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  1. CEE 498NConstruction Engineering

  2. Outline • What is construction engineering? • Contemporary construction projects • Construction engineer careers

  3. Construction Engineering • Most everything is constructed • No assembly instructions • Work with people • Work with all CEE disciplines • Construction is a business

  4. What is Construction Engineering?

  5. Some Assembly Required

  6. Some Assembly Required

  7. Some Assembly Required

  8. Some Assembly Required

  9. What is Construction Engineering? Pictures from www.wilsonbridge.com

  10. Picture from Integral GIS, Inc. Safeco Field (1999) Photos from the Seattle PI

  11. Selah Creek Bridge, I-82 near Yakima ca. 2005 1,377 ft long 325 ft above canyon floor http://www.historylink.org/essays/output.cfm?file_id=7268

  12. Photo from Kiewit Co. ` Selah Creek Bridge, I-82 near Yakima ca. 1970

  13. pictures from newbaybridge.org New Bay Bridge Oakland, CA

  14. photo from Kiewit Co.

  15. Bellevue Tower Crane 16 November 2006: Tower crane falls in Bellevue and kills 1 photos from the Seattle Times

  16. Husky Stadium Picture from Widows Live Local

  17. Husky Stadium 5 February 1987: North end upper deck collapses during construction photo from Seattle Odyssey photos by John Stamets, UW

  18. Lacy V. Murrow Floating Bridge • Built: 1940 • Sank: 1990 • Rebuilt: 1993 Picture from Widows Live Local Seattle side Mercer Island side

  19. Lacy V. Murrow Floating Bridge 8 midsection pontoons sink during construction in 1990 Estimated loss: $69 million Photo from WSDOT

  20. Construction is a Business From 2006 Engineering News-Record Top 400 Contractors

  21. Large industry 9 million jobs $900 billion (2003) 8% of GDP Room for improvement 40% of raw materials 15 – 20% of waste stream Fragmented Mostly smaller companies Most < 50 people Construction Industry Snapshot Source: ASTM Standardization News (April 2004) and Worldwatch Institute Paper No. 124 (1995)

  22. Construction Industry Data from U.S. Census Bureau (http://www.census.gov/const/www/c30index.html)

  23. Construction Industry 2005 Data from U.S. Census Bureau (http://www.census.gov/const/www/c30index.html)

  24. Field/Engineering Assistant Project Engineer Inspector/Scheduler/ Estimator Career Paths Assistant Superintendent Superintendent Senior Superintendent Assistant Project Manager Project Manager Senior Project Manager Construction Executive VP/Owner from ASCE (http://www.asce.org/pdf/careerpathfinal.pdf)

  25. Communication Leadership Creativity Practical Problem solving Work with people Attention to detail Basic computer skills Read/make plans Engineering license Scheduling Design Surveying Typical Traits/Skills Traits Skills

  26. Entry Level Tasks

  27. Echelon Place, Las Vegas, NV $4 billion Las Vegas resort in place of the Current Stardust location Boyd Gaming Corp. http://www.echelonresort.com Project CityCenter, Las Vegas, NV $7 billion 66 acre mixed use 2,800 condo units 4,800 hotel rooms 470,000 ft2 retail space http://www.projectcitycenter.com

  28. Hanford Cleanup, WA $12 billion World’s largest environmental cleanup 53 million gallons of waste 9 tons of plutonium Groundwater contamination http://www.hanford.gov City Water Tunnel No. 3, NY $6 billion 60 miles of water tunnel 50-yr construction time http://www.nyc.gov/html/dep/html/news/3rdtunnel.html

  29. Southeast Corridor (T-REX) in Denver $1.75 billion 17 miles of highway improvement 19 miles of light rail http://www.trexproject.com Miami Intermodal Center $1.9 billion Multimodal transportation facility http://www.micdot.com

  30. Central Texas Turnpike $3.6 billion 3 new highways around Austin area New/upgraded highway interchanges http://www.texastollways.com/tta Big Dig (Boston) $14.6 billion Underground existing viaducts 2 underwater tunnel routes New/upgraded highway interchanges http://www.masspike.com/bigdig

  31. Woodrow Wilson Bridge (Potomac) $2.5 billion New bridge across Potomac New/upgraded highway interchanges http://www.wilsonbridge.com

  32. Benicia-Martinez Bridge $1 billion New bridge in Vallejo area http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/esc/tollbridge/Ben-Mar/Ben-Mar.html

  33. San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge $6.3 billion New bridge from Oakland to Y.B. Island http://www.newbaybridge.org

  34. Dubai waterfront $15 billion Man-made islands, shoreline http://www.nakheel.ae

  35. Picture from B. Kattanppuram Blog Great Belt (Storebǽlt - Denmark) $3.5 billion (1988 value) 28 Euros ($34) each way for cars 132 Euros ($159) each way for lorries • Akashi Kaikyo Bridge (Pearl Bridge) • $3.6 billion • 10 years to construct • ¥ 2,600 ($22) each way for cars • 25,000 vehicles/day Picture from Mount Holyoke College

  36. Picture from arzan blog • Millau Viaduct • $523 million to construct • 39 month construction • Tolls • $6.50 toll one way in winter • $8.62 toll one way in summer