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 fal 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 s 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 ) s 70% of earths population is projected to be urban by the end of this century s Cities produce 80% of all global greenhouse gas emissions s Suggested emissions to be reduced globally by 60% by 2050 ENGG1006 Week 6, 2010-11 S1 5 Setting the Scene s Almost 1 billion people in the world are malnourished s Ravaging diseases have affected countless people (e.g. Malaria) s Continual degradation of soil, water and air s 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.engineeringchal enges.org/Object.File/Master/11/574/Grand%20Chal enges%20final%20book.pdf)
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2 ENGG1006 Week 6, 2010-11 S1 7 Sustainable Development s A marriage between the natural and built environment s “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
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