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Sunday, October 3, 2010

Civil Engineering Web Directory: General/Engineering History

Explore in-depth of the engineering history through following websites:

Bir Umm Fawakhir: Insights into Ancient Egyptian Mining
An archaeological survey at the site of Bir Umm Fawakhir.

Built in America
A collection of historic American buildings survey and historic American engineering record (1033 - present).

Construction History of the Hanford Site
Describing the construction of the world's first plutonium production facility.

Engineering Timelines
Knows the history of British building and construction via the map of British Isles.

Greek Waterworks
The doorway to many new and interesting facts about Greece and their inventions and advancements in water supply.

History of Plumbing
Babylonia, Egypt, Roman & English Legacy and Plumbing in America.

Leffert L. Buck Study Page
North Country and Civil Engineering Historical Interest.

Pioneers in Mechanics
Historical links to people in mechanics, Cauchy, Lagrange and so forth.

Secrets of Lost Empires
Companion Web site to "Secrets of Lost Empires," a special five-part NOVA. In the series, NOVA crews attempt to ferret out long-forgotten secrets of early architects and engineers. How did they design and erect the medieval war machines known as trebuchet

The Construction and History of Medieval Timber-Framed Houses in England and Wales
Their method of construction and the people who lived in them, starting with the 13 th Century and ending with the 19 th.

The Plumber
The site has many good articles on plumbing history and technology.

Technical Articles

Famous Engineers
A list of 50 famous engineers in many engineering disciplines including civil engineering.

Historical Timeline of Concrete
Concrete mortar work in ancient Egypt (1950 BC).

History of Technology in Australia -1788-1988
This online book covers water, irrigation, engineering construction, building, and transport.

The History of Concrete
This experiment is designed to introduce the student to the structural properties of concrete and their dependence on cement curing time, water-cement ratio, quality and fineness of aggregate, and temperature and moisture of curing.