The field of civil engineering offers specific challenges to the higher education sector. Civil engineering's blend of management design and analysis requires people with a combination of academic and experimental knowledge and skill-based abilities. This volume brings together papers by leading practitioners in the field of learning technology, within the discipline of civil engineering, to facilitate the sharing of experience, knowledge and expertise.
The latest addition to the Oxford Paperback Reference series, this A to Z is the most up-to-date dictionary of building, surveying, and civil engineering terms and definitions available. Written by an experienced team of experts in the respective fields, it covers in over 9,800 entries the key areas of construction technology and practice, civil and construction engineering, construction management techniques and processes, and legal aspects such as contracts and procurement. Illustrations complement entries where necessary and other extra features include a bibliography, appendices providing a list of commonly used conventions, formulae, and symbols, as well as entry-level web links, which are listed and regularly updated on a companion website. Its wide coverage makes it the ideal reference for students of construction and related areas, as well as for professionals in the field.
This report contains 27 papers that serve as a testament to the state-of-the-art of civil engineering at the outset of the 21st century, as well as to commemorate the ASCE's Sesquicentennial. Written by the leading practitioners, educators, and researchers of civil engineering, each of these peer-reviewed papers explores a particular aspect of civil engineering knowledge and practice. Each paper explores the development of a particular civil engineering specialty, including milestones and future barriers, constraints, and opportunities. The papers celebrate the history, heritage, and accomplishments of the profession in all facets of practice, including construction facilities, special struc...
Innovative in approach, this book is a comprehensive, integrative exploration of the science and technology of construction materials that begins with a section on the structure and mechanical properties of materials.Begins with a discussion of the structure of materials (at a microscopic level), moves through mechanical properties, and follows-up with sections dealing individually with specific construction materials.A source of information for beginning and practicing civil engineers.
Advanced Engineering and Technology II collects recent essential ideas and advanced techniques to overcome the current engineering issues in civil engineering, environmental engineering, water science and hydraulic engineering, energy and chemical engineering, and other related fields. The 60 technical papers from the 2nd Annual Congress on Advanced Engineering and Technology (CAET 2015, Hong Kong, 4-5 April 2015) focus on recent advanced theories and technologies for modelling, computing and data analysis in these fields, and their applications. Some of these technologies may become key factors in the success of future engineering advances, and will definitely stimulate new ideas, methods and applications. Advanced Engineering and Technology II will be useful to academics and professionals in environmental engineering, civil engineering, water science and hydraulic engineering, food engineering, energy and chemical engineering.
Information technology (IT) aims to satisfy many and varying information needs. Thereby different strategy options can be appraised, better informed decisions can be made and business objectives achieved more efficiently. Authors from the private and public sectors as well as from academic institutions, present examples from established systems ranging from planning and design, through to construction and maintenance management. This book provides engineers and managers - whether they are currently involved in IT or are considering introducing it into their workplace - with an appreciation of the technololgy currently in use throughout the construction industry around the world.