2016 Introduction to Infrastructure and Environment

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Academic unit or major
Undergraduate major in Civil and Environmental Engineering
Instructor(s)
Nadaoka Kazuo  Niwa Junichiro  Asakura Yasuo  Yai Tetsuo  Takemura Jiro  Morikawa Hitoshi  Kanda Manabu  Muromachi Yasunori  Kanae Shinjiro  Fukuda Daisuke  Yoshimura Chihiro  Chijiwa Nobuhiro  Kinouchi Tsuyoshi 
Course component(s)
Lecture
Day/Period(Room No.)
Tue7-8(W621)  Fri7-8(W621)  
Group
-
Course number
CVE.N210
Credits
2
Academic year
2016
Offered quarter
1Q
Syllabus updated
2017/1/11
Lecture notes updated
2016/6/2
Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

This course comprehensively presents various issues which have been charged to civil and environmental engineering to solve. It also includes lectures on the latest initiatives in technology, policy, and planning theory.
Students will understand that civil and environmental engineering is an academic system concerned with the methodology of technologies and policies for constructing a secure, safe, and sustainable human society and the philosophy of planning.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:
- View all the aspects included in civil and environmental engineering as one whole.
- Explain the basic technical, policy, and planning theories of civil and environmental engineering.

Keywords

Civil and environmental engineering, Sustainability, Secure and safety

Competencies that will be developed

Intercultural skills Communication skills Specialist skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills
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Class flow

This course will be held in omnibus format and led by various instructors specializing in civil, urban, and environmental fields.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Introduction to Civil and Environmental Engineering - To understand: 1. Current situation of globe; 2. Sustainable development; 3. Characteristics of infrastructure development; 4. Decisive factors of sustainable civil engineering; 5. Structural design considering environmental loads; and 6. Environment and coexistence
Class 2 Environmental change and change in water disasters - To understand the characteristics and the environmental impacts of water disasters (e.g. heavy rain, sediment disasters).
Class 3 Impact evaluation of enclosed aquatic environment and large scale coastal development: Current Status and Issues - To understand the impact evaluation of enclosed aquatic environment and large scale coastal development: Current Status and Issues
Class 4 Importance and vulnerability of coastal shallow water ecosystem - To understand the importance and vulnerability of coastal shallow water ecosystem
Class 5 Next generation transport systems and its impact on environment - To understand the outlines: (1) the role of cities and traffic problems, (2) Next-generation vehicle and transport system management.
Class 6 Philosophy of bicycle transport planning and environment - To understand the historical issues of road construction, fundamental planning theory of road development, and the future of road-related environmental problems
Class 7 Fundamentals of sustainable national land, urban and transportation planning - To understand the history of urban formation and transport infrastructure development in Japan and/or Tokyo, and also, the fundamental concept of sustainable spatial planning
Class 8 Energy consumption and sustainability in urban areas - Understanding energy consumption and sustainability in urban areas
Class 9 Technologies contributing to the mitigation of global warming, urban warming and urban atmospheric environment - To understand the outline of the technologies contributing to the mitigation of global warming, urban warming and urban atmospheric environment
Class 10 Advanced technology and challenges in water supply system - After understanding the advance technology and challenges in water supply system, students will deepen their knowledge and understanding on the relevant challenging issues.
Class 11 Role of sewer system in basin-scale conservation of water environment - Students will understand the role of sewer system in basin-scale conservation of water environment and discuss future possibilities on this system.
Class 12 Solid waste and ground contamination and environment - Through statics and case studies, understanding soil and ground water contaminations, solid waste in urban system.
Class 13 Ground motions by crustal earthquakes - To understand ground motions and disaster by crustal earthquake under urbanized area
Class 14 Ground motions by inter-plate earthquakes and earthquake disaster considered from ground structure - To understand properties of inter-plate earthquake, relationships between ground structure and earthquake ground motions
Class 15 Recovery and restoration from natural disasters: disaster wastes and environmental concern - Through case studies in previous natural disasters, understanding the significance of disaster in recovery and restoration period.

Textbook(s)

Lecture materials will be provided at OCWi.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Particularly not

Assessment criteria and methods

-Small quiz during the class (3%*15=45%)
- Four assignments (15%*4=60%)
Note: If the total sum exceeds 100%, the score will be rounded to 100%.

Related courses

  • CVE.N310 : Special Lectures on Infrastructure and Environment
  • CVE.N301 : History of Civil Engineering and Engineering Ethics

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

None in particular.

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