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Engineering for Sustainable Communities : Principles and Practices, Paperback / softback Book

Engineering for Sustainable Communities : Principles and Practices Paperback / softback

Edited by William E. Kelly, Barbara Luke, Richard N. Wright


Sponsored by the Committee on Sustainability of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Engineering for Sustainable Communities: Principles and Practices is a comprehensive resource for sustainable engineering methods throughout the lifecycle of infrastructure projects and systems.

As stewards of the nation's infrastructure, civil engineers are called to lead and advocate for sustainable design, programs, and development.

This book provides the tools to support engineers in this effort. Drawing on the expertise of more than 40 authors, this book is divided in to four topic areas. First, chapters define sustainability and give historical background on the roles played by civil engineers, infrastructure systems, and pioneering projects in making communities sustainable and resilient.

Second, engineering principles and infrastructure-specific sustainable practices are examined in detail.

Third, a collection of case studies focuses on sustainable engineering practices in real-world situations.

These case studies cover buildings, transportation networks, water resources, urban development, and industrial facilities.

Finally, the book includes additional resources, as well as looks at the positive and negative effects that infrastructure can have on sustainability. This resource will be valuable to all practicing civil engineers, as well as engineering faculty and students interested in planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance of sustainable infrastructure projects and systems.