CCST9020 SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
Background The engineering world wonders are chosen as monuments to celebrate and display the achievements of humankind. Many of the listed wonders were, at their completion, the largest, tallest, or the first of their type of building or structure. Some were built to meet specific needs, whereas others were built as celebrations of different types. The lists are made to commemorate how humans have developed structures and building methods to adapt to building needs and challenges through time. Some of the wonders are still standing today and they are a testament to the durability and sustainability of the design and materials used in their construction. Others have since fallen or have been destroyed by earthquakes or other means. This provides a great opportunity to learn about and discuss these wonders and the aspects of sustainability that may be involved with them. The Assignment For this assignment, the students are required to write a research-based report describing and discussing the sustainable development aspects or features of a particular engineering wonder or development. Select any one of the wonders or other developments listed below for the assignment. Ancient World Great Pyramid of Giza Hanging Gardens of Babylon Temple of Artemis at Ephesus Statue of Zeus at Olympia Mausoleum of Maussollos at Halicarnassus Colossus of Rhodes Lighthouse of Alexandria Petra Medieval World Stonehenge Roman Colosseum Great Wall of China Porcelain Tower of Nanjing Hagia Sophia Leaning Tower of Pisa Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa Taj Mahal Other developments Dubai’s World Islands Burj Khalifa Tsing Ma Bridge Chek Lap Kok Airport China Rail Network Industrial World SS Great Eastern Bell Rock Lighthouse Brooklyn Bridge London Sewage System Transcontinental Railroad Panama Canal Hoover Dam
Modern World Three Gorges Dam Centair, Japan Channel Tunnel UK-France CN...
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