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5 Engineering Wonders Past and Present 2

5 Engineering Wonders Past and Present 2 - ENGG1006...

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1 ENGG1006 Engineering for Sustainable Development Theme : Engineering Systems Topic : Engineering Systems: Past and Present Teaching Week : 6 (2010-11 S1) Dr. Scott Smith Department of Civil Engineering The University of Hong Kong E: [email protected], T: 2241 5699, Office: 6-10 (Haking Wong Building) Consultation Times: Thursday 13:00-14:00, Friday 13:00-14:00, and by appointment ENGG1006 Week 6, 2010-11 S1 2 - Describe the scope and content of transportation engineering. - Describe the sustainability issues in transportation. - Describe the transportation planning and policy in Hong Kong. - Describe the major considerations of highway route planning. 6 2, 3 Transportation Systems Prof. S.C. Wong 8 - Explain why structures stand up and fall down. - List lessons learnt from failed engineering systems. - Accountability. - How can past failures ensure future success of sustainable engineering systems? - 2 Infrastructure Development 2 Dr. S.T. Smith 7 - Describe the scope and content of the discipline of engineering materials. - Describe the sustainability issues associated with engineering materials. - Describe the scope and content of the discipline of structural engineering. - Implement the disciplines of materials and structural engineering towards promoting sustainable development. - 2 Infrastructure Development 1 Dr. S.T. Smith 7 - Introduction to sustainable development of the built environment. - Introduction to engineering systems. - Engineering wonders of the natural, ancient, medieval, industrial and modern worlds. 5 2, 4 Engineering Systems: Past and Present Dr. S.T. Smith 6 Weeks 5-8: Engineering Systems Main Learning Outcomes of Each Lecture Assessment Task Number Course Learning Outcomes Topic (Teacher) Teaching Week Introduction to Sustainable Development of the Built Environment ENGG1006 Week 6, 2010-11 S1 4 Setting the Scene square6 The world’s population is currently over 6 billion and projected at 8 billion in 20 year’s time ( http://www.poodwaddle.com/worldclock.swf ) square6 70% of earths population is projected to be urban by the end of this century square6 Cities produce 80% of all global greenhouse gas emissions square6 Suggested emissions to be reduced globally by 60% by 2050 ENGG1006 Week 6, 2010-11 S1 5 Setting the Scene square6 Almost 1 billion people in the world are malnourished square6 Ravaging diseases have affected countless people (e.g. Malaria) square6 Continual degradation of soil, water and air square6 Loss of biological diversity (i.e. animal, plant) ENGG1006 Week 6, 2010-11 S1 6 US National Academy of Engineering - Grand Challenges for Engineers - Restore and Improve Urban Infrastructure (http://www.engineeringchallenges.org/Object.File/Master/11/574/Grand%20Challenges%20final%20book.pdf)
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2 ENGG1006 Week 6, 2010-11 S1 7 Sustainable Development square6 A marriage between the natural and built environment square6 “Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs” ENGG1006 Week 6, 2010-11 S1 8 Sustainable Development square6 maintenance of sustainable levels of economic growth square6 progress that recognises community
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