Green Building and Sustainable Infrastructure: Sustainability Education for Civil Engineers

TitleGreen Building and Sustainable Infrastructure: Sustainability Education for Civil Engineers
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsKevern, JT
JournalJournal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education & Practice
Date Published2011
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number10523928
KeywordsCivil , Curricula , education , ENGINEERING , sustainable , teaching
AbstractThis paper discusses a framework for incorporating sustainable design/thinking as a new civil engineering course and experiences from the pilot offering. Important areas are outlined to aid all engineers in understanding sustainability in context with traditional engineering principles. Green-building rating systems were used to introduce the concepts of sustainability in buildings and infrastructure, highlighted by presentations from green-building professionals. 
NotesKevern, J. T. 1; Email Address:; Affiliation: 1: Assistant Professor, Civil and Mechanical Engineering Dept., Univ. of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO 64110; Source Info: Apr2011, Vol. 137 Issue 2, p107; Subject Term: TEACHING methods; Subject Term: ENGINEERING -- Study & teaching; Subject Term: CURRICULA (Courses of study); Subject Term: SUSTAINABLE buildings; Subject Term: CIVIL engineers; Subject Term: EDUCATION; Author-Supplied Keyword: Curricula; Author-Supplied Keyword: Engineering education; Author-Supplied Keyword: Sustainable development; Author-Supplied Keyword: Teaching methods; NAICS/Industry Codes: 541330 Engineering Services; Number of Pages: 6p; Illustrations: 3 Charts; Document Type: Article