Environmental Engineering & Technology

Skills for Engineering and Built Environment Students

University to Career

Author: John W. Davies

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 113740423X

Category: Environmental Engineering & Technology

Page: 192

View: 9928

Education

Life After...Engineering and Built Environment

A practical guide to life after your degree

Author: Sally Longson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134185391

Category: Education

Page: 216

View: 865

Thousands of students graduate from university each year. The lucky few have the rest of their lives mapped out in perfect detail - but for most things are not nearly so simple. Armed with your hard-earned degree the possibilities and career paths lying before you are limitless, and the number of choices you suddenly have to make can seem bewildering. Life After...Engineering and Built Environment has been written specifically to help students currently studying, or who have recently graduated, make informed choices about their future. It will be source of invaluable advice and wisdom to graduates on where their degree can take them, covering such topics as: Identifying a career path that interests you – and how to start pursuing it The worldwide opportunities open to engineering graduates Staying motivated and pursuing your goals Networking and self-promotion Making the transition from scholar to worker The Life After University series of books are more than simple ‘career guides’. They are unique in taking a holistic approach to career advice – recognising the increasing view that, although a successful working life is vitally important, other factors can be just as essential to happiness and fulfilment. They are the indispensable handbooks for students considering their future direction.
Social Science

Gendered Occupational Differences in Science, Engineering, and Technology Careers

Author: Prescott, Julie

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466621087

Category: Social Science

Page: 315

View: 3971

"This book provides an overview of women in male dominated fields, specifically in science, engineering, and technology, and examines the contributing factors in this concern"--Provided by publisher.
Education

Studying the Built Environment

Author: Marion Temple

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137073772

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 9805

This unique book introduces students to the themes and aspects of studying the built environment. Contemporary issues such as sustainability and urbanization preface the explanation of the core subject disciplines of architecture, construction management, planning, real estate management and surveying. The distinctive student experience of learning about the built environment is explored with a focus upon learning and teaching methods, learning skills and assessment. The final chapter of the book looks at the links between academic study and professional practice.
Education

Wind and the Built Environment:

U.S. Needs in Wind Engineering and Hazard Mitigation

Author: Committee on Natural Disasters,Panel on the Assessment of Wind Engineering Issues in the United States,National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309044499

Category: Education

Page: 144

View: 8564

This book assesses wind engineering research studies in the past two decades to identify an interdisciplinary research agenda and delineate an action plan for evaluation of critical wind engineering efforts. It promotes the interdisciplinary approach to achieve collaborative research, assesses the feasibility of formalizing undergraduate wind engineering curricula, and assesses international wind engineering research activities and transfer approaches for U.S. applications.
Science

Engineering and Enterprise

Inspiring Innovation

Author: Rao Bhamidimarri,Ailin Liu

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319278258

Category: Science

Page: 127

View: 6941

This book presents contributions from researchers, practitioners and professional institutions that published papers in the Proceedings of the Educating Enterprising Engineers and Scientists conference, held in London, UK on 17th June 2015. The topics considered range from educating engineers to giving a business edge and embedding entrepreneurship to achieve integrated education and curriculum innovation. Making an important contribution to the development and delivery of engineering education now and further into the future, this collection of papers shares knowledge and good practice in key ways to educate enterprising engineers and scientists looking to address complex global issues such as health & well-being, water, energy and food. Seeking ways to redefine and embrace sustainable development, this work puts forward the case for innovative science and engineering education to meet the demand for talent and leadership.
Structural analysis (Engineering)

Structural Mechanics and Analysis

Author: James P. Michalos,Edward N. Wilson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Structural analysis (Engineering)

Page: 430

View: 1319

Science

Soundscape and the Built Environment

Author: Jian Kang,Brigitte Schulte-Fortkamp

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482226324

Category: Science

Page: 310

View: 5900

Soundscape Basics and Practical Implications Soundscape research represents a paradigm shift, as it involves human and social sciences and physical measurements to account for the diversity of soundscapes across countries and cultures. Moreover, it treats environmental sounds as a resource rather than a waste. Soundscape and the Built Environment is the first book to systematically discuss soundscape in the built environment. It begins with a presentation of theory and basic background, answering questions such as: what is soundscape, how is it important, and how does it affect people in terms of their health and perception on the acoustic environment. The book then sets out tools for implementing a soundscape approach, with measurement techniques, mapping, and good soundscape practices. It also delivers a series of examples of the application of the soundscape approach in planning, design, and assessment. Discusses soundscape and environmental noise Explores cultural variations and the way they influence soundscape Introduces binaural measurement technology and psychoacoustics Examines the physical, psychological, and physiological restorative mechanism of high-quality acoustic environments Presents soundscape mapping based on human perception of sound sources Includes real-world examples and case studies highlighting the key issues in soundscape intervention Soundscape and the Built Environment is written by a group of leading international figures and derives from a four-year EU COST project on Soundscapes of European Cities and Landscapes. It presents a consensus on the current state of the art and is not merely a collection of different views. It is written for acoustic consultants, urban planners, designers and policy makers, as well as for graduate students and researchers.
Technology & Engineering

Willis's Elements of Quantity Surveying

Author: Sandra Lee,William Trench,Andrew Willis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118499204

