Introduction to Civil and Environmental Engineering Design I

Photograph of Boston and the Zakim Bridge.

This photograph of Boston's Zakim Bridge represents the three modules — water resources, structures, and large-scale planning — of this design course. (Image courtesy of notanyron on Flickr.)


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Fall 2006



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In this sophomore design course, you will be challenged with three design tasks: a first concerning water resources/treatment, a second concerning structural design, and a third focusing on the conceptual (re)design of a large system, Boston's Back Bay. The first two tasks require the design, fabrication and testing of hardware. Several laboratory experiments will be carried out and lectures will be presented to introduce students to the conceptual and experimental basis for design in both domains.

This course was based in large part on the Fall 2005 offering of 1.101, developed by Prof. Harold Hemond.

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Heidi Nepf, Herbert Einstein, and Louis Bucciarelli. 1.101 Introduction to Civil and Environmental Engineering Design I. Fall 2006. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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