American Consulting Engineers Council (ACEC) - Member firms offer engineering expertise in a wide range of disciplines, including civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, environmental, industrial, metallurgical, chemical, acoustical, mining and agricultural.
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) - Worldwide engineering society conducts one of the world's largest technical publishing operations, holds some 30 technical conferences and 200 professional development courses each year, and sets many industrial and manufacturing standards.
Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) - An international non-profit organization sponsored by architectural, engineering, planning, and construction professionals, was established to facilitate professional exchanges among those involved in all aspects of the planning, design, construction and operation of tall buildings and the urban habitat.
Engineering Research Centers - National Science Foundation-sponsored Engineering Research Centers (ERCs) are a group of engineered systems-focused, interdisciplinary centers located at universities all across the United States, each in close partnership with industry. The centers provide the intellectual foundation for industry to collaborate with faculty and students on resolving generic, long-range challenges, producing the knowledge base needed for steady advances in technology and their speedy transition to the marketplace.
EngineeringUK - Promotes science, engineering and technology in the UK.
Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) - An independent UK engineering institution established in 1818 and today representing almost 80,000 professionally qualified civil engineers worldwide.
International Cost Engineering Council (ICEC) - A worldwide confederation of cost engineering, quantity surveying, and project management societies representing over 50,000 project control professionals in more than 120 countries.
Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) - The IET represents the UK's engineering profession in matters of public concern and assists governments to make the public aware of engineering and technological issues. It provides advice on all areas of engineering, regularly advising Parliament and other agencies.
Institution of Structural Engineers (ISE) - The Institution came into being on 21 July 1908 as the Concrete Institute, as the result of a much-felt need to define rules for the proper use of concrete in buildings. Incorporated, in 1909, as a company limited by guarantee, it was renamed the Institution of Structural Engineers in 1922, when its areas of interest were extended to cover 'structures' of all kinds - 'structures' being defined as 'those constructions which are subject principally to the laws of statics as opposed to those which are subject to the laws of dynamics and kinetics, such as engines and machines.'
Steel Construction Institute (SCI) - An independent, technical, member-based organisation, which was founded in 1986. Offers technical services to all professionals within the steel construction industry.
Animated Engines - Animations of many kinds of engines, including combustion, steam and Stirling engines.
Bea, Robert G., Ph.D. - University of California, Berkeley Professor at Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Professor Bea has over 48 years of experience in engineering and management of design, construction, maintenance, operation, and decommissioning marine systems including offshore platforms, pipelines, and floating facilities. He has been teaching at the UCB since 1989.
CADFind Sketch and Search Drawing Retrieval - Commercial design retrieval system in the world that can find 2D engineering drawings from a sketch. With its ability to search the user's drawing database for geometrically similar parts based on a customer drawing or a simple sketch, CADFind Sketch and Search reduces design, manufacturing, distribution and after-sales costs through part re-use.
Control Engineering - Maintained by The Control Group in the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge.
Convergence - Magazine of engineering and the sciences at UC Santa Barbara.
Discover Engineering - A web site designed to provide 6th-9th graders an interesting and accessible introduction to engineering.
EE Times - Electronics industry newspaper of record: industry, technology, and business news.
eFunda - eFunda stands for engineering Fundamentals. Its mission is to create an online destination for the engineering community, where working professionals can quickly find concise and reliable information to meet the majority of their daily reference needs.
Elsevier: Engineering and Technology - Chemical, civil, electrical and electronic, energy, industrial/manufacturing, materials and mechanical engineering journals, abstracts and books.
Engineer's Edge - Practical design and engineering resources for mechanical designers, engineers, quality, and manufacturing professionals.
Engineering360 - Destination for engineers, delivering the single source for critical engineering content, information, insight, tools and community for engineers and technical professionals across multiple industries and disciplines.
Engineering News-Record - Construction industry web site featuring headline news, searchable directories of engineers, contractors and industry job listings for architects, engineers, designers real estate developers, builders and contractors. Covers major projects, technological achievements, business conditions, markets, finance, costs, legislation, government, management, labor, construction methods, equipment and materials.
Engineers Without Borders (EWB) - A registered charity dedicated to international development working with developing communities around the world: a tiny village in the dry heat of Burkina Faso, a town in the altiplano of Bolivia, or a slum in Asia.
EPC Server - A company dedicated to bringing efficiency to the Engineer-Procurement-Construction industry.
History of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge - The history of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, Tacoma, Washington, from its inception to its collapse and ultimate reconstruction featuring images from University of Washington Libraries and Museum of History and Industry.
How Stuff Is Made (HSIM) - A visual encyclopedia that documents the manufacturing processes, labor conditions and environmental impacts involved in the production of contemporary products. It is a free, independent, academic resource published by engineering and design students, who research and produce summative photoessays describing these conditions of creation. Academic faculty are responsible for ensuring that appropriate standards of evidence are upheld, and guide the students in collaborating with interested manufacturers.
How Stuff Works - Over 1000 'How Stuff Works' articles, from how jet engines run to how M1 tanks work to how digital cameras make color images. Tutorials, explanations, information.
iCivilEngineer - Civil engineering web directory and engineering news.
Journal of Acoustics and Vibration - Topics Include: Vibration of Continuous and Lumped Parameter Systems; Linear and Non-Linear Vibrations; Random Vibration; Modal Analysis; Mechanical Signatures; Structural Dynamics and Control; Vibration Suppression; Vibration Isolation; Passive and Active Damping; Machinery Dynamics; Rotor Dynamics and Vibration; Acoustic Emission; Noise Control; Machinery Dynamics and Noise; Structural Acoustics; Fluid-Structure Interaction; Aeroelasticity; and Flow Induced Noise and Vibration.
Magnussen Klemencic Associates - Provides structural and civil consulting engineering services around the world. Production is centered in Seattle, Washington.
MatWeb - MatWeb's searchable database of material properties includes data sheets of thermoplastic and thermoset polymers such as ABS, nylon, polycarbonate, polyester, polyethylene and polypropylene; metals such as aluminum, cobalt, copper, lead, magnesium, nickel, steel, superalloys, titanium and zinc alloys; ceramics; plus semiconductors, fibers, and other engineering materials.
MechaniCalc - A suite of web-based calculators intended to assist in the design and analysis tasks of a mechanical engineer.
National Inventors Hall of Fame - Honors the women and men responsible for the great technological advances that make human, social and economic progress possible.
Structural-Safety - Combines the activities of CROSS and SCOSS to work with professions, industry and government on safety matters concerned with the design, construction and use of building and civil engineering structures. Support has been given by several UK government departments, including Department for Communities and Local Government, the Highways Agency and the Scottish Building Standards Agency. The Local Authority Building Control organisation which represents all building control departments in England is also a supporter as are major firms and representative organisations.
Structurae: International Database and Gallery of Structures - Information on works of structural engineering (and architecture) around the world. Find a diverse range of structures from bridges, skyscrapers and towers to dams and off-shore structures. All periods of history are covered ranging from the pyramids of ancient Egypt and Gothic cathedrals to the most daring bridges of today.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - A U.S. federal agency under the Department of Defense and a major Army command made up of some 37,000 civilian and military personnel, making it one of the world's largest public engineering, design, and construction management agencies. Although generally associated with dams, canals and flood protection in the United States, USACE is involved in a wide range of public works throughout the world.
USACE Digital Library - Materials in this repository include information by and about the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Most materials were published by USACE, but some collections contain materials by other government agencies written about USACE.
USACE Institute for Water Resources - Planning and policy analysis resource center for water management. Site includes the Corps of EngineersPlanning Guidance Notebook and updates.
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