Paperback: 512 pages
Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers Press (July 1, 2009)
Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 6.2 x 9.2 inches
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Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
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This is a stellar book for university students who are going into global engineering projects! I went for an engineering project in Kenya before reading this book and I think this could have helped with the experience. Funnily enough, the water filter segment of this book described exactly what we designed and built in Eldoret. I used it again for another project in Beirut involving rainwater harvesting. It helped form the base of the design and was a great starting point for a literature review. This should be a required book for anyone getting involved with development projects with any engineering organization such as EWB, ASCE, EPICS, etc.
I knew what I was buying because I was familiar with and impressed with the book. I expect to use it frequently because I am not an engineer but I'm involved with projects involving engineering. The people I work with are not engineers, indeed not many of them can read, so the guide helps me understand so I can explain to them the whys.
Great field guide for engineers & non-engineers alike. Very easy to read & understand. A must have for working in rural or undeveloped countries.
Book is a great resource for a practicing Engineer (or someone with construction experience) in a Disaster Recovery area. Used this book in a design project in Haiti, and it helped having a reference for a lot of things we take for granted in the developing world. Worth its weight.
This book is a great reminder to engineers that we have a responsibility to consider more than just the technical outcomes of our our work, but also the social and environmental factors.
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