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CEE 270 Spring 2010 Homework 1 Due January 26, 2010 Write a short (~1,000 words) paper on a civil engineering project described in an article in one of the following journals: Civil Engineering (American Society of Civil Engineers journal) Engineering News Record (New York, McGraw Hill) Water Environment & Technology (Water Environment Federation journal) ITE Journal (Institute of Transportation Engineers journal) Geotechnical News The paper should be typed, double spaced with 1” margins. References should be cited in parentheses in the paper and listed at the end using ASCE format (see http://pubs.asce.org/authors/book/generalresources/references.htm). Staple a copy of the article to the paper. Your paper will be graded based on the following: 1. A descriptive title 5 2. An introduction that gives some background information on the project. 30 3. A main body that focuses on several of the following questions (you do not need to
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Unformatted text preview: address them all): a) What individuals or organizations were instrumental in the design of the project? b) What issues and problems were encountered in the planning, design and/or construction of this project and how were these issues resolved? c) How was the project financed? What was the cost of construction? Were there cost overruns or other financial problems that arose? How were these problems resolved? d) Who were the beneficiaries of the project? Who was harmed by the project? e) Were principals of sustainable development employed in the design of the project? f) Did the project manager develop a reasonable schedule? Was the project completed on schedule? 35 4. A conclusions section that summarizes the key points of the paper. 10 5. Grammar, spelling and mechanics 10 6. Overall impression 10 Total 100...
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