An Introduction to Civil Engineering by Valdengrave Okumu Book PDF Summary
An Introduction to Civil Engineering is intended for students and anyone with an interest in civil engineering . It begins with an introduction to the engineering field as a whole and also provides background information into the history of civil engineering from the ancient times to the present. The text explores the lives of the great civil engineers in history. Readers are also introduced to how great structures were built, the challenges that were faced and the significance of these past achievements to construction today. Construction materials have evolved with time and those progresses are highlighted here. An introduction to the basic types of engineering documents, the nature of multidisciplinary teams, structural and transportation engineering are explored in some detail. The final chapters are concerned with the general process of involved in civil engineering projects from the conceptual to final stages. Here you will find a general description of what motivates safe practices in the workplace and what criteria are used to select a builder. The final chapter very briefly highlights what needs to be done by young graduates and professionals to succeed in the field as a civil engineer.