Civil Engineering EG380 Colorado State University Dr. Robert N. Meroney Click on speaker, then click on title
61% are clueless about engineering Why? Civil Engineering is Everywhere Civil Engineering is a composite of many specific disciplines. –Structural –Waste Treatment –Transportation –Geotechnical –Water Management –Construction Management
Building Big!!!! Buildings & Structures: Cities Infrastructure: Transportation Culture: Art: Architecture Link: Building Big Site The Future: Without Limit!
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 Water management involves the use of hydrologic and hydraulic principles to design: –Drainage systems, –Detention/retention ponds, –Navigational waterways, and –Flood control levees, dams, and lakes. Link: Hoover Dam 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: 150 years The twelve founders gathered at the Croton Aqueduct, New York, on November 5, 1852, to establish ASCE. Link: ASCE History Site The American Society of Civil Engineers, a pro- fessional organization representing more than 123,000 civil engineers, celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2002.
A flood in Fort Collins? (click) (click) –Dr. Darrell Fontane An earthquake in Fort Collins? (click) (click) –Dr. Wayne Charlie A tornado in Fort Collins? (click) (click) –Dr. Robert Meroney Natural Disasters & Civil Engineering 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
Related Web Sites: Click sites below to visit Civil Engineering related web sites: Link: Discover Engineering Online Link: West Point Bridge Designer Link: Engineering Case Studies Link: National Engineering Week Link: Engines of Our Ingenuity Link: Virtual Laboratory Click on picture Click? >>