164 pages | 100 Color Illus.
This book will provide a foundation to understand the development of sustainability in civil engineering, and tools to address the three pillars of sustainability: economics, environment, and society. It will also include case studies in the four major areas of civil engineering: environmental, structural, geotechnical, and transportation, and utilize the concepts found on the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam. It is intended for upper-level civil engineering sustainability courses. In addition, practical report writing and presentation giving will be proposed as evaluation metrics versus standard numerical questions and exam-based evaluations found in most civil engineering courses.
"Fundamentals of Sustainability in Civil Engineering provides a broad overview of sustainability in specific terms that make the concept more approachable to students and Civil Engineers. These concepts are reinforced with practical examples from everyday engineering that demonstrate how sustainability currently serves as a cornerstone to Civil Engineering and will continue to drive innovation in this field for many years to come."
— Shane Underwood, Arizona State University, USA
"A simple and easy to understand approach to the subject. The book is stripped down to the basics so allowing rapid assimilation of each topic."
—Peter Braithwaite, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
"Fundamentals of Sustainability in Civil Engineering is written in down-to-earth language, suitable for those for whom sustainability is a new or unknown area of knowledge. Concepts are illustrated with practical examples to enable students to get a ‘real-world’ understanding of complex issues in the field."
— Zola K. Moon, University of Arkansas, USA
Introduction to Sustainability. Economic Sustainability. Environmental Sustainability. Social Sustainability. Environmental Sustainability. Structural Sustainability. Geotechnical Sustainability. Transportation Sustainability. Tomorrow’s Sustainability.