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The University of Texas & ASCE is hosting a workshop about the uses of computers and IT in the field of civil engineering.  According to their website, topics include: Sensing, Mobile/Wearable Computing, Life-cycle Assessment and Sustainable Infrastructure, Design, and Cutting Edge Development. These topics sound extremely interesting to me but alas the workshop is A) [...]

The Institution of Civil Engineers has provided the book entitled “200 Questions and Answers on Practical Civil Engineering Works” by Vincent Chu free for download on their website.  The book includes 12 sections focusing on the different types of civil engineering works, including: bridge works, drainage works, earthworks, roadworks, pumping stations, water retaining structures and [...]

Vadlo is a relatively new search engine that was created specifically for Biology and Medical searches.  Interestingly enough, the search engine also turns up a significant amount of resources for people within the field of Civil Engineering.  For example, I tried a “seminar” search using “stormwater” as a keyword and was surprised to find a [...]

23 Oct, 2008

Akvo.org

Posted by: Skylar In: Uncategorized

If you haven’t heard of Akvo yet, you should head over to their site to take a look.  I was originally quite impressed with the idea, but I didn’t have a chance to blog about it yet. Akvo is a site that attempts to use the internet as a tool to help provide clean water [...]

16 Oct, 2008

Free Hydrology Textbook Online

Posted by: Skylar In: Stormwater

Thanks to the good people over at WaterWired, I came across the free online version of “Unsaturated Zone Hydrology for Scientists and Engineers”.  Apparently, Prentice-Hall and the USGS have made the textbook free for download. This will make a great addition to my list of open courseware for civil engineers. Unsaturated Zone Hydrology for Scientists [...]

Despite the fact that I just graduated from 4 years of university, I still love to learn.  Unfortunately, as an undergraduate student in civil engineering it was impossible to take every course offered by my department.  The good news is that there’s a fair collection of coursewares that can be downloaded for free from various [...]


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