Civil Engineering EG380 Colorado State University Dr. Robert N. Meroney Click on speaker, then click on title
Civil Engineering is Everywhere Civil Engineering is a composite of many specific disciplines. – Structural – Waste Treatment – Transportation – Geotechnical – Water Management 61% are clueless – ConstructionWhy? Management about engineering
Building Big!!!!Buildings & Structures: CitiesInfrastructure: TransportationCulture: Art: ArchitectureThe Future: Without Limit! Link: Building Big Site
What is Civil Engineering???? Civil engineering is a composite of many specific disciplines. – Structural & solid mechanics. – Waste treatment & environmental. – Transportation. – Geotechnical & soil mechanics. – Hydraulics & water management. – Construction management.
Waste Treatment & Environmental. Wastewater treatment engineers are civil or environmental engineers trained to design or analyze water treatment plants. Water treatment plants are categorized as follows: – Sanitary waste treatment facilities, – Industrial waste treatment facilities, – Potable (drinking) water treatment facility. Largest treatment basins in the USA Link: Visit Sewage World
Transportation Transportation Engineers design and analyze – Highways, – Railways, – Airports, – Urban and Suburban Road Networks, – Parking Lots, and – Traffic Control Signal Systems. Link: Transportation at work
Geotechnical & Soil Mechanics Geotechnical Engineers analyze the subterranean rock and soil to determine its suitability to support extreme loads. Proper geotechnical engineering is essential for a safe and secure structure. Link: A bad engineering job
Hydraulics & Water Management Watermanagement involves the use of hydrologic and hydraulic principles to design: – Drainage systems, – Detention/retention ponds, – Navigational waterways, and – Flood control levees, dams, Link: Hoover Dam and lakes. Link: Flood Pictures
Construction Management Construction managers: – Review contracts, – Order materials, – Hire and schedule sub- contractors. The job of a construction manager is to: – Provide quality control and insure project is completed on time and. – Within budget.Link: Golden Gate Bridge Construction
U.S. Civil Engineering: 150years The twelve founders gathered at the Croton Aqueduct, New York, on November 5, 1852, to establish ASCE. The American Society of Civil Engineers, a pro- fessional organization representing more than 123,000 civil engineers, celebrates its 150thLink: ASCE History Site anniversary in 2002.
Natural Disasters &Civil EngineeringAtornado in Fort Collins? (click) – Dr. Robert Meroney Anearthquake in Fort Collins? (click) – Dr. Wayne CharlieAflood in Fort Collins? (click) – Dr. Darrell Fontane Link: Visit Ft. Collins Flood
Next a Tornado in Fort Collins! Between 1950-1995 there were 28 tornados in Larimer County In July 1979 an F3 scale tornado hit Cheynne injuring 40 and killing 1
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