Construction Engineering Essay Examples and Topics

Engineering: the First Owens River Los Angeles Aqueduct

Abstract It is already past a century since the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power (LADWP) constructed the Los Angeles Aqueduct to reroute the water in Owens River so that it can meet the demands of the rising population. The construction of the LA Aqueduct occurred when people in the region had a utilitarian […]

Robyville Bridge History, Construction and Importance

Abstract The Robyville Bridge was built between 1890 and 1872 at a time when there was an increased demand for the art of bridge building. The wooden shingled bridge spanning about 97 feet across Kenduskeag stream was made using the X design. The design also incorporated the use of shingled wooden cross members to make […]

Tunnel Design and Cunstruction

Introduction Tunnels refer to any enclosed passageway. Usually, tunnels pass underground to bypass natural barriers and to reduce the cost and impact of aboveground construction. This paper looks at various aspects concerning tunnel construction. The main issues of interest include the construction of underwater tunnels, construction of tunnels in soft soils, and the examination of […]

Under the sole dome: the time for magic has come

Analyzing a design in order to check its efficiency and comment on its strengths and weaknesses is not an easy task, mostly because personal taste issues will most likely stand in the way of an objective evaluation. However, when taking a wholesome construction of a design of a particular object or site apart, one can […]

Architectural Design of the Autostadt roof

This paper is aimed at discussing the Autostadt roof which was designed by the German firm Graft. It is placed over one of the service pavilion showcased by Volkswagen. This design resembles a leaf that is placed over the landscape1 (“Organically shaped autostadt roof”). To a great extent, it represents the most modern trends in […]

Building Material – Timber

Introduction Timber, as a construction material, is relatively eco-friendly. One analyses the environmental feasibility of a material on the basis of the effect it has on the environment during manufacture, construction of the facility and energy use after constructing the house. This refers to the green house gases released by the product as well as […]

History of Severn Tunnel in UK

Historical Development This is an underwater tunnel that links South Gloucestershire to Monmouthshire in the UK (Fahey, 2010). South Gloucestershire is located on the west part of England while Monmouthshire is located on the southern part of wales. The tunnel construction began in March 1873. However, the actual tunneling of this project had to wait […]

Architectural Forms based on the Arch

Roman The most remarkable achievement of Roman architecture depends on the development of three architectural forms; the Arch, the vault and the dome. Even though, nothing of outstanding architectural traditions made in the dome, it remains a familiar concept to the current architectural world. Compared to lintel the arch has unique features; simply because it […]

Great constructions of the world

Yoyogi national stadium Yoyogi national stadium is sports arena located in Tokyo, Japan. The stadium was designed by architect from Japan Kenzo Tange to house a gymnasium, basketball court and an Olympic standard size swimming pool as mentioned by James Turnbull. The stadium is a grand example of modern architecture in japan. (Kenzo Tange 1964) […]

What is it Designwise to Make a House Home?

There are different types of home that vary in color, features, designs, sizes and the styles. Basing on my perception and comprehension, a home is a sacred and fabulous place that welcomes both spiritual and non-spiritual people. Indeed, a home is a place that shuns diverse violation thus the need to adopt secure designs. As […]

Façade Constructions

Introduction Façade constructions are parts of a building that provides protection of the people inside against extreme weather and enemies. Buildings either for commercial, institutional or residential purposes must fulfill fundamental needs of human beings. In most cases, these fundamental needs relates to the dictates of weather and climate for instance adequate sunlight, cold, wind […]

The Design Prototype of Kiosk

Having just finished sketching a new universally accessible kiosk for the London underground, I am going to build and test a prototype in 1 hour. It is really important to build and test a prototype for a particular period of time which allows to consider the typical environment conditions which are going to be present […]

The History of Architecture

Concrete is a composite material consisting of a binder, gravel, and aggregate, mixed with water (Li 3). The history of concrete dates back to ancient Egypt, where builders used straw and clay make building blocks. Their goal was to produce a durable construction material as the basis for building larger structures. Currently, concrete is the […]

Pre-Stressed Concrete

Introduction Pre-stressing is one of the methodologies applied by civil engineers to mitigate natural drawbacks of steel concrete structures. The methodology is deployed to produce various structures for commercial utilisation such as floors, bridges, and beams among others. Concrete withstands more loads while subjected to compressive loads than while subjected to tensile loads. This behaviour […]

Five Stages of Designing a Warehouse

There are five important stages to be considered when designing a warehouse. The stages include the overall warehouse structure, sizing and dimensioning of departments, and departmental layout. The other two are the choice of equipment needed in the warehouse and identifying the operational strategies. The overall warehouse structure is also referred to as the conceptual […]

Living in a Samoan Fale (house)

The type of materials that was once used in construction of structures that people used to live in among the Maori people was the things that they would find readily available in the swamps as well as the forests. They would gather up all their building materials after sifting through what they needed. This mainly […]

McDonald’s Corporation Product Design

Design of goods and services is an important aspect of an organization as it determines productivity and organizational competitiveness. This is the reason why product launches are important part of an organization’s objective to progressively innovate within itself. Design of goods and services usually takes careful planning because each new product introduced by the company […]

Social Construct of Codes

Green building advancement dates back to the late nineteenth century when it started with the concepts of environmental conservation and preservation, and public health protection. The idea at that time was opposed because the public felt that it contradicted social norms that defined how a private home should be constructed for the good of the […]

Use of Ladders on the Workplace

Introduction to the Use of Ladders in the Work Place On average nearly 16% of all work related accidents involving falls occur from falling off a ladder, while it is often the case that such accidents occur due to the carelessness of workers this just means that it is a necessity to correctly choose the […]

Proscenium Theatres and Thrust Theatres

Introduction The essay is a critical or close examination of the two main kind of architecture in theaters. The paper establishes a comparison between proscenium theatres and thrust theatres; these are among eight theater stages. To accomplish this successfully, both advantages and disadvantages of these two types of stages are brought forth. It is worth […]