CE 599 TOPICS IN CIVILENGINEERING (Subtitle required). (1-4) A detailed investigation of a topic of current significance in civilengineering such as: design of small earth dams, man and the environment, drilling and blasting, scheduling construction operations, construction equipment and methods, traffic safety, optimum structural design, environmental impact analysis, systems analysis in civilengineering, motor vehicle noise and its control. May be repeated to a maximum of eight credits, but only four credits can be earned under the same title. A particular topic may be offered at most twice under the CE 599 number. Prereq: Variable; given when topic is identified; plus engineering standing.
To increase the life quality is one of the main goals of smart materials and systems. The actual development of smart systems 1) in damping on sky-scrapers, high towers and stayed cables in bridges uses, for instance, magnetoreological ﬂuids with semi-active systems. These, and similar devices, need supervision and maintenance, which might be inappro- priate for relatively small constructions. In Mechanical and CivilEngineering three diﬀerent kinds of oscillation phe- nomena can be considered. First, repeated or ‘‘continuous’’ oscillations with diﬀerent amplitude scales as wind and rain induce in large structures (sky-scrapers, high towers and stayed cables in bridges). Second, scarce groups of waves in relative short time applications (i.e., one or two weeks) as in satellite launching and third the situation induced by earth- quakes: scarce groups of large waves after several years of inactivity.
as a civil engineer you have a viP ticket to all of the town’s hot spots. sky tower, Harbour Bridge, Britomart… without civil engineers they wouldn’t exist. in fact, civil engineers are involved in all big infrastructure projects, such as motorways, airports, harbours, dams, bridges and tunnels. they also help us deal with pollution, traffic congestion and other environmental problems. and with many major new infrastructure projects currently being planned, new Zealand alone will need thousands of new civilengineering and land surveying graduates over the next 10 years.
The HND in CivilEngineering provides both part time and full time study opportunities. The new structure of awards presents opportunities for candidates on a part time programme to obtain an HND. For example on the basis of a candidate awarded 6 Units APEL from the HNC Construction Engineering, and gaining the 12 Unit HNC CivilEngineering or HNC Structural Engineering, requires a further 12 Units from the HND programme to obtain the HND. The flexibility extends to full time HNC Construction Engineering (HND year 1) who may be successful in obtaining employment, and could then elect to do HND Civil
This paper explores the use of different alkoxysilanesdimethyldiethoxysilane, perfluorooctyltriethoxysilane and phenyltriethoxysilane all of which are able to make the hydrophilic wood’s surface hydrophobic, so that moisture absorption from the environment (and its unwanted side effects) is reduced or prevented [Donath (2004), Cappelletto (2012)]. When the sols prepared with the precursors are applied to wood by impregnation, their low viscosity enables them to penetrate inside the cells, where the water bound to the walls favors the sol–gel process, involving the hydroxyl groups of the wood in condensation reactions and firmly binding them to the siloxane network. Previous works have studied similar systems, focusing on specific properties of the coatings such as their hydrophobic behavior [Hozumi (1996) ] . In this paper, the treated wood samples were investigated at macroscopic and microscopic level for the purpose of identifying the best system. In addition the modified wood’s hydrophobic behavior, which was studied by measuring static and equilibrium contact angles, its surface features and properties were studied using scanning electron microscopy (SEM) with elemental diffraction spectroscopy (EDS), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT- IR), solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), and flame resistance tests. The resulting data were analyzed, also considering the cost of the raw materials and their ease of handling and environmental friendliness; the economic aspect becomes important for future industrial applications, in the building and civilengineering sectors, for instance.
Construction management competencies are essential to realise sound prac- tices among and to realise optimum performance by, inter alia, emerging civilengineering contractors. Such competencies enable the success of the busi- ness of construction and the management of projects, with increased efficiency and reduced costs as a benefit. The article presents the findings of a Masters study, the objectives in general being to determine the current practices and performance of emerging civilengineering contractors in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropole. The descriptive method was adopted in the empirical study. The salient findings of the study are: most of the emerging civilengineering contractors do not possess civilengineering related qualifications; construction resources are inappropriately managed leading to construction failures; skills programmes are not well structured and supported; there is a lack of capacity at all management levels of the organisations in terms of managing the busi- ness of construction and projects; the nine functions of organisations in the form of general management, technical or production, procurement, market- ing, financial, human resources, public relations, legal, and administration and information technology, are not comprehensively represented; and self-ratings indicate inadequacy relative to the controlling function of management work, and relative to certain activities of the organising function.
The technical skills would include expertise in areas such as structural analysis, structural design, geotechnical engineering, pavement design, construction management, etc. – all of these are standard subjects taught in civilengineering curricula. Knowledge of legal procedures is not typically taught in civilengineering curricula. Detective skills require an eye for detail but would also require some development through formal training. Oral and written communication skills are developed through formal training and continued practice, and these are skills that are developed in a university education.
Geophysical method, the 2-D resistivity imaging method and seismic refraction method was a good alternative tool for civilengineering application such as in geotechnical and engineering geology, water and environmental and highway. The resistivity can be used in geotechnical engineering, groundwater exploration, contamination studies and highway pavement study. Seismic method was suitable in geotechnical and engineering geology studies since it can determine the depth of bedrocks, types of materials and thickness of materials. All the case study presented show that the integration of the geophysical methods plus the information from borehole data can successfully mapped some of the civilengineering interests and objectives, particularly during the preliminary stages.
