Education

Life After...Engineering and Built Environment

Author: Sally Longson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 216

View: 332

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.
Education

Wind and the Built Environment

Author: National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 144

View: 599

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.
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:

Category: Education, Higher

Page: 373

View: 880

Incorporating HC 470-i-iii, 640-i-iii, 599-i-iii, 1064-i, 1202-i, 1194-i of session 2007-08
Juvenile Nonfiction

The Exam Skills Handbook

Author: Stella Cottrell

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 288

View: 463

Provides an easy-to-follow set of strategies and techniques that build to a plan for achieving your best possible exam performance. It gives practical step-by-step guidance in long-term planning for optimal performance through to last minute revision strategies. This fully updated, two-colour edition includes two brand new chapters.
Education

Studying the Built Environment

Author: Marion Temple

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 205

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.
Architecture

Site Analysis

Author: James A. LaGro

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Architecture

Page: 365

View: 361

Blending theory with application, Site Analysis offers a cross-disciplinary perspective on the evolving practice of designing sustainable built environments. Information on understanding existing site conditions and context-sensitive design teaches readers how a thorough site analysis can create meaningful places and promote sustainability through energy, water, and natural resource conservation. The new Third Edition is fully updated throughout to include coverage of the latest sustainability topics. A new chapter covers site plan review and design review, and new case studies examine site-scale planning and design, infill redevelopment of urban and suburban sites, and smart growth.
Architecture

Civil Engineering and Architecture

Author: Donna Matteson

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN:

Category: Architecture

Page: 764

View: 619

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.
Social Science

The Urban University and its Identity

Author: Herman van der Wusten

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 206

View: 636

The chapters in this book are revised versions of papers initially presented at a confer ence on Universities and their cities held in Amsterdam on March 27-29 1996. There were about one hundred participants and 45 written contributions from Europe, the US, Canada and Australia. People with different disciplinary backgrounds, geographers, historians, sociologists, economists and planners among them, attended, as did a few university administrators and local government officials. The intricate relationships between universities and their cities were intensively debated from the perspective of possible contributions by the university to city life as well as from the angle of the city as a milieu that affects the university's functioning. There were theoretical and historical papers, and a series of case studies, some of them comparative, as well as proposals and descriptions of efforts to improve city-university relations. It was a fruitful occasion for many on account of the diversity of experience brought together for the purpose of a debate on a matter of common interest. The vari ous university settings within Amsterdam were visited during a guided tour that pro vided food for thought on the matters under discussion by means of a living example.