Environmental Engineering and Assessment

The aim of this course is to teach civil engineering students the importance of developing sustainable projects. This course consists of three parts. The first part covers topics such as energy conservation, measures that can be incorporated in building design to reduce its environmental impact, use of sustainable building practices, and measures to mitigate noise pollution. The second part provides instruction on environmental planning. The key study areas will include: the basic philosophy of planning; the current and forthcoming guidelines in planning, particularly regarding the environment; techniques to assess the environment for planning purposes; and specific design considerations to ensure environmental sustainability. The third part provides instruction on conducting introductory phase Environmental Site Assessments for the clean-up and redevelopment of former industrial sites and their conversion to residential or commercial use.