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 344

View: 5067

The measurement of building elements is a core subject for quantity surveying students. Responding to the recently published second volume of the New Rules of Measurement (NRM2) by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the 12th edition of Willis's Elements of Quantity Surveying explains, from first principles and to NRM2 standards, the measurement process for all the key building elements. This edition begins with an overview of the need for measurement and the differing rules governing measurement at different stages of the design or project cycle. As in previous editions the focus remains the detailed measurement of building elements, but the text has been fully revised in line with the NRM2 rules. A range of new and revised examples illustrating the use of NRM2 rules are a key feature of the book, which concludes with guidance on how to use the data collected during the measurement process to create the tender documents. In the 12th edition the hallmarks of previous editions – clarity and practicality – have been maintained while ensuring the book is fully up to date, providing the student of quantity surveying with a first class introduction to the measurement of building elements.
Architecture

Civil Engineering and Architecture

Author: Donna Matteson

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781435487802

Category: Architecture

Page: 764

View: 9660

Based on the innovative Project Lead the Way (PLTW) curriculum, this dynamic new text provides a richly illustrated history of architectural styles and the engineering achievements that produced them, as well as detailed coverage of the principles and concepts that current professionals use to shape today's built environment.
Technology & Engineering

Materials in Construction

An Introduction

Author: G. D. Taylor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317879015

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 344

View: 2082

Materials in Construction: An Introduction presents a clear and accessible introduction to the principles, practice and performance of construction materials. This new edition is being published as a companion to G. D. Taylor's Materials in Construction: Principles, Practice and Performance - an advanced text that will develop the topics presented in this book. The coverage of a wide range of construction materials provides a comprehensive foundation to the subject, and includes an overview of performance characteristics and standards for many materials. The text also reviews material properties, and examines and evaluates modes of deterioration while emphasising preventative techniques and remedial treatment. Throughout the text carefully devised example experiments and questions support the theory and practical information. Materials in Construction is an essential handbook for any student studying materials as part of a construction course at BTEC NC/D, HNC/D and undergraduate level.
Technology & Engineering

Engineering

Issues, Challenges and Opportunities for Development

Author: Unesco

Publisher: UNESCO

ISBN: 9231041568

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 396

View: 9331

This report reviews engineering's importance to human, economic, social and cultural development and in addressing the UN Millennium Development Goals. Engineering tends to be viewed as a national issue, but engineering knowledge, companies, conferences and journals, all demonstrate that it is as international as science. The report reviews the role of engineering in development, and covers issues including poverty reduction, sustainable development, climate change mitigation and adaptation. It presents the various fields of engineering around the world and is intended to identify issues and challenges facing engineering, promote better understanding of engineering and its role, and highlight ways of making engineering more attractive to young people, especially women.--Publisher's description.
Building

Quantity Surveying Practice

Author: Ivor H. Seeley

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1349144029

Category: Building

Page: 632

View: 2232

This book covers the whole range of skills and knowledge that modern quantity surveyors require to perform their work efficiently and effectively. The text has been thoroughly revised and substantially extended to enhance its value to the reader. All the basic skills of the quantity surveyor in construction procurement, contract administration and cost control and management are dealt with in sufficient detail to meet the needs of students. The newly developing areas of project management and value management are examined and illustrated in a practical way.

House Construction (illustrated)

Author: Mike Riley ,Alison Cotgrave

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 135200190X

Category:

Page: 373

View: 7921

Education, Higher

Engineering: Oral and written evidence

Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Innovation, Universities, Science and Skills Committee

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780215529336

Category: Education, Higher

Page: 373

View: 2779

Incorporating HC 470-i-iii, 640-i-iii, 599-i-iii, 1064-i, 1202-i, 1194-i of session 2007-08
Technology & Engineering

Gateway to Engineering

Author: George E Rogers,Michael D. Wright,Ben Yates

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285528530

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 480

View: 3064

GATEWAY TO ENGINEERING, 2E helps students build a solid foundation in technological literacy as they study engineering-related careers and educational pathways. This book introduces middle school students to the process of design, the importance of engineering graphics, and applications of electricity and electronics, mechanics, energy, communications, automation/robotics, manufacturing processes, and control systems/computer programming. The vibrant four-color design and plentiful images make it especially appealing to middle school students, while the text's strong engineering flavor and alignment with national Standards for Technological Literacy make it the perfect tool for mastering Project Lead the Way's Gateway to Technology curriculum. It also includes a revised chapter featuring sustainable architecture, enhanced coverage of green technology, and new CourseMate interactive learning tools. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Education

Studying Engineering at University

Author: Clare Rhoden,Christine Tursky Gordon

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1741154170

Category: Education

Page: 202

View: 8990

Engineering is not a subject studied in secondary schools, and unless students have relatives 'in the business', many students who undertake engineering courses are not really sure what to expect. Studying Engineering at University focuses on making the transition from school to uni as painless as possible. The book provides real life examples of how engineers go about things and gives practical tips for approaching engineering study tasks such as problem solving. The book's approach means that students from a wide diversity of backgrounds will find helpful suggestions on all aspects of study, from preparing for tutorials, to learning how to do technical writing, to studying for exams.
Technology & Engineering

A First Course in Engineering Drawing

Author: K. Rathnam

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811053588

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 387

View: 7043

The primary objective of this book is to provide an easy approach to the basic principles of Engineering Drawing, which is one of the core subjects for undergraduate students in all branches of engineering. Further, it offers comprehensive coverage of topics required for a first course in this subject, based on the author’s years of experience in teaching this subject. Emphasis is placed on the precise and logical presentation of the concepts and principles that are essential to understanding the subject. The methods presented help students to grasp the fundamentals more easily. In addition, the book highlights essential problem-solving strategies and features both solved examples and multiple-choice questions to test their comprehension.