CEE3000-Quiz1-Fal07 - Name Date CEE 3000 CIVIL ENGINEERING SYSTEMS QUIZ 1 Take-Home Fall 2007 Open Books/Notes Assigned/Due NOTE Your will be

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Name: _______________________________ Date: ______________________________ CEE 3000: CIVIL ENGINEERING SYSTEMS QUIZ 1 – Take-Home Fall 2007 Open Books/Notes Assigned: 9-13-07/Due: 9-18-07 NOTE: Your will be graded both on the substantive content as well as the quality of communication of your submission. Thus, your answers should be not only be thoughtful, they should also be word-processed, spellchecked and thoroughly checked for grammar. You should base your answers on the course materials and readings; however, you are welcome to incorporate additional material beyond the readings assigned for this course. Extra credit will be given for thoughtful answers that go beyond the lectures and readings. Use 12-font size with single spacing, cite all information sources used, and include a list of references (additional page) at the end of the document you hand in. 1. The concept of sustainable development is not new. However, it has become a global priority in roughly the last 3 decades. [Up to 2 pages, 20 points] a. Based on the course material and your readings explain (by outlining the most important reasons) why sustainable development is a critical issue in the world today. Your answer should demonstrate that you understand that there are different urgent priorities in developed (e.g., Atlanta, Tokyo) and developing (e.g., Bangkok, Lagos) regions. [Not more than 1 page, 10 points] b. In response to the current and future global challenges and opportunities associated with sustainable development, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has developed a Vision for Civil Engineering in the Year 2025 . Based on this Vision, outline the most important skills, knowledge and expertise that a Civil Engineer would require to function effectively? [Not more than 1 page, 10 points]
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2. Read the attached article “Water war on the boil again” by Stacy Shelton and Bob Kemper (Atlanta Journal Constitution, 7/19/07) on the Tristate Water Dispute and answer the following questions. [Up to 1½ pages, 10 points] a. What is the Tristate Water Dispute? (Not more than 2 sentences) [2 points] b. What are the stakes of each of the three states: Georgia, Alabama and Florida in the dispute? (Not more than 3 sentences) [3 points] c. List the other stake holders in this dispute? [1 point] d. Give three reasons why this dispute can be considered a systems problem. [2 points] e. Based on Daly’s article “Economics in a Full World,” outline an approach that could be used to arrive at a mutually acceptable solution for the three states. [3 points]
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3. The attached article “Plenty Georgia bridges need repairs, but state says none unsafe” by Matt Kempner and Megan Clarke (Atlanta Journal Constitution, 08/03/07) discusses the condition of bridges in the state of Georgia. In the article, Georgia Tech Professor of Civil Engineering Larry Kahn remarks that the percentage of Georgia bridges in need of repair or rebuilding shows that we take a lot of our infrastructure for granted. The article
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This note was uploaded on 06/29/2009 for the course CEE 3000 taught by Professor Meyer during the Spring '07 term at Georgia Institute of Technology.

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CEE3000-Quiz1-Fal07 - Name Date CEE 3000 CIVIL ENGINEERING SYSTEMS QUIZ 1 Take-Home Fall 2007 Open Books/Notes Assigned/Due NOTE Your will be

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