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New ASCE Sustainable Engineering Book Published
September 22, 2017

As stewards of the nation’s infrastructure, civil engineers are called to lead and advocate for sustainable design, programs, and development. A new book from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Engineering for Sustainable Communities: Principles and Practices, is a comprehensive resource for sustainable engineering methods throughout the lifecycle of infrastructure projects and systems.

Drawing on the expertise of more than 40 authors, this book is divided in to four topic areas. First, chapters define sustainability and provide historical background. Second, engineering principles and infrastructure-specific sustainable practices are examined. Third, a collection of case studies focuses on sustainable engineering practices in real-world situations (including buildings, transportation networks, water resources, urban development, and industrial facilities). Finally, the book looks at the positive and negative effects that infrastructure can have on sustainability.

Engineering for Sustainable Communities: Principles and Practices will be valuable to all practicing civil engineers, as well as engineering faculty and students interested in planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance of sustainable infrastructure projects and systems.

To purchase online visit the ASCE Bookstore.

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