design of complex systems, the expectations of society upon engineers are becoming larger than ever. Engineers make critical decisions with potentially high adverse consequences. The current political, societal, and financial climate requires engineers to formally consider the factors of uncertainty (e.g., floods, earthquakes, winds, environmental risks) in their decisions at all levels. Uncertainty Modeling and Analysis in Civil Engineering provides a thorough report on the immediate state of uncertainty modeling and analytical methods for civil engineering systems, presenting a toolbox for solving problems in real-world situations. Topics include Neural networks Genetic algorithms Numerical modeling Fuzzy sets and operations Reliability and risk analysis Systems control Uncertainty in probability estimates This compendium is a considerable reference for civil engineers as well as for engineers in other disciplines, computer scientists, general scientists, and students.