History Of Civil Engineering And Development Of Sanitary Engineering

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Name Institution Course: Instructor Date of Submission History of Civil Engineering 1. Hiram F. Mills (1836 - 1921) Hiram Mills is considered to have pioneered the development of sanitary engineering (Calvo 1). During his time, he served as one of the chief engineers who made improvements in water quality by employing a broad array of water engineering concepts ranging from filtration to treatment. On the river banks of Merrimack, Mills succeed in developing the first slow-sand filtration system. He demonstrated how the proposed technology could be used to eliminate bacteria from drinking water. In 1975, a national historic civil engineering landmark based on Mill’s work was designated at Lawrence’s experiment station. 2. Hancock Towers Hancock Towers is a 334-m (1,127-foot), 100-storey super skyscraper that rests on 875 Avenue of North Michigan in Chicago, United States. The structural engineer involved in the design of the skyscraper was Fazlur Khan while Bruce Graham served as the chief designer. The construction phase was supervised jointly by Owings, Skidmore, and Merrill. After the project was declared complete on May 6, 1968, the structure became the second tallest building in the world. In their article, David and Catherine (16), observed that the building houses restaurants and offices in addition to about 700 condominiums. Hancock Towers relates to the history of civil engineering because its construction involved professionals who are chiefly consulted in the

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