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Preservation Engineering and Industrial Archaeology

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Thursday, April 13, 2017, 4 pm– 5 pm

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Geotechnical Problems and Restoration Engineering Heritage Sites

Civil Engineering Graduate Seminar

Timothy Scarlett, PhD
Associate Professor of Archaeology and Anthropology
Social Science Department 
Michigan Technological University

Abstract: Dr. Scarlett will discuss some areas of intersection between civil engineering and industrial archaeology by presenting fun examples drawn from antiquity and industrial landscapes around the world. Historic preservation is a major undertaking in the United States and throughout the world, generating billions of dollars in industry related to heritage resources, infrastructure, tourism, and redevelopment. Among the areas of interest to civil and environmental engineers, historic preservation projects often require creative solutions to problems for the stabilization and rehabilitation of historic structures that enable sustainable adaptive reuse. In a nation of aging and crumbling infrastructure, engineers should understand the laws and policies guiding agencies and municipalities as they evaluate the needs of their bridges, tunnels, highways, buildings, utilities, pipelines, and other elements of the built environment.  Engineers on these projects will often design plans guided by the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards to assure legal compliance, gain LEED certified status, or to secure the tax credits that will complete a project’s funding needs. 

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