Highlights in Civil Engineering 2017

Looking back at the past year to inspire the future

Civil Engineering in 2017

2017 was a year filled with groundbreaking research and technological advances. As we start 2018, we would like to take a look back and reflect on some of the most popular research from 2017, sourced from our Book and Journal portfolio to inspire us for 2018. 

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Senior Editor, Michael Luby on 2017

It’s said that Civil Engineering is the oldest of the engineering disciplines—dealing with the very beginnings of the built environment from simple dwellings to irrigation troughs to trails made by clearing paths. Nowadays, researchers and practitioners engaged in civil engineering tackle problems and advance understanding within the most cutting-edge realms, such as nanotechnology, energy harvesting, systems integration, and sustainability.

The past year of civil engineering publication at Springer saw state-of-the-art treatments of classic topics in structural engineering and construction technologies, as well as...

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...investigation and best practice in waste management, fire science/technology, water systems management, construction materials, and transportation. 

With as large a portfolio of research monographs, professional volumes, textbooks, and major reference works as Springer produced in 2017, it is not possible to list all of the outstanding titles that were published in this space. So we offer here a sample for readers to use as a springboard into the CE collection!

Handbook of Ocean Wave Energy
Pecher, Arthur, Kofoed, Jens Peter 
This Open Access book offers a concise, practice-oriented reference-guide to the field of ocean wave energy. The ten chapters highlight the key rules of thumb, address all the main technical engineering aspects and describe in detail all the key aspects to be considered in the techno-economic assessment of wave energy converters.

Concrete Structures
Setareh, Mehdi, Darvas, Robert
This revised, fully updated second edition covers the analysis, design, and construction of reinforced concrete structures from a real-world perspective.

Water Resource Systems Planning and Management
Loucks, Daniel P., van Beek, Eelco
This revised, updated Open Access textbook presents a systems approach to the planning, management, and operation of water resources infrastructure in the environment. It introduces the concept of viewing issues involving water resources as a system of multiple interacting components and scales. 

Modeling and Design of Flexible Pavements and Materials 
Little, Dallas, Allen, David H., Bhasin, Amit
This textbook lays out the state of the art for modeling of asphalt concrete as the major structural component of flexible pavement

Disrupting Mobility    
Meyer, Gereon, Shaheen, Susan (Eds.)
This book explores the opportunities and challenges of the sharing economy and innovative transportation technologies with regard to urban mobility.

The On-line Electric Vehicle    
Suh, Nam P., Cho, Dong-Ho (Eds.)
This book details the design and technology of the on-line electric vehicle (OLEV) system and its enabling wireless power-transfer technology, the “shaped magnetic field in resonance” (SMFIR). 

Experimental Vibration Analysis for Civil Structures
Conte, J.P., Astroza, R., Benzoni, G., Feltrin, G., Loh, K.J., Moaveni, B. (Eds.) 
This edited volume presents selected contributions from the International Conference on Experimental Vibration Analysis of Civil Engineering Structures. It presents the latest developments and achievements in all major aspects of dynamic testing for civil engineering structures.

Smart and Multifunctional Concrete Toward Sustainable Infrastructures
Han, Baoguo, Zhang, Liqing, Ou, Jinping
This book presents the latest research advances and findings in the field of smart/multifunctional concretes, focusing on the principles, design and fabrication, test and characterization, performance and mechanism, and their applications in infrastructures.

Standpipe Systems for Fire Protection
Isman, Kenneth E,
This important new manual goes beyond the published NFPA standards on installation of standpipe systems to include the rules in the International Building Code, municipal fire codes, the National Fire Code of Canada, and information on inspection, testing, and maintenance of standpipe systems.  

Advances in Solid and Hazardous Waste Management
Goel, Sudha (Ed.)
This book presents reviews, examples and case studies of innovative applications in solid and hazardous waste management. The economics of waste management have since become a significant research area in their own right, and two chapters address these issues.

Michael Luby
Springer Science+Business Media 
Physical Sciences & Engineering
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