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Civil Engineering

David Muir Wood.

September 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building; History of Science and Technology. 160 pages.

Civil Engineering: A Very Short Introduction examines the nature and importance of civil engineering in the history of civilization and urbanization. This VSI sets out the problems that...

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Civil engineering: looking forward

David Muir Wood.

in Civil Engineering

September 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building; History of Science and Technology. 3048 words.

Civil engineering can look back on a history of finding successful solutions to all manner of problems in the infrastructure of modern society. But what of the future? ‘Civil engineering:...

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Concept – technology – realization

in Civil Engineering

September 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building; History of Science and Technology. 6088 words.

Engineering is concerned with finding solutions to problems. How the civil engineer goes about that process is examined in ‘Concept — technology — realization’. The interplay of these three...

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‘Directing the great sources of power in nature’

in Civil Engineering

September 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building; History of Science and Technology. 5255 words.

Floods, earthquakes, and strong winds present the civil engineer with formidable problems. ‘Directing the great sources of power in nature’ examines the particular engineering challenges of...

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Introduction

in Civil Engineering

September 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building; History of Science and Technology. 3603 words.

The term civil engineering has been used for rather more than 200 years. This ‘Introduction’ explores how civil engineering emerged as that branch of engineering concerned with the creation...

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Materials of civil engineering

in Civil Engineering

September 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building; History of Science and Technology. 8956 words.

Making the best use of the mechanical properties of the materials available to civil engineers has been a driving force for innovation and development in civil engineering. ‘Materials of...

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Robustness

in Civil Engineering

September 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building; History of Science and Technology. 5483 words.

The consequences of structural failure can be high in terms of human life and economic impact. ‘Robustness’ examines the elements involved in minimising such failures through the...

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Water and waste

in Civil Engineering

September 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building; History of Science and Technology. 3901 words.

Water is not a construction material but its importance as an essential component in civilization cannot be overstated. ‘Water and waste’ considers the twin challenges of providing a...

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