Assisting with the continuing personal development (CPD) of others, particularly the initial professional development (IPD) of graduates, typically occurs within an organisation ’ s ICE-approved training scheme under the guidance of a supervising civil engineer. Although Steels ’ guide, Dynamic Mentoring for Civil Engineers (Steels, 2001), is of assistance in this matter, there appears to be a paucity of guidance and empirical research regarding graduate (alumni) – student mentoring, the topic of this paper. However, the initiative of Chrisp and Fordyce (1993) at Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh provides some direction. First-year civilengineering students were mentored by professional engineers termed industrial liaison of ﬁ cers (ILOs). Their paper is somewhat ambiguous as to whether the student mentees ventured into the ﬁ eld but it appears that the ILOs visited the university. More recently, Davies and Rutherford (2012) reported on an initiative that used students studying civilengineering on a part-time mode acting as mentors to their full-time student mentees.
According to a questionnaire’s feedback (from having worked for civilengineering field at about 10 years college graduated students), there was 80% of all answerers believed that the ranks for learning analytical and problem solving skills, the self-study and innovative abilities, communication and teamwork should be on the top of the all. In the other words, it has become a consensus that engineer’s capabilities are more important than knowledge. So that engineering education is necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, technology, economics, societal and environmental context .
Training the lab staff in proper use of the available facilities is another area of sustainability. Short term training modules arranged by the Department and the intercollegiate training programmes are also so helpful in this regard. “National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research” (NITTTR), Chandigarh under Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India, is a well-known establishment in Training and Research. Civilengineering lab demos prepared by them are available in the internet By observing these programmes, lab staffs cantrain themselves and improve/ update their skill. At the beginning of each semester, teachers update on the instructions to be given to the students.
Civilengineering structures of NPP are assemblage of a number of elements like beam, column, slab. Failure can be viewed in more than one way, integrity failure (collapse) and functional failure. Fragility analysis of concrete structure of a NPP is worked out in most cases in terms of strength parameter. Failure of an element is considered to occur for a given failure mode, if induced forces exceeds the limit state of strength, when strength based parameter is considered. Example of element strength parameters are stress, moment, shear force etc. Weakest link model or fail safe approach is generally adopted to determine overall fragility of the structure. In this approach, the failure of the weakest element governs the failure probability of the overall structure. In a highly indeterminate structural system like civilengineering buildings, failure of one element with respect to stress/strength will not lead to global structural failure. Further, safety against such failure may not guarantee the safety against functional failure.
General principles of law; overview of the preparation and presentation of construction project bids and proposals; project award process, bid packages, quantity take-offs, estimating, scheduling, and project presentation; students' participation in a realistic bidding exercise; ethical, social, political, legal and ecological issues of the engineering profession; construction statutes; engineer's view of contracts for design and construction; construction contracts and their procurement; elements and importance of contracts, obligations, frauds, proposals, bonds, specifications, performance and termination; construction claims prevention and management; disputes and their resolution; construction insurance; preparation and administration of complete specifications and contract documents for an engineering project; CivilEngineering code of ethics; legislation and policy affecting labor-management relationships in construction; invention and patents.
CivilEngineering is concerned with the creation of systems of constructed facilities which play an important role in sound economic growth of society. It is also concerned with the development of technologies to combat pollution of air, water, and soil. Civil engineers are responsible for the design of foundations and superstructures of common structures such as buildings, bridges, dams, tunnels, wharves, as well as many unusual structures such as rocket installations, containment vessels for nuclear reactors, supports for radio telescopes, frameworks for aircraft. In addition, they are concerned with the engineering aspects of water resources; transportation facilities; planning metropolitan areas, and conducting and managing their public facilities. In dealing with environmental problems, civil engineers perform vital functions such as monitoring and controlling air, water, and soil quality, assessing the impact of technological changes on the environment, and developing innovative waste reduction technologies.
Active infrared thermography (IRT) has established as a fast and reliable tool in many areas of non destructive testing (NDT). It is well known for material testing in several industry branches for the detection of voids and delaminations. Because of its small penetration depth and slow velocity of propagation "Thermal Waves" normally are used for thin materials with high thermal conductivity (e.g. metal plates). As concrete has a very small thermal conductivity the application of infrared thermography in civilengineering (CE) was mostly limited to passive investigations of the quality of thermal insulation of building envelopes. Further developments and applications in civilengineering are using the sun as a natural heat source. Examples are inspections of bridge decks and of paving in general.
Civilengineering majors learn to apply the principles of science and math to the planning, construction, and maintenance of facilities, both public and private, that are essential to industrialized society. Civil engineers work on buildings; on such large scale projects as bridges, dams, highways, environmental control systems, and water purification systems; and on other structures in both the urban and rural environments.
materials such as metals, ceramics, plastics, composites, and nanomaterials. When it comes to traditional engineering undergraduate programs such as civil, mechanical, electrical, or chemical engineering, their specific materials science educational needs are quite different. While civil engineers deal mostly with steel, concrete, timber, and soils, their mechanical engineering counterparts are interested in different alloys and composite materials. With rapid economic development and the scarcity of natural resources, the use of synthetic materials (e.g., polymers, composites), industrial by products (e.g., slag, fly ash), recycled materials and their combinations with tradi tional materials (e.g., concrete and soils) has recently become more prevalent in civilengineering projects. Hence, there is a gro\ving need for civil engineers to learn more about these advanced materials in addition to traditional materials.
This paper identifies the need to incorporate design concepts into CivilEngineering Curriculum from the freshman through the senior years. The existence of a single requirement for a capstone senior-level design course, which is implemented in most engineering programs as per ABET basic requirements, does not fulfill the goal of preparing design-oriented, creative engineers. The paper describes an integrated approach to the inclusion of design aspects in those courses most geared towards design. It also demonstrates that design is a total educational and learning experience, and its success depends on the implementation of a program which integrates a number of desirable educational approaches. These include, but are not limited to: creative thinking, active learning, increased awareness and participation, integrated research, teamwork, decision making, communicating, managing conflicts and interacting with the public and the professional community.
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