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Richard H. McCuen - Author

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Fundamentals of Civil Engineering An Introduction to the ASCE Body of Knowledge

Fundamentals of Civil Engineering An Introduction to the ASCE Body of Knowledge

Author: Richard H. McCuen Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/06/2017

While the ASCE Body of Knowledge (BOK2) is the codified source for all technical and non-technical information necessary for those seeking to attain licensure in civil engineering, recent graduates have notoriously been lacking in the non-technical aspects even as they excel in the technical. Fundamentals of Civil Engineering: An Introduction to the ASCE Body of Knowledge addresses this shortfall and helps budding engineers develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes suggested and implied by the BOK2. Written as a resource for all of the non-technical outcomes not specifically covered in the BOK2, it details fundamental aspects of fourteen outcomes addressed in the second edition of the ASCE Body of Knowledge and encourages a broader perspective and understanding of the role of civil engineers in society as well as the reciprocal influence between civil engineering and social evolution. With discussion questions and group activities at the end of each chapter, topics covered include humanities and social sciences, experimentation, sustainability, contemporary issues and historical perspectives, risk and uncertainty, communication, public policy, globalization, leadership and teamwork, and professional and ethical responsibilities. Suitable for both current and former students in pursuit of further breadth and depth of knowledge and professional maturity, this primer promotes introspection, self-evaluation, and self-learning. It details those attitudes that are essential to the achievement of personal and professional success and advancement to positions of leadership, and encourages an appreciation of the human values that are fundamental to professional practice.

Hydrologic Analysis and Design

Hydrologic Analysis and Design

Author: Richard H. McCuen Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/01/2016

McCuen's Hydrologic Analysis and Design, Fourth Edition is intended for a first course in hydrology. The text introduces the reader to the physical processes of the hydrologic cycle, the computational fundamentals of hydrologic analysis, and the elements of design hydrology. Although sections of the book introduce engineering design methods for engineering students, the concepts and methods pertain to students in a range of similar disciplines including geology, geography, forestry, and planning. The Fourth Edition streamlines the organization of the chapters to strengthen the focus and scope of each section. McCuen remains vigilant of the various ways hydrology is taught, making flexibility a touchstone of the book's structure. The marked flexibility in all 13 chapters provides knowledge about new design procedures, methods, and philosophies.

Ethics and Professionalism in Engineering

Ethics and Professionalism in Engineering

Author: Richard H. McCuen, Kristin L. Gilroy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/04/2011

The rapid pace of technological change constantly gives rise to new ethical dilemmas, and engineers must be as well versed in societal values and ethics as they are in the technical concepts of their disciplines. Ethics and Professionalism in Engineering provides a practical introduction for engineering students that emphasizes ethical decision-making. McCuen and Gilroy situate engineering ethics in the wider context of business and environmental ethics and guide students through case studies emphasizing value conflicts often encountered in engineering.

Fundamentals of Civil Engineering An Introduction to the ASCE Body of Knowledge

Fundamentals of Civil Engineering An Introduction to the ASCE Body of Knowledge

Author: Richard H. McCuen, Edna Z. Ezzell, Melanie K. Wong Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/02/2011

While the ASCE Body of Knowledge (BOK2) is the codified source for all technical and non-technical information necessary for those seeking to attain licensure in civil engineering, recent graduates have notoriously been lacking in the non-technical aspects even as they excel in the technical. Fundamentals of Civil Engineering: An Introduction to the ASCE Body of Knowledge addresses this shortfall and helps budding engineers develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes suggested and implied by the BOK2. Written as a resource for all of the non-technical outcomes not specifically covered in the BOK2, it details fundamental aspects of fourteen outcomes addressed in the second edition of the ASCE Body of Knowledge and encourages a broader perspective and understanding of the role of civil engineers in society as well as the reciprocal influence between civil engineering and social evolution. With discussion questions and group activities at the end of each chapter, topics covered include humanities and social sciences, experimentation, sustainability, contemporary issues and historical perspectives, risk and uncertainty, communication, public policy, globalization, leadership and teamwork, and professional and ethical responsibilities. Suitable for both current and former students in pursuit of further breadth and depth of knowledge and professional maturity, this primer promotes introspection, self-evaluation, and self-learning. It details those attitudes that are essential to the achievement of personal and professional success and advancement to positions of leadership, and encourages an appreciation of the human values that are fundamental to professional practice.

Modeling Hydrologic Change Statistical Methods

Modeling Hydrologic Change Statistical Methods

Author: Richard H. McCuen Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/10/2002

Modeling hydrologic changes and predicting their impact on watersheds is a dominant concern for hydrologists and other water resource professionals, civil and environmental engineers, and urban and regional planners. As such changes continue, it becomes more essential to have the most up-to-date tools with which to perform the proper analyses and modeling of the complex ecology, morphology, and physical processes that occur within watersheds. An application-oriented text, Modeling Hydrologic Change: Statistical Methods provides a step-by-step presentation of modeling procedures to help you properly analyze and model real-world data. The text addresses modeling systems where change has affected data that will be used to calibrate and test models of the system. The use of actual hydrologic data will help you learn how to handle the vagaries of real-world hydrologic-change data. All four elements of the modeling process are discussed: conceptualization, formulation, calibration, and verification. Although the book is oriented towards the statistical aspects of modeling, a strong background in statistics is not required. The statistical and modeling methods discussed here will be of value to all disciplines involved in modeling change. With approximately 100 illustrations, Modeling Hydrologic Change will equip you with an understanding with which to perform the proper analyses and modeling of the complex processes that occur across various disciplines.

Dynamic Communication for Engineers

Dynamic Communication for Engineers

Author: Richard H. McCuen, Peggy Johnson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/07/1993

Dynamic Communication for Engineers provides concise coverage of a broad array of topics in professional/technical communication, including oral, written, quantitative, kinetic, and ethical. The how-to approach places emphasis on the rules for successful communication, with important do's and don'ts highlighted for ease in application. It will help the engineering student make the transition into the workplace and the young professional complete communication responsibilities more efficiently. Topics covered in this book include: procrastination, technical writing style, communication of technical data and statistics, oral presentations and graphics, business correspondence, resumes, job interviews, and nonverbal communication.