AUTHORS: Matteson/Kennedy/Baur/Kultermann - ©2012
Based on the innovative Project Lead the Way (PLTW) curriculum, this dynamic new text is designed to prepare you for college and career success in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Whether you are interested in becoming an engineering or architecture professional, or simply want to understand the structural systems and building styles in your community, this text will help you develop the technological literacy to appreciate, describe, and make informed decisions about our built environment. As an integrated part of your school's PLTW program or a personal resource, CIVIL ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE is an ideal choice to support your STEM success. This book provides a richly illustrated history of architectural styles and the engineering achievements that produced them, as well as detailed coverage of the principles and concepts that current professionals use to shape today's built environment. From site discovery through landscaping, the text provides a wealth of step-by-step examples and exercises, plentiful case studies and career profiles, and engaging articles and activities to help students build their knowledge while developing essential problem-solving skills.
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