The calendar below provides information on the course’s lecture (L) and seminar (S) sessions.

1 L1 Subject introduction, resume writing E. Adams Assignment 1 out
S1 The MIT career services D. Rosencrans Assignment 1a due
2 L2 Technical writing E. Adams and D. Levey  
L3 Project evaluation 1 E. Adams Assignment 2 out
S2 Boston’s water distribution system as a black box: impact on water quality and effect of ozone W. Sung (MWRA) Assignment 1b due
3 L4 Getting work W. Vicens (CDM) and P. Shanahan Assignment 3 out
L5 Oral presentation E. Adams Assignment 2a due
S3 Mullholland’s dream Video: Cadillac Desert: Mulholland’s Dream (Water and the Transformation of Nature)

Assignment 4 out

Assignment 3a due

4 L6 Project evaluation 2; in-class discussion A. Chow and E. Adams Assignment 2b due
S4 Integrated engineering design and construction J. P. Chakar (Buro Happold) Assignment 3b due
5 L7 Project management 1 C. Ho (Arup) Assignment 5 out
L8 Project evaluation 3 S. Murcott  
S5 Issues in the structural engineering of tall buildings R. McNamara (McNamara/Salvia) Assignment 4a due
6 L9 Project management 2 C. Ho (Arup) Assignment 5a due
S6 Live design: mitigating extreme events G. Dasgupta (Columbia University)  
7 L10 Job placement D. Orton (VHB) and M. Wiseheart (PowerAdvocate)  
L11 Project management 3 E. Adams Assignment 5b due
S7 Water reclamation and recycling projects in California M. Van Horne (RMC Water and Environmental) Assignment 3c due
8 L12 Engineering and construction industry 1 C. Helliwell Assignment 6 out
L13 Engineering and construction industry 2 C. Helliwell  
S8 Mulch biowalls for enhanced bioremediation J. Travers (Parsons)  
9 L14 Chase an engineer; group discussion E. Adams Assignment 3d due
L15 Engineering and construction industry 3 C. Helliwell Assignment 6 due
S9 Green buildings at MIT; presentations W. Henry Assignment 4b due
10 L16 Negotiation 1 A. Chow and E. Adams  
L17 Negotiation 2 E. Adams and A. Chow  
S10 Expectations for a structural engineering graduate E. Nelson  
11 L18 Professional ethics 1: basis for decision making; student skits E. Adams Assignment 7 out
S11 The first steps after a failure D. Peraza (Exponent)  
12 L19 Professional ethics 2: student debates on case studies E. Adams and A. Chow Assignment 7 due
S12 Untitled D. Farnsworth (Arup)  
S13 Final proposals (to client); student presentations  

Assignment 8 out

Assignment 4c due

13 L20 Student presentations (cont.)   Assignment 8 due
Course Info
As Taught In
Fall 2007
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