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Book Review on “Engineering Systems: meeting human needs in a complex technological world” by de Weck, Roos & Magee (2011), MIT Press

This book was published in 2011, and I purchased in 2013 for the preparation of CVL609, Civil Engineering Systems. I just read it second time, and I believe it deserves more reading. https://www.amazon.ca/Engineering-Systems-Meeting-Complex-Technological/dp/0262529947 This books is revolutionary. Most of our … Continue reading

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A Recipe for MEng Students Hoping to Specialize in Infrastructure Management

Before you read on, please note that the blog articles published in rilcie.blog.ryerson.ca represent only Dr. Arnold Yuan’s personal view, and do represent neither the position of Ryerson University nor that of the Department of Civil Engineering. Dr. Yuan does … Continue reading

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How should you prepare for exams?

About six years ago, when I just first came to Ryerson, I observed one thing: too many Ryerson students were interested in only marks, not in knowledge and problem-solving skills.  Unfortunately, I didn’t see this has been changed much.  This … Continue reading

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(Risk, Reliability) vs. (Resilience, Sustainability)

A recent in-print in the Journal of Infrastructure Systems, ASCE, is entitled “Resilience and sustainability of the civil infrastructure: towards a unified approach” by two Lehigh professors (P. Bocchini and D. M. Frangopol) and two German researchers (T. Ummenhofer and … Continue reading

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