FAU Faculty Write New Textbook, "Practical Concepts for Capstone Design Engineering"

Wednesday, Aug 19, 2015

Florida Atlantic University faculty members, Fred Bloetscher, Ph.D., P.E., associate professor and Daniel Meeroff, Ph.D., E.I., professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatics Engineering recently released their textbook "Practical Concepts for Capstone Design Engineering."

According to J. Ross Publishing this book is the first and only comprehensive senior-level college textbook that provides the essential information needed to complete a successful capstone project in civil, construction, or environmental engineering.  The concept for the book is based on replication of the steps commonly used by practicing engineers to complete design projects, from site selection, investigation, and site planning, through the preliminary design calculations and drawing preparation.  Students will gain valuable insight and preparation for civil and construction engineering professional practice, and will learn how to smoothly transition from strictly academic work to solving real-world problems in the context of their capstone projects.

Bloetscher and Meeroff provide professional quality work examples, case studies, helpful hints, and assignments at the end of each chapter that further enhance comprehension. In addition to providing students with the key skills necessary to successfully enter the profession, they will also be well prepared for the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam upon graduation.

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