1.012 | Spring 2002 | Undergraduate

Introduction to Civil Engineering Design



  1. Famous Civil Engineering Projects

Readings for Paperweight Design

  1. Sullivan, Louis H. “The Tall Office Building Artistically Considered.” Lippincott’s Magazine, March 1896.

Readings for the Charles River Project

  1. Introduction: Metropolitan District Commission, “Reclaiming the Lost Half Mile.”
  2. McAdow, R. “The Charles River Basin Study Area.” The Charles River. Marlborough: Bliss Publishing, 1992.
  3. The Old Colony Trust Company, Boston MA, 1926, “Building the Back Bay.”
  4. Ty, Raymond Kieh Sheng, “History and characteristics of man-made fill in Boston and Cambridge”, M.S. Thesis, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1987.
  5. The Old Charles River Dam: Committee on Charles River Dam, “Report of the Committee on Charles River Dam … to consider the advisability and feasibility of building a dam across the Charles River at or near Craigie Bridge,” 1903.
  6. Hall, M. “Flood Control.” The Charles, the Peoples River. Olympic Marketing Corporation, May 1986.
  7. Alternatives for the New Charles River Dam: The Department of the Army New England Division Corps of Engineers, “Charles River Dam, Design Memorandum No. 2,” 1972.
  8. “Historic Back Bay poised to expand commercial focus: With Boston’s office space tighter than ever, Back Bay has become an attractive alternative.” Boston Business Journal Real Estate Quarterly (January 22-28, 1999).

Readings for the Green Line Project

  1. Koebel, Romin. “Boston Transit Milestones.”