This book presents an integrated systems approach to the evaluation, analysis, design, and maintenance of civil engineering systems. Addressing recent concerns about the world's aging civil infrastructure and its environmental impact, the author makes the case for why any civil infrastructure should be seen as part of a larger whole. He walks readers through all phases of a civil project, from feasibility assessment to construction to operations, explaining how to evaluate tasks and challenges at each phase using a holistic approach. Unique coverage of ethics, legal issues, and management is also included.
Keywords: General & Introductory Civil Engineering & Construction, introduction to civil engineering systems, civil infrastructure, civil and environmental systems engineering, fundamentals of systems engineering, design and planning of engineering systems, samuel labi, revelle, khisty, meredith