Project Lead the Way: Civil Engineering and Architecture

Project Lead the Way: Civil Engineering and Architecture

by Donna Matteson, Deborah Kennedy, Stuart Baur, Eva Kultermann
     
 


Based on the innovative Project Lead the Way (PLTW) curriculum, this dynamic new text is designed to prepare students for college and career success in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Whether students are interested in becoming engineering or architecture professionals, or simply want to understand the structural systems and building styles in… See more details below

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Based on the innovative Project Lead the Way (PLTW) curriculum, this dynamic new text is designed to prepare students for college and career success in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Whether students are interested in becoming engineering or architecture professionals, or simply want to understand the structural systems and building styles in their communities, this text will help them develop the technological literacy to appreciate, describe, and make informed decisions about our built environment. As an integrated part of your PLTW program or a standalone classroom resource, CIVIL ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE is an ideal choice to support your students' STEM success. This book 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. From site discovery through landscaping, the text provides a wealth of step-by-step examples and exercises, plentiful case studies and career profiles, and engaging articles and activities to help students build their knowledge while developing essential problem-solving skills.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781435441644
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
01/10/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
784
Sales rank:
1,312,878
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents


1. Definitions and History of Civil Engineering and Architecture. 2. Careers. 3. Research, Documentation, and Communication. 4. Architectural Design. 5. Site Discovery for Viability Analysis. 6. Site Planning. 7. Site Design. 8. Energy Conservation and Design. 9. Residential Space Planning. 10. Commercial Space Planning. 11. Dimensioning and Specifications. 12. Building Materials and Components. 13. Framing Systems: Residential and Commercial Applications. 14. Structural Systems: What Makes a Building Stand? 15. Planning Electric Codes. 16. Planning for Plumbing. 17. Indoor Environmental Quality and Security. 18. Landscaping. 19. Visual Communication of Design Intent. 20. Formal Communication and Analysis.